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Oslob

Oslob is situated on Cebu's southernmost tip. It's a small coastal town, but it's become world renown for the whale sharks, or the world's largest fish, that inhabit its waters, locally known as butanding or tuki.

Since it is one of the few places in the world where you can see these aquatic gentle giants, the once sleepy coastal town has been turned into a bustling tourist destination. However, Oslob's whale watching tours are contentious because naturally migratory species such as whale sharks are not meant to be attracted to particular locations by feeding them.

 

Best time to visit

Oslob is a great destination to visit during its off-peak season, which is from June to October.

Weather in Oslob

Oslob, Cebu is sunny all year, but since the Philippines only has two seasons (dry and wet), it's better to visit during the dry season (November to May). 

The weather in the Philippines is ideal during the months of December, January, and February because it is not too humid to be outside.

Main festival/events in Oslob

Oslob's biggest festival is the Sadsad Festival. It began as a festival in Barangay Poblacion.  Another one is the Toslob Festival which includes a ceremonial dance portraying how the town got its name.

 

How to get to Oslob

The quickest way to get to Oslob, Cebu is to travel directly to Cebu City. Major Philippine airlines, as well as several regional carriers, fly directly to Cebu.

Then, proceed to the South Bus Terminal and board a Ceres Liner bus bound for Barangay Bato, Cebu via the municipality of Liloan. Request to be dropped off at Oslob's Barangay Tan-awan. The bus trip lasts about 3 hours, which is plenty of time for a long nap before you start exploring again.

 

Safety in Oslob

Oslob is generally safe but be careful when walking around especially at night. Make sure to take precautions at all times.

 

Getting around Oslob

There are several options for getting around Oslob's resorts and attractions. Car rental facilities are available at beaches, restaurants, and tour operators. You can still visit on foot and some of the sights are not accessible by car and are just a small distance apart.

 

Food and Drinks

There are several options for getting around Oslob's resorts and attractions. Car rental facilities are available at beaches, restaurants, and tour operators. You can still visit on foot and some of the sights are not accessible by car and are just a small distance apart.

 

Best Neighborhoods to Stay in Oslob

Oslob, Cebu is a small town, but with a growing influx of visitors from all over the world, there are plenty of hotels, hostels, and even homestays to choose from. Some of the best neighborhoods in Oslob includes N. Bacalso Avenue and Tanawan.