When people go on a trip to the northern part of Cebu, they normally have a specific destination in mind. But there are a lot of things you can see and do in the towns of northern Cebu. This list contains six more places you can visit if you want to go on a road trip to the north of Cebu.
The next town we will visit is Sogod. The name of this northern town comes from the Visayan word “sinugdanan,” which means beginning. The name was based on a natural phenomenon where the white sand starts in the beach located in Barangay Bawo. It starts in the area and extends to the northern part of the island and connects to the dark sand in the southern part.
After Sogod, you will find yourself in the municipality of Borbon. While there is not much hype about the tourist attractions in this northern town, it actually has a number of interesting places you can consider visiting. One of these places is the Silmogi River, which is believed to be enchanted. It is also interesting to note that the name of the annual festival of the town was named after its river. The Silmogi Festival is held every January 20 and is celebrated in honor of the patron saint of the town, St. Sebastian Martyr. Silmugi is also the old name of the town.
Our next stop is at the Municipality of Tabogon. The name of the town is based on an old Visayan word “tabog,” which means busy. It refers to the busy farms that used to occupy a significant part of the town, which meant the place was a place where people were busy at work.
The City of Bogo is the next place to visit in our trip to the north. It is the last major city in the northern part of the island of Cebu and the gateway to Malapascua and Bantayan Islands. Historians say the name of the city came from the single bogo tree standing along the shore. This was where the natives would meet with traders from other places. The Bogo wharf now stands on the site where the tree was situated. The City of Bogo can be considered as a transition town where travelers can buy supplies for their trip to the Bantayan and Malapascua islands as well as San Remigio.
The northern town Medellin was once one of the barangays of the town of Daanbantayan. It became a town in 1881 and was named after a city in the Bajadoz province in Spain. The town is known as the sugar bowl of Cebu and is gradually building a reputation of being one of the fun destinations in the island of Cebu. Medellin was the first to offer a sky bicycle ride where visitors use an actual bicycle to go through a 125-meter trail in the air. In addition, you can also try to conquer any fear of heights on the zipline and Tarzan jump of the place. You can try your hand in these extreme activities at the eco-adventure park owned by the municipal government.
Our last stop to the northern part of the island of Cebu is the town of Daanbantayan. The name of the town comes from two Cebuano words, “daan,” which means old and “bantayan,” which means lookout station. The town is also home to one of the biggest fishing grounds in the country and is a major supplier of dried fish.