7 Best Beach Resorts Near Carcar City, Philippines - Updated 2024

Sarah Eunice
Sarah Eunice 
Contributing Writer
| 7 min read

Carcar City, one of Cebu Province’s oldest cities, is a beautiful heritage city famed for many American and Spanish-era structures, footwear manufacturing, and delicious local dishes. Located 40 kilometers (25 miles) south of Cebu City, tourists can easily visit famous attractions such as Archdiocesan Shrine of St. Catherine of Alexandria and try mouthwatering delights such as lechon or the famous chicharon. You can also stop by Mercado Mansion and learn its history. On top of that, Carcar City is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the province.

What else can you look forward to in Carcar City?

  • Carcar City is known for its cuisine, particularly its roasted pig (called "lechon") with patiotes, a locally grown herb. Follow it up with a rice crispy dessert known as "ampao." To find the best dishes, head to the bustling New Carcar City Public Market.

Event to look out for:

  • Plan your visit to the city in November, when the week-long Kabkaban Festival occurs to honor Saint Catherine of Alexandria, the patron saint of Carcar. The festivities I would love to experience myself if I were visiting include street parades, beauty pageants, and food events to celebrate the local traditions and folklore.

If you’re planning to tour this picturesque city and check out everything it has to offer, you’ll want great accommodation that offers easy access to the ocean. Scroll down for the best beach resorts near Carcar City, Philippines.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and access to beach. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 15, 2024.

Beach life in Carcar City

If you’re eager to enjoy Carcar City’s heritage sites and beaches, the best time to visit is between December and May, when rain is least likely to fall and you can fully enjoy your time on the sand. You might want to check out the beach at Bantayan Carcar City. Here, you can swim in the warm water or simply watch the boats floating in the distance.

You can also take advantage of the city’s coastal location by finding the best seafood restaurants to dine at. Dianne’s Seafood House serves plenty of mouthwatering meals, including crab and prawn dishes. Another option is Juan’s Seafood House, which has unlimited seafood buffets. I would be eager to try both, as eating where the locals eat is one of the best ways to immerse in the local culture while traveling.

Beach resorts near Carcar City, Philippines

1. Maayo Argao (from USD 61)

Take a look at this absolutely stunning aerial view of Maayo Argao. #MaayoArgao #ExperienceMaayo amazing video by @giospine

Posted by Maayo Argao on Monday, June 17, 2019

Experience luxury during your getaway in Carcar City at Maayo Argao! With Moroccan-inspired architecture, a large outdoor pool, cozy and modern rooms, and a magnificent view of the ocean, it ensures that you will feel well-rested and relaxed during your stay. Guests are also free to swim and rent kayaks at the beach within the premises. If you just want to lounge, you can always do so on the sun beds.

Alternatively, you can head off the property to explore the many things to do in Argao. Monastery of the Holy Eucharist is only about a 20-minute drive away. The castle-like attraction has intricate design details and lush gardens perfect for taking photos. I’d definitely be interested in visiting and learning about its history.

If you’re feeling a bit peckish after a fun day at the beach or exploring the area, you can have dinner at the on-site restaurant. An a la carte or Asian breakfast is also available every morning.

  • Property highlights: Apart from beach activities and a pool, this property will be an excellent spot for a seaside wedding ceremony.
  • Nearest beach: Argao Public Beach is 800 meters (2,624.67 feet) away.
  • Beach access: Public
  • Beach amenities: Floating cottages, boats, watersports
  • Suggested rooms/units: The Family Room offers spacious sleeping quarters, a private bathroom, and a dining area.
  • Activities/tours: For an additional charge, you can use the on-site watersport facilities.
  • Ideal for: Friends, as this resort has various facilities—including a floating cottage—that guarantee fun times for a big group.
Stayed at this property?

Maayo Argao

7.8 User Rating

Address: Suba Poblacion
26.0 km (16.2 mi) from Kawasan Falls

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Non-smoking rooms Laundry Dry cleaning

Other beach accommodations near Carcar City, Philippines

2. Luxurious villa with magnificent seaside view (from USD 421)

Have a delightful time by renting this exclusive sea cliff property overlooking Tanon Strait and Canlaon Volcano. With its contemporary design and conveniences such as plush beds, free Wi-Fi, and a well-equipped kitchen, you’re sure to enjoy your getaway to the fullest. Additionally, the property has direct access to the beach, allowing guests to feel the sand between their toes without having to leave the property.

If you want to gather everyone and hang out, you can do so by hosting a small barbecue as the rental comes equipped with a grill and an outdoor dining area. After filling up, swim to the nearby coral reef to see the marine life. I think having such a beautiful natural attraction so close to your rental will add an extra touch of magic to your visit!

  • Property highlights: With gorgeous ocean views, this vacation rental
  • Beach access: Private
  • Beach amenities: Private swimming area, stair access
  • Activities/tours: Just beyond the rental, there is a coral reef where guests can try snorkeling, diving, and fishing.
  • Ideal for: Digital nomads who love the ocean, as this property has fast Wi-Fi and several work desks.

What guests are saying about their beach stay:

  • “The beach is all the way down the cliff but it isn’t hard to go to at all. If you swim out about 15 meters from the concrete stairs, you can see beautiful corals and a lot of fishes.” - Christy (Cebu City)

  • “Although the beach was rocky and the tide was strong, this doesn’t diminish the awesomeness of the place.” - Sochie (Cebu City)

Stayed at this property?
Barili, Central Visayas, Philippines
36.96 km (23.0 mi) from Kawasan Falls
19 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house was spacious clean comfortable but the best was the spectacular view and non stop sea breeze
clean and very well maintained
5 star goes to balay kalachuchi for its beautiful elegant clean cozy and well designed house
it also has various kitchen utensils you can use and all of them were very clean as well
very clean and the location is just perfect ate edith always wear her beautiful smile
house staff were helpful
she was very helpful and made us feel at home
the host is very responsive and is always there to answer our questions
housekeeper edith was helpful and accommodating and the place was decorated really nicely which we very much appreciated
finally ate edith was amazing always smiling very attentive and extremely helpful
amazing location - very peaceful
overall a great place to stay in barili
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3. Baluarte de Argao Beach Resort, Cebu (from USD 29)

Aerial view of Baluarte de Argao Beach Resort (view in HD)

Posted by Baluarte de Argao Beach Resort on Sunday, June 4, 2017

Treat yourself to a most wonderful time during your getaway by booking a stay at this beach resort near Argao. Here, not only will you find cozy air-conditioned rooms but also a stunning view of the ocean, a charming backyard, and easy access to the beach.

Free Wi-Fi and parking are also available within the premises for your convenience. If you’d like to explore the surrounding area, a nature park and St. Michael the Archangel Parish Church can be found nearby.

  • Property highlights: This peaceful vacation rental offers direct beach access and striking views from an outdoor hot tub.
  • Nearest beach: This accommodation has stairs that lead directly to the shores of Argao Public Beach.
  • Beach access: Public
  • Beach amenities: Seating areas overlooking the water
  • Activities/tours: About 1.5 hours from here, you can swim with whale sharks in Oslob and see Kawasan Falls.
  • Ideal for: Outdoor lovers, as the property has plenty of alfresco seating areas where you can enjoy the sea breeze and views.

What guests are saying about their beach stay:

  • "The resort is beautiful and immaculately maintained. There are many picturesque spots to grab a cold beverage and watch the waves rolling in." - Jason Kulcheski
Stayed at this property?
Argao, Central Visayas, Philippines
27.3 km (17.0 mi) from Kawasan Falls
16 reviews   Wifi Available
Private room 1 Bed 2 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cozy and relaxing place to stay when you are in argao
silence clean and beautyful
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4. Casa Amigo (from USD 27)

Traveling to Carcar City alone or with your partner? If so, you can book Casa Amigo to stay in a beautiful and top-notch accommodation. You’ll find each room equipped with modern comforts and conveniences such as air conditioning, plush beds, and free Wi-Fi. Plus, it’s conveniently close to the beach, allowing you to have some fun in the sun without having to venture too far. You can also take advantage of the patio which boasts a sea view.

If you’d like to see some wonderful sights during your stay, you’ll be happy to learn that the property is about 27 kilometers (16.8 miles) away from Santo Nino Church. Free parking is also available for guests who arrive in their own vehicles.

  • Property highlights: Casa Amigo offers proximity to the beach and rooms with sea views.
  • Nearest beach: Royal Family Beach is only a 20-minute walk from here.
  • Beach access: Public
  • Suggested rooms/units: The Deluxe Double Room with Shower has air conditioning, a private kitchen, and a terrace.
  • Activities/tours: About 48 kilometers (29.83 miles) from this guesthouse is Moalboal, where you can go island hopping then see Mantayupan Falls.
  • Ideal for: Nature lovers, since the property is surrounded by lush trees and ocean views.
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Casa Amigo

8.8 User Rating Wifi Available

Address: Columbus Street, Barangay Tulic, Argao, Cebu
25.05 km (15.6 mi) from Kawasan Falls

Parking Pets allowed Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Facilities for disabled guests Free parking

5. BJ's Seaside (from USD 32)

Make the most out of your time in Carcar City by settling for the peaceful accommodations of BJ’s Seaside. Guests will stay in air-conditioned rooms equipped with cozy beds, private bathroom facilities, a flat-screen TV, and free Wi-Fi.

Additionally, the property is located a 15-minute walk from Mahayahay Beach Park, allowing guests to awaken to a stunning view of the ocean every day during their stay or have a refreshing swim. You can also enjoy a delicious breakfast served at the property.

According to the reviews, the friendly hosts Billy and Joy will really go out of their way to make your visit enjoyable. If you’re the type of traveler who loves getting to know the locals and having a personalized touch to your stay, I think this might just be the property for you!

  • Property highlights: This comfy accommodation is close to the sea and offers massage services and fitness equipment for an extra fee.
  • Nearest beach: Argao Public Beach is only 290 meters (951.44 feet) away.
  • Beach access: Public
  • Suggested rooms/units: When your brood chooses the Family Room with Bathroom, you can enjoy air conditioning and cable TV.
  • Activities/tours: This bed and breakfast offers off-site fishing and hiking as well as classes about the local culture.
  • Ideal for: Families, because the property has family-size accommodations and badminton and tennis equipment.

What guests are saying about their beach stay:

  • "We were a stones throw from the beach area. The beach was not as appealing as other beaches on Cebu; however the local activity was a real treat. I could have sat for hours watching the local fishermen and families." - Diane (Australia)
Stayed at this property?

BJs Seaside

Wifi Available

Address: Abear Street
27.04 km (16.8 mi) from Kawasan Falls

Parking Bar Tennis court Fitness centre Garden Terrace Non-smoking rooms Fishing

6. Mangrove Inn Rental Argao Cebu (from USD 109)

If you want great accommodation for your family or group while staying near Carcar City, you can book a stay in Mangrove Inn. It is a beautiful seafront villa, and each room is furnished with a well-equipped kitchen and a private pool. There’s also easy access to the beach, so you can go for a swim or get a tan without any worries. In the mornings, you can hang out on the balcony while taking in the beautiful sea view.

Before booking, keep in mind that electricity is not included in the villa’s rate, and it is preferred you pay for it in cash during check-out.

  • Property highlights: With the water almost right outside the rental, guests can enjoy swimming sessions and the cool breeze whenever they want.
  • Nearest beach: The water is just past the rental's front terrace.
  • Beach amenities: Picnic tables
  • Activities/tours: You can ask the caretakers to organize hiking trips to Tumalog Waterfalls and snorkeling on Sumilon Island.
  • Ideal for: Families, as you can lounge together in the pool or sea and dine right next to the waves.

What guests are saying about their beach stay:

  • "absolutely loved the place with the beautiful ambience of nature like the mangroves, sea breeze, orange skies of early morning." - Rowena (Cebu City)
Stayed at this property?
Argao, Central Visayas, Philippines
21.85 km (13.6 mi) from Kawasan Falls
19 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 8 Beds 10 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the view was amazing and the kids enjoyed the pool
also enjoyed the infinity pool
we travelled a group of 7 person and feel very comfortable
the place was entirely clean inside and out
caretaker(elma) is also very kind and wonderful
tita erma was very accommodating with our requests and overall the stay was very enjoyable
this place is perfect for family or team building
it’s a great place to stay with my whole family
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7. Newly constructed beach house with a terrace (from USD 60)

Located right at the beach, this beautiful rental is your home away from home if you want to have some fun in the sun with your companions. This rental comes with modern amenities such as a TV and a fully equipped kitchen so you can easily whip up a hearty meal to share with your loved ones.

If you’re the type of traveler who always has to bring their pet with them, you’ll be pleased to learn that the property is pet-friendly.

  • Property highlights: Witness beautiful sunsets and sunrises right from this sea-facing home or try boating with the provided equipment.
  • Nearest beach: Step off the rental's terrace right onto the sand.
  • Beach amenities: Kayak/boat, hammock, nipa hut
  • Activities/tours: Drive for about an hour to go shark watching and canyoneering in Moalboal.
  • Ideal for: Families, as children will love being able to swim any time they want.

What guests are saying about their beach stay:

  • "The house is right on a lovely sandy beach and when we arrived it was high tide. The kids were in the water within 2 minutes. Very safe for swimming at high tide, there is shallow water for perhaps a hundred metres which is exposed at low tide for catching crabs. Many fishing boats landing freshly caught fish early morning which we grilled on a convenient grill outside the house." - J. Malcolm (Stony Stratford)
Stayed at this property?
Sibonga, Central Visayas, Philippines
33.56 km (20.9 mi) from Kawasan Falls
74 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 4 Beds 10 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 10

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
cozy with comfortable beds nice little kitchen with all the necessities and very relaxing balcony overlooking the beach
the kids enjoyed the beach and the wifi
we loved the place but cleanliness could have been better
it's all clean though once you get farther
shoutout to april who was so kind and quick to respond to our requests
mike and joy is very responsive and accommodating
the hosts are very responsive and good people
the owner joy and caretaker april were very attentive to our needs
the owners were very responsive and the caretaker was also very helpful and willing to assist
it is a perfect place to spend away from the hustle city environment
the place can be easily located through waze
i love the place and where it was situated
this place is a rare find where you can enjoy relax and definitely can cook
great value awesome place and not too far from the city planning our next fam trip again here ;)
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Rest and rejuvenate by the beaches of Carcar City

Every traveler visiting Carcar City should take a moment to explore and indulge in each and every one of the city’s offerings. If you’re planning to make a stopover in the city for a few days, explore your hotel options by using the list above for the best beach resorts near Carcar City, Philippines.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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