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samboan town

Samboan is second town in the west from Santander, the southernmost town of Cebu. It is about 7-8 hour drive from Cebu City and is around hundred fifty kilometers away. Samboan a quite rural place where people are already home at 6pm. Samboan is home of several waterfalls within Cebu, check out our blog chasing waterfalls. Aside from waterfalls, Samboan is a town of a heritage and history.

The Origin of the name “Samboan”

Town officials said that the name Samboan as coming from “sinamboang,” a method of fishing used by local fishers. The story goes that during the early Spanish period years, the Spaniards who were the first to reach the town asked a fisherman for the name of the place. The fisherman, who didn’t understand a word of Spanish, thought they wanted to know what he was doing and so he answered “sinamboang.”

For simplicity and brevity, the name was shortened to Samboang which later on became Samboan.


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 Samboan Cebu Beaches and Destinations

Gorion Beach Resort
Fantasy Lodge
MDF Beach Resort
Aguinid Falls
Balay’g Sawa Falls
Boluntaryo Monument
Bonbon Hidden Falls
Binalayan Falls (hidden falls)
Colase Marine Sanctuary
Campanario de Antigua
Dau Falls
Ponong Lake
St Michael Archangel Church
Samboan Museum
Watch Tower and Belfry
Grotto of the Virgin Mary and Via Crucis
Jacob’s Ladder (escala de Jacob)
Kang Yup-ot Spring
Kang Porning Cave
Mini Falls
Mount Bartolina
Calatagan Caves
Candayvic Falls

Our blogs in Samboan Cebu

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

An escapade to Samboan-Exploring Town Center

A hectic schedule in December after several christmas parties, work, party again and more gigs.. we tried to escape from the city.. this time.. an escapade to Samboan trying to chase waterfalls basically in mind. Samboan is second southern most town in […]

Chasing Waterfalls in Samboan

It was really our intention to come here in Samboan to chase waterfalls. It’s our second day and.. yes, this is the day, this is it! From yesterday’s roaming around Samboan town center to Punong Lake, now.. it’s time to […]

Punong Lake in Samboan Cebu

Punong Lake after Town Center Still a continuation of the first day escapade in Samboan and it’s still early to go back to Villa Isabella, so we stopped by at Punong Lake. From town center, we just ride a tricycle, it […]


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Bantayan Barili

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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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