Two of the most popular and visited place in the South of Cebu is Oslob for its Whale Shark Watching and Badian for its famous waterfall and canyoning site Kawasan. Whale Shark and Kawasan Falls is one the most favorite place to visit by the locals and foreign travelers because of its one-of-a-kind beauty of nature and the gentle giants that Oslob has to offer. These two most sought places by the travelers and bloggers are just one of the beautiful places in the South.
The Whale Sharks in Oslob
The whale sharks in Oslob are very famous since you can do a lot of things when you are there. You can swim together with the gentle giants but with a limited distance to keep the whale sharks away from getting harm. You can also do diving and snorkeling in the area. You can also watch those gentle giants during feeding time. They will be fed with planktons by the boatmen.
There’s a lot of whale sharks in Oslob, it’s not just 1 whale shark. There’s like 10 or 12 whale sharks in Oslob and they stay there throughout the year.
The Kawasan Falls in Badian
The Kawasan falls in Badian is also a very famous tourist attraction. Attracting all the travelers around the globe with its wonderful 3-layered falls and with the turquoise-like water. You can even rent a raft to take you around the pool and also to take you under the falls. And a lot of tourist are doing this, bathing under the waterfall since it helps them thru the water massaging the shoulder or their back due to the strong flow of water which makes it really nice and relaxing to bath under the falls.
Getting to Badian from Oslob:
- First, ride a bus that is bound to Bato.
- Get off at Bato and transfer to a bus that goes to Badian via Barili. Alternatively, you can also hop on a bus to Cebu via Barili. Travel time is about 1.5 hours and bus fare is around PHP 100 ($2).
- When you arrived at Kawasan Falls, just follow the sign to the waterfalls.
- Pay the admission fee of PHP 40/ ($0.79).
Whale shark and Kawasan falls is the perfect choice to escape the city life and have fun with these two amazing tourist attractions. Having this adventure for your summer escapade will surely fulfill all the desires your soul wants.
NOTE: Always remember to NOT carelessly throw your trashes anywhere. Always keep the unspoken law for every traveler which is the Leave No Trace policy. To help keep and maintain the area clean and worthy of being called as tourist attraction.