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OslobPhilippines

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.

Top hotels in Oslob

Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort
Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort
3.5 out of 5
Free Cancellation
The price is P9,754 per night from 2 Oct to 3 Oct

Nestled on the beach, this Oslob resort is just steps away 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
OYO 446 MBS Sunrise View Resort
OYO 446 MBS Sunrise View Resort
2 out of 5
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is P939 per night from 2 Oct to 3 Oct

Situated in Oslob, this hotel is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Tumalog Falls and within 6 miles (10 km) of Oslob Beach and Sumilon Island. Sumilon Island Beach and Oslob ...

2.4/5 (18 reviews)

"Great place. Close to ocean and town . Every one was nice and helpful and food was good. I will try to go back on my next vacation."…"

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2020

OYO 446 MBS Sunrise View Resort
Ging-Ging Hotel & Resort
Ging-Ging Hotel & Resort
3 out of 5
The price is P1,607 per night from 2 Oct to 3 Oct

Nestled on the beach, this Oslob resort is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) from Oslob Beach and 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from Oslob Church. Tumalog Falls and San Patrocinio de Maria ...

4/5Very Good! (43 reviews)
Nice hotel. Does it's purpose.

"Nice pool and restuarant. Right next to the main road could be dangerous for children. There should be a small gate to secure children. Step to the beach also dangerous. Some spots not safe for children they can easily fall down to beach. Beach not suitable for swimming."…"

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

Ging-Ging Hotel & 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.

Vacation Rentals in Oslob

Vida Homes Condo Resort
Vida Homes Condo Resort
4 out of 5
Washington Street, District 3, Dauin, Negros Oriental
The price is P11,300 per night from 2 Oct to 3 Oct

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
El Paradiso Resort
El Paradiso Resort
3 out of 5
The price is P656 per night from 2 Oct to 3 Oct

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 (9 reviews)
Bang for your buck

"Big food serving. Not well maintained. No beach sand. Very rocky. Quiet safe place. Low price"…"

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2018

El Paradiso Resort
Dumaguete Springs Apartment
Dumaguete Springs Apartment
3 out of 5

Situated in Dumaguete, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Robinsons Mall and St Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral. Bell Tower and Rizal Boulevard ...

4.2/5Very Good! (13 reviews)

"Because it is an apartment there is a lot of room. It makes you feel like your are at home rather than a small boxy hotel room. Staffis very accommodating."…"

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

Dumaguete Springs Apartment
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.

Popular places to visit in Oslob

Oslob Beach
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Oslob Beach

Visit this striking beach on Cebu Island’s southeast coast for the chance to swim with the world’s largest fish and catch a boat to an exotic sandbar island.

Kawasan Falls
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Kawasan Falls

Relax in the cool rushing water at the base of these falls and snap photos of the spectacular jungle terrain surrounding it.

Top things to do in Oslob

OSLOB WHALE SHARK WATCHING+TUMALOG FALLS TOUR PACKAGE
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OSLOB WHALE SHARK WATCHING+TUMALOG FALLS TOUR PACKAGE

P5,833
Per adult
WHALE SHARK WATCHING+TUMALOG FALLS+KAWASAN FALLS TOUR
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WHALE SHARK WATCHING+TUMALOG FALLS+KAWASAN FALLS TOUR

P8,833
Per adult
Oslob Whale Shark Encounter with Tumalog Falls - Shared Tour
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Oslob Whale Shark Encounter with Tumalog Falls - Shared Tour

P3,300
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
Oslob Whale Shark Watching +Pescador Island Tour
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Oslob Whale Shark Watching +Pescador Island Tour

P12,137
Per adult
Full-Day Whale Shark + Canyoneering Combination Tour
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Full-Day Whale Shark + Canyoneering Combination Tour

P7,586
Per adult
CEBU WHALE SHARK Watching / Encounter
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CEBU WHALE SHARK Watching / Encounter

P13,434
Per adult

Reviews of Oslob

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

3/5 - Okay

grace

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

VincentPaulE.Uy

2 Jan 2020

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

1/5 - Terrible

Verified traveler

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!