Thirty Minutes in Alcoy

Sitting next to Dalaguete is the town of Alcoy. Situated more than 90 kilometers from Cebu City, Alcoy is bounded by Boljoon to the north, the Cebu Stait to the east, and Badian to the west. Although Alcoy recently has been getting a lot of media buzz thanks to the famed Tingko Beach and the much sought-after Black Shama – locally known as Siloy, it remains one of the most quiet and most mysterious places in Cebu.

Which is why I thought about not publishing the photos below. See, we only stopped in Alcoy for a couple of minutes – 30 minutes tops – during our southern tour. And we only took pictures of the church and the surrounding areas. We weren’t even able to take pictures of Tingko Beach, or the forest where many Black Shamas are frequently seen. Well, I figured that some people would still want to see what the town church looked like. So, here are the photos. I hope you enjoy them, guys!

Convent of the Santa Rosa de Lima Parish Church in Alcoy, Cebu.

A small road which leads to the beach. Too bad we weren’t able to go there because we were running out of time.

This way to the town church.

Tree-lined road. Pretty nice.


Parish rectory of Saint Rose of Lima Church.

View of the church from the side.

Front view of the church. The church is very small. But it looks nice.

Church facade and the four-level belfry.

An old image in front of the church.

Main door. Too bad we weren’t able to get in.

Church window with steel and colored glass.

One of the images inside the church.

Kids playing outside the church.


Sorry for this very short entry. I promise I’ll take more photos of Alcoy next time. Thanks!