Alcoy, Cebu is a small town located a couple of kilometers away from the Cebu metropolis. This municipality, with a population of a little over 14,000 people, is graced with white beaches and crystal blue waters. If you’re looking for a low key destination with your friends, family, or a special someone, Alcoy is perfect.
After experiencing the hustle and bustle of Cebu City, you can take a two-hour bus ride to Alcoy to experience its natural beauty. Tingko Beach Resort is a must-visit when you’re in the area. Food isn’t a problem because vendors in the area sell an assortment of snacks and viands that won’t burn a hole in your wallet. This quiet, rural area is perfect for travelers on a budget.
There are other things you can do here, too. If you’re craving to see more of its marine life, Alcoy is home to Mabad-on Reef, also known as the Mambahi Reef, that only appears during the low tide and completely disappears when the water’s high. Other than that, Alcoy also has its small piece of Philippine history — located in two of its barangays (Daan-Lungsod and Guiwang) are watchtowers that have been standing there since before the Spanish occupation, to warn the people of possible intruders.
If you’re looking for a small town to explore and discover outside Cebu City, Alcoy is definitely a place to add to your list.