Cebu

World’s First Sea to Summit Store Opens in Cebu!

Posted on November 18, 2014

Sea to Summit has opened its first store in the Philippines and the world in Cebu City, Philippines! The new store is located at 2/F North Wing, SM City Cebu. I think having Cebu as the location of their first store is a smart choice for the outdoor brand because the island gateway to the country is known for water-based outdoor activities like island hopping, scuba diving, kayaking and canyoneering. The Sea to Summit Brand Headquartered in Perth, Australia, Sea to SummitRead More

Scuba Diving in Moalboal, Cebu: The Sardine Run of Pescador Island

Posted on December 17, 2013

The marvelous sardine run of Pescador Island in Moalboal, Cebu can be admired by diving or snorkeling! The term “sardine run” originally refers to the congregation of billions of sardines – or more specifically the Southern African pilchard Sardinops sagax – in southern Africa from May through July when these fish species spawn in the cool waters of the Agulhas Bank and move northward along the east coast of South Africa.But schools of a smaller scale outside South Africa have alsoRead More

Sky Lounge by Blue Elephant – A New Rooftop Bar at Cebu Business Park

Posted on December 12, 2013

Marvel at the city lights of Cebu Business Park at Sky Lounge by Blue Elephant above Apple One Tower A refreshing new addition to Cebu’s nightlife is Sky Lounge by Blue Elephant, atop the nineteen-storey Apple One Tower in Cebu Business Park. The establishment consists of air-conditioned indoor dining space with glass panels above the bar, which caters to an open-air lounge. The rooftop lounge has gorgeous views overlooking the Ayala Center Cebu shopping mall and the rest of theRead More

Osmeña Peak: Summiting Cebu’s Crown

Posted on January 18, 2012

Osmeña Peak in Dalaguete is the highest point of Cebu province. Villager uses a vegetable basket for firewood Having been born and raised in the “Queen City of the South”, I thought I’ve explored every significant corner of my home province. The hidden gems of the south, however, prove me shamefully wrong. Traveling with blogger friends to southern Cebu over the holidays to swim with Oslob’s whale sharks and revisit Boljoon’s heritage, our one-day sojourn climaxed at Dalaguete town where weRead More

Pathways to the Past: Boljoon’s Heritage Trail

Posted on January 5, 2012

The Patrocinio de Maria Church (1783) of Boljoon is the oldest remaining original church in Cebu. Established between 1598 and 1600, the town of Boljoon (pronounced Bol-ho-on) along the southeast coast of Cebu island is one of the most scenic in the Visayas. After a sharp curve around a large boulder called Ilihan Rock along the coastal road, the seaside settlement appears in its tranquil beauty, centered around an austere church, convent and watchtower, set next to the mountains. Having beenRead More

Swimming with Whale Sharks (Tukî) in Oslob, Cebu

Posted on December 31, 2011

A juvenile whale shark comes up to the surface to feed While whale sharks (Rhincodon typus), locally known as tukî in Cebuano, are occasionally seen in Visayan waters, it’s only in recent months that a group has been sighted frequently off the southeast coast of Cebu. Almost a dozen animals have checked in off the coast of Oslob since October 2011. While most of them are 12 to 15 feet long juveniles, a large adult measuring over 27 feet inRead More