Alegria Photo: France Cheska S.

Alegria

When you think you’ve explored most of Cebu, here comes Alegria! This small municipality with only 20,000 as its general populace has been blessed with dozens of natural wonders from mini-waterfalls, to hot springs, to forests, to even a mountain!

Alegria is your gateway to outdoor fun, and you don’t have to spend a fortune to enjoy its spoils either! Being mostly an untouched town, most of the attractions you can go to are free of charge. Alegria is a favorite spot for canyoneering, as well. Canyoneering is an activity where you follow a path by climbing small rock formations, swimming down the stream, and jumping off small cliffs. With Alegria’s beautiful emerald to turquoise waters, you’ll have no problem splish-splashing your problems away.

Cabcalanog Falls, which is surrounded and hidden by a tropical forest, and Cambais Falls are places that you must visit. These two falls remain unspoiled and visitors are encouraged (and this should be common courtesy, anyway) to keep it this way. Beautiful and ideal for swimming, these two falls should be part of your family or barkada’s itinerary.

Aside from those, Alegria is home to the Lobo Hills, which only takes a 30-minute trek to reach its peak — you don’t need to be that athletic to overcome this short climb. The cool breeze at the peak will remind you of Baguio or Tagaytay climate.

And it doesn’t end there! Alegria has springs for you, as well! The Canlaob Spring is a cold spring ideal for when you want to beat the heat or for when you’re craving for a cold bath. Another is the Mainit Hot Springs that ranges from 36 degrees up to a scorching 42! Better not rush to dive in, it might burn you!

Also famous for its local products made from bamboo, Alegria started celebrating the Kawayan Festival which is also in honor of St. Francis Xavier in 2006. This festival showcases their locally-made bamboo products, and also holds parades, among other festivities.

Top Rated Places in Alegria

  1. Cosina Organica
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  2. Cambais Falls
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  3. Canlaob River
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  4. Sun Xi Beach Club
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  5. Sun Xi Mountain Retreat
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  6. Costa de Letecia Resort & Spa
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  7. Costa De Leticia Resort and Spa
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  8. Alegria Heritage Park
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  9. Batong Malunhaw Beach Resort
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