Maravilla White Beach in Tabuelan is one of Cebu’s most beautiful white-sand beaches. It is postcard-worthy, situated in a tropical landscape with a stunning view of the sunset. The beach is well known to adventure seekers and has lately been one of the busiest beaches north of Cebu.
Maravilla is a public beach like the ones in Moalboal (Basdaku), Alcoy (Tingko), Aloguinsan (Hermit’s Cove), and Badian (Lambug). It is an excellent place for picnics and group activities and is mainly packed during the weekends. There are also plenty of facilities for those looking for an overnight stay, and there are local restaurants that cater to visitors.
This year, with the easing of restrictions, the white beach of Maravilla will play host to the annual Summer Madness. The event is a local outdoor music festival similar to “Laboracay.”
The white beaches of Maravilla in Tabuelan are blessed with powdery white sand and clear aqua waters. It is an excellent seascape to the north and a little paradise that is a must-visit for anyone looking to escape the hustles of city living.
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Camping is allowed on the beach, but they collect PHP 100 per tent. There are tents for rent if you decide to camp at the last minute.
Entrance Fee: Free on the public beach
How to get there:
By Public Transportation: Take a bus or V-hire to Tabuelan from North Bus Terminal and tell the conductor to drop you off at Tabuelan Public Market (Fare is PHP 120 per person). From the market, ride a motorcycle (habal-habal) to Maravilla Barangay Hall (Fare PHP 40). The public beach is a few minutes walk from there.
By Car: Navigate using Waze or Google / Apple Maps and key in Maravilla Beach as the destination. There are plenty of parking spaces available for PHP 20.
Maravilla Public Beach is located northwest of Cebu City in the municipality of Tabuelan. It is around 3 hours away, and you’ll pass by plenty of beautiful mountains and coastal roads.