Not far from the beautiful white beaches of Alcoy in Southern Cebu is Boljoon.
Boljoon is a historical town located at the Southwest of Cebu Province. Hundreds of years ago, Spaniards came to introduce their religion and built one of their churches in this town. The Patrocinio de Maria Church was built in 1783 and underwent expansion in 1808. The church is made of coral stones and hard wood. It has been solidly built and has not been distracted until now. Its ceiling has a beautiful captivating design. When you enter the main entrance, on the left side is a huge old door of the Boljoon Parish Museum. It has been preserved and guarded by the locals. There are tourist guides who will assist and lead you the way to explain each thing inside. The museum has a lot of stuff kept from the people who use to live there such as antique decors made from shells and the big metal bell. Spaniard friars clothing that they used in conducting masses for Roman Catholic religion are displayed in wooden stand inside the glass frame. Archaeologists have dig in some part of the church and found bones along with gold jewelries.
Across the church is a park beside the shore. It is small and ordinary although their wash area looks unique and interesting. Their faucets are placed inside the earthenware jar.
For some reason the beach doesn’t have much sand in it. It only has different forms and sizes of all white rocks. The sea is very clean with crystal clear water. For people who wants to go whale shark watching, this is the spot. Its nearby town Oslob.
There are few places to stay by the beach. There is one wooden white house for rent that can occupy up to 10 persons in a very cheap price. It cost P 700.00 pesos daily.
Another place to visit in Boljoon Cebu is the watchtower.