South Cebu

“You can be the most beautiful person in the world and everybody sees light and rainbows when they look at you, but if you yourself don’t know it, all of that doesn’t even matter. Every second that you spend on doubting your worth, every moment that you use to criticize yourself; is a second of your life wasted, is a moment of your life thrown away. It’s not like you have forever, so don’t waste any of your seconds, don’t throw even one of your moments away.”

If you are planning to go South Cebu, you need to plan ahead because there are a lot of activities that you can do from chasing waterfalls, beach bumming, island hopping, mountaineering, canyoneering, sardines run and even swimming with the gentle giants. A day tour won’t be enough to do everything. The south of Cebu has been very blessed with a lot of natural attractions and visitors would want to go back.

My last destination was the South of Cebu coming from Negros Oriental. My plan was just to do have a day tour since I need to go back to Mactan Airport to catch my 10:55pm flight back to Manila. From Sibulan, Negros Oriental, I took the second to the last fast craft trip going to Lilo-an Port in Santander then immediately rode a bus going to Oslob. My first itinerary was to swim with the whale sharks since according to locals, viewing is only until 12nn daily.

How to go to South Cebu

From Manila, you will need to ride a plane for about an hour and thirty minutes. When you arrived at the Mactan International Airport, you can immediate ride a cab going to the South Bus Terminal. You can also try the SM Mybus for php25 going to SM City Cebu and transfer to a local jeep going to the south terminal.

Your destination may depend in what activity would you want to do first. The waterfalls, canyoneering and sardines run is on the eastern side facing Negros Oriental with provinces from Moaboal, Badian, Malabuyoc and Ginatilan while island hopping and swim with the whale sharks is on the west side facing Siquijor with provinces such as Oslob and Sumilon.

Kawasan Falls  in Badian, Cebu

One of the  most visited waterfalls in the south Cebu. Aside from enjoying the cold waters of Kawasan Falls, you can also do canyoneering  which you will experience different levels of waterfalls for php1,500 per pax with lunch. Though  this was not part of my plan because I only wanted to chase waterfalls and swim with the whale sharks.

Whale Sharks in Oslob

The Whale Sharks are slow-moving filter-feeding and the largest known extant fish species. The Whale Sharks are the largest fish on the planet. You will need to pay php500 and will undergo orientation first before doing the activity. Alex assisted me and took care of my belongings while I am at sea. The interaction with the gentle giants are only for 30 minutes. See article Oslob, Cebu for details.

Chasing Waterfalls

Badian, Malabuyoc and Ginatilan are some of the provinces in the south of Cebu which are famous for their waterfalls. I visited Kawasan Falls in Badian, Twin Falls and Mainit Springs in Malabuyoc and Inambakan Falls in Ginatilan. See article Malabuyoc and Ginatilan, Cebu


Cold Springs in Malabuyoc

This cold spring or mini waterfalls is within the vicinity of hot spring area. Just few steps away, you will experience clear and cold waters but need to be careful because the rocks are slippers that may caused accidents.  See article Malabuyoc, Cebu for details.

Mainit Springs in Malabuyoc

This is one of must visit destination when you are in the south of Cebu. This is not a resort nor any machine used to make the water but it was said that there used to be an active volcano which make the water hot. You can choose among three type of temperature depending in your body heat tolerance. See article Malabuyoc, Cebu for details.

Inambakan Falls in Ginatilan

This is also one the best waterfalls I have visited because of the clear and cold waters. Another must visit destination in the south of Cebu. See article Ginatilan, Cebu for details.

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