Day 1 Travel Itinerary: Cebu City to Oslob Town
At first, we arrived at 3:15 PM in Mactan-Cebu International Airport via Cebu Pacific Airlines (from General Santos City) and headed right away to the South Bus Terminal (in Cebu City) to catch a 3-hour bus ride bound all the way to Oslob town where we stay for a night at GT Seaside Inn.
4:05 PM (Cebu South Bus Terminal to Oslob)
HOW DO WE GET THERE:
At the South Bus Terminal, we look for the bus schedule going to Oslob town. From the terminal, we ride a Ceres Bus bound to “Bato via Liloan” trip. The bus fare more or less PHP 160.00 per passenger. Our travel duration is estimated a 3-hour drive from South Bus Terminal.
To make sure we arrived at our destination, we tell the bus attendant to drop us off at 7Eleven besides the Oslob Public Market at Natalio Bacalso Avenue.
8:36 PM (Check-in at GT Seaside Inn)
From 7Eleven we take a tricycle ride and tell the driver to drop us off at GT Seaside Inn.
Day 2 Itinerary: Strolling at Oslob Heritage
5:30 AM (Morning breeze at GT Seaside Inn)
Oslob is a 4th class coastal municipality situated in the southern edge of Cebu Province with a population of 30,000 people. It is a hub of activity with several tourist attractions to offer to the hoards of visitors who stop by. This coastal town became popular for whale shark watching which gives tourists the opportunity to swim with the gentle giants locally known as Butanding. However, there’s more to Oslob than just swimming with the whale sharks. It is also home to a white beach island and a number of heritage structures from the Spanish colonization era.
5:45 AM (Photo Walk at the edge of Oslob archaic beauty)
Oslob remains to be in its grandeur worthy for tourism postcard.
We came, we saw, and we shoot the ancient splendor of Oslob enduring charm ruins that have surpassed more than 122 years of history.
The Cuartel is an unfinished building made of coral blocks. This was intended to be a barracks for Spanish soldiers assigned in Oslob. Construction started in 1860 but remained unfinished at the end of Spanish colonization in 1898.
Ruins of the Baluarte is the so-called Baluarte (or watchtower) which was built in 1788 and is one of the seven watchtowers built along the coastline of Oslob. It was utilized by the Spanish guards to observe the surrounding area as look-out for Moro invaders.
Fr. Julian Bermejo Monument is the statue of Fr. Julian Bermejo who was hailed by Cebuanos as “El Parroco Capitan” for his courage and military prowess and for initiating the construction of the Immaculate Conception Parish Church.
Church of the Immaculate Conception is made of cut coral stones, construction of this church started in 1830 and was finished 18 years later. It was burned downed thrice: during the World War II in 1945, in 1955 and in 2008 which gutted the church’s interior but spared the image of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception inside a glass case.
Museo Oslob is strictly no pictures allowed inside. The entrance to Oslob Museum is free. And at the inside, you’ll see antiques contributed by the locals of this town.
Quartel Beach is the beautiful baywalk scenery in front of the Oslob town enduring charm ruins. This is a lovely place to visit with friends and families.
Oslob Municipal Plaza
Breakfast @ Oslob Public Market
Back to GT Seaside Inn
Lunch @ Paul & Madz Restaurant