The Municipality of Carmen was once called Bugho before the Spaniards came to the country. The town was eventually named Carmen by a Spaniard due to miscommunication. According to the story, a woman who was baptized was asked for the name of the place. Thinking that the Spaniard was asking about the necklace she was wearing, she said Carmen. Due to this, the place was named Carmen.
The Middle Earth Resort is a relatively-new resort located in Barangay Lower Natimao-an, Carmen. The resort features four swimming pools with water source from the Mangitngit Falls. The Mangitngit Falls is one of the main features of this northern Cebu resort. While no one is allowed to take a dip at the Mangitngit Falls due to a tragic incident in 2007, the resort has a viewing area for visitors who want to marvel at the beauty of the waterfalls.
You can reach the Middle Earth Resort by getting on a bus headed for Carmen at the Cebu North Bus Terminal. Make sure to tell the driver or conductor to drop you off at the Carmen Public Market. Once you reach the public market, you can get on a motorcycle for hire to the resort.
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