But, did you know that there is a hidden gem of a beach just three hours away from the city. This secluded paradise is located in Barangay Maravilla in the town of Tabuelan. Tabuelan is a small quiet town situated in the northwestern part of the island of Cebu. It is around three hours away from the Cebu City.
Since it’s a public beach, there is no entrance fee. Cottages are available for rent or you can pitch a tent if you want to spend the night. The people living in Barangay Maravilla are quite friendly and barangay officials patrol the area at night to ensure the safety of visitors. The beach itself is actually located just outside the barangay hall.
There are a number of ways for you to get to Maravilla. You can take a bus or van for hire at the North Bus Terminal in Subangdaku, Mandaue City. The mini-buses bring you directly to Barangay Maravilla, but you should take note that there are a limited number of buses going straight to the barangay. Since these are mini-buses, they do not have any air-conditioning.
The best way is to ride your own vehicle to Barangay Maravilla. While riding public transportation takes at least three hours, riding a private vehicle can bring you to the beach in around two hours.