South Gateway

Take a trip down south and discover its beauty!
Start your itinerary now and cap off your day at Argao Royal Palms Serviced Villas!
Here are some of our favorite spots in the south.

Simala Church
The sculpture of Miraculous Mother Mary at the Monastery of the Holy Eucharist is located at Marian Hills, Lindogon, Simala, Sibonga, Cebu, Philippines. The holy place is commonly known by locals as “Birhen Sa Simala Church”, filled with miraculous testimonials from devotees, believers and visitors who witnessed the event during the shedding of blood tears of Mother Mary’s image.

Bugasok Falls
Hidden far deep in Argao’s mountain barangay called Conalum is the town’s majestic Bugasok Falls. A trip to this southern town in the province of Cebu would not be complete without a visit to the upland river that flows down a rocky cliff to create this rumbling water form in the heart of Argao.

The way to Bugasok Falls is by a trek through the riverside, starting at the bridge built over the river in the mainland.

The trail upriver to the falls is an enchanted walk along "forested cliffs and solid rock boulders" where you get to see unique plants and birds.

Agta Cave
Argao's most popular cave goes by an unusual name. It's called Balay sa Agta (House of the Ogre). To learn why it is so named and to better appreciate the explanation, you need to reach the cave's end.

The cave is so big people believe a whole church could fit inside it. It is also said to be the biggest cave in Cebu.

A four-wheel vehicle or a habal-habal (motorcycle for hire) can bring visitors near the entrance to the Balay sa Agta, which is located in the mountainous barangay of Conalum.

Since the way inside and through the cave is perilous for those not familiar with the terrain, this is one trip that needs the expertise of a trained guide. Ask for a guide at the Argao Tourism Commission before going spelunking at the Balay sa Agta.

Osmeña Peak , Dalaguete
It’s a nearly two hour trip from Cebu City to Osmeña Peak, the highest mountain in Cebu that is a favorite among hikers for its picturesque view of the countryside.

Most known as O’ Peak, it offers a breathtaking view of the sunrise,  sunset and the white coastline hugging the coral blue sea and  jagged hills with  lush grass and patches of flowers.

Osmena Peak rises 1,013 meters above sea level and is nestled between the southern towns of Dalaguete and Badian.

Tingko Beach , Alcoy
Tingko Beach is about more than a mile long beach with pinkish and crystal clear turquoise water lined with cocounut palm trees and limestone cliffs. It is located in Barangay Daan Lungsod, Alcoy town

The beach has an extensive stretch of arching shoreline, roughly a mile long of white sand. Just a few meters from the shore is a gradually sloping but shallow sea floor. This is fantastic for wading, searching shells, and for snorkeling as well.

Whalewatching at Oslob
Watching of whale sharks in Oslob cebu is 99% guaranteed. Whale sharks can be seen in a small barangay Tan-awan, which is 10km away from the center town of Oslob. Whale shark watching in Cebu started last Sept 2011 and it became popular all over the world when the news hit in the internet. By December 2011, local fishermen interact with the whale sharks by feeding them that result to flocking of tourist to the beach of Tan-awan.

Large numbers of tourists began arriving in Oslob not just to see the whale sharks being fed but also to snorkel or dive with them.


Oslob Church & Cuartel Ruins
Oslob Old Church also known as Nuestra Señora de la InmaculadaConception was one of the Oldest Churches in Cebu City. Locals believed that this century old church was intended as a station for pirates before.

Large numbers of tourists began arriving in Oslob not just to see the whale sharks being fed but also to snorkel or dive with them.


Boljoon Church, Boljoon
The church of Boljoon is the oldest remaining original stone church in Cebu and is relatively well-preserved. It was declared for conservation and restoration in 1998.


Argao Royal Palms Service Villas is situated at Barangay Suba, Argao . A two-hour drive to the South and only minutes away from renowned tourists destinations such as Simala shrine, Osmena peak and Oslob's whale watching site...