Exploring Cebu

Oslob, Kawasan, and Sumilon were all so breathtaking. Our 4 days and 3 nights stay in Cebu was definitely a much needed trip away from the fast-paced Manila life.

From the city, it was a 3-hour bus ride to Oslob. We got there past 9pm since we arrived at Mactan airport late in the afternoon.

We stayed at Sascha’s Resort. Lui and I loved their dining area. It was the perfect place for guests to chill because of its scenic view of the ocean.

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Kawasan Falls was our first stop. It was an hour and a half tricycle ride from Sascha’s. We did not expect it would take that long but the wait was worth it. Once you see the falls with its clear, turquoise waters, you’d thank the heavens that it greeted you with this beauty.

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Good thing we had the whole afternoon free because we needed that much time to enjoy the activities in Kawasan. To get to where the fun happens, we hiked a little farther from the falls area. We did not let the day pass without trying the slide, the swing and the cliff jumping.

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It was exhausting but it was hella fun! Then, capturing the double rainbow was the most wonderful way to end that day. Credits to our tour guide for the shot!

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Next on our itinerary was the whale shark watching in Oslob. We got to the place as early as we could to avoid the flock of tourists. True enough, we arrived just in time. We didn’t wait long to be accommodated.

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Seeing the gentle giants was nothing short of magical. It was my first time seeing sea creatures that big and up close. I was mesmerized the whole time. I couldn’t believe my eyes. It was one of the most unforgettable 30 minutes of my life.

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Sumilon was next on the list. It’s an isolated island that boasts of a lovely beach and a spectacular view. It was just a 15-minute boat ride from the whale shark watching area.

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We reached the island around 11:30am. But we wanted to see the sand bar so, we waited for low tide.

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Our stay at Sumilon Island was the calmest and most peaceful. For a little while, it took my heart to a place without worries.

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On our last day, we went back to the city early in the morning to splurge on Cebu’s finest sea food specialties. We ate lunch at Lantaw and our tummies were definitely happy with it.

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This was my first out of town trip without my family and I’m really happy that they trusted me with this one. The trip was actually a late birthday gift for myself. It was supposedly a joint birthday getaway with my girls but due to unprecedented situations, out of the original 4, we were down to 2. But that didn’t stopped Lui and I from making the most of our time here in Cebu.

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