Oslob has grown to become one of Cebu’s most popular tourist destinations. This simple town is 3-4 hours south of Cebu City. Its pristine beaches, natural wonders, and historical charm has never failed to awe every visiting local or foreigner.
Whaleshark Encounter is the most popular activity in Oslob. Hundreds of tourists flock the beach to have a swim and sea-selfie with the whale sharks, locally known as “butandings”. The activity is closely monitored by the local government to ensure the safety of the sea creatures. Tourists must pay a fee of Php 500 for locals and Php 1,000 for foreigners. It might seem hefty but the once in a lifetime experience of swimming with the friendly butandings is truly worth it.
Aside from the popular whale shark sighting activities, Sumilon Island is another popular tourist destination at Oslob. The stunning white sand island can be reached by a 20-min boat ride from Oslob. The island has some resorts for overnight or day-long visits. They offer many activities such as diving, snorkeling, and kayaking which highlights the island’s coral beaches. Some tourists prefer to just visit the famous Sumilon Sandbar. The island’s sandbar is probably one of the most pristine in the country. The thick white sand stretches out beautifully into the azure sea, sparkling under the heat of the high sun. Unlike most sandbars, the Sumilon Sandbar is always visible and can be visited anytime.
More than its sea creatures and beaches, Oslob also boasts one of the most majestic falls in Cebu –
Tumalog Falls. Just a few minutes away from the Whaleshark Encounter, this natural landmark can be easily accessed by private vehicles or habal-habal (public motorcycles). From the drop-off point, one may choose to ride the commissioned habal-habal drivers on standby or hike the steep slopes to the base of the falls. Upon arriving at the base, Tumalog Falls greets its visitors with its tall roaring waters. The towering horsetail falls is a sight to behold. Its vast waters fall high from the top and beautifully cascades into the layered bedrocks of the mountain wall. The cold water gathers into a pool where people can relax and swim. Those who took the short hike to the falls will surely find this a truly rewarding experience.
First, South Shore Travel & Tours Cebu offers the ultimate Oslob Day Tour that covers all the three aforementioned tourist spots in Oslob. The tour will take its guests on an amazing journey from one breathtaking spot to another. It starts with an early meet and greet swim with the Butandings. Finally, next stop is the Sumilon sandbar with its picture perfect view. Finally, the tour will cap off with a visit at the majestic Tumalog falls surrounded by the mountain’s calming forest.
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