Tourist Attractions South of Cebu: Ronda


Ronda was formerly called as “Holoyaw”, one of the barangay of Barili. It was been renamed by Spaniards and became an independent municipality in 1913 through Philippine Assembly.

It is a 5th income class municipality and belongs to the 2nd district of Cebu. It is bordered by Alcantara in South, Argao in East, Tañon Strait in West and Dumanjug in North.

The Municipality of Ronda consist of these Barangays:
• Canabuhon
• Canduling
• Cansalonoy
• Ilaya
• Langin
• Libo-on
• Malalay
• Palanas
• Poblacion
• Santa Cruz
• Tupas
• Vive

Our Lady of Sorrow Parish


The church was dedicated to Purísima Concepción de la Virgen Maria but was replaced by Nuestra Conception de Los Dolores. 

The church was founded in 1881 and finally separated in Dumanjug Parish, the first built church was made of wood with cogon roofing but was destroyed and the church standing was made in the 20th century with its first priest Rev. Fr. Ceferino Montecillo (1881-1887).


Panginabuhi Festival


It is a cultural event but been moved on its annual fiesta to develop awareness on the town's history and heritage and a thanksgiving celebration for the bountiful agriculture. Panginabuhi is a Cebuano word which means “source of living” in English.

It was originally called “Kabuhian” but renamed in 2010. The festival was implemented by the late Mayor Mariano Blanco in 2004.

The feast was annually held on September 14 and 15 with street dancing and different contest.


Liboo Hill


It is a mountain part of Ronda which carries 2 legends that is passed from generation to the next. It is now the municipality landmark and tree park. It is also a protected sanctuary for wildlife.



Here are some of our recommended places to stay in if you want to rest or over-night in the town.


Alma de Ronda

It is a pension house near Ronda Church, Municipal Hall, and plaza.


Les Maison D'Itac

You can get the scenic view of Tañon Strait and Negros Island from the area. It has two villas with 3 rooms and a swimming pool. Aside from that, there are 2 Studios and a bamboo house.


Castillo Lodge

It has plenty of rooms located in National Highway. You can buy inexpensive foods in carinderia located downstairs.


Yak yak's Lodge

It is situated in Brgy. Sta. Cruz where in you can held family occasion, team building and group events. They also have a bar, swimming pool and rooms.


Kasadya Beach

If you are seeking for watersports and heritage rides, this one is your looking for. It is located in Brgy. Sta. Cruz just 2 KM from Poblacion. 

Watersports has scuba diving, fishing, snorkeling and sailing while heritage rides are balsa, tartanilla, trisikad, horseback riding, and antique coromata.


Have you traveled Ronda, Cebu? How was your experience there?

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