Negros Oriental

Negros Oriental province is part of Region VII or the Central Visayas Region. The capital of the province is Dumaguete City, also called “City of Gentle People”.

Harold’s Mansion is a popular lodging for local and foreign tourists in Dumaguete. Aside from the location, the staffs are friendly and the rooms are clean (ours has just been renovated). The price for each room is very cheap considering breakfast is included. Breakfast is served at the rooftop where you can have a top view of Dumaguete City.

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

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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)


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)