SouthWalk: South Heritage Photowalk

For those shutterbugs that breathe and live seeing what others can’t see, the SouthWalk is more than a gathering, but a lifestyle. Photography enthusiasts and wanderlusts are joining this event to seize the moment, relive the past and experience a different kind of adventure. Also, the whole concept of SouthWalk is visiting the heritage churches of Southern Cebu in the hope of basking into the history, origins and the cultural heritage that the people are upholding up to this day. This photowalk also aims to capture traces of the Spanish Conquest and its effects to the past and present society we dwell in.

SouthWalk: South Heritage Photowalk (2014)

This was the very first SouthWalk we did way back 2014. We are only a handful back then but the experience was way beyond expectations. Everything was perfect on this trip. The breathtaking sunrise in Naga, the churches and the grand sundown in Oslob.

SouthWalk: South Heritage Photowalk (2016)

Last year’s SouthWalk was also an interesting one because we are joined by some of Cebu’s best bloggers. Though most of them have visited each of these amazing places but being able to visit them in a single day is such a different thing.  

SouthWalk: South Heritage Photowalk (2017)

The 2017 Southwalk was quite a memorable one because we manage to visit the Sta Catalina Street in Carcar which is famous for its heritage houses. We also met new friends who share the same passion with us. The 2017 Southwalk was truly a weekend trip worth remembering. 

SouthWalk 2017 (Reloaded)

A couple of friends have been itching to wander the south of Cebu so we decided to do another round for Southwalk. We are also adding up Simala for this trip. This is oing to be hell of an adventure.

Below is our exciting itinerary for the Southwalk Reloaded.

4:00 AM — 7/11 South Bus Terminal
This is the assembly point. 

5:00 AM – 6:00 AM — Naga Baywalk
The City of Naga is one place in Cebu where you get to see the sun rising across the horizon in full perspective.

6:00 AM – 7:30 AM — Carcar City
This is our second stop.

We will first visit the city’s town complex where St. Catherine Church, St. Catherine’s College, Rizal and Leon Kilat Monuments, Uphill Elem. School is situated. Afterwards, we will head to Sta Catalina Street and do a quick walk. In here, we will get to see the old heritage houses of the city’s prominent families. 

We will have breakfast after heading to our next destination.

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM — Sibonga
We will visit the Nuestra Señora del Pilar as well as Sibonga’s Town Hall and Plaza.

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM — Simala
We will have a quick visit at the Monastery of Holy Eucharist in Simala. Bring shawls especially for the ladies as the monastery has a strict rules on clothing.

10:20 AM – 11:30 AM — Argao
The San Miguel Archangel Church is the prominent and notable structure in Argao. In the town’s plaza, we will also get to see the old Town Hall as well as other heritage structures.

11:30 AM – 01:00 PM — Dalaguete (including Lunch)
We will first visit Poblacion Dalaguete where San Guillermo de Aquitana Church, the Muralla, the Osarium, the Kiosko, Cristo Rey Monument and many other heritage spots.

01:20 PM – 2:40 PM — Boljoon
The Nuestra Señora Patrocino de Maria, Kampanaryo, Escuela Catolica, Boljoon Parish Museum  is among the towns go to spots. Just across the church is the Plaza Bermejo where you can see Ili Rock from afar.

2:40 PM – 6:00 PM — Oslob
The Our Lady of Immaculate Concepcion, Shrine of Fr Julian Bermejo, the Baluarte and the Cuartel are among the notable structures in the town of Oslob. The town plaza is also the best place to catch a glimpse of the setting sun. 

This is also our last stop. After sunset photo sessions, we packed up and head back to the city.

We have a very limited slot (13) for SouthWalk Reloaded, please confirm attendance ahead of time. See you guys on the 15th of July!


For further details and updates about SouthWalk Reloaded, you may send us an email, check our Facebook Event or simply comment down below. We will get to you the quickest possible time.

Herbert Kikoy

I am a hobbyist photographer who’s making a big shift to mobile photography, a frustrated cook and a wanderlust who don’t have the luxury of time.

  • Now that I’m older I miss the Philippines because I’d love to experience this over there. I love how it’s a support group with people of same interests. It makes travelling more fun! Thanks for sharing your pics 🙂

    • Hi Katrina. Perhaps you should visit the Philippines again 🙂 We are doing this trip every year (it’s our 3rd year now) and though we’ve been to this places, its still a different experience on every visit 😉


    I love photowalks. It’s always amazing what you can discover when you go to these kind of places. The photos you also capture are quite amazing coz it’s always a surprise.

    • Indeed. During photowalks, expect something unexpected.

  • Ana S

    Photo walks sound so fun, I’ve never done anything similar before. The pictures are amazing and you all seemed to have had a great time and bounded together 🙂