’twas a summer bonding of friends who loves adventures and cherished memories. so we decided to travel to the beach, but not just an ordinary one, to a beach with friendly giants. Here’s our first summer fun watching the famous whale shark in a place not so far from the city.
It was a 2 to 3 hour drive from the heart of cebu city, we took the public bus called ceres liner , for less than 5 usd you’ll enjoy the travel in an airconditioned bus. We were greeted with this nice lady called gailey at BCD resort. The place is good, the people are even better, the staff as well as the owner were very accommodating, what’s lacking is the accessibility of the food they don’t have a 24 hour food service, so if you want to take your lunch or dinner you have to go to a near tiangge or the market or just simply look for another place to eat, they can also cook for you but you have to arrange it with them in advance, the moment we arrived, off we go to the seaside little market to ease the hunger of a traveler, after that we explore the place, what’s good in the place is that the beach is not yet commercialized so you’ll enjoy the touch of nature in a very natural way, the beach is not sandy, it’s actually so rocky but the waves .. oh the waves is so enticing you can’t help but swim.
The following day was when the fun begins, whale shark watching was both unforgettable and breath taking. You only have to pay about 12 usd for a 30 minute fun with the whale, that amount includes the snorkel gear that you can use if you decide to dip in the water and have a closer look of the whale, but if you only stay in the boat and just do the viewing you’ll have pay less than 10 usd. It was a 30 minute fun that you will cherish forever. Although we decided to not explore the place but there are other places to go to after whale watching like a falls that is a 5 minute ride from where we are , but we decided to just enjoy the beauty of the sea and the fun in the sand, we decided to just swim and visit other attractions next time. As we prepare to go home this gentle giants sure had put a smile in our face and happiness in our hearts. It is indeed more fun in the Philippines.
Here’s a some pieces of memories we had in Oslob Whaleshark watching. enjoy watching our summer fun with the sea the sand and the shark.