Oslob

Oslob

This lush, tropical municipality at the southeastern tip of Cebu is especially famous for its whale-watching tourist attractions. This happens mostly in the barrio of Tanawan, where the local guides and fishermen feed the whale sharks (locally known as butanding) by hand in front of the tourists. However, local attractions involving whale sharks are also sparking controversy. Tourists tend to break certain rules when swimming with whale sharks. Also, feeding the sharks outside of their natural diet (which local fishermen do to attract them to tourist spots in the first place) can be quite harmful to the creatures. For those who are especially concerned about the welfare of the whale sharks, you may just want to skip these attractions.

Affordable accommodations at Tanawan include BCD’s Place, Brumini, and Ermi’s. If you’re willing to spend a little more, you can book yourself into the Seafari Resort, or at Sumilon Bluewater Island Resort.

For those who are into trekking, a must-visit is the Tumalog Falls, a multi-tiered waterfall tucked in the lush foliage of the Oslob mountains. There are also the Mainit Hot Springs, said to relieve stress and exhaustion with its sulfuric waters.

There are historical sites, as well. The Church of the Immaculate Conception in Poblacion is truly miraculous in nature, having survived a number of disasters including a fire in the Japanese occupation. Nearby is the Cuartel, an unfinished barracks from the Spanish occupation, as well as the Baluarte watchtower from the same time period.

Top Rated Hotels in Oslob Browse All

  1. Sumilon Bluewater Island Resort
    4.4 Stars
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  2. BCD's Place
    5.0 Stars
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    1 Review View
  3. Seafari Resort Oslob
    5.0 Stars
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    1 Review View
  4. L and M Hearthstones Lodge
    5.0 Stars
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    1 Review View
  5. Casa Bonita Inn
    5.0 Stars
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    1 Review View
  6. Villa Modern De Luxe
    5.0 Stars
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    1 Review View
  7. Lagnason's Place Resort
    5.0 Stars
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    1 Review View
  8. Oslob Garden Stay Beach Resort
    4.0 Stars
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    1 Review View
  9. Hotel Sebastian
    4.0 Stars
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    1 Review View
  10. Germaroze Guesthouse
    3.5 Stars
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Top Rated Places in Oslob Browse All

  1. Tumalog Falls
    4.8 Stars
    Great Outdoors
    31 Reviews View
  2. Oslob Whale Shark Watching
    4.7 Stars
    Tourist Attraction
    40 Reviews View
  3. Sumilon Island
    4.9 Stars
    Great Outdoors
    8 Reviews View
  4. Sumilon Bluewater Island Resort
    4.4 Stars
    Hotel
    14 Reviews View
  5. Oslob Heritage Park
    4.8 Stars
    Historical Site
    4 Reviews View
  6. BCD's Place
    5.0 Stars
    Hotel
    1 Review View
  7. Seafari Resort Oslob
    5.0 Stars
    Hotel
    1 Review View
  8. L and M Hearthstones Lodge
    5.0 Stars
    Hotel
    1 Review View
  9. Casa Bonita Inn
    5.0 Stars
    Hotel
    1 Review View
  10. Oslob Church
    5.0 Stars
    Historical Site
    1 Review View

Popular Areas in Oslob

  1. Tan-awan

    Tan-awan

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  2. Lagunde

    Lagunde

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