Oslob

It is beyond magical, the grandest in South Cebu, the exaggeration of all waterfalls! It is unbelievable! And that was how I described Tumalog Falls when I visited the place on two different occasions few years back. No sugar coating! Imagine a tall wall, more than a hundred meters high, with drizzling cold water cascading on a rough mossy wall dotted with mushroom-like formations into a shallow perfectly turquoise pool. It really is beyond magical! Well, it used to be. Until humans intervened to his favor…Continue Reading “Oslob: The Lost Grandeur of Tumalog Falls”

Valencia

The original plan was to fly to Negros Occidental and dive in the waters of Sipalay, an offbeat scuba diving spot south of Bacolod City. What’s in their depths? I really do not have idea, but I heard they have colorful reefs and promising sites. Scuba diving is pretty new there so I assume that their sites are unspoiled and unexploited. But Sipalay, although an urban city, is generally offbeat. It is at least three hours of land travel from both Bacolod and Dumaguete City…Continue Reading “A Weekend of Adventures in South Cebu and Dumaguete”

Badian

Kawasan Falls Barangay Matutinao, Badian, Cebu When I first saw Kawasan Falls in pictures, I thought it was too good to be true. Its perfectly turquoise water is quite unbelievable. Must be the power of Photoshop, so I thought. But when I finally got to see it in 2010, I was so astonished that it was in fact real! Situated in Barangay Matutinao in Badian, Cebu, Kawasan Falls is a multi-layered waterfalls famous for its turquoise-colored deep natural pools. The cold and clear water flows through layers of…Continue Reading “Snapshot: Reacquainted with Kawasan Falls”

Dalaguete

Osmeña Peak Mantalungon Range Mantalungon, Dalaguete, Cebu At 1,013 meters above sea level, Osmeña Peak is known to be the roof of Cebu, the highest point in the province. Located in Barangay Mantalungon of the town of Dalaguete, Osmeña Peak is the highest in the group of hills that form the Mantalungon Range. Collectively, the place is called Osmeña Peak although it is officially only for the tallest one while the others are yet to be christened. Osmeña Peak offers a panoramic view of the…Continue Reading “Snapshot: Hail to the Peak of Cebu”

Cambais Falls

In the past, a mere mention of waterfalls in Cebu equates to Kawasan, the most famous falls of the province located in Badian, some three-hour land travel from Cebu City. With its majestic cascades and beautiful turquoise water, Kawasan Falls without a doubt, is worthy of admiration… a sight to behold! But more than Kawasan Falls, we could count the other waterfalls with our fingers. There’s Mantayupan Falls of Barili and Tumalog Falls of Oslob, then we would buckle and think if there’s more. Admittedly,…Continue Reading “Offbeat Cebu: Ten Amazing Waterfalls of the South”

Moalboal

There’s something about Moalboal that beckons my senses, the sardine run, I guess. I haven’t seen other dive site in the Philippines that matches the rare phenomenon. Drifting underneath the millions of sardines that cloud the blue water above is such a defining experience. Its sheer proximity to Cebu City is another thing that I love about Moalboal. With just two to three-hour ride from the city, one will be transported to a breathtaking underwater paradise, undeniably one of the world’s best. The reefs, wreck,…Continue Reading “Dive Report: Back to Moalboal”