Taking a dip in Tumalog Falls

Tumalog Falls is located in Brgy. Luka, Municipality of Oslob Cebu. You have two options going down the stiff road, a trek for 10-15mins or a 2-way motorcycle ride for P50.

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I have seen few waterfalls around the Philippines, Daranak and Taktak Falls in Rizal, Katibawasan Falls in Camiguin and the popular Ma. Cristina Falls in Lanao Del Norte. But Tumalog Falls (for now) is on top of my list. I enjoyed the umbrella-like rock formations, the rain-like waterfalls and the non-swimmer friendly pool, makes me want to come back again.

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(you may check our budget and itinerary for this trip – Siquijor, Oslob and Dumagute)

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Swimming with Whale Sharks

Whale Watching Briefing Site is located in Brgy. Tan-awan, Municipality of Oslob Cebu. Before the activity proper, every tourists needs to undergo a short orientation of Do’s and Dont’s. Local rates for watching P300, snorkeling P500 and diving P600. Viewing is daily from 6AM to 12NN.

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I am aware that some people find this activity harmful and life-threatening for the whale sharks, but I cannot resist the urge to see them up close considering I can’t dive neither can I swim. As the vendor told us during our small chit-chat while placing our things at their locker for rent, Barangay Tan-awan has been blessed to have these creatures inhabit their place. I just hope that LGUs would be stricter with their rules and visitors to be responsible enough to prevent harm to these gentle giants.

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(you may check our budget and itinerary for this trip – Siquijor, Oslob and Dumagute)


Oslob, Cebu

Cebu province is part of Region VII or the Central Visayas Region. Oslob is one of the 44 municipalities of Cebu, located at the southern part of the province.

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You can reach Oslob from Dumaguete via Sibulan port. From Liloan port in Cebu, you can either ride the bus or rent a motorcycle (not advisable since it’s quite a bumpy ride). If you’re on a big group, renting a multicab would be best.

(you may check our budget and itinerary for this trip – Siquijor, Oslob and Dumagute)


Taking a plunge in Siquijor

Cambugahay Falls – going down a hundred stone steps will bring you to a 3-tiered waterfall. Another activity here aside from swimming is the rope swing. For P20 per head, you can have unlimited swing and plunge at the pool.

Salagdoong Beach – a semi-government owned resort. Another activity here aside from swimming is cliff diving. There are two diving flat forms, 20 and 35 feet high.

(you may check our budget and itinerary for this trip – Siquijor, Oslob and Dumagute)


Travel around Siquijor

St. Francis of Assisi Church – located a few meters from the port. Established in 1795 and the first parish church in the province.

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Baywalk – on the way to the Balete Tree site is the baywalk where the provincial signage can be found.

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Balete Tree – you can enjoy gazing at the century-old tree while having a fish foot spa. You can also buy souvenir items here.

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San Isidro Labrador Church – also called Lazi Church, was built in 1857 and the only church (that I have visited so far) that has well preserved wooden floor. This is the second best old church for me (my first is Tumauini Church in Isabela)

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Lazi Convent – situated across San Isidro Labrador Church and is considered one of the biggest convents in the Philippines. The church and the convent were declared a National Historical Landmark in 1973.

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(you may check our budget and itinerary for this trip – Siquijor, Oslob and Dumagute)