2020 OSLOB CEBU Whale Shark Watching, Resorts, Hotels, Tourist Spots

2018 OSLOB TRAVEL GUIDE | WHALE SHARK WATCHING, TOUR PACKAGES, BUDGET RESORTS

Oslob Cebu Whale Shark Watching, Beach Resorts, Hotels, Tourist Spots/Things To Do 

OSLOB CEBU | WHALE SHARK WATCHING, TOURS, BEACH RESORTS, HOTELS, TOURIST SPOTS

Oslob, Cebu became very popular because of its Whale Shark Watching Adventure which they offer to various tourists visiting the place. But apart from whale shark watching, Oslob also offers other activities that would make one’s visit to Oslob more fun and memorable. These activities include a visit to the Heritage Site of Oslob, snorkeling or diving at Sumilon Island or a trip to Tumalog Falls. Not only that, when you are in Oslob, it would only take a few hours to reach another town of Cebu which is Badian. Badian is known for its Canyoneering Adventures offering.

Oslob Cebu Whale Shark Watching, Beach Resorts, Hotels, Tourist Spots/Things To Do 

OSLOB CEBU WHALE SHARK WATCHING + OTHER THINGS TO DO, TOURIST SPOTS  

Here are my suggested “Things to do”  should you visit Oslob, Cebu. In one day you can cover three activities depending on the time that you will start. So I suggest arriving at the place early to cover more activities in a day.

2018 OSLOB TRAVEL GUIDE | WHALE SHARK WATCHING, TOUR PACKAGES, BUDGET RESORTS

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Oslob Cebu Whale Shark Watching

One of the main attractions of Oslob, Cebu is the whale shark watching. A fee of PHP 500/person is required for this activity. The fee includes a life vest, a “Bangka” ride, and snorkeling paraphernalia. An underwater camera is available for rent at PHP 500.00. This adventure would only take around 30 minutes. Don’t forget to bring your rash guard.

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Oslob Cebu Whale Shark Watching, Beach Resorts, Hotels, Tourist Spots/Things To Do 

Tumalog Falls

After your 30 minute adventure with the whale sharks, you can proceed to the Tumalog Falls which is approximately 15 minutes away from the whale watching area. Habal-habal can take you to the drop off point of Tumalog Falls at  PHP 30 -50/person. You just have to negotiate well with the driver regarding their fees. Once you reach the drop-off point, get ready to take about 20 minutes to walk on the road to get to the site. Another option is to take a habal-habal ride where commuters are charged P50 round-trip fare for a solo back ride. During summer, the water can get very low at the falls which affect, of course how it looks. So better ask first if the Tumalog Falls is nice to see on the date of your visit.

Oslob Heritage Park

After your  Tumalog Falls Adventure, you can ask the habal-habal driver to bring you to the Oslob Heritage Park. In this park you can take to see the following all in one place: Immaculate Conception Church, Cuartel, Bay walk, Oslob Museum, Old Mortuary Chapel, Baluarte Ruins and the  Baywalk.

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Oslob Cebu Whale Shark Watching, Beach Resorts, Hotels, Tourist Spots/Things To Do 

Church of the Immaculate Conception 

One of the oldest churches in the country… The church building which is made of coral stones was constructed in 1830 and was finished 18 years later. The buttresses that were added were constructed between 1848 and 1850. The adjacent bell tower was built in 1858.

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The Cuartel

An unfinished building made of coral blocks resembling a Spanish-era barracks.   It was constructed at about 1860 but remained unfinished at the end of the Spanish occupation in 1898.

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Oslob Museum

A small museum housing some important old pieces from the place is also available without an entrance fee at the heritage Park of Oslob. No cameras are allowed inside this museum.

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Old Mortuary Chapel

This old chapel is found right in front of the Immaculate Conception Church. The small old chapel has a pediment decorated with a relief of a human skeleton.

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Oslob Cebu Whale Shark Watching, Beach Resorts, Hotels, Tourist Spots/Things To Do 

Baluarte Ruins

 The ruins of an Old Baluarte (a Spanish word for watchtower) can also be found at the Heritage Park of Oslob. The tower, which was built in 1788 was intended to guard the place against the invasion of the Moros.

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 Baywalk [ Oslob Cebu Whale Shark Watching, Beach Resorts, Hotels, Tourist Spots/Things To Do  ]

Baywalk

The place wherein you can relax and unwind and enjoy the scenery especially in the late afternoon is the Baywalk. It is said that this Baywalk was destroyed by a super typhoon a few years back, but it is now fully restored.

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Beachfront of Bluewater Island Resort. [ Oslob Cebu Whale Shark Watching, Beach Resorts, Hotels, Tourist Spots/Things To Do  ] Photo from the resort’s site: http://www.bluewatersumilon.com.ph/ 

Sumilon Island

Should you be staying at Oslob for 2 days or more, It would be best if you can visit the Sumilon Island. This   24-hectare (59-acre) coral island is hosts the Sumilon Bluewater Island Resort which developed the island into an eco-friendly haven. Sumilon Island boasts of its four major dive sites:  Garden Eel Plaza, Nikki’s Wall, Coral Landscape and Julie’s Rock.  Sumilon Island also has a  sandbar that is changing shapes and shifting locations around the island depending on the season.   Natural lagoons with high mangroves and natural caves used by fishermen to seek refuge during storms and a lake can also be found on the Island.

It would be nice to note that Sumilon Island is the first marine protected area in the Philippines under the guidance of the Silliman University Marine Reserve of Dumaguete City.  Sumilon Island can be reached by boat from Oslob. Another route to Sumilon Island is via Dumaguete City since it is also close to the island.

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The author while Canyoneering in Badian, Oslob Whale Shark Watching/Kawasan [ Oslob Cebu Whale Shark Watching, Beach Resorts, Hotels, Tourist Spots/Things To Do  ]

Side Trip to Badian for Canyoneering

While in Oslob Cebu, you can maximize your trip by visiting Badian for the Canyoneering. From Oslob, just ask the locals for direction on how to reach the Bato Terminal. From Bato Terminal, you take the Ceres Bus to Badian. Please click here to read my experience at Badian and to get some tips on where to stay. – Badian Canyoneering Adventure

Visit Moalboal

Known for its beautiful beaches and rich marine life. Moalboal is a perfect segway when visiting the place.

Must Read: Moalboal List of Resorts | Travel Guide

OSLOB CEBU WHALE SHARK WATCHING TOUR PACKAGES

Visiting and enjoying Oslob is quite easy. The moment you arrive at the place, it is easy to find a place to stay and for the day-trippers, you can easily navigate the place as most resorts offer some tours. If you are traveling by your car, just ask for some directions from the locals or simply use your Google Map App.

For single travelers or traveling with a friend, you can simply ask any motorbike or habal-habal to bring you to your desired destinations. They can also give you some recommendations on where to go.

To give you some tips or ideas regarding the standard rates of tours offered by establishments in the place, I outlined below some standard tours they offer as well as their rates.

You need not book from any of these establishments as you can simply do your trip DIY and for sure, you can save a lot of money.

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WHALE SHARK WATCHING

1. BOAT RIDE VIEW ( SIT ON THE BOAT ONLY -30 MINUTES ACTIVITY)
INCLUSIONS: Environmental Fees, Life vest, Boat Man, Resort Fees, Shower Room, Baggage Deposit Counter

Filipino -PHP 500.00 /pax | Foreigner – PHP 1000.00/pax

2. SNORKELING ( SWIM WITH OSLOB CEBU WHALE SHARKS -30 MINUTES ACTIVITY)
INCLUSIONS:  Environmental Fees, Life vest, Boat Man, Resort Fees, Shower Room, Baggage Deposit Counter

Filipino -PHP 1,000.00/pax | Foreigner- PHP. 1,500/pax

3. SCUBA DIVING ( DIVING WITH OSLOB CEBU WHALE SHARKS ) 1 TANK
INCLUSIONS: Environmental Fees, Life vest, Boat Man, Resort Fees, Shower Room, Baggage Deposit Counter

Filipino: PHP. 4,000.00/pax (Less PHP 1,000 for guests with scuba equipment)
Foreigner- PHP 5,000.00/pax (Less PHP 1,000 for guests with scuba equipment)

THE SUMILON ISLAND TOUR

15 minutes from the Oslob Cebu Whale shark Adventure is the Sumilon Island.

1. BLUE WATERS RESORT: Weekdays – PHP. 1,500 per person|Weekends and Holidays – PHP. 2,000 per person

2. SANDBAR AND MARINE SANCTUARY TOUR – PHP. 800 / per head ( minimum of 5 )
THE TUMALOG WATERFALLS TOUR – PHP. 300/pax

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MB's Sunrise View. While waiting for our lunch

MB’s Sunrise View. While waiting for our lunch [ Oslob Cebu Whale Shark Watching, Beach Resorts, Hotels, Tourist Spots/Things To Do  ]

 WHERE TO EAT 

I didn’t see any free-standing restaurants in the place. Of course, simple eateries are available in the place and almost all resorts have their own restaurants as well. We tried the restaurant of MB’s Sunrise View…the food was just fine but the service was terribly slow. Maybe this is one aspect that Oslob needs to enhance. So I hope that the Department of Tourism would help Oslob on this matter.

OSLOB CEBU WHALE SHARK: GETTING THERE

Two Airports are near the place: the Mactan Cebu International Airport or the Dumaguete Airport. For tourists coming from other countries, Oslob is part of Cebu Island in the Visayas so you can fly directly to Cebu International Airport. If you are already in the Philippines you can also fly to Dumaguete Airport.

  1. How to get Oslob from Cebu City

Ride a bus to Oslob at Cebu South Bus Terminal. You can leave the city as early as 1 am. The earliest bus trips are non-air-conditioned.

  1. How to get to Oslob from Dumaguete City

If you’re from Dumaguete City or flying in from Manila to Dumaguete to get to Oslob, travel is also quite fast and easy. From Dumaguete airport, hire a tricycle to take you to Sibulan Port or take the Ceres bus passing by Sibulan. From Sibulan take the Ferry or Fast Craft to Liloan Port. From Liloan, ride the bus that will take you to Oslob. Ceres buses are just outside the port waiting for passengers.

 

Kawasan Falls in Badian (Station 1)

Kawasan Falls in Badian – Station 1 [ Oslob Cebu Whale Shark Watching, Beach Resorts, Hotels, Tourist Spots/Things To Do  ]

LIST OF  OSLOB CEBU RESORTS, HOTELS

Oslob, Cebu is just a very small place yet it offers various places to stay like Inns and Resorts depending on your budget. To get the best deal to book your hotel/resorts room here:

Germaroze Inn
Poblacion, Camburong,  Philippines, 6025

BOOK YOUR OSLOB CEBU RESORT/HOTEL ROOM HERE  

PEDZ CING MANGO LODGE
Bonbon , Cebu

Sascha’s Resort Oslob
National Road Poblacion

New Village Lodge
San Jose St. Poblacion

Barangay Nueva Caceres
BOOK YOUR OSLOB CEBU RESORT/HOTEL ROOM HERE 

Luzmin BH – White House
Lagunde,   Philippine

STay N Save
Natalio Bacalso Avenue 
 

Luna Oslob Travellers Inn
Aragones Street

Hotel Sebastian
San Jose St. Poblacion
BOOK YOUR OSLOB CEBU RESORT/HOTEL ROOM HERE 

Sascha’s Resort Oslob
National Road Poblacion

Oslob Malonzo Pension House
San Jose Street Poblacion
 

GT Seaside Inn
San Jose Street

Seafari Resort Oslob
Cuancua-ay, Tanawan,

Lagnasons Place
NATALIO BACALSO AVE.

The Lighthouse Resort
Looc, Philippines, 6025
BOOK YOUR OSLOB CEBU RESORT/HOTEL ROOM HERE 

MB Sunrise View Resort
National Highway, Tan-awa

Luzmin BH – Pink HouseApartment
Barangay Lagunde,   Philippines, 6025
 

Kawasan Falls in Badian - Station 3

Kawasan Falls in Badian – Station 3 [ Oslob Cebu Whale Shark Watching, Beach Resorts, Hotels, Tourist Spots/Things To Do  ]

Canyoneering in Badian

Canyoneering in Badian [ Oslob Cebu Whale Shark Watching, Beach Resorts, Hotels, Tourist Spots/Things To Do  ]

20 Comments

  1. Awesome blog! Do you have any recommendations for aspiring writers?
    I’m hoping too start my own travel blog website soon but I’m a little lost on everything. I am hoping to blog about traveling to my home place the island of Cebu but i need to know the best way to start. Would you propose starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many choices out there that I’m completely overwhelmed … Any tips? Cheers!

  2. Awesome blog! Do you have any recommendations for aspiring writers?
    I’m hoping too start my own travel blog website soon but I’m a little lost on everything. I am hoping to blog about travelling in my home place the island of Cebu but i need to know the best way to start. Would you propose starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many choices out there that I’m completely overwhelmed … Any tips? Cheers!

  3. Hi, I am Bawing of Lapu lapu City. I am a tour operator based in Cebu, and I would like to applaud you for such a wonderful and helpful blog for travelers that you have created here. Even I who also love to travel in my beautiful hometown Cebu couldn’t make an article as complete and as arranged as the one you are posting here. I would admit that I would give links of your blog posts to my clients for more information and guide regarding tours in Cebu especially in the City. You are truly an experience traveler and you are very keen to details that your posts are very picturesque that one can surely understand the contents. We would like to thank you for that and also we would like to take this opportunity to introduce our tour company Cebu Bohol Travel and Tours. We offer affordable and safe tours in Cebu and we would like to help your readers to extend our tour services to them. Again, thank you very much and more power.

  4. emilie zabala

    thank you for your post…it is indeed a big help for our group who plans to do a tour to the south of cebu.

  5. Love your post, it is so helpful especially for those who want to try swimming with whale sharks in Oslob. Thank you for sharing such awesome and helpful article! A tour in Cebu is such a must for every travel enthusiasts!

  6. Wow! This looks great. I really love to do the Whale Shark watching in Oslob. Thanks for this.

  7. This place looks amazing! I love your water pictures! Whale shark watching would be phenomenal!

  8. I never had a chance to visit Oslob but with your guide I could organise a trip in a few minutes! This is fantastic and very informative post! Iga

  9. Love that you ended up in the water lol. My favorite part of most any trip. Sorry the service was slow for food. Glad it was good though. The opposite would have been worse (fast service/not so good food), ha. Bright side of everything. 😉 🙂

  10. I’ve never been, but love to travel. I think I would love the Whale Shark watching and canooing

  11. I live in the neighboring town of Oslob. I have been there many times but haven’t really tried whale watching. Hopefully will be able to before the year ends.

  12. I’d love to see whale sharks in real life, what a beautiful part of the world

  13. I have always wanted to go back to Cebu, this will be a lovely addition to our itinerary once we decide to visit. Swimming with whale shark must be a very awesome experience, too, I want to try it!!!

  14. One on my list. Never had a chance to visit this place when I went to Cebu. But the canyoneering is definitely a must try.

    Anyway, I am interviewing top pinoy travel bloggers and I found you. Are you open for an interview? Kindly let me know if you’re interested, email is jacarandatravels@gmail.com. Thank you 🙂

  15. I like to try canyoneering and swimming at Kawasan falls. They do have a lot of great attractions in Oslob.

  16. Seems great to visit this place because of the unique activities especially the whale watching. Exploring this place is a must for travelers. On my part, I just read and enjoy what I could digest with lots of beautiful places in the Philippines.

  17. We’re supposed to go here last month but we changed our mind because of the long travel. I’m planning to go here if ever we will go to Dumaguete, baka mas madali magside trip.

  18. Wow! The Php 500 fee to go whale watching is extremely inexpensive for that kind of experience. Swimming in the water of Kawasan Falls in Badian also looks really amazing.

  19. I went to Oslob but haven’t tried to check their heritage. Looks interesting! You did canyoneering too? Lucky! I am planning that too but hindi pa natutuloy haha Sumilon island is one of my bucketlist. 🙂

  20. A very helpful guide to Oslob. I must say that even though I have been to Oslob twice, there are still places I havent been. Sumilon island and the heritage park are on my list!

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