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Oslob: Whaleshark Watching and Sumilon Island

May 27, 2016

We started our Cebu trip by going to the Cebu South Bus Terminal at around 4A.M. to take an Oslob-bound bus. Fare costs P160 per person.

We asked the conductor to drop us off at Brgy. Tan-awan. There, we were greeted by May-Ann, our contact in Oslob, who took care of tickets for our Whale shark Watching Activity, and our day trip to the Sumilon Island sandbar.

The whale shark is the largest living fish, and swimming with them was a different kind of experience for us. From what we saw, the whale sharks are well taken care of. The municipal officers are strict with rules, and they have marine biologists overseeing everything. However, we can only wish that every visitor interacting with the whale sharks would be as responsible.

After a 30-minute encounter with the whale sharks, we had lunch and prepared for our trip to the Sumilon Island sandbar, which was just a 15-minute boat ride away from Brgy. Tan-awan. We waited until late afternoon for the sandbar to emerge but we had to leave when it was already getting dark. We were able to enjoy the crystal clear waters of the Sumilon Island anyway.

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Las Farolas

September 12, 2015

On this rainy Saturday, we checked out a living museum in Pasig City (near Tiendesitas, Ark Avilon and Fun Ranch). The place features a wide variety of fresh water fishes, and would definitely make kids and adults enjoy. Entrance fees are at P400 per person.

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Masinloc Eco-Tour: Giant Clam/Taklobo Farm, Mangroves Forest Island, Bacala Guesthouse, and San Salvador Island

June 20, 2015

Spent our 11th anniversary by taking part of the Ecotour provided by the exquisite municipality of Masinloc, Zambales, which according to Guinness, is home of the sweetest mangoes in the world! We had a once-in-a-lifetime experience by snorkeling, seeing giant clams, corals, and mangroves, eating delicious seafood at the Bacala Guest House, and enjoying the clear waters, and fine, white sand of San Salvador Island. The municipality of Masinloc is also notable for being smoke-free! It means, no cigarettes are allowed in the whole town, and fresh, clean air could be enjoyed by everyone!

We should be able to offer this package tour through our newly launched travel agency, which we’d like to call Couple Meets World Travel & Tours. It will be part of this website, so stay tuned!

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Watch our video here:

Masinloc, Zambales Eco-Tour

Spent our 11th anniversary by taking part of the Ecotour provided by the exquisite municipality of Masinloc, Zambales, which according to Guinness, is home of the sweetest mangoes in the world! We had a once-in-a-lifetime experience by snorkeling, seeing giant clams, corals, and mangroves, eating delicious seafood at the Bacala Guest House, and enjoying the clear waters, and fine, white sand of San Salvador Island.

Music: Burning Bright by Jon Maurer