How I wish summer is always like this – you take out your long list of summer destinations, pack your bag, bring along your BFF, and GO!
As much as I’d like to dream that summer is always like that – but reality comed in.
But at least in one hot and humid day, I’ve revisited another beach destination where there’s no tourist. Only locals.
As we continue to search for an inexpensive destination, I’ve finally convinced Alexcis to go with me to Lambug Beach – a public beach in Badian, Cebu.
From the almost secluded beach to now kinda crowded destination, this still top as one of the go-to destination.
We’re trying to live up our budget traveler status, we decided to sleep in the tent and brought our own meal.
Actually, most of the beach goers prefer to fetch tent than renting a room. But, for those who have kids or prefers to sleep comfortably, there are lots to choose from – Grandeur Beach, Magic Beach Resorts, Manang Virgie’s Villa, and the list goes on.
We’ve paid P100 for fetching our tent in front of Magic Beach Resort, another P100 each for comfort room usage.
Gone those days where you can just fetch your tent anywhere without paying any fees. That was the case in 2013 when I went there for the first time. Now, they collect fees depending on the number of people and tents that you brought. (Check out my previous post of Lambug Beach here & here).
There’s no fancy restaurant, but there is carenderia located near the beach entrance and lots of sari-sari stores. Most of the resorts offer basic accommodations. I would suggest that you bring your own food and cook the dishes yourself. You may also ask the caretakers to cook your meal for a minimal fee. Since the beach is some distance from the town, make sure that you bring anything that you need.
Beach activities may include volleyball, snorkeling, videoke, or simply hang out at the beach enjoying the sand in your toes.
Lambug Beach can be reached via private car from Cebu City. Follow the instructions here or take a public utility bus (PUB) at the Cebu South Bus Terminal. Estimated travel time is 2-3 hours.
- Expect that there’s a crowd regardless if it’s a weekday or weekend. Hello?! It’s summer and everyone wants to go to the beach.
- The Grandeur Beach Resort can be reached at +63926-2789880 or give Magic Beach Resort a ring at these numbers +63915-458-6637 or +63926-1205042.
- Bus fare from Cebu to Badian public market is only P117, and P120 from the hi-way to Cebu City (non-aircon).
- Tricycle or habal2x fare may vary, but the estimated cost per person is around P50.
Bonus: A short video clip of our overnight stay in Lambug.
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