When I travel, I make sure that I’ll maximize the place I am going to. So after our Bohol trip, we went straight to Cebu as this is only an hour away from Bohol. Cebu has been a part of my to-go places cause I have heard so much about the province, especially during the Sinulog festival. Oh, how I wish to be in Cebu during that time. But then, Cebu has many places to offer. Two of those are Oslob (South of Cebu) and Bantayan Island (North of Cebu).
We personally chose the place as these are some of the famous islands in Cebu. So basically, our Cebu trip is a DIY one. :) My tip when making your own tour is to do a LOT of research. From the travel time, accomodations, to where the terminals are, and of course your budget. Stressful at first but super fulfilling when you get to follow your planned itinerary. :)
Remember that you should still be wise even if in you’re a place you don’t know. Honestly, it’s like Manila, you just know it’s not because of the dialect they’re speaking. We arrived in Cebu City at around 7 to 8pm and went straight to the South Terminal. Travel time is 3 hours from the city to Oslob, and took advantage of the rest we could have. Stayed and spent the night in MBs Sunrise View, waited for Mr. Sun aaaand, we’re excited to experience what Oslob is famous for… Whale Shark Watching!! Woot woot!
Readddy! Haha! This is us going to a mandatory seminar regarding the whale shark watching and snorkeling. The do’s and dont’s when encountering them and things you should know about the whale sharks. After attending the seminar, we are now ready to go the main site. Yesss, finallyyy! Haha!
Love at first sight! If I would describe my feelings then, the right word would be starstruck! :)
Fully prepped before we go down under! :) Though we have to remove them after a few minutes cause we can’t swim properly. Haha!
And they are lovelier when you see them this close. :) :)
Our Oslob trip wouldn’t be fulfilling without having a photo with the gentle giants! :) This, of course, requires an effort. Effort not to be swallowed by the whale sharks. Haha! There was this moment when one of the whale shark literally passed by my left shoulder. And I tell you, they are freakingly heavy! I really got nervous and never closed my eyes as I may be in two different places. I may be still in the sea, or I may end up inside their stomach. Alert mode on! Haha! Got a scar but the good news is, I’m alive. Haha!
All smiles after our 30 minutes of swimming with them! :) So unforgettable!
**Whale shark watching can only be done from 9:00 am to 12:00nn, so you have to get up early! :) **
Our next stop was in Tumalog Falls. This is just a 10-15 minutes ride from the site. The only way to go there is to ride on what they call a Habal-habal. It’s mainly a motorcycle with someone who drives for you. :)
After the ride, we have to walk for I guess 10-15 minutes more. Habal-habal are allowed, but it’s hard to get to and from the falls as the road going there is too steep.
See the Tumalog Falls from where were we standing? :)
And we’re here… This photo can’t give justice as to how beautiful the Tumalog Falls is. I honestly didn’t expect much as this is not a famous destination. But I strongly suggest to visit this place. And I’m placing my bet, you’ll never stop saying WOW for the first five seconds of staring at this amazing view. :)
Amazed with how God perfectly made all of these. ♥
Our next and last place to visit isn’t really in our itinerary. We just wanted to maximize our stay there and the people there were so persistent to make us visit the sandbar here in Oslob.
Imagine, we rode this really big boat with only the four us! High class feels over here, hahaha!
And they were right. Super clean and super nice place. :) How I wish this is the view I wake up to every day. :) :)
That’s it for our Oslob trip. :) I hope you enjoyed my post the same way we enjoyed our tour here. :)
And again, I hope I can visit this place again. This time, with my family. :)