Southbound Cebu: Oslob

Oslob is one of the most preserved town in Cebu.  An old town built during the spanish period is still there.  When I get to the town proper of oslob, it felt like i was still in the colonial era since spanish structures and ruins are still there.

Old Spanish Cuartel

It was my first time to see an actual old Spanish barracks.  What came into my mind first was a question.  What if I was born during those days where Spanish conquistadors are still dominant?  Would I be a member of the KKK? or just go with the flow? Anyways, I was just curious on the events in the past.

Here is another view of the Cuartel.

Interior view of the Spanish Cuartel ruins.

Here are some of the structures that you can find in the town proper of Oslob.

An old fort that was destroyed.

Oslob Catholic Church

Oslob offers a lot of suprises.  When you go to Oslob, do not forget to bring extra budget since there are lots of things to do.

Where to go and what to do:

Whale Shark Watching:  Whale watching is located in Brgy Tan-awan, Oslob.  It is about 15 to 20 minutes from the town proper.  There are plenty of resorts that caters whale watching to choose from.  Here are some of the few:

  • Aaron’s whale watching.
  • George and Jimmy’s.

The mighty but gentle whale shark

Surrounded by the giants

Tumalog Falls:  It is similar to that of Asik-asik falls in Cotabato.  It produces drops of water making it very fascinating to look at.  It produces cool breeze and it gives fresh feeling just by sitting nearby the falls.

The welcoming environment of Tumalog falls.

Sumilon Island:  A small paradise island located near Oslob.  It is owned and operated by the Blue Water group of resorts.  Sumilon Bluewater offers wide variety of tropical treats for tourists who would like to experience a paradise living.

Photo courtesy of CebuCity7NewWonder FB page

Oslob is a perfect getaway for nature lovers, beach bummers, and heritage enthusiasts.

How to get there:

From Cebu South bus terminal, ride a bus bound for Oslob or Bato/Santander.  you may choose aircon or nonaircon.  Bus travel is approximately 3 to 4 hours.

Where to Stay:

The above-mentioned resorts are highly recommended.  For leisure and first class tourists, I recommend Sumilon Bluewater Resort.  But for the budget travellers, I personally recommend Oslob Garden Stay Resort.  You can contact them through (+63)0922-8111575. 

Oslob Garden Stay resort. Accomodation for only 1,000 php per night for 2 pax w/ aircon, cr, tv, and wifi

Have a nice tour in Oslob!

TIP:  Do not be shy to ask the staff on what to do, what to ride, and where to go.  They are more than willing to help.  They have the best hospitality without any other intentions but only to serve you without additional charges.

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