Howdy folks! We, Pinoys, are adventurous by nature. It’s always summer all year ’round for us. Our Camiguin Island escape was a hell of an adventure. It was one of the most hassle-free trips I’ve had because our itinerary was properly set prior to the trip and everything was placed in proper order as far as our tour and accommodation. If you’re coming from Cebu and thinking of going to Camiguin , this post could well be your ticket to help you decide which route is best for you and where to stay.
Cebu – Cagayan De Oro – Balingoan Port
We decided to be more adventurous, so we took the Cebu – CDO-Camiguin route going to our destination. We had the early morning flight to CDO. The trip was not bad, although it was not good either. I though Cebu Pac’s ATR TurboProp plane was a bit warm throughout the flight. But more importantly, we arrived safe and sound at Laguindingan International Airport so I really can’t complain.
Being a resident of Cebu City for almost 8 years, it’s surprising to some why my adventure to Camotes Island last September, 2016 was actually my first ever Camotes trip. Oh well, I can go on and on with the rationale behind it (and misfortunes in between) but, no, I’m not going to go that route. Since I’ve already set foot on the island, I’m not going to dwell on the whys anymore. Instead, let’s focus on the “how has it been”.
Our trip to Mantayupan Falls in Barili would not be complete without having to do a side trip to other worthy destination in the municipality of Barili, Cebu. Make your roadtrip adventure extra memorable by visiting Sayaw Beach and its caves, AC Tilapia Fun Fishing and Farm and Molave Milk Station.
All roads lead to somewhere when you are in Barili, so here are other places you might want to consider dropping by. Read More »
Three traveling buddies went on a spur-of-the-moment daycation in Barili, a municipality located 38 miles (61 km) southwest of Cebu City. The word barili came from a local grass growing in the locality named “balili“. During the Spanish regime, most Spaniards find it hard to say balili, therefore it was later pronounced as Barili and that’s how the place got its name. One of Barili’s primary tourist attraction is the Mantayupan Falls.
Mantayupan Falls are located at in the eastern end of Carcar – Barili road connecting the national highway and known as the highest waterfalls in Cebu. Nestled right at the foot of Barili’s rugged mountains lies the two-tiered falls. The water is utilized for hydro electric power system to the locals and nearby barangays. The road to the falls is already concrete, slight developments and renovations are evident mainly for our convenience but the natural essence and unspoiled environment is still well kept. Read More »
Have you ever tried swimming with the friendly whale sharks of Oslob Cebu? If you haven’t, I suggest you plan your trip very soon and get fascinated by these gentle creatures of the sea whether you swim with them or simply watch from the boat.
You can visit the whale sharks at barangay Tan-awan, around 10 km away from the town of Oslob. Whale shark watching in Cebu started in 2011 and it grew popular all around the world especially after some viral posts on the internet in November of the same year.
A Whale Shark is a are slow-moving extant cetacean and is the largest fish in the world which inhabits all tropical and warm-temperate seas. In the Philippines, it is locally known as “tuki” or “butanding”. Their head is flattened with a wide mouth and its vast size resembles the whales from which its common name has been is derived. Read More »
White Island is a horseshoe-shaped sandbar about 20 minutes boat-ride away from Brgy Agoho (Brgy. Yumbing) in the northern shore of Mambajao. It is located 1.4 km (0.87 mi) off the volcanic island of Camiguin, Philippines.