My dream of experiencing again another Island of Endless Delights recently happened when I journeyed to the beautiful Island Province of Cebu. Only an hour’s flight away from my home city of Davao, Cebu Province is one of the 7,107 islands of the Philippines so rich in cultural and historical legacy, abundant in nature, and filled with pleasant discoveries. A paradise for sun worshipers and holiday makers, I traveled far to this part of the country to be captivated by the Natural Wonders and Historical Heritage of the southern part of Cebu Province. Thus, another travel series to chronicle as “The Travel Teller Journeys to South of Cebu”.
The southern part of Cebu Province is comprised with 18 municipalities and 3 components cities namely the municipalities of Alcantara, Alcoy, Alegria, Argao, Badian, Barili, Boljoon, Dalaguete, Dumanjug, Ginatilan, Minglanilla, Moalboal, Oslob, Ronda, Samboan, San Fernando, Santander and Sibonga, and the component cities of Carcar, Naga and Talisay. These are equally charming places where every explorer like me can relish a diversity of destinations, great outdoor activities and colorful events.
Out of the 21 towns and cities of Southern Cebu, 8 of these spectacular places were part of my journey. These 8 equally worth visiting towns teems with wonderful discoveries that include rich history and culture, lush tropical surroundings, stretches of unspoiled white sand beaches, exciting outdoor and nightfall activities that I did not miss to experience and explore in three days.
THE TRAVEL TELLER’S SOUTH CEBU PHOTO TEASERS
From the Provincial Capitol of Cebu, join me as I chronicle my surreal encounter with gigantic whale sharks of Oslob, my amazement seeing the ancient relics of the historical town of Boljoon, my quick visit to the long stretch of white sand public beaches of Alcoy, my exciting ascend to Osmeña Peak, the highest point in the whole Province of Cebu located in Dalaguete, my visit to the heritage park of Argao, my spiritual journey to Simala Church in Sibonga, and my food trip in Carcar.
More than its history that goes way beyond 439 years ago when the island became a province at the start of the Spanish colonization; the Province of Cebu is undeniably the best Island Province to visit in the Philippines. With its variety of destinations and great selection of outdoor activities, Cebu is a place for all seasons.
Having recently journeyed to South of Cebu, I feel like I have traveled back time reliving its rich culture and historical legacy. Moreover, experiencing the thrill of its natural wonders is way too exciting until now it captivates me. It is a beautiful travel story to tell.
TRAVELING TO CEBU: One may think exploring the Province of Cebu is way too expensive. My recent trip proves that it’s not! All you have to do is to be a little wiser. Most of the places I visited in the coastal towns of the province are free. There are environmental fees and entrance fees though but they are reasonably priced. If you are traveling all the way from Europe, most of the budget will go on the flight tickets but once you arrive it’s not like you need to ask for a credit to enjoy. Of course, for those far-away international travelers that didn’t book with enough time in advance and didn’t find a nice deal, asking for a credit might be one option. You can get a free credit report here and make sure that you get the best deal available for your financial needs. But of course, more than those expenses, every destination you’ll get to explore in this province is worth every penny you spend. It is worth your hard earned money! So, travel to the Island Province of Cebu. Let it captivate you!
This is “THE TRAVEL TELLER’S JOURNEY TO SOUTH OF CEBU: The Travel Series”.