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Carcar is an old colonial town on the coast south of Cebu City.


Carcar is the southernmost municipality administered as part of Metro Cebu. It is home to about 136,000 people (census, 1 May 2020) "edit wikidata"

Get in[edit]

By car[edit]

Carcar is 40 km (25 mi) south west of Cebu City centre along the coastal highway.

By bus[edit]

Carcar is on the bus route between the South Bus Terminal in Cebu City and Dumaguete; the commonest route to Carcar is on those buses. Some Cebu-Moalboal buses also go via Carcar.

Get around[edit]

See Metro Cebu get around section for general information about transport in the urban region.

The town is small enough that walking is often practical; if you want to ride, there are tricycles.


St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish
Mercado ancestral home
  • 1 Balay na Tisa (Sarmiento - Osmeña House). Fully restored colonial building from 1859.
  • 2 Saint Catherine of Alexandria. The parish church dates back to 1860.
  • 3 Mercado Mansion. Bahay-na-bato heritage house painted Mediterranean blue Mercado Mansion (Q28855028) on Wikidata Mercado Mansion on Wikipedia
  • 4 Rizal Monument, Town Plaza.
  • 5 Carcar City Museum (formerly, Carcar Dispensary).


  • 1 Tuyom Beach.
  • 2 Guadalupe Mabugnao Mainit Hot Spring National Park. Hot springs where cottages and pools have been developed. Life-size statues of saints. Caves Guadalupe Mabugnao Mainit Hot Spring National Park (Q1552610) on Wikidata Guadalupe Mabugnao Mainit Hot Spring National Park on Wikipedia


  • 1 SM Savemore Supermarket, National Highway. 8AM-8PM.
  • 2 Gaisano Grand Mall. 9AM-8PM. has a Gaisano Supermarket.
  • 3 PNB Bank, J P Rizal Street (GF Aviva Building), +63 32-4879057. 24-hour. Has a Visa ATM.
  • 4 Metro Bank, Gaisano Grand National Highway., +63 3-2668511. 24-hour ATM. Master Card/Visa Card ATM.




  • 1 Carcar Travelers Inn, Cebu S Road. A/C double room with own bathroom and cable TV. ₱600.
  • 2 Totope Travel Lodge, Cebu S Road.
  • 3 Carcar Guesthouse, Cebu S Road, +63 977 673 0693.
  • 4 RL Apartments, 444 Gen Luna Street, +63 32 4787624. Check-out: noon. A/C double with own bathroom and cable TV. ₱700.

Go next[edit]

Routes through Carcar
Cebu CitySan Fernando  N  S  Santander

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