Ginatilan - Cebu Province Destinations


Ginatilan is a municipality in Cebu Province.

Ginatilan is a 5th class municipality situated in the southwestern coast of the island of Cebu and is about 135 kilometers from Cebu City. It was once a barrio of the Municipality of Samboan. The place got its name from the word “Hinatdan” and was later changed to “Ginatilan” since the Spaniards found it hard to pronounce the word “Hinatdan.”

Famous sites in Ginatilan include the Inambacan Falls, the Ginatilan Church and Ginatilan's town plaza known as the Millennium Park. Ginatilan's local delicacies include palagsing, tinumpi, and kinugay, which is made from Buli tree.

Inambacan (or Inambakan) Waterfalls is a must-see for nature lovers and trekkers. Nestled in the lush vegetation of the mountain of Sitio Calabawan, about 3 kilometers away from the town proper, this 3-level falls has refreshingly cool and soothing waters ideal for swimming.

Ginatilan's St. Gregory The Great Church was erected on February 2, 1829 as an extension of the Samboan Parish. It was given a parochial status only on October 5, 1847. This 180-year old church has a baroque architecture and is located at the heart of the town.

The Millenium Park is a seaside public park where townsfolk of every generation converge for a stroll, to relax, or enjoy the sunset across Tañon Strait. At a corner of the town's public park is a lighthouse to guide sea vessels plying the Tañon Strait at night.

On March 7, 2007 the Municipality launched the first "Hinatdan Festival" which they hope to celebrate every year. The festival is highlighted by colorful dancing of competing groups. The celebration is also in honor of the town's patron, St. Gregory the Great.



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