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Municipality of Argao Cebu Philippines
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The Municipality of Argao is located in the southeastern part of the Province of Cebu Philippines and is approximately 67 kilometers from Cebu City. Its boundaries are the Municipality of Sibonga in the north, the Municipality of Dalaguete in the south, the municipalities of Dumanjug, Ronda, Alcantara, Moalboal and Badian in the west and the Bohol Strait in the east.

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Argao Beach

The name Argao dates back to the Spanish period. Locals claim that their hometown got its name from a tree called sali-argaw, which grew abundantly in the coastal areas of the place during that time.

The urban centers and highways of the municipality are largely composed of the plains and flatlands while the central portion is mountainous and very steep.

Among the places to see in Argao is the Mahayahay Beach and the municipality's church, the Saint Michael Archangel Church, which is over 200 years old. The church has paintings on the ceiling, which depict the activities of angels. Another must-see in Argao is the Riverstone Castle, which was constructed using stones collected from a nearby river. The castle has a mini-zoo that features monkeys, snakes and other animals.


Argao is administratively subdivided into 45 barangays and these barangays are Alambijud, Anajao, Apo, Balaas, Balisong, Binlod, Bogo, Butong, Bug-ot, Bulasa, Calagasan, Canbantug, Canbanua, Cansuje, Capio-an, Casay, Catang, Colawin, Conalum, Guiwanon, Gutlang, Jampang, Jomgao, Lamacan, Langtad, Langub, Lapay, Lengigon, Linut-od, Mabasa, Mandilikit, Montpellier, Panadtaran, Poblacion, Sua, Sumaguan, Tabayag, Talaga, Talaytay, Talo-ot, Tiguib, Tulang, Tulic, Ubaub, Usmad

Getting There in Argao Cebu Philippines

It is very easy to reach Argao. Aircon and non-aircon buses that leave for the town are available at the Cebu South Bus terminal. There are also mini-buses and vehicles-for-hire available within the terminal premises. Going around the town is also a breeze. Tricycles, trisikads (bicycles with sidecars), and motorcycles called habal-habal are all over the place. These vehicles take tourists and locals to different areas in the town.

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