The Municipality of Asturias is located in the northwestern part of the island of Cebu. The old name of the town is “Naghalin,” which comes from the Cebuano word “lalin” meaning “settlers from faraway places.” But, some people say the name came from the Cebuano term “naghaling,” which means to start a fire for cooking. The second explanation may be the correct one since it is close to a place that was once called “Bagakaw” or fiery cauldron.
Buswang Lake is actually the main tourist attraction of the town of Asturias. In fact, the lake comes to mind whenever the name of the town is mentioned. It is a part of a eight-hectare zone and its water comes from natural springs in the area. It is supposedly the biggest body of fresh water on the island of Cebu. The lake is named Buswang since the water of the lake bounced off the side of a mountain.
You can get on a van for hire headed for the town of Asturias at the vehicle terminal of the Ayala Center Cebu. The van will pass through the transcentral highway, which makes the journey short. It will take around one hour or so, depending on the traffic.
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