Alegria is a 4th class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 23,300 people. Alegria is bordered to the north by the town of Badian, to the west is the Tañon Strait, to the east are the towns of Dalaguete and Alcoy, and to the south is the town of Malabuyoc.
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.
Cambusay and Salay Caves
Batong Malunhaw Beach Resort
St. Francis Xavier Church built in 1857
The ruins of the Bantayan Sa Hari watchtower
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