Barili is a town located in the southwestern part of Cebu. When the Spanish conquistadores arrived in 1602, they erected a cross in the area. A parish was later established in 1614. Barili only became a town in 1632. It is bordered by Aloguinsan in the north, Dumanjug in the south, and Carcar and Sibonga to its east. The western side of the town faces the Tañon Strait.
The Sayaw Beach is a white sand beach located along the road in Barili. The name of the place is the Cebuano word for dance. The crystal clear waters of the place make it appealing to any beach lover. While there are rocky areas in the beach, they are not painful to step on if you want to swim barefoot. There is a small store at the beach, but it is advisable to bring your own supplies. There are some cottages for rent if you want to stay at the beach for the day. A private rest house is also available for rent in the area.
You can reach the Sayaw Beach by getting on a bus headed to Barili at the Cebu South Bus Terminal. If you are planning a day trip, it is advisable to take the 7:00 AM bus and stop at Shamrock for breakfast. From Shamrock, you can ride on a motorcycle for hire to Sayaw Beach.
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