Oslob

The most famous attraction in Oslob is the Whale Shark Watching. These whale sharks may be spotted in Tan-awan which is 10 km away from Oslob town center.

Highlights

  • Swim with the graciously giant whale Sharks
  • Have a refreshing dip at the spectacular Tumalog Falls
  • Take a relaxing stroll at the town Baywalk.

Oslob is a premiere destination that is famous for its highlights such as the Sumilon Island, Cuartel, Church of the Immaculate Conception, and the Baluarte. But the most famous attraction in Oslob is the Whale Shark Watching.

These whale sharks may be spotted in Tan-awan which is 10 kilometers away from the city center. Tourists find it entertaining to see the locals feeding the whale sharks by hand which started the booming tourism industry in Oslob.

Whale Shark Watching in Oslob Tan-awan

Currently, whale shark watching in Oslob has become a major highlight not only in the Philippines but to other countries as well; who wouldn’t be interested with having first-hand encounters with whale sharks, right?

Many tourists have began flocking the beach of Tan-awan just to watch the fishermen interact with the whale sharks in the vicinity. Numerous tourists began arriving in Oslob not just to see whale sharks being fed by the locals but to snorkel or dive with them as well.

Being able to swim with these beautiful creatures is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience one may have and keep. Be fascinated by the very friendly whale sharks in Oslob Cebu!

Sumilon Island

Sumilon Island is a must-go-to paradise in Cebu which possesses crystalline clear water with fine white sandy beaches where one can definitely get some rest and we shall assure you 100% relaxation.

Sumilon is an island paradise that is secluded from its mainland and has a very diverse ecology. One may opt to go swimming or snokeling in the place. There are also resorts in the area where you can relax.

Cuartel

Cuartel is a structure built during the Spanish era to house the Spanish troops that were assigned in Oslob, however, when the Americans came, the Spaniards left and the construction was terminated leaving the building unfinished until now.

Despite the years that have passed, the unfinished barracks which was built with thick coral blocks still remained intact after enduring the war that came next and natural phenomena such as earthquakes and the frequent typhoons.

This old barracks have become a main attraction that have charmed and captivated many tourists, and made the area a great pick for picture taking.

Church of Immaculate Conception

The Parish Church of Immaculate Conception in Oslob has suffered and survived fire damages during the Japanee occupation in 1942, and two more incidents in years 1955 and 2008. Despite these, the church have retained its natural beauty, and the aesthetic feature of its exterior-materials of which had to battle time in since the time it was built. This is a great place for picture taking with friends or, of course, to atted masses.

Baluarte

Baluarte is one of the seven (7) fortified watch towers which were installed along the coastline of Oslob as a defensive infrastructure against the Moros who have been attacking the area. In 1815, the effectivity of Baluarte was tested and proved to be effective when a group of offensive pirates was successfully repelled and never dared to come back to the island.

Today, Baluarte serves as a historic centerpiece on a lovely bay side park. It have captivated many tourists and now serves as subject for many photographers and in group photos as well.

HOW TO GET THERE

Oslob is in Cebu Island. If you are in Cebu city you can reach Oslob by bus or private vehicle. Travel time is about 3 hours.

If you are going to Oslob from Bohol, then you need to take a ferry to Cebu.

If you’re from Dumaguete City you can take a ferry from Sibulan Port to Liloan Port in Cebu From there, continue by bus or private vehicle to Oslob.

BEST TIME TO TRAVEL

Preferably go there weekdays when there’s not much crowd.

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