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Argao is one of considered “big” towns in the south next to Carcar where town center is densely populated as well. It is about 70 kilometers away from Cebu City and is around 3-hour drive. Argao is famous due to it’s many preserve heritage buildings and also the home of best torta makers in the country. Talking about tourist spots, Argao is has complete set of attractions ranging from beaches and hotels to historic monument and parks.

The Origin of the name of “Argao”

Locals claim that their hometown got its name from a tree called Sali-argaw, which are abundantly seen in the coastal areas during that time. The story of Argao’s name is very much like many other localities in the Philippines that derived their names from popular flora or fauna found in the area.

As the story goes, a delegation of Spanish officials came to the town and asked a villager, what is the name of the town. Obviously, not comprehending the foreign tongue, the man presumed that the Spaniard was referring to the plant in the area “Sali-argaw”. From that moment on, the Spaniards named the area as el pueblo de Argao.


About Peps

Ag Molde aka Peps is a travel blogger featuring local destinations and foods here in Laruy-laruy sa Sugbo together with Coks (and some friends). A technopreneur at Tara lets!!

Argao Cebu Beaches and Destinations

Bugasok Falls and Balay sa Agta
Taloot Wharf
Mahayahay Beach
Argao Hall of Justice
St. Michael the Archangel Church
Argao Nature Park
Chitang’s Torta Bakery
Riverstone Castle Resort
Looc Garden Beach Resort

Our blogs in Argao Cebu

Please check out our first hand blog in Argao Cebu. It is fun sharing the places and spots we've been to. Enjoy reading as much as we've enjoyed writing.

Duko Duko Eatery of Catmon is also now in Argao

The famous native chicken eatery in Catmon called Duko Duko Eatery is also open in Argao serving the southward bound folks for great tasting of native chicken (manok-bisaya). Duko Duko Eatery is located few meters away from Argao Poblacion. Duko […]

Torta de Argao by Lola D’s

Argao is known for heritage and cultural buildings that are preserved and can be seen even in our current time. We’ll, in terms of delicacies, Argao is no doubt the home of the best Torta maker in the country. There […]

Argao – Home of Famous Chitang’s Torta

Argao Cebu is famous for it’s delicious Torta. When in Argao, we roamed around and found Chitang’s Torta and Bakery main store. Upon seeing, I can’t believe my eyes. Imagine their products are all over in department stores and food […]

Floating Sutukil Cottage in Taloot Argao

There are many Sutukil scattered across Cebu and what this Sutukil in Taloot Argao stand out is the location of the cottage. You have to cross bamboo bridge for 10 minutes before reaching the floating cottage. Have a thrill while […]

Early morning spin in Taloot Wharf Argao

Taloot Wharf is operational wharf connecting boats bound to Loon Bohol and Argao Cebu. It is not big and not so busy wharf but is convenient if you’re just in Cebu South going to Loon and nearby places there. Taloot […]


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