Below is a list of affordable coastal and mountain resorts in Argao that provide a range of accommodations for the discriminating traveler.
Kalumpang Beach Resort
This is a seaside resort named after the Kalumpang tree, which is abundant in the area. It offers single to family rooms, with rates ranging from P1,200 to P2,500.
Events like birthdays, wedding anniversaries, seminars, and group outings can be hosted at Kalumpang.
Call: 3677-505 (tap to call)
Location: Highway, Looc, Poblacion, Argao, Cebu
Looc Garden Resort
Located within Argao's popular Mahayhay beach, the Looc Garden Resort started operations in 1987. Its current facilities, however, are no more than two years old.
The resort offers accommodations that can host up to 25 persons, with room rates ranging from P800 to P2,500.
One of the activities offered by the resort is skim boarding, which is popular from June to September when the south monsoon brings strong winds and big waves.
Call: (Landline) 4859-516, (Mobile) 0916-3220589
Location: Looc, Argao, Cebu
Woodruff Beach Resort
Opened in October 2004 by Woodruff couple Tom and Stephanie, the Woodruff's Resort and Restaurant is located in Tulic, Argao. It can be seen from the road.
The beach resort features air-conditioned apartments, a swimming pool, restaurant with international menu, and bar with sea panorama.
Activities at the resort include snorkeling, boat trips and fishing. Guests can also opt to rent boats and sports equipment.
Call: (landline) 367-7388, (mobile) 0919-7245486
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Location: Tulic, Argao, Cebu (tap to check location using GPS)
Palm Garden and Pension House
This pension house has rooms for overnight stays and a garden restaurant. It is popular with those after longer stays and, while it has no beach, is but a short distance from Argao's beaches.
Room rate is around a thousand pesos for an overnight stay.
Call: (landline) 367-7447, (mobile) 0922-5393788.
Location: Highway, Looc, Argao
Sea Breeze Garden Resort
The resort has an exclusive swimming area and complete facilities. It offers two air-conditioned rooms for overnight guests.
Call: (landline) 485-8052, (mobile) 0920-9105571
Location: Looc, Argao
Riverstone Castle Resort
The Riverstone Castle Resort offers accommodations and accepts day tours as well.
It is a castle not just in name but in form, complete with drawbridge, towers, battlements, small moat, and torture chamber. It also has a mini-zoo featuring birds and rabbits and a swimming pool with a barbecue area.
Day visitors can take a tour and use of the swimming pool for a fee. Castle viewing fees are P60 for adults and P40 for kids.
Room rates range from P1,500 to P2,500.
Call: (Mobile) 09326139033, (landline) 367-7641
Location: (tap to check location via GPS)
CANOPY WALK. Coal Mountain Resort offers a canopy walk. If you're feeling a bit queasy, don't worry, they've installed nets. The resort is an eco-tourism facility. (Photo taken from Coal Mountain Resort Facebook Page)
Coal Mountain Resort
Coal Mountain Resort is a relatively new eco-tourism facility that started out as a rest house of the Caminero family.
The resort, which is located in the mountains of Barangay Linut-od, offers accommodations and day visits. It is 23 kilometers away or about an hour of travel from the town center.
Resort accommodations have room for 50 overnight guests and come in the form of native huts like the bahay kubo.
Amenities include pools fed by water from a mountain spring, multi-purpose covered court, and a resto-bar. Room rates range from P1,000 to P1,200.
Call: (landline) 516-5166, 514-8577, (mobile) 0907-5830075
Bamboo Paradise Resort
A small resort along the town highway. It has a few rooms and a courtyard and is only five minutes away from the Mahayahay Beach. Rooms cost from P1,000 to P2,500
Call: (landline) 367-7271
Location: Looc, Poblacion, Argao
This guide to Argao is a collaboration among InnoPub Media, Smart Communications Inc., the Municipal Government of Argao, Cebu Provincial Government, Department of Tourism, Marco Polo Plaza Cebu and The Island Group.