Peps & Coks Cebu Travelog

Road Trips and Adventures diary of Peps & Coks and Friends around Cebu

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quick guides Samboan Cebu Beaches and Destinations

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.

Location of Samboan Cebu in Google maps

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


Alcantara Alcoy
Alegria Aloguinsan
Argao Asturias
Badian Balamban
Bantayan Barili

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