Relaxation is essential in our life. We have to de stress and relax once in a while for us not to be burnt out in our job or whatever activities and endeavor we are in. We need to unwind to relieve ourselves of the normative pressures, a reset to stay focused, efficient and productive. There are lots of ways to relax; some would prefer to go to a club and have a shot or two, some watch movies; others prefer to connect with nature – like mountain climbing or sun bathing in a beach.
This article is a narrative of one of my budget travels in the Philippines.
Where did I go last weekend to unwind?
Lambug Beach is a stretch of white sands. There are lots of cottages for rent along the beach. You may also bring your tent and save some cash for overnight stays. Cottage rent would range from 2000pesos to 3500pesos (approximately $39 to $68; US dollars) There are also tents for rent.
For the food, there are lots of options – You may bring your own food; like canned goods or any ready to eat
foods. If you are renting a cottage, you may cook your own favorite dish for some cottages are provided with stoves or dirty kitchen. There are also available “carenderias” alongside the beach and experience the affordable native dishes they prepare. It is also a way of interacting with the local friendly folks.
Carenderia is a food stall with a small seating area, typically in a market or at a roadside.
For many, Lambug Beach is a paradise; to others, it is heaven; to me, it is a place where I could escape from reality, relax and forget the busy and stressing city life.
Where is it located?
Lambug is a small town located in Badian, the Southern part of Cebu Province of the Philippines. It is 99.5 kilometers away from Cebu City.
How to reach Lambug Beach?
There are international flights direct to Mactan International Airport, Lapu Lapu City, Cebu Province of the Philippines.
Another route to reach Cebu Province could be a connecting flight from Manila, the capital of the Philippines, then to Mactan International Airport, Lapu Lapu City, Cebu Province.
You can choose to stay in a hotel either in Lapu Lapu City or Cebu City as there are also lots of hotels to choose from. Hotels ranging from five stars to four stars or just an economy accommodation for back packers are also available.
From your hotel or direct from the airport, you have to go to South Bus Terminal; either thru taxi or by a public jeepney. You can ask your hotel front desk on what is the best way to reach South Bus Terminal.
Then ride a bus in South Bus Terminal, either air con or non – air con, to Badian. Air con bus fare is 160 Philippine Pesos (approximately $3.50 US dollars). Non – air con bus is lower. Travel time is about three hours and thirty minutes. Just inform the fare collector who rides along the bus that you are heading for Lambug, Badian and instruct to make a stop at Lambug Crossing.
From Lambug Crossing, you will have to ride a motorcycle to reach Lambug Beach. Fare is 30 Philippine Pesos (Approximately $0.60 US dollars). It usually takes another ten to fifteen minute ride.
Then, you are in Lambug Beach!
Hurray! It is time to unwind and see the breathtaking sceneries of Lambug.
I will share to you some of our pictures taken during our Lambug Beach escapade last weekend!