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In a minute, you will read the exact destinations that I included during my road trip in Cebu City South.
DID YOU KNOW?
Cebu came from the historic Cebuano word sibu or sibo (meaning trade). It is also widely known as Sugbu or Queen City of the South.
Traveling to South of Cebu for the first time? This detailed and curated travel guide will make it easy for you to navigate your way inside, save money, and maximize your time.
HOW TO GET TO CEBU
✓ By Airplane
– The fastest way to reach Cebu is by plane.
– Cebu is an international destination with flights from Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Japan, Taiwan and South Korea.
– Arrival is at at the Mactan International Airport almost daily.
✓ By Sea
There are daily ferries to and from Cebu, Manila, Bohol, Negros, Leyte, Butuan, Davao, Cagayan de Oro, Ozamis, Iligan and etc.
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Pre- Travel Tips
When is the Best Time to do a Road Trip?
Anytime of the year.
✓ Google Map App – A life-saver for me because without it, I might get lost.
✓ Google Translate – Super powerful app. Translate anything.
✓ Sunscreen – Protect yourself from sunburn or much worse – Cancer.
✓ Pocket Wifi or Sim Card – The convenient of searching anything is a go-to. Please don’t forget this baby. It is a life-saver for me though.
CEBU SOUTH ROAD TRIP
A day in Cebu is not enough considering the beaches and mountains in the area. It is just not enough.
Trying a road trip in Cebu does not hurt and who else can say no to Road Trip? Maybe you but not me.
First, we planned to actually go straight to Osmeña Peak.
We were so hyped about the place because we heard a lot of good reviews about the place.
A friend of mine said the we will be passing through Simala,Sibonga and suggested that we might as well visit the sacred church in Simala.
In a heartbeat and in unison, we all said, yes.
We rode a private car so we easily arrived at the entrance of the place.
A few locals were selling foods and drinks in the area. Souvenirs were also being sold.
After taking pictures near the entrance, a kid approached us asking if we needed a guide. We answered again in unison saying “No, we can handle ourselves”. Deep inside I feel like I can’t handle it because my friends said that the hiking took almost 40 mins.
We trekked with our own pace. The weather was a bit sunny.
Of course, I brought an umbrella.
I took some more pictures when we feel like it’s instagrammable (oh millennials!)
I saw someone with a wood cane. Maybe, it serves as their support in trekking uphill.
I also saw a tent standing still in a slanted portion of the mountain. I was so afraid for them because the wind blew oh so hard that they might flew right out of sight.
For a total of 20 minutes, I arrived at the peak together with my friends.
MAZE GARDEN & MUSEUM
Unfortunately, we arrived in this destination around 4-5pm and their opening hours was till 4pm.
We pleaded and pleaded to the guard so that he could let us in.
Unlucky, we did not get to see the wonders of this place.
To our dismay, we took a polaroid photo using the gate to the entrance of the maze & museum as our background.
CEBU SOUTH ROAD TRIP ITINERARY
|Road Trip Itinerary around Cebu City South|
|06:00 am||Meet up with friends|
|07:00 am||Eat Breakfast|
|09:00 am||Arrived at Simala Shrine Church|
|11:00 am||Arrived at Osmeña Peak|
|11:40 am||Going to Moalboal|
|02:15 pm||Arrived at Moalboal then Grab lunch|
|05:00 pm||Arrived at Toledo Maze Garden and Museum|
|05:30 pm||En route to Tisa,Labangon|
|07:30 pm||Dinner at Tisa|
|08:30 pm||En route to Home|
Alternative Road Trip Itinerary around Cebu City South
|Road Trip Itinerary around Cebu City South|
|03:00 am||Meet up with friends|
|04:00 am||En route to Whale Shark Watching in Oslob|
|06:30 am||Arrived and will register for Whale Shark Watching & Eat Breakfast|
|07:30 am||Swim with the Sharks|
|08:30 am||En route to Tumalog Falls|
|10:00 am||Change Clothes|
|10:20 am||En route to Simala Church|
|12:30 nn||Arrived at Simala area and Grab lunch|
|01:30 pm||Visit Simala Church|
|02:30 pm||En route to Cebu City Proper|
|04:30 pm||Arrived at Cebu City|
|06:00 pm||Arrived at Tops Busay (Dinner)|
✓ Tumalog Falls (3 h 45 mins/ 127 km via Natalio Bacalso Avenue/ Oslob)
✓ Kawasan Falls (3 h 29 min/ 113 min via Santander – Barili – Toledo Rd/ Badian)
Aguinid Falls ( 4 h 7 min/ 143 km via Santander – Barili – Toledo Rd / Samboan)
✓ Rock Formation in Boljoon
✓ Inambakan Falls (4 h 7 min/ 139 km via Santander – Barili – Toledo Rd/ Ginatilan)
Reminders, Tips and Notes
1.Study Your Location
Every location is unique and so are the rules while trekking on it. Carry a map with you all the time so that you know exactly where you are so that you can find your way back.
Stuff your bag with all the necessary medicines and medical tools.
Remember “Prevention is better than cure.” This is just a precautionary step. I genuinely do not want to see you in any trouble at all
“Leaving a simple text to your family or trusted friends.” If something unfortunate happens, your loved one’s will find you.
5.Plenty Of Essentials
Carry at least 3 liters of water and plenty of nutrition bars. They are light and filling till the time you find any other source.