Tingko Beach is a popular getaway located in Daan Lungsod, Alcoy in Cebu, Philippines. It is in a small but deep lagoon across a coral island called Mabad-on Reef that completely submerge during high tide and expose during low tide. Only a very narrow channel from the mainland separates it. Tingko Beach is an extensive stretch of curved shoreline with very white sand and clear water fringed with coconut palm grooves and limestone cliffs. A few feet from the shore, the sea floor gradually plunges down to a depth of several feet below the surface.
The beach can be crowded during weekends where locals and city folks, and occasionally, foreigners, flock to enjoy the beautiful sand, sea and sun. Due to its unique location, being an arcing shoreline on a lagoon, the sand in the southernmost end of the beach would shift northward sometime between late September and early December, thereby emptying the sand completely out exposing the rocky bed of the shore. The sand would return quickly starting in late December.
A row of beautiful white houses owned by German Nationals who fell in love with the people and the place adds beauty to the beach. The beach also has cottage or should we say simple mini townhouse with a balcony to appreciate the beauty of the beach, a room to relax overnight, and shower/comfort room facilities abundant with water that are available for rent at a very affordable price. A mini store with videoke to sing your hearts out adds flavor to the scene. Camping is also possible on the beach where you can bring along tents for more fun and enjoyment. You could also see some nice photos at All Things Juliet.
Oh, I almost forgot the room rates. Could you smell Dementia here?
Anyways, here they are.
Room Rates Update as of October 25, 2010:
Cottages owned by Jack Antig:
Php 900.00 to 1,000.00 per room/cottage = good for 6 persons
You may contact the owner or in charge of Antig cottages at 4839298.
Barangay beach house (duplex cottage with veranda facing the sea):
Php 600.00 per room/cottage = good for 5 persons [price may have changed]
For more information, please contact Mitos at 09282123525 [updated April 4, 2012].
If you won't mind the distance, there's also a place were you and your family can stay. There is a mini apartment for rent at Guiwang owned by Noy Berto. It's not very far though. We used to walk from the beach to our place, Guiwang. You may contact him at 09296801129 or 4839430 for inquiries. The owner can take you to the beach from the compound and vice versa, depending on your negotiations. There's an internet cafe within the compound. Also, a bakery and sari-sari stores are just nearby.