San Remigio is home to the longest shoreline in the island of Cebu. It features white sand beaches that can rival the best in the country. The old name of the town is “Kanhagas,” which is the name of a tree that is abundant in the area. It was once a part of Bantayan before it became a town. The town came under the spiritual administration of Bogo when Bogo became a parish. It officially became a town in November 21, 1863.
The word “lapyahan” is Cebuano for shoreline or seashore. The Lapyahan Festival highlights one of the features of the town of San Remigio, its long shoreline. It symbolizes development and progress of the town. It also served as a venue where residents posted guards against Moro raiders.
You can go to San Remigio by getting on a bus headed for the town at the Cebu North Bus Terminal. You can also ride a bus headed to Bogo City where you can catch a jeepney headed to the town. The trip takes around three to four hours depending on the traffic.