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Cebu City, like many other beautiful places in the Philippines, has been one of the favorite destinations of those seeking beautiful scenery and iconic spots. With its rich history, culture, and modernity, you shouldn’t miss this majestic place in the South. Visit the famous Magellan’s Cross, Basilica del Santo Nino, swim with whale sharks in Oslob and more -- there’s so much natural wonders to see! It’s no wonder why a lot of people fall in love with Cebu!
Oslob is at the southeastern coast of Cebu. A quick search on Google about this place in Cebu City would lead you in discovering whale sharks. It has gained international popularity due to the large migratory fish and has placed the town of Oslob in the spotlight. But aside from that, this place is also filled with tourist attractions that you don’t want to miss out. If you like to see some heritage structures, beautiful falls, and would want some adventure and swim with whale sharks, Oslob is the right place for you to visit in Cebu!
There are no direct flights to Oslob, but there are a lot of available flights from different airlines to get to Cebu every day. Check Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, and Philippines AirAsia for schedules. Terminal fees are now included in your ticket fare. Average flight time is 1h 20m.
From the airport, go to the South Bus Terminal then ride on an Oslob-bound bus. Average travel time is three hours.
If you want to try a different kind of transportation, you can ride the ferry. Check out the websites of 2Go and Sulpicio Lines Inc. for schedules and rates. Travel time would take about 22 to 24 hours.
From the port, go to the South Bus Terminal and hop on an Oslob-bound bus. Average travel time is three hours.
If you want to go around town, rent a habal-habal to take you to the tourist spots in Oslob, like Tumalog Falls and the heritage sites and structures.
While Oslob is more commonly known for the whale sharks, it has more to offer to the travelers and tourists alike. Nuestra Senora de la Inmaculada Concepción is one of the oldest churches in Cebu City. It was built in 1830 and was designed by Bishop Santos Gomez Maranon. Although unfortunately it was ablaze eight years ago, and was already reconstructed, you can still see its historical image. If you want to get more in touch with nature, visit Tumalog Falls. Be amazed with its unexplored beauty.
Next stop would be the Cuartel. It is a military barracks that would remind you of Spanish era in the Philippines. It was built by the Spaniards in 1898, and was left undone due to the arrival of the Americans.
If you want more heritage sites, visit the Baluarte. A watch tower built along the coastline of Oslob. Constructed by Fray Bermejo in 1788.
Longing to be on the beach? Visit the island of Sumilon. This small island is full of diverse coral gardens and it has plenty of tropical reef fishes you will surely love to see. Walk through its fine white sand and enjoy the azure waters surrounding the island.
If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, get a trip to Brgy. Tan-awan and go whale shark watching. Whale sharks or “tuki” are frequently seen lurking and visiting the shores of Oslob, which has led this town to worldwide popularity. Have the chance to watch and swim with the gentle giants.
Getting to Tumalog Falls requires hiking for 15 to 20 minutes. Enjoy the scenery while you’re at it! Go scuba diving or snorkeling in the island of Sumilon and witness the vibrant sanctuary beneath.
Going around town of Oslob is a whole lot of fun, but you shouldn’t miss the great dishes it has to offer for your taste buds.
Chez Tonton is a French restaurant that offers breakfast, pizza, milkshakes, fruits, and dessert. And if you have something to share on your Facebook or Instagram, this place has Wi-Fi.
Sizzling n’ Shakes is one of the crowd favorites serving Filipino, Asian, and other Western dishes. This restaurant is known for its breakfast menu and delicious shakes. Aside from the food, its al fresco setting makes the dining at this place a memorable experience.
The Big J’s International and Local Cuisine Restaurant and Aaron Beach Restaurant also serves Filipino, Asian, and Western dishes. La Terrasse Restaurant have good breakfast and lunch menu.
Oslob doesn’t have many bars to party with or drink the night away. Should you want to have fun at night, buy some drinks and snacks at the nearest stores at your place, and turn on your phone for some upbeat music!
It would be less expensive if you book your hotel rooms ahead of time. Here are some budget-friendly hotels in Oslob.
If you’re visiting with your family or friends, try checking out Gunner’s Lodging House in Poblacion, Oslob. It offers a family budget room for 700 pesos and up. New Village Lodge has aircon rooms good for 4 people and starts at 1,200 pesos. Or if you’re with a large group, Bcds Place can accommodate up to twelve people in a room. It also offers an easy access to the town’s must-see places.
If you’re staying at the island of Sumilon, Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort offers rooms for families, couples, and friends. Or if you want to enjoy the view at night and hear the calming sound of the waves, they also offer glamping.
It is true that early birds catches the worm. It is best to ride the bus going to Oslob around 3 to 4 in the morning to avoid traffic.
If your main purpose to visit Oslob is to watch whale sharks, it’s best to come early to avoid long lines.
There is a 7-11 convenient store near the bus terminal, grab some food and drink for a three-hour ride to Oslob.