This is my calling. I am born to move.
Fancy hotel rooms furnished with soft queen-sized beds wrapped in multiple layers of sheets, equipped with the comforts of A/C units and hot & cold showers is a luxury I can rarely (rare as in I can’t remember the last time) afford, especially when traveling alone. But rare occasions like today call for a different hotel experience – somewhere unique, somewhere bizarre, something like a boutique hotel in Cebu City called The Henry. Boutique what? (more…)
To make matters more convenient, I rounded up all the places visitied and activities did during the 3-day trip to South Cebu. This list will give you a glimpse of countless delights the southern section of the island has to offer. I’ll let you decide what’s hot or what’s not. (more…)
It seems that almost every town in southern Cebu is endowed with their own waterfalls. So far, we’ve seen the majesty of Oslob’s Tumalog Falls and the astonishing azure water of Kawasan Falls in Badian. Our last stop, before we finally put a close to the 3-day journey, takes us to the highest waterfalls in all of Cebu – this Mantayupan Falls of Barili. (more…)
The vast bodies of water surrounding the Philippine archipelago flourishes with an abundant marine life. Cebu, alone, is blessed with a number of diving destinations visited by underwater enthusiasts from all over the world. Moalboal, a town situated on the south-western part of Cebu island, not only happens to be one of country’s best, but also a world class diver’s destination. (more…)
The southern region of Cebu offers an array of countless attractions wherein every town prides of something unique. Dalaguete‘s vegetable basket, the rich heritage of Boljoon, and Oslob‘s whale sharks. Just when you thought you’ve already witnessed south Cebu‘s grandeur, come next town, it awes beholders with something different. From Oslob, we shifted our course northward, now traversing the western coast starting with Badian where another waterfalls called Kawasan is rumored to be a bit out of the ordinary. (more…)
Oslob instantaneously gained worldwide popularity in the tourism industry, thanks to the gigantic migratory fish that put the fishing town on the limelight. But even before these magnificent creatures came to the shores of southern Cebu, Oslob teems with attractions not to be left out in your itinerary. We checked out some Spanish-era structures, a majestic falls, and of course, swam with whale sharks to make the most out of this day-visit to Oslob. (more…)
No wonder the word “road trip” came up several times when I was researching prior to this journey since the highway to Southern Cebu is packed with breathtaking scenery of mountains, cliffs, and the sea. Making the route even more interesting were these fascinating historical attraction which dotted the coast line. Every town has something worth exploring – just like the heritage town of Boljoon.
One town in Cebu was named after a massive tree which was used as a landmark or a place where the townsfolk held gatherings, congregations, or simply just to seek respite from the scorching heat. Tagalogs call this gigantic tree balete, but Cebuanos refer to it as dalakit – a tree which gave name to a town called Dalaguete, and this is where my southern Cebu sojourn began. (more…)