Maravilla Beach Resort, Tabuelan, Cebu

I did a random road trip that accidentally ended in Tabuelan. I was hoping to go farther, (Tabuelan was not my destination) however, since I had limited travel time, I decided to spend my weekend in that small town.

Located in the Northern Part of Cebu, a 3-hour drive away from Cebu City, Tabuelan is a quiet town with a small bus terminal and a public market. I was not familiar with the place but I heard that they have beautiful beaches which stirred-up my curiosity.

How to get there from Cebu City:

From North bus terminal, take a regular bus or van.

Bus fare: 70.00 – 80.00
Van fare:  100.00

When you get to town, take a motorcycle ( habal-habal ) for 25.00 – 30.00 pesos going to the beach. Maravilla is a town next from Tabuelan. It’s a 10-minute habal–habal ride.

Where to stay:

Tourism Center: A tourism center is located near the Barangay Hall. They have rooms available for 2000.00 – 2500.00.

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​​Room for rent: If you are traveling solo, you can find a cheap tourist inn near the public market from 300.00 non-aircon – 600.00 aircon. (cheapest option for solo travelers)

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Cottage: I met Lola Brenda,  she has a room for rent with free cottage and kitchen for 1500.00 only. Good for 10 – 20 people or more. Water and electricity, free. (recommended for group travel)

Contact No: 0930-687-0897 

The owner of the contact number is Rodel. Tell him that you are inquiring for the cottage rental.

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Bring your own tent.
Transportation:

There are no tricycles, jeeps or buses available going to Maravilla. Take a motorcycle (habal-habal) going to the beach for however,  watch out for cheeky drivers, they will change you more. A driver snatched 50.00 from me.

 

The Beach:

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Cottages for rent 
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Unfortunately, it was low tide when I was there.
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Fishing is one of the main source of food and income in Maravilla.
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Kids playing and looking for sea urchins for food.
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I found these girls looking for small seashells for their breakfast. I stopped by to take a picture of  their beautiful smiles.
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Of course, my obligatory selfie. 
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I was curious about what they were doing.
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I realized they were having breakfast.
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Raw sea urchins with vinegar and rice for breakfast. What do you think?
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They also eat sea cucumber with vinegar and rice too.
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Low tide early in the morning.
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The weather was gloomy around late afternoon.
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Gloomy but beautiful still.
 

Tip: Tabuelan is good for group travel. Accommodations are designed for group travelers to split expenses. Not recommended for solo travelers.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Francis says:

    Hello. I called the number you posted but they said na wrong number.:-(

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hi, sorry Francis. I will try to double check. That was the number used to contact them.

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