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quick guides Alcantara Cebu Beaches and Destinations

alcantara cebu beaches and destinations

Alcantara is a coastal municipality in the island province of Cebu. It is a 5th class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 15,160 people. Alcantara is bordered to the north by the town of Ronda, to the west is the Tañon Strait, to the east is the town of Argao, and to the south is the town of Moalboal.

The Origin of the name of “Alcantara”

Alcantara was used to be called “Kogtong”, a name attributed to a big fish which was said to inhabit a spring in the heart of the town. When the Spaniards came, they renamed the place Alcantara after a town in Spain. Alcantara became a town in 1830 as it separated from neighboring towns of Ronda and Moalboal.

Location of Alcantara Cebu in Google maps

Alcantara Cebu Beaches and Destinations

Alcantara Sea Paradise
Cabadian Waterfalls

Our blogs in Alcantara Cebu



Alcantara Alcoy
Alegria Aloguinsan
Argao Asturias
Badian Balamban
Bantayan Barili

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