Tourist Attractions North of Cebu: Sights to See in Tabuelan

Source: Tabuelan Floating Restaurant

Tabuelan was one of Tuburan’s barrios in 1950’s. It became an independent municipality in 1953. Therefore, it is (currently) the youngest and the newest municipality of the Province of Cebu Cebu.

Tabuelan has a lot to offer. For one, it is blessed with numerous of caves. Second, the Ani-anihan Festival (ani translates to “harvest”) is celebrated every 24th of June, honoring St. John the Baptist. Also, the town is bountiful when it comes to agricultural plantations. Here are some of the sights you can enjoy in Tabuelan:

Tabuelan Floating Restaurant

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Tabuelan Floating Restaurant is the one and only (as of now) floating restaurant in Batawang River. The boat ride with buffet costs 500 pesos per person. The boat can accommodate up to 45. They also have in-boat entertainment, a tour guide and wonderful local dishes. Enjoy the beautiful and untouched mangroves.

Sooner the kayak, SUP (standing up while paddling) and watching fireflies at night will be added.

Maravilla Beach

Source: Maravilla Beach

Maravilla Beach is a public beach, so there is no entrance fee here. It is located in Brgy. Can-ambay, Tabuelan. You can camp here for free but always remember “Leave No Trace”.

If your want to stay there overnight, they have a room that can accommodate 2-3 persons for 2,000 pesos. However, you must clean the room as you go. You may call them at +639 478 907 974

There are lots of beaches in Tabuelan though, so you shouldn’t have any trouble finding one.



Most of the caves in Tabuelan are unexplored and even undiscovered. These are just some of the more popular ones.

  • Himaroto Cave: shaped like a “baroto” (boat), this cave is inhabited by bats and it is 300 meter deep.
  • Liki or Kugtungan Cave: Located in Brgy. Poblacion, Tabuelan, this cave has a spacious interior but can be visited only during low tide. It has a “liki” (crack) in the cave's entrance, maybe that's why it is also called as Liki Cave.
  • Sayaw Cave: Located in Brgy. Kanluhagan, this cave has lots of rock formations and is heavily inhabited by bats.
  • Kanaan Cave: Sadly, this one has been damaged by miners. There are stalactites in the cave and a cave scorpion was seen there.
  • Timbaon Cave: A big cave with two entrance.
  • Kambangcas Cave: It is a small cave with a big entrance. It is also been damaged because of mining.
  • Santik Cave: It is a big cave with lots of stalactite and stalagmites.


Source: Barangay Bogon

Barangay Bogon has three gorgeous springs to boast of. If you want to visit these springs, please inform the Municipal of Tabuelan or Barangay Bongon, and they will gladly assist you.

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