Kamampay Public Beach in Cordova, Cebu, Philippines

Cebu is known for its white sand beaches. Not all beaches in Cebu, however, are of the fine grain, white sand variety. Cordova town's Kamampay Public Beach is one such example. 

Picturesque Kamampay Beach

Unlike most beaches in Cebu, you don't come to Kamampay Public Beach to enjoy bathing in the water. The limestone coast at Kamampay Beach means that the waters are kind of murky because of the mud formed from limestone soaked in seawater. You come to Kamampay Public Beach to enjoy the vista of the rocky beach scenery and of mangroves seen on the horizon off its coast.

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Buagsong: Bakasi Capital of Cordova

The barangay of Buagsong is one of two (2) barangays considered as the eel or bakasi capital of the town of Cordova, the other one being the barangay Day-as. A common livelihood of the residents of barangay Buagsong is gathering eels and there is a small port for bancas of fisherfolk who live in the village. These catch are then sold to restaurants or carenderias that serve up dishes of eel recipes, the most popular of which are nilarang na bakasi and piniritong bakasi. One popular restaurant that serve up these dishes is Lantaw Native Restaurant which has a branch at the boardwalk in barangay Day-as. Many of the stores along Kamampay Public Beach serve these dishes as well.

Kamampay Public Beach in Cordova Island Cebu Philippines
Buagsong fishing village