πŸ’‘πŸ€” Good to knowπŸ’‘πŸ€” things about Oslob Whaleshark site

I would like to share some things I found out when I was at the Oslob Whaleshark location.  Hopefully, these may be useful to those who haven’t been and are planning a visit.πŸ™‚πŸ³

  • There is a baggage counter for rent (Php20.00) at one of the stores by the entrance.  First-come-first-serve and no time limit.  Snorkels, rash guard, vests and towels are being rented too.  Isn’t this a good idea if you happen to be swinging by Oslob?
  • There is a public bathroom.  Not posh, but at least you have a place to bathe and change!
  • There is a line up of eateries with good food and service.  No need to worry if you get peckish.
  • There are habal-habals (motorcycle rides) for your next destination.  Oslob and nearby towns have plenty wonderful spots just waiting for you.  Even your local driver can recommend.

 

for rent
Store by the entrance that rents storage and stuff

No water! πŸ˜‘πŸ˜«πŸ˜±πŸ’¦

The local news says that Cebu is placed in a state of calamity due to water shortage. Sounds awful.  I am upset despite knowing that this is bound to happen (water problem, that is).  We haven’t had rain for months.

  

We were chasing waterfalls weeks ago.  Though happy to be out of the city, part of me felt sad to see and realise that our natural resources could have been more majestic.  The photo you see of Tumalog falls (Oslob) may look wonderful.  However we were not there for long to enjoy.  The falls felt like my shower can do a better job.  It was ‘awkward’ to do a swim since the waters were hardly deep enough.

This is sad and alarming.  Not sure if there is anything we can do.  State of calamity now?  What a silly convenience.  

I am off now to pray for rain.

What’s wrong with choosing a place to stay because of rabbits?

 


  
  
Deciding to stay at Veny’s or Chateau de Tan-awan for our Oslob vacation felt just right.  Sure, there are plenty of resorts lining up the whale shark adventure location, but why not try a homey stay?  Besides I am a sucker for rabbits and pets and home-baked goodies.  I have to thank The Other Side of Mae for the details and insight.

Chateau de Tan-awan can be contacted by mobile at (0917) 912 7783.

The place is a home by the sea with a garden where you will find the host’s pet rabbits, cats and rooster.  I got scared of the rooster while hanging to dry my clothes – he was huge! and kept approaching me πŸ˜°πŸ“

If you do an Internet search on the place, you may easily discover about ‘the’ banana bread (Php105.00/loaf).  They have other bakes too.  We could not resist and bought their walnut brownies (Php130/styro tray) with the banana bread as well.

Our room has aircon and fan and a double-sized bed.  Since we requested for another bed, a single-sized mattress on the floor was provided.  Toilet and bath are shared with towels, soap and shampoo provided.  Drinking water is free (yehey!) so you can fill up your water jugs for the much needed hydration.  Since we used the aircon, the room rate is Php1,200/night (if we didn’t, it would have costed us only Php700. Hey, we wanted to snooze the night away 😴).