Badian is an excellent vacation spot for relaxation and recreation activities. Its name was derived from the native plant called the “Badyang” which used to be very abundant in the area from centuries back. Tourism, agriculture, and fishing are the town’s main industries. Badian is also a popular site for scuba diving, snorkeling, fishing, and boating.
Located about 97 kilometers from Cebu City, the capital of the Visayan province of Cebu, the municipality of Badian is bordered by the municipality of Moalboal on the north, the municipalities of Dalaguete and Argao on the east, the municipality of Alegria on the south, and the Tañon Strait on the west.
The common route to get to Badian is by using public buses or shuttle services from the Cebu South Terminal in Cebu City. The estimated travel time is from two and a half two three hours. Some hotels and resorts around the area provide free roundtrip airport transfers to and from the airport and Badian or any other nearby town. There are also those that offer helicopter services, most of which are available from Cebu’s international airport. Those near the area can ride the local public utility vehicles like the jeepneys and tricycles going to and from Badian. Those who prefer their own modes of transportation can also bring their own vehicles or any rented vehicle.
Badian is best known for its two most popular tourist attractions: Kawasan Falls and Badian Island Resort and Spa. Aside from its mystical aura and soothing crystal clear waters surrounded by lush greeneries and huge trees, Kawasan Falls is also acknowledged as one of the cleanest river system in the Philippines. The Badian Island Resort and Spa, with its white, sandy beaches gracing many travel sites and publications, is a top international destination known to many tourists worldwide.
To know more about Kawasan Falls, you may read:
Traveling to the Philippines: Kawasan Falls in Badian, Cebu
To know more about Badian Island Resort and Spa, you may read:
Beaches and Resorts in the Philippines: Badian Island Resort and Spa
Both local and international tourists can find many other nearby attractions where the soothing sea breeze, diverse plant species, and the tropical sun come together to provide a relaxing ambience.
Tourists can try a wide array of tour packages to enjoy many of the attractions in Badian. These tour activities include the popular Badian Town and Village tour, Kawasan Falls tour, Orchid Garden tour, Island Hopping tour, and Glass Bottom Boat tour. Pleasure Yacht Dolphina and other areas of Badian also provide many opportunities for bay cruising, dolphin watching, and whale watching.
Hikers can enjoy the trails around Kawasan Falls. Sporty travelers can try various sports activities including windsurfing, paddleboats, badminton, billiards, darts, table tennis, volleyball, and table soccer. There are also some parlor games and other recreation activities available in various areas. Divers can also take advantage of the world-class diving sites in Badian. Even diver wannabes can learn the basics through the diving school PADI Scuba Dive Center.
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“The Beaches,” Badian Island Resort and Spa.
“The Island,” Badian Island Resort and Spa.
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