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quick guides Carmen Cebu Beaches and Destinations

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Carmen is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 51,325 people. Carmen is bordered on the north by the town of Catmon, to the west by the town of Tuburan, on the east by the Camotes Sea, and on the south by the City of Danao.

The Origin of the name of “Carmen”

It was originally a settlement called Bugho. But because of a language barrier, it was changed to Carmen.

The story relates that a woman-resident of Bugho who was about to be baptized in the Catholic rites, was already wearing a scapular with the inscription of the Virgen of Carmen. Before the Baptismal ceremonies, the Spanish scribe asked her in his native tongue the name of the village. Thinking that he was curious about the medallion she readily answered: Carmen. The Spaniard began calling the place Carmen and it has been since called.

And the story goes..

Carmen has a favorite legend about strange spirits dwelling in its mountains:
There lived in Mt. Cantipay a mountain deity called Pipay. Mt. Cansaquiring was also inhabited by another mountain spirit, Saring. Both had magical powers and both were generous and helpful. But they could also be severe and exacting when they were disobeyed.

On those days, betrothed couples who cannot afford to buy wedding dresses and other necessities would only have to write on paper what they needed and place them at the mouth of either cave in the two mountains. The things would magically appear the nest day, already beautifully wrapped. But the strict rule was that every piece of article be returned.

There came a time when the borrowers did not bother to return what they got and so earned the wrath of the goddesses. They had to pay for it with their lives.
To this day, no one can borrow anything at all.


Below are suggested places to visit when in Carmen.

Check the following out and enjoy.

San Pan Beach Resort

• We accept private events • We are open from 8:00am to 5:00pm • Entrance fee: P20/pax • Cottage fee: P800(10pax),P1000(12pax)&P1200 (15pax) • Billiard table fee: P100/hr • Karaoke machine: P150/hr Contact us at 0939-434-2177/0917-634-5326

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Marik Beach Resort

A Beach Resort located in Brgy Luyang, Carmen, Cebu, Philippines. We offer room accommodation, Beach, Swimming Pool, Videok and Restaurant. Accepts catering for all sorts of occasion. Your event with an amazing view. Relax and enjoy our facilities

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marick bantigue street luyang carmen

Johnsands Port Beach

See breeze on your face and the sand on your toes, what could be more calming? This is a private resort where you and your family can enjoy some much-needed vitamin sea

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johnsands puente carmen

BPC Beach Resort Palm Restaurant

Nice beach in Luyang accessible just near the highway.

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BPC Beach Resort Carmen


About Peps

Ag Molde aka Peps like anyone other ordinary being, loves to travel to unwind and refresh oneself from daily routine. While exploring beloved Cebu, he have decided to blog adventures, escapades and thrills for the other's to discover and add to their bucket list. He also help other aspiring bloggers setup their own - dubbed as Technopreneur at Visit my site if you need one.

Top picks for Carmen Cebu Beaches and Destinations

Durano Ecofarm & Spring Resort
Middle Earth Mountain Resort
Mt. Uragay Spring Resort
Carmen Bay
Mangitngit Falls

Our blogs in Carmen Cebu

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

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This section of our blog are second hand information, sources are researched from the net and reviewed according to what we know about the municipality being a Lumad (native) of Cebu. We credited the owners for their work, if for some instance the material is copyrighted, let us know and we'll take it down for you.

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