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Oslob: Fun Encounter With The Gentle Giants

Summer is always represented by beaches, waterfalls and any body of water... and that being said, I didn’t missed the opportunity to play under the sun and get wet. The most interesting part... is my encounter with the gentle giants of the sea, talking about the Butandings (whale sharks)!!!

Whale Watching

Oslob is a little municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. Starting from Argao, we’re just an hour away from Oslob, but from Cebu City proper, it would take 3-4 hours drive southeast of Cebu.

We settled in MB’s Sunrise View Resort, Brgy. Tan-awan  - owned by a priest... and only require 70 php for the entrance fee. The place is clean and offers decent cottages.

Before allowing tourists to get a close encounter with the whale sharks, we were called in a tent for an orientation about the guidelines and do’s and don’ts of Butanding Watching.
Group shot with the gang!
Close encounter with the whale shark
The boat man teased us that the tail of the whale shark is poisonous... and of course, we immediately lifted our legs as high as we can and the boatmen started laughing. LOL kayo kuya ha!!! :)

The Church and The Ruins of Oslob's Watchtower 

After the whale watching, we head on to Church of Nuestra Señora de la Immaculada Concepcion, and beside the historical old church is the watchtower ruins of Oslob which was constructed in 1879. 

Church of Nuestra Senyora de la Immaculada Concepcion
The street between the Church and the watch tower ruins was named after the first parish priest of Oslob –Fray Juan Jose Aragones.  
Oslob's watchtower ruins

Summer Jumpshot! Gangnam Style for me~ LOL
  • Entrance Fee – 70 php 
  • Butanding Watching is 300php/head and +P200/head if you want to snorkel (snorkeling gears included).
  • If you have underwater camera, you have to pay for underwater photography fee of 100 php.
  • Underwater cameras are also available for rent at 500 php.
  • Cebu to Oslob bus fare is 156 (one way).

And that's all for my 3 day summer weekend adventure in Cebu.

This was the most "Good Vibe" trip I ever had. Only spent 2,300 for my 3-Day Cebu-Argao-Oslob trip. Great companions, no drama... just pure fun!

Related Links:
Cebu – Day 1 – Summer Weekend Trilogy
Argao - Day 2 – Summer Weekend Trilogy
A Taste Of Lechon In Carcar - Cebu!
Casa Verde Restaurant In Cebu - New Favorite!
The Cebu Taoist Temple - Taoism Procedures


Jonas Labagala said...

I've always heard that the whale sharks are gentle. Ningsakay unta ka didto para complete ang experience.. :D

Ganessa Archival said...

They are gentle... :) Dili ko pwede magsakay kay imprisonment man kapalit. LOL

Debarpan Mukherjee said...

wow!sea beach with shark...my favourite place :D

Wanderer Juan said...

I've been planning to visit Oslob specifically watch whale sharks I'm definitely looking forward to it based on your post.

Pepper Tan said...

I've heard about Oslob, but have yet to go there. That was a pretty cheap getaway for you. With good companions to boot, I'm sure it was a blast :)

Ganessa Archival said...

I'm sure you'll enjoy there. Good luck :)

Ganessa Archival said...

Yes sure, nothing beats having good companions in a fun place like Oslob. Thanks for dropping by :)

Monica said...

wow! amazing place! Never heard about it til now. I will love to take my kids in that place...someday..Thanks for sharing this wonderful nature...

Herbert said...

Been to this place a couple of times but never had the chance to see this awesome creature :(

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