In a spur of the moment late last year, I packed my bag and travelled South of Cebu. I rode a bus and found myself in the quiet coastal town of Aloguinsan two hours later. While I was there, I wandered around, followed a trail surrounded by a thicket of coconut trees where it eventually led me to a cliffside overlooking the Tañon Strait and Negros Island off the distance. Below the edge of this cliff is a secluded white sand beach the locals call Hidden Beach. Later I learned it is part of a private resort called Hidden Beach Resort that has an entrance fee of only P10.
I went in the resort, climbed down to the shore and discovered its sequestered beauty. The Hidden Beach Resort has this tranquil quality that takes all your worries away the moment you step in the sands and look ashore. The Hidden Beach is a beautiful place where you can even stay overnight by renting a cottage or setting up tent. You can get there just by following the shoreline when you stray off town. But the easiest and best way to is by simply asking a habal-habal driver to take you there. It will only cost you P30 negotiable.