Part 2 of 3

While the water was low and the sea was just starting to wake up, the hobbit took a dip in the cold water. Rings of waves grew into big circles from where he stood then disappeared in the pale blue ocean that looked up to the gloomy sky.

The hobbit walked as far as his feet could touch the ground. His heart skipped a beat when he felt the ocean push him up a little. He was a kid in the ocean who counted every starfish he spotted. The sight of corals in all forms and colors, and the fishes that camouflaged with the seabed made him think he was in a big aquarium. He dipped in the water, curious what else he could see underwater. His feet poked a few corals only to feel tickled and surprised.

It didn’t take long, the sea grew higher. The waves grew louder, and the corals were no longer in sight. Tingko Beach was in full action.

There are decent options for accommodations in Tingko. If you plan to stay overnight, you might want to check the rooms at Voda Krasna. They’re right in front of the beach, although they’re a little pricey. A cheaper alternative is Cartagena Beachwalk. They have cottages at less than P1,000 for day use, good for about 10 people. They also have well-kept rooms that are affordable.

Mobile: 0919.319.1781
Facebook: Cartagena Beachwalk Resort

* There aren’t a lot of stores, so make sure you’ve brought everything you need when you troop to this part of Cebu.
** Photos taken with Cherry Mobile Flare.

Part 1: Tingko Beach at Dawn


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