Due to quarantine measures in place, some of these destinations might be temporarily closed. Please coordinate with the management or local government before visiting.
Here is a list of first set of attractions to open after quarantine in Southern Cebu!
With the novel coronavirus crisis that the world is facing, it’s important for people to pay attention to their health—both physical and mental. For the body, having a good diet, exercising, and keeping healthy habits will help ward off the virus. And for the mind and soul, a quick escapade can recharge internal batteries effectively.
Though travelling has dramatically changed since the outbreak, people still want to get a rush of adrenaline and experience the grace of nature. Now that Cebu. province is under modified general community quarantine (MGQC), some tourism activities have been allowed to resume—including those in Oslob. These tourist attractions in Oslob have been approved by the local government for travelers who want a safe adventure. Read on to see what you can do and the beautiful tourist attractions in Oslob where you can enjoy them!
Sumilon Island is a small tropical island spanning 24 hectares only.
Image: Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort Facebook Page
You have probably never heard of this, but there is a pot of gold on the southeastern tip of Oslob, and it comes in the form of Blue Sumilon Island Resort. Known as one of the most beautiful island resorts in the country, this destination has various amenities to pamper travelers. Located within the tranquil Sumilon Island, the place offers exclusivity that can keep your worries at bay. Guests have three room types to choose from: deluxe with private veranda, premier deluxe, and villa with private dipping pools.
If you’re planning to see fishes by the beach, remember to pack your own snorkels since the resort discourages renting of gears. Depending on the availability of tour guides, you can also take a nature trail on the island’s thick protected forest. If you listen to the sound of nature, you can hear and spot various spots of birds along the way.
2. Swim with the friendly giants.
Location:Natalio Bacalso Avenue, Oslob, Cebu
Make sure you are not wearing any sunscreen while swimming with the whale sharks.
One of the most popular Cebu tourist attractions, whale shark watching in Oslob is an activity that has generated the income of most locals over the years. These gentle giants have attracted thousands of tourists all over the world, and getting close to them is a unique lifetime experience. It wouldn’t be that hard, as the calm waters of Oslob make it easy for tourists to swim around. Following the new normal rules, those who would like to swim with the whale sharks are advised to bring their own snorkels.
You can also request to have dinner by the ocean for a change of scenery!
Image: Down South 118 Beach Resort Facebook Page
At Down South 118 Beach Resort, guests are treated to a gorgeous view of Southern Cebu skies and elegantly-designed facilities. Each room in this resort has a terrace or balcony, so you won’t miss the perfect harmony of the pinkish skies and blue sea. You can also indulge in the following water activities: kayaking, stand-up board paddling, boating, and snorkeling. Thanks to the crystal clear waters, you can swim at ease with various fishes.
4. Get a ticket to the sky at Oslob Cebu Paragliding.
Location:Daanglungsod, Oslob, Cebu
Paragliding is a whole new level of sightseeing in Oslob, Cebu!
Image: Oslob, Cebu Paragliding Facebook Page
After months indoors, jump out of the nest and experience an adrenaline-filled flight above the clouds! Oslob Cebu Paragliding offers tandem gliding, an ideal and enjoyable way to see the sights in Oslob. For about 10 to 15 minutes, you can soar through the air with a professional pilot who will guide the glider aircraft. All you have to do is sit and enjoy the unforgettable view of the Oslob valleys. To book, contact 0925 544 6789 or visit their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/OslobCebuParagliding/).
When traveling to these locations, be guided by and observe the protocols at all times. Social distancing, wearing of face masks, and frequent handwashing are the essentials you need to pack before seeing the bigger world. Don’t forget these, and you’re all set! Safe travels, Cebuanos!
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About Shanice Reyes
Shanice Reyes writes to buy herself good coffee and bike parts. When she's not writing, you can find her playing Ultimate Frisbee, traveling to new places, or hanging out with her dogs and tarantulas. Though she has an irrational fear of heights, she'd love to try sky-diving one day.
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