city of the Philippines in the province of Cebu

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 120,000 people (census, 1 August 2015)  

Get inEdit

By carEdit

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

By busEdit

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 aroundEdit

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    
  • 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    


  • 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 nextEdit

Routes through Carcar
Cebu CitySan Fernando  N   S  Santander

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