A different kind of adventure awaits tourists and locals alike down south of Cebu. Three hours away from Cebu City, travel south to the municipality of Oslob to experience whale watching and visit other popular destinations.
The largest fish in the sea, the whale sharks, have become an attraction down south as tourists flock to see these gentle giants up close and personal. Just ten kilometers away from the center of Oslob is Baranggay Tan-awan where the whale sharks have been sighted since 2011. The whale sharks, or “tuki” in Bisaya and “butanding” in Tagalog dialect, have then become an internet sensation drawing curious people all over the world to see and even swim with these non-mamalian giants of the sea.
Is the activity safe? Yes. Whale watching in Oslob is very much safe because whale sharks exclusively eat planktons. So those who have shark phobia don’t have to be scared of this adventure.
Whale watching is an adventure that will make you appreciate the beauty of Mother Nature and will help raise awareness to the protection and preservation of the whale sharks.
Other Tourist Attractions in Oslob, Cebu
While in Oslob, there are other activities and places that you can visit including the Tumalog Falls Oslob Cuartel and Baluarte, also both Sumilon Island Sanctuary and Sumilon Island Sandbar. These are the top tourist destinations in Oslob and you don’t have to miss them while in town.
From the drop off point, you can either take a motorcycle ride or walk your way to the falls to enjoy the scenery and benefits of walking.
Tumalog is safe for children as its waters are shallow. So parents don’t have to worry.
The Cuartel and Baluarte in Oslob shouldn’t be missed as well. A visit to these two structures in the town are a must because this is a part of the town’s history dating back to the Spanish era.
The Cuartel, a Spanish word for “barracks” or “headquarters” was intended for the Spanish guards. It was built in 1860 but the building was unfinished even at the end of the Spanish colonization in the Philippines. The Baluarte, Spanish word for watchtower, was built in 1788 to help dispel Moro raiders. Both structures are just a few meters away from the Municipal Hall which makes them very accessible as tourist destinations.
And of course, to complete the Oslob adventure, don’t miss the 24-hectare coral island, Sumilon. The island is at the south-eastern part of the municipality. Sumilon Island was recognized as a marine sanctuary in 1974. It boasts of its magnificent dives sites known for their abundant marine life and stunning coral reefs.
Apart from its marine sanctuary, Sumilon is known for its white sandbar. The sandbar shifts locations and changes shapes depending on weather conditions and as well as currents. Perfect for novice swimmers, and even for snorkelers and divers too.
Complete / Full Oslob Day Tour Package
Enjoy Oslob and experience the adventures the municipality has to offer. Tour packages don’t have to cost you both an arm and a leg. If you want to have fun, experience Oslob with friends and families at an affordable price, you’re in the right place.
Now get moving and don’t delay the adventures.