Badian is located in the southern part of Cebu,where you can find the famous Kawasan Falls, Osmena Peak,and cool diving sites.The town is also blessed with white beaches,with both expensive,private and affordable resorts.Based on my research,this southern town got its name from a plant called, “badyang”, which was once abundant in the area. However, the Spaniards find it difficult to pronounce the name so eventually the “g” was dropped and the “y” was changed to “i” and the town came to be known as Badian, a generally mountainous and hilly area where locals and tourists go around in jeepneys and tricycles.
How to get there –
From Mactan International Airport – You can hire a taxi going to Bus Station. It will cost you 250-300php, so if you are 4 in the group its more convenient. But let me share how I did it to Bus Terminal from the Airpot. Just ask the Guards where you can find the Yellow Cab to going Guisano Mall.
Fare – 8php
Travel Time – It will take 10-15 minutes
From Gaisano Mall, RIde a V-hire goin to Sm Cebu .
Fare – 25php
Travel Time – 15-20 minutes, time may vary depending on the traffic.
From SM V-hire Terminal – Ride Jeepney Route Code 12g which travels from SM to Labangon- just ask the driver to drop you at the South Bus Station.Travel time – 15-20 minutes | Fare – 7php. Total fare from the airport – 40php.
From Cebu City South Bus Station, you can reach the town by riding a bus to Bato Via Barili from South bus Station.
Bus Fare: AC 135php
Travel Time will take 3hrs, we arrived around 3pm, after meeting our host family for Cebu South Adventure,we decided to go to Lambub Beach to see the sunset. We went there by riding a Tricycle,30php each- oneway. From the town of Badian you can ride a habal-habal for 50php each – oneway,or via private car.
Lambug Beach Entrance fee – Free
Where to stay – you have an option of fetching your tent for 100php in front of one the resorts,or have your room accommodation for a very affordable price.
- The Grandeur Beach Resort – Phone:+63926-2789880
- Magic Beach Resort – Phone:+63915-458-6637 or +63926-1205042.
- Cebu International Golf And Resort – Phone:+63 32 345 3339
- Terra Mana Beach Resort – Phone:+63 32 2723682
- Badian Island Resort – Phone:+63 32 4751102
Store – yes there are some sari sari stores in the beach where you can buy snacks, water and beer. Better to bring your own food to save more.
Phone Signal – Dont worry about it , the phone signals are all good for Globe, Sun and Smart.
Food Trip At Badian Town – they call it – Ihawan
A very affordable and yum yum dinner for us –
How to go back to Airport – Form Badian ride a Bus to Cebu South Terminal – Fare – 120php. From Bus Terminal ride a jeepney going to sm – Fare– 7php. From Sm, ride a V-hire ( Mepz ) to Gaisano Mall- Fare – 25php . From Gaisano mall, ride another jeepney to Savemore – Fare – 7php – From Savemore ride Yellow Cab to Airport – Fare – 7php.
I hope that this simple article about Badian Town will help you on your visit ! Enjoy!