San Francisco

San Francisco, Cebu is a municipality composed of the Pajican Island and the tiny Tulang islet and both are part of the famous Camotes Islands. Although small, San Francisco hosts many beaches that are welcoming to both kids and kids-at-heart. Perfect for snorkeling, diving, and beach-bumming, these (somewhat) uncharted waters are perfect for adventurers. Also blessed with sugary white sands and beautiful waters, San Francisco is a great hideaway if you want to escape the city.

If you really want to take a look at the island’s beautiful marine life and also bum around the beach, Mangodlong Beach is a must-see. It’s the most popular among tourists who visit the Camotes Islands, and just across it is a small coral islet where you can snorkel in shallow waters and see the marine life up close. But if you have kids with you, Bakhaw Beach has white sand and clear waters, so no need to worry! You won’t have any trouble having your kids play on the shore.

This small municipality of Cebu is also home to the largest lake in all of Visayas. Lake Danao caters to a variety of aquatic plants, both edible and medicinal. Also, it houses several staple fishery including tilapia, milkfish, catfish, and several others that the locals depend on for sustenance.

If you’re up for a little exploring, San Francisco is also home to Timubo Cave where there is a hidden underground pool where you can swim all you want. After all of that swimming and exploring, Arqui’s Viewing Deck is the perfect place to end your day. It offers a picturesque view of Lake Danao, of Pajican Island, and even some of the islands of Cebu and Leyte. It is serene and peaceful, appropriate for a romantic outing.

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  6. Mangodlong Rock Resort
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  8. Mangodlong Paradise Beach Resort
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  1. Camotes Islands

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