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Travel Guide

Oslob which includes marine life, general coastal views and kayaking or canoeing

Swim with whale sharks, walk to a picturesque waterfall and kick back at waterfront resorts at this town on the southeast coast of Cebu Island.

Visit Oslob to enjoy once-in-a-lifetime wildlife spotting activities and relax on splendid beaches. Go bird-watching, picnicking and snorkeling on an isolated sandbar island. Spend the night in the comfort of tourist-friendly resorts. Oslob sits along the southeastern coastline of Cebu Island and stretches back into a region of rugged hills.

See a slice of colonial island history in the town center by visiting the Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church. Admire the perfectly manicured flower displays and lawns at Oslob Municipal Plaza. Spot colorful fish in the clear water at Quartel Beach. Here, Spanish colonists are said to have tortured the island’s indigenous people.

Travel south to Oslob Beach (aka Tan-awan Beach), a white-sand beach backed by palms and lapped at by crystal clear water. Get up early to watch a magnificent sunrise. Take the opportunity to see whale sharks, the world’s largest living fish. Observe these majestic creatures from an outrigger canoe or dive into the water and swim alongside them.

Walk or catch a motorcycle taxi to Tumalog Falls. Marvel as bluish-green water spills down rocks covered in lush green vegetation. Cool off with a swim in the waterfall’s natural pool. A short drive away is Aguinid Falls, a five-level waterfall cut out of limestone rock. Climb up the different levels, take a dip in the swimming holes and try cliff jumping.

Another enjoyable excursion is to Sumilon Island, a small sandbar island reached via a 20-minute boat ride. Paddle in the ocean, picnic on the beach and follow trails to observation decks and a lighthouse. Book a room at the island’s resort and treat yourself to a night of luxury.

Oslob sits 75 miles (120 kilometers) south from Cebu City. Public buses travel between the two destinations. Rent a car in Cebu City and have the freedom to explore the delights of Cebu Island at your own pace. Resorts spread along Oslob’s waterfront and are ideal places to rest your head after a day of adventure.

Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort
Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort
3.5 out of 5
Sumilon Island, Bancogon, Oslob, Cebu
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Nestled on the beach, this Oslob resort is just steps from Sumilon Island Beach and Sumilon Island. Sumilon Sand Bar and Sumilon Island Dock are also within ...
4.3/5Excellent! (121 reviews)
". Seamless delivery of modern day comforts in a remote island setting., it was a beautiful beach resort with interesting natural features. Rooms were tastefully pit together. Staff attention to detail is unparalleled."

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2020

Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort
Hotel Sebastian
Hotel Sebastian
2.5 out of 5
Poblacion, Oslob, Cebu
The price is P976 per night from 17 Apr to 18 Apr
Nestled on the beach, this Oslob resort is within a 10-minute walk of Oslob Church and Oslob Beach. Tumalog Falls and Sumilon Island are also within 9 mi (15 ...
3.1/5 (67 reviews)
No water in swimmingpool
"No water in swimmingpool. Great service. Ok rooms. Very good food."

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

Hotel Sebastian
Maxvir Inn Beach Resort
Maxvir Inn Beach Resort
2.5 out of 5
Natalio Bacalso Ave, Bgy. Lagunde, Oslob, Cebu
The price is P630 per night from 17 Apr to 18 Apr
Nestled on the beach, this Oslob guesthouse is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Oslob Beach and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Oslob Church. Sumilon Island and Sumilon Island Beach ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (45 reviews)
"You can cook your own food instead of buying or eating in a restaurant..owner is friendly, the whole place is good, except for the aircon which is very noisy, hope they could fix it..but we will definitely come Back here to stay and enjoy bonding with our staff."

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

Maxvir Inn Beach Resort
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El Paradiso Resort
El Paradiso Resort
3 out of 5
Tingko White Beach, Alcoy, Cebu
The price is P492 per night from 27 Apr to 28 Apr
This Alcoy aparthotel is on the beach, 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Tingko Beach, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Eli Rock and San Patrocinio de Maria Church. San Roque Chapel ...
2.8/5 (11 reviews)
"The room is nice and big, but the ameneties is dirty and lack of helpers to clean. The pool is dirty and I think they didn't clean it always. The staff is accomodating but during my arrival and departure I wait and search for staff to assist me because no one is there. I think El Paradiso is almost ..."

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2020

El Paradiso Resort
Kellocks seaview apartelle
Kellocks seaview apartelle
2.5 out of 5
Guiwanon, Natalio B.Bacalso St, Dalaguete
The price is P1,696 per night from 30 Apr to 1 May
Situated on the waterfront, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Dalaguete Church and San Roque Chapel. Tingko Beach and Dalaguete Beach are also ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
"The owner Ted was so helphul and always enquired if we were satisfied with the apartment and asked is there anything we need .even when the water was disrupted for repairs by the water board .Ted filled tanks by hand to ensure all had sufficient water for thier needs ."

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2019

Kellocks seaview apartelle
Vida Homes Condo Resort
Vida Homes Condo Resort
4 out of 5
Washington Street, District 3, Dauin, Negros Oriental
The price is P14,000 per night from 17 Apr to 18 Apr
This Dauin aparthotel is on the beach, 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Dauin Church, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Malatapay Market and St Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral. ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (13 reviews)
"Modern villa with beautiful pool overlooking ocean. Very clean and spacious. Nice restaurant. 10/10 service. Family and children loved it and felt very comfortable here. The manager Tess was excellent at facilitating our departure home."

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2020

Vida Homes Condo Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Oslob


Guest rating

5 - Excellent
5 - Excellent 38.46153846153846%
4 - Good
4 - Good 30.76923076923077%
3 - Okay
3 - Okay 7.6923076923076925%
2 - Disappointing
2 - Disappointing 7.6923076923076925%
1 - Terrible
1 - Terrible 15.384615384615385%

3/5 - Okay


18 Mar 2020

Oslob is more for diving even then you have to go to the designated diving place to do so. All you need to do is to find an accommodation nearby. Then move to a different place for different activities.

5/5 - Excellent


2 Jan 2020

Place with beautiful white beaches... Whale shark watching.

1/5 - Terrible

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4 Aug 2019

Our vacation was ruined because we couldn’t sleep in the 105 degree room with no electricity and no water and there were no other alternate lodging available. Place seems like a tourist trap designed to take foreigners money and nothing more

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

25 Jul 2019

Whale shark

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

19 Jul 2019

would recommend installing sound proof windows on the bathrooms and other ventilations near the highways.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

6 Jul 2019

Oslob is a town on the move. Still a lot of improvement needed but hey, it isn’t Sydney!