Alegria is located on the west side of Cebu opposite to Alcoy or Dalaguete in the east. It can be reach from the city 4-5 hours by bus. There are now several mountain side access roads going to Alegria. Most common by public ride is via Carcar rotunda. Second is the access road in Sibonga near Prince Warehouse and another in Taloot. The other option is round south via Santander.
The Origin of the name “Alegria”
The name Alegria was derived from the Spanish word “alegre” meaning cheerful. A happy occasion sparked the name “Alegria”. The town was long known as Tubod after a sparkling spring (tubod in Cebuano) whose cool waters was the favorite of the townspeople and travelers alike. It was here where a group of Spaniards chanced upon its residents enjoying a festivity amidst hilarious merriment. Amused, the Castillians exclaimed : Que alegre! Que alegre! (How gleeful!) From this rustic revelry, the town earned its name.
Check this out in Alegria
Great places to visit when in Alegria, check this out:
Sunset Strip Beach Resort Alegria
A strip of summer haven located Southwest of Cebu offering relaxing beach experience and savory food at reasonable rates while embracing precious moments with a golden sunset.
Batong Malunhaw Beach Resort
Where you can find a growing stone (malunhaw)
Water Front Beach House Alegria
A clean and quiet place to relax and unwind
Batong Malunhaw Chapel Ruins Alegria
A perfect place for a family vacation and friends to hangout
AGATHA SUNSET BAY de Alegria
FAMILY TIME is Fun time at the Beach and Life is so different, Time doesn't move hour to hour but Mood to Moment.
Abesol Beach Resort Alegria
A great place to relax on holidays
Sun Xi Mountain Retreat
A satisfying getaway for anyone looking for the peace and quiet that only being isolated in mother nature can provide. Relax. Rejuvenate. Recreate
D Alegre Traveller’s Inn Alegria
Affordable beachfront accomodation close to Kawasan canyoneering, Oslob whale watching & Mainit Spring. No luxury, just simple living!
Kawasan French Paradise Alegria
We introduce you to a great Nature Friendly and Pet friendly Resort. Beautiful panoramic view , breathtaking scenery and timeless picture perfect paradise life.
Alegria Dive Resort
A good and nice place to dive with the marine life