I’m back to share our trip to Cebu happened a long long time ago, just kidding, it was just in June 2017. Yes, I know, my blog has been a compilation of long overdue blog posts. (No more excuses, haha)
Cebu is one of the most popular destinations in the Philippines. It offers plenty of intriguing attractions and exciting adventures that surely travelers will enjoy. From historic places, mountain hiking, stunning white beaches, breathtaking waterfalls to exciting water adventure. Not only that, they have friendly Cebuano tour guides who will make your trip even more memorable and of course, good food. That’s why I’m happy to be able to cross this off on my travel list.
No wonder why it is among the world’s best islands according to the Reader’s Choice Award 2016 of Conde Nast Travel. Cebuanos must be proud!
PLANE TICKET, TOURS, AND ACCOMMODATION
We booked our roundtrip tickets (Manila-Cebu) through PAL for P1,700/person during their seat sale in December 2016. Budget travelers who are more patient than we are can book cheaper flights than ours.
We also booked our 3D2N hotel accommodation and south and Cebu city tour at MCDC Travel and Tours. Inclusive of airport transfers and free one breakfast and dinner for only P5,150 (exclusive of canyoneering) which is a super good deal!
We had a limited time (3 days is very short) to spend to Cebu that’s why we considered booking in a travel agency to experience a hassle-free Cebu adventure trip, and we didn’t regret it. It saved us from long lines in the terminal, lines to pay for fees and long travel hours (because our driver was the fastest and experienced driver I’ve ever encountered or most probably, I’m just used to 20kph -60kph here in Manila, haha.) Plus, we were able to visit more destinations than to some who do it themselves. It was indeed a very smooth and great Cebu trip.
Contact person: Maricor D. Carpio
Contact number: +63 9153901401
Facebook Page: @mcdctravelandtours
Our First Day Adventure
Our first stop was Osmeña Peak — the highest peak in the island of Cebu. I’m not a fan of hiking (look at my outfit I never thought I could make it by wearing jeans, denim jacket, and slippery sandals). Though it was very uncomfortable and challenging, I was able to climb the highest hill which is the Osmena Peak and get rewarded with this beautiful view.
Whale Watching in Oslob
Our encounter with the Oslob whale sharks (there are two) is one of my favorite adventures in Cebu. Whale sharks, daunting in terms of size, but it was not as scary as I first thought it was because they are harmless. It was a surreal and unforgettable experience to have a very close encounter with them. My friends and I enjoyed watching them despite that they all have a great shot with the whale shark and I don’t. It’s okay, lol.
Upon entering the Tumalog falls, I felt like I’m about to discover a hidden paradise for the first time where fairies and goddess live. Idk. Basically, I felt like I’m entering a different world — an enchanted world. The cascade of the water has a magical effect on me, very precious waterfall.
Sumilon Island is a private resort called Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort but thanks to the owner for keeping the sandbar open in public. Based on our tour guide the shape and location of the sandbar are always changing depending on the season. Only a small portion of sandbar was visible when we went there, but it’s still so captivating.
Once you step onto the water beach and gaze upon to the far-off horizon, you will just fall in love with its beauty and relaxing effect on your body. Sigh, take me back.
We weren’t able to experience canyoneering for some reasons,
(like I have too chicken friends and bone issues? Lol.) it would probably have been my most challenging adventure in Cebu if we only have taken the challenge of it. But it’s fine. I may not have experienced canyoneering but I had so much fun in Aguinid falls.
Aguinid falls will not just captivate you with its beauty because aside from its charm it offers an exhilarating adventure which is the waterfall climbing. The falls are divided into eight stages where the challenge increases as you go up to the higher level and I was so happy we made it to the top! Yay!
Sorry for the low-quality photos. I just grabbed it on Facebook because I lost original copies. Pictures were taken using an iphone.
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Have you been to Cebu?
How’s your recent adventure?