The first travel destinations that will be featured are the towns in Southern Cebu. It's because just recently I backpacked around Southern Cebu in 2 days- the cheapest way possible. I also calculated all my travel expenses while exploring the southern part of Cebu.
The Destination: Oslob, Cebu
Oslob is a municipality in the southeastern part of the province of Cebu. It is about 113 kilometers away from Cebu City. Oslob is now getting very famous as a travel destination in Cebu because of its whale-shark watching activities. But more importantly, Oslob has a lot of heritage sites and structures which you can visit.
Cebu City to Oslob - PhP140-150 (ordinary bus, approximately 3 hours travel time)
Places to Explore
1. Calle Aragones
It is the oldest street in Oslob and was named after Fr. Jose Aragones. It was built in 1879. This famous street is beside the church and leads to the Cuartel.
Also known as barracks or headquarters, the Cuartel was used during the Spanish times. The construction of the building was stopped because of the arrival of the Americans. Coral stones were used during the construction of this structure.
Also known as a watchtower or lantawan, this Baluarte was built in 1788. It is one of the seven watchtowers in Oslob. The Baluarte is within the Municipal Heritage Park.
4. Municipal Heritage Park
The park comprises the heritage sites of Oslob: the Cuartel, Baluarte, the church and its walls and gates.
5. Church Walls and Gates
These were constructed in 1875 to protect the town from the Moro raids.
6. Whale-shark Watching
Located in Brgy. Tan-awan, the whale-shark (butanding / tuki) watching experience is now a very famous tourist attraction in Oslob. Though the experience there was unforgettable and exhilarating, I am not recommending it anymore.
-- If you are from Cebu City, you can ride a bus to Oslob. Tell the driver's aide (konduktor) to drop you in Tan-awan or in the junction near the Registration Booth.
-- During our time in February 2012, we paid PhP300. I have heard that today the fee is PhP500. Life jacket, snorkel and diving equipment are not included in the fee.
7. Tumalog Falls
Tumalog Falls is one of the unique waterfalls that you will see in the Philippines. Located in Sitio Tumalog, the falls is a one of a kind!
-- Ride a motorcycle (habal-habal) going there. Fare is PhP80-100, vice versa.
-- Prepare for an exciting ride.
8. You can also explore these places: Sumilon Island, Mainit Spring.
1. Take the early morning bus from Cebu City's South Bus Terminal to avoid traffic. You can choose between aircon and ordinary buses.
2. You can tell the driver's aide (konduktor) to drop you in the junction that will lead you to the municipal hall.
3. You can explore Oslob's heritage on foot.
4. There are a lot of inns and resorts along the coastal part of Oslob.
5. There are markers that will help you while exploring the town.
Where is Oslob, Cebu on the map?
|Map by: Wikipedia|
I hope this Adventurer's Guide is helpful to you.
|I marvel at the beauty of Tumalog Falls!|
If you have questions and inquiries, comment below or e-mail me at email@example.com.
View my previous posts of Oslob, Cebu:
-- Save the “Gentle Giants” in Oslob, Cebu
-- Discover the Beauty of Tumalog Falls in Cebu
-- Travel Photo: A Unique Waterfalls
-- Tumalog Falls (The Second Time)
-- Oslob's Magnificent "Cuartel" and "Baluarte"