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Argao is a 1st class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 72,366 people. The municipality of Argao is located in the southeast of the province of Cebu, 68 km (42 mi) from Cebu City. Argao is bordered to the north by the town of Sibonga, to the west are the towns of Ronda, Alcantara and Moalboal, to the east is the Cebu Strait, and to the south is the town of Dalaguete.

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.

Location of Argao Cebu in Google maps

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


Alcantara Alcoy
Alegria Aloguinsan
Argao Asturias
Badian Balamban
Bantayan Barili

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