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quick guides Pilar Cebu Beaches and Destinations

pilar municipal hall

Pilar is part of Camotes Island but it is a separate island. Among the five towns, Pilar is separated from the rest. It’s like Olanggo Island (which is behind of Mactan Island).

The origin of the name “Pilar”

Pilar got its name from the beautiful wife of Martin Borinaga, the son of Solferino Borinaga, an eskrima expert who migrated to the islet from Leyte in the early 1800s and who successfully defended the islet from Moro bandits. Martin Borinaga himself became the kapitan of the islet, who was then known as Isla sa Puting Baybayon (White Beach Island), and took over its leadership. Martin later renamed the islet after his wife Pilar.

Halikana Beach Resort halikana beach resort cawit pilar camotes(Photo: fb/pilar.camotes.cebu)


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 Pilar Cebu Beaches and Destinations

Cawit Resort and Cafe
Moabog Reef and Resort
Cave in Esperanza
Naukban Lagoon
Pamugsay Festival Seaside Chapel
Mangroves of Pilar
Halikana Beach Resort
Pilar Wharf’s Sunset View

Our blogs in Pilar Camotes Cebu

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

Heading to Santiago Camotes

We didn’t booked any place to stay when we plan to go here in Camotes. So when we jump off the boat, we proceed to talking with habal-habal drivers and try to arrange something like fare (as in, fair fare, […]

Adventures in Lake Danao Camotes

Lake Danao is the first big visible spot when you zoom in the google map so it’s easy to locate. It is located in the northern part of Camotes Island. Being excited, even having little time on the first day, we came […]


Alcantara Alcoy
Alegria Aloguinsan
Argao Asturias
Badian Balamban
Bantayan Barili

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There are many beautiful and nice places we're not able to mention, if you know some and want it listed, kindly let us know.


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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