Seafari Resort: Action-Packed Yet Refreshing Resort in Oslob

Your next visit to Oslob might just give you the extra kick you need.

Few minutes away from the well-known whale shark spot in town is a resort that treats you with both the refreshing vibes in a beach stay and the adventure thrills you get when canyoneering, mountain-trekking or diving.

Photo from Seafari Resort Facebook Page

Seafari Resort is an adventure resort tucked in a breathtaking cliff area in Brgy. Tanawan, Oslob. It prides itself for the luxurious and tranquil atmosphere its guests enjoy during the stay. Here you will find their swimming pools, air-conditioned rooms, studios and apartments with sea view which caters comfort and relaxation.

The catch? You need to traverse more than 200 steps down the cliff to access these amenities.

Photo from Seafari Resort Facebook Page
Photo from Seafari Resort Facebook Page
Photo from Seafari Resort Facebook Page
Photo from Seafari Resort Facebook Page
Photo from Seafari Resort Facebook Page
Photo from Seafari Resort Facebook Page
Photo from Seafari Resort Facebook Page
Photo from Seafari Resort Facebook Page
Photo from Seafari Resort Facebook Page

For some gastronomic adventure, you can enjoy the tasty dishes served at their in-house restaurant. They serve international food for breakfast, lunch and dinner at very affordable prices. Their chilled drinks and cocktails at their bar are must-tries too. Chillin’ by the poolside with the heavenly view of the sea becomes more rewarding with a sip of your favorite beer.

Photo from Seafari Resort Facebook Page

Aside from overnight stays, the resort also accepts long-term apartment rentals, from 3 – 6 – 12 months and more, all-inclusive for safe and healthy living, resort life at the beach and nature.

The best part of booking an accommodation at Seafari Resort is that they can arrange exciting excursion activities at reasonable prices so that you can enjoy the different top-rated tourist destinations in the southern parts of Cebu.

EXCITING EXCURSION ACTIVITIES

The place, being just a stone throw away from many must-visit spots in the south, also offers exciting day tour packages to these places. Check them out:

  • Diving (Whale Shark Area/Sumilon Island) – Seafari Resort can arrange this activity for your convenience so you can enjoy snorkeling under the waters of Sumilon Island and Oslob Whale Shark Area that are teeming with abundant marine biodiversity.
whale shark butanding oslob cebu
Photo by @xkflyaway via IG
  • Whale Shark Encounter – Whale shark watching in Cebu started last September 2011 and it became popular all over the world when the news hit in the internet last November 2011. Don’t miss to be fascinated with the friendly creatures of the sea as you enjoy watching and swimming with the friendly whale sharks in Oslob, Cebu.
Oslob Whale Shark Watching
  • Sumilon Island – Sumilon is a 24-hectare island located in the southeastern tip of Cebu that is a favorite spot for diving enthusiasts because of its marine flora and fauna species. Its white sand beaches are a venue for all beach sports and activities. It was declared a fish sanctuary in 1974 by the initiative of Silliman University Marine Reserve.
Sumilon Island Cebu (1)
Photo by @thomito12
  • Tumalog Falls – Another must-see and recently discovered place in Oslob is the exceptional beauty of Tumalog Falls. The falls have mini-umbrellas that create fine strands of cold, fresh water cascading on a rough mossy wall.
Photo by @sandywadingan via IG
  • Oslob-Boljoon Tour – Oslob-Boljoon Tour caters the round-trip transfer from the resort to places where most of the tourists love to visit aside from whale watching. This tour includes going to Oslob’s known Baluarte, Oslob Cuartel Heritage Park, Oslob Parish Church, Museo Oslob, Boljoon’s Eli Rock and Boljoon’s Church.
Photo by Besilda Paula
Photo by Roxette Abella
Photo by GL Wu
Photo by Miguel Buna
Photo by ED Mar
Photo by Ronex D Bonex
  • Aguinid Falls – Aguinid Falls is unique because it is not a single waterfall. Rather, it is a system of waterfalls that runs for a couple of kilometers along Tangbo River. Since it was promoted as an eco-tourism destination, locals and foreigners have witnessed this one-of-a-kind, multi-tiered waterfall system.
Photo by Liliosa Nilooban
  • Osmeña Peak – Osmeña Peak, the highest mountain in Cebu is a cluster of green jagged hills like a deformed twin of Chocolate Hills of Bohol hugging the shorelines of Badian. It is nestled in a serene town with low temperatures dotted with pine trees.
Photo by Joevercon Dugos
  • Kandungaw Peak/Strawberry Farm – Sergio’s Farm brings strawberries closer to Cebuanos. It is a farm with a goal to promote the cultivation among local farmers and consumption by Cebuanos of naturally-grown vegetables and fruits without the synthetic chemicals and fertilizers.
Kandungaw Peak
  • Kawasan Falls – Kawasan Falls is a three-layered waterfall system located at Barangay Matutinao. The water is fresh and crystal clear. The magical landscape of Kawasan Falls is very cool and refreshing – an ideal paradise to anyone who loves and want to get intimate with nature.
Kawasan Falls
  • Canyoneering Cebu – Canyoneering or Canyoning is the term used for traveling in canyons using a variety of techniques that may include other outdoor activities such as walking, scrambling, climbing, jumping, rappelling, and swimming.
Photo from discover.cebu.gov.ph
  • Miraculous Shrine of Simala – Sacred and downright beautiful, the Simala Shrine is a splendid monastery with a medieval castle-like architecture. Known as a miraculous church, Simala Shrine is usually flocked with pilgrims who would pray and show their devotions to Mother Mary.
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Photo by Ryan Solano Serna

RATES & OTHER INFORMATION

DAY USE:

  • Entrance Fee: P750/person (w/ lunch plate)
  • Opening Hours: 10AM – 5PM

ALL INCLUSIVE USE:

  • Entrance Fee: P1,500/person (w/ breakfast, lunch/dinner plate, snack, (soft)drinks)
  • Opening Hours: 7AM – 10:30PM

ROOM RATES:

Photo from Seafari Resort Facebook Page

DESTINATION/ACTIVITIES PACKAGE RATES:

  • Whale Shark Area Diving: P3,500/person (diving w/ gear); P2800/person (diving w/o gear)
  • Sumilon Island Diving:
    • P3,000/person (1-hour dive); P4,000/person (2-hours dive)
    • Diving rate does not include the boat transfer therefore, guests are obliged to pay P1,700 for boat transfer to Sumilon dive spot
  • Whale Shark Encounter:
    • Viewing: P300/person (Filipinos); P500/person (Foreigners)
    • Snorkeling: P500/person (Filipinos); P1000/person (Foreigners)
  • Sumilon Island (Boat Rental):
    • P1,700 (1-4 persons)
    • P2,000 (5-8 persons)
    • P2,500 (9-12 persons)
    • P3,000 (13-16 persons)
    •  P3,500 (17-20 persons)
  • Tumalog Falls (Jeepney/Multicab): 
    • P400 (2 persons); P150/person (excess)
    • Entrance Fee included good for 1 hour
    • Excess waiting time: P100/30 mins
  • Oslob-Boljoon Tour (Jeepney/Multicab):
    • 1-3 persons: P1,500
    • 4-6 persons: P2,000
    • 7-9 persons: P2,500
    • 10-12 persons: P3,000
    • 13-15 persons: P3,500
    • Good for 3 hours; excess waiting time (P500/30 mins)
  • Aguinid Falls (Jeepney/Multicab): 
    • P1,500 (1-3 persons); P250/excess person
    • Good for 3 hours; excess waiting time P500/30 minutes
    • Includes entrance fee
  • Osmeña Peak (Jeepney/Multicab):
    • P2,500 (1-2 persons); P250/excess person
    • Good for 5 hours; excess waiting time (P500/30 minutes)
    • Includes entrance fee
  • Kandungaw Peak/Strawberry Farm with Osmeña Peak (Jeepney or Muticab)
    • P3,500 (1-2 persons); P250/excess person
    • Good for 6 hours
    • Includes entrance fee
  • Kawasan Falls (Jeepney/Multicab):
    • P2,000 (1-2 persons); P250/excess persons
    • Good for 6 hours; excess waiting time (P500/30 minutes)
  • Canyoneering Cebu (Jeepney/Multicab)
    • P5,500 (2 persons); P2,000/excess person
    • Good for 8 hours; excess waiting time (P500/30 minutes)
  • Miraculous Shrine
    • Option 1
      • Oslob to Sibonga and vice versa
      • P3,500 for 2 persons; P500/excess person
      • good for 2 hours
    • Option 2
      • From Cebu City and pass by the Shrine
      • P500/person
      • Good for 2 hours

OTHER INFORMATION:

HOW TO GET THERE?

Exact location: Exact location: Cuancua-ay, Tanawan, Oslob, Southern Cebu — approx. 3 from Cebu City.

BY BUS: Head to South Bus Terminal and take a Ceres Bus bound to Oslob. Inform the conductor that you are going to Seafari Resort.

BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Seafari Resort” in Oslob. Parking space is available.



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IMPORTANT NOTE: The rates, contact details and other information indicated in this post are accurate from the time of writing but may change without Sugbo.ph's notice. Should you know the updated information, please message us on Facebook.


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