Heyo it’s Léah with an H!

So do you plan to go to the Philippines, and think about visiting the island of Siargao ?

Here is a mini guide to Siargao! There I experienced one my most beautiful discoveries and memorable adventures so I hope you’ll enjoy as much as I did!

 

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Cultural intro! 

Ranked as the number #1 island in the world, Siargao is the PARADISE for surfers and non-surfers! Yes, this island offers much more than surfing!

Siargao was once known as a surf hotspot where thrill seekers from around the world came together to surf what is ranked the 8th best wave in the world. But in recent years, people have really opened their eyes – not just to surfing – but to the magnificent 48 islands and islets that make up Siargao. It is quite simply an adventure zone waiting to be discovered. Between the magnificent lagoons, the white sand beaches, the tropical landscapes with its thousands of palm trees, the enchanted rivers and especially the locals, you will understand why this island is the best in Asia.

How to get there? 

Getting to Siargao is simple #eazybreezy! From Manila, many local companies will take you to the island in less than 3 hours (direct flights)! Info: Siargao airport being small, the planes are narrow so for those who fear this kind of plane like my father and I .. take a sleeping pill before take off!

  • By plane: The best known airlines offer direct flights to Siargao such as SkyJet, Cebu Pacific, Philippines Airlines, Air Asia.

From Manila: direct flights in 2hours and 30minutes or with stopover 3h30

From Cebu City: During my first trip, I had just explored the island of Cebu so I took my plane to Siargao from Cebu City; I took a domestic flight with CebGo – Low cost airline partner branch of Cebu Pacific

From Clark: On my second trip, I was already in Manila. However, we couldn’t find affordable place tickets from Manila to Siargao – too last minute and too expensive – so we opted for a plan B! Take a flight from Clark, Pampanga! For this, we took the road from Manila to Clark by car (2 hours from Manila without traffic). You can either book a private van as we did or a cheaper way, a Premium Point to Point bus.

  • By ferry: From Cebu then Surigao and finally Dapa (Siargao).

Once you land at Siargao Airport, many vans will be waiting to take you to your destination. It is 300 pesos per person – fixed price for all established by the cooperative of Siargao. Once in the van, you’ll get on a pretty long ride and will realize that Siargao is actually a huge island.  Most visitors stay at General Luna. I strongly recommend that you book your accommodation there because everything happens there! In addition, G. Otherwise if you want a little more peace, towards Malinao or Pacifico.

Siargao is a big island on which General Luna is the liveliest city because everything happens there! The city of General Luna is quite large and getting from point A to point B can be time consuming if you are walking. You can take a tricycle (20 to 100 pesos depending on the distance) in town but I strongly recommend that you rent a motorbike for your entire stay. (between 300 and 400pesos the rental for 24 hours).

 

Where to go?

 

To explore the whole island, it would take at least 1 whole month! But this is because I know that many of you stay in the Philippines for a short period of 14-15 days maximum, I have prepared a list of essential activities and places to do during your visit! Doable in 4 to 7 days!

How long should I stay there? To maximize your stay, I recommend staying for 4 days, I have selected the must-go-to-visit places in red!

Island tour

#1 – The Sea and Road of Coconuts 

#2 – The Maasin River and its famous swing 

#3 – Magpupungko Rocks

#4 – Visit Pacifico

#5 – Visit the abandoned LightHouse (not yet visited)

#6 – Visit Malinao and its Secret beach

#7 – Visit the Tak Tak Falls (not yet visited)

 

Boat Island Hopping tour

#8 – Naked Island 

#9 – Daku Island 

#10 – Guyam Island 

#11 – Corregidor Island (not yet visited)

#12 – Mamon Island (not yet visited)

#13 – Sugba Lagoon 

#14 – Sohoton Cove

 

Other & Nightlife

#15 – Surf & sunsets Cloud 9 

#16- Day pool & night party

 

Where to stay in Siargao? (coming soon)

FOOD GUIDE à Siargao – The best restaurants/café of the island (coming soon)

 

Go on a Road trip!

@heyoleah facing the Seas of Coconuts

One of the most beautiful experiences to live in Siargao is to go on a road trip! Besides, it was there that I learned to drive a scooter! And this feeling of freedom and independence is great!

You can either join so-called land tours or simply set off on your own. Personally I did both and there are positive and negative points

Pros of land tours: +++ small family groups – accompanied guide, itinerary, saving time, possibility of resting and even taking naps during insured transfers, lunch included BUT — less independence, you can not stop when you want on the road spontaneously because there is a schedule program;

Pros of DIY tour on a scooter: +++ for the adventurous! free of your time, admire the landscapes on your way and possibility of stopping at the edge of secret beaches, take a photo with your motorbike, pigs or other spots and economical because 300-400 pesos rental per day (price negotiable). Refueling is your responsibility, you can find across the island bottles of coconut gasoline sold in small stores “sari-sari” or houses by the road. Prices vary between 30 and 60 pesos per liter. BUT — you will be exhausted at the end of this long day on the road! be vigilant night falls quickly so do not delay too much and especially WEAR A HELMET! It is mandatory. Otherwise you can be fined 13,000pesos. Safety first. You will remove it for the photos;

MY TIP? If you are traveling with your family, book a PRIVATE land tour! You will not only be able to visit all the spots but in addition the guide being very friendly, he will be able to make you stop on the road spontaneously (as long as you get back on time) to take photos or even buy PAN DE COCO – local coconut bread on the go!

Pan de Coco – Siargao @heyoleah

Road trip Recommendation # 1
Spend an entire day driving North, stopping at these must-see places: The Sea and Road of Coconuts, the famous swing at the Maasin River, Magpupunko Rock Pools and Pacifico.

Road trip Recommendation # 2
This road trip will take you to lesser known corners. There you will live an authentic experience and discover how the locals live on a daily basis

More info on the different places below:

#1 & 2 The Sea and Road of Coconuts

The Sea of Coconuts @heyoleah

Basically .. apart from seeing thousands of coconut trees on the horizon and taking souvenir photos #instagramgoals, there’s nothing …more! But it’s pretty and quite impressive to look at! And it’s one of the most popular viewpoints in Siargao! On the other hand, what really struck us was as soon as we arrived, we met local children who were trying to sell sustainable bamboo straws ((100 pesos the set of 10) to cover the minimum of their needs for the day ! Even if you do not really need these bamboos, I assure you that you will not regret making this little gesture because the smiles on their faces will definitely make you the day! And that is priceless!

On the coconut road @heyoleah 

#2 Visit the famous palm tree swing at the Maasin River

Maasin River Drone shot @markdavidacoba
On the bamboo boat – Maasin River @heyoleah
Swinging at the Maasin River @heyoleah

It is probably the most famous palm tree in the whole world, and I understand perfectly why! Some might find it quite simple and be a tourist trap but take the time to go there because this place is unique! The location and the landscape simply cannot be beat. This particular palm tree leans over the river, making it something out of a dream. Attached to the palm tree is a rope which serves as a large swing.

To all our adventurers, it’s time to show your skills! Climb the palm tree with the help of the locals who are happy to help you in any way, hang on to the rope and jump! Let yourself swing and then dive into the clear water of the river! It is also possible to hire a small boat to go down the river. A cool boat that looks good in the photos too. It’s the perfect place to have a good time, or if you want cool photos.

Like every hotspot, there are a lot of people during the day, so I recommend you get up early if you want to avoid the crowds. The Palmier swing is about 30 minutes’ drive from General Luna.

Leah’s tip: If you are on a tour, the guide may follow the same program as the others and therefore some hotspots may be crowded … at my first visit, we first visited the Maasin River before the Magpupungko Rocks! 😉

#3 – Magpupungko Rocks

@journeyera
@journeyera

This white sand beach hides a secret place that only appears during low tide: natural pools are formed between the rocks! If you arrive at the right time, you will witness one of the natural beauties of Siargao Island!

It is one of the most famous corners on Siargao Island! There you can also enjoy the white sand, relax, have a snack – banana Q, fish balls, kamote Q – and buy souvenirs! (significantly cheaper than General Luna)

Leah’s Tips – Plan your trip to the rock pools of Magpupunko! Be sure to check the tide calendar as the pools are not accessible at high tide. The area is completely closed at high tide, you won’t even be able to see the big rock next to the pools. The tide changes every day, so be sure to plan ahead before setting out. For this, ask the inhabitants of the island for more information! Also, there may be a lot of tourists who take photos, do not hesitate to go past the first pools towards the big rock in order to have a better view!

The entry price is 50 pesos, which represents around 1 euro, plus 20 pesos for parking if you come with a motorbike.

#4 – Visit Pacifico

If you are looking for a piece of paradise on Siargao Island away from the crowds, Pacifico is the place to go. Located in the north of the island of Siargao 1 hour from General Luna is one of the best known surf spots. There, you will find only a small amount of resorts and host families. This is where you will relax and escape.

During my first visit, I unfortunately could not go to Pacifico for lack of time … and all my local friends told me that I had missed something and that was all the more reason to return to Siargao! .

And indeed, during my second visit, just after our lunch break at Magpupungko Rocks, which was then full of tourists, we stopped at Pacifico where the beach was literally empty! The waves are quiet big & impressive, the water is clear, the sand is fine and warm. It was the perfect spot to digest and relax!

What to do there?

  • If you’re feeling hungry, I highly recommend going to Pacifico Beach Resort. There, you can relax in hammocks and taste their organic and fresh dishes on their farm located on the island!
  • Pacifico also has one of the best surf spots on the island. I was told that it is a place reserved for experts because the tides are strong on the shallow reef. But if you’re just a beginner like me, no problem, it’s still a peaceful place to stay.
  • Friends have told me that you can climb the cliff for an overview of Pacifico and further up visit the abandoned Lighthouse located north of Pacifico Beach.
  • Personally, we went there spontaneously to chill! It is the perfect place to relax under the coconut trees, sunbathe and meditate for an entire afternoon.

#5 – Visit the abandoned LightHouse (not yet visited) 

coming soon

#6 – Visit Malinao

Malinao is a small place just 10 minutes by car from General Luna.

On a small strip of road, this is where you will find some of the most luxurious hotels on the island. During my second visit, we stayed at Bayud Boutique Resort, one of the island’s isolated and chic hotels! Unlike General Luna, this place is still very quiet and underdeveloped. If you are for a picnic, a sunset or just a nice walk on the beach by yourself, this is the ideal place.

The best place is at the end of the road. When the road stops, you can head to the so-called Secret Beach (not so much secret btw ;)) and pass by the big luxury hotels.
Instead of going straight to the beach, keep going straight until it stops. Here you will find a small lagoon, an unfinished bridge and a magnificent beach overlooking the mangrove on the other side of the river. This area is simply beautiful. The ground is covered with pleasant grass, so it’s perfect for a picnic right by the beach.

Info: Be respectful of the environment and properly dispose of waste in the bins provided!

#7 – Visit the Tak Tak Falls (not yet visited)

coming soon

GO ON A BOAT TRIP – ISLAND HOPPING!

The islands surrounding Siargao are just as beautiful as the main island. Going on a boat trip called Island Hopping is a favorite among all who visit.

The most popular tour is the Tree Islands Tour or Tri-Island Island Hopping Tour as it is often called. On this tour, you will stop at the three neighboring islands, Naked, Daku and Guyam Island. During these tours, the boat normally makes a longer stop on Daku Island for lunch.
Another favorite is to visit the island of Corregidor.

Organizing your favorite visit is very easy. Most hostels tour the three islands as part of their weekly schedule. If you are staying elsewhere, simply get off at General Luna’s pier and you will be approached by boatmen who offer to take you wherever you want. A boat can normally accommodate 6-8 people and the price is around 1500 pesos to 1700 pesos depending on the organizer for the whole day.

More information on the different locations below.

#8 – Naked Island

Naked Island – Drone shot by @markdavidacoba

This island is located 20 minutes by boat from the port of Siargao, General Luna. The name of the island comes from the fact that there is nothing on it. The island is literally … naked! It is basically a little sandbar in the middle of the ocean.
Since there is nothing on the island, the only thing you do here is relax in the hot water, go around and go to each end of the island to see the waves crashing together . The waves can be quite strong so be careful. That being said, it is a cool site that is worth a visit.

#9 – Daku Island

Daku Island by @Laagan007

The next stop on the tour of the three islands is Daku Island. Daku means big and it is the largest of the three. This island is one of the most beautiful islands I have ever visited. When visiting the three islands, this is the place where they prepare lunch while you explore the island or just relax in the incredibly clear and blue water. The waves are also strong but it’s still very fun because you feel like you’re at a water park jumping over the waves and getting carried away! The beach is one of the best I have ever seen. What makes it so good is not only the perfect beach, but also the small hut located along the beach, supported by a huge palm forest.

Léah’s Tip: If you are not on an organized tour including lunch, bring fresh food from the General Luna market and the local population will prepare it for a small sum while you enjoy the beach. They also sell refreshing coconuts, water and soda on the island.

#10 – Guyam Island

@heyoleah in front of the Guyam Island

Guyam Island is the last stop on the three island tour. Guyam means small and it is the smallest of the islands. This island is what you see in magazines. It is so small that you can walk in a few minutes with coconut palms in the middle. It’s hard to explain how cute this island is.

The locals have installed several swings and photo corners to allow you to keep beautiful memories! Tropical paradise are appropriate words. Take a look at the photos below.

# 11 -Corregidor Island (not yet visited)

I have heard a lot about this island! Unfortunately due to lack of time I could not visit it. According to my research and my local friends, this island located 45 minutes from the port of General Luna, offers a totally different landscape! First, know that this island is much less developed than the others, and therefore you will not find anything to buy there.

Yet, there is so much to do! Explore & be adventurous!

You will find small beaches on each corner of the island, a large meadow and a hill with a unique palm tree #instagramgoals! Go there for a hike of 25-30 minutes, which will take you into the most unique landscape with long grasses and palm trees spread over a large area

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA – DO NOT OWN THIS PHOTO

#12 – Mamon Island (not yet visited)

#13- Visit Sugba Lagoon

One of the coolest things you can do during your stay in Siargao is to visit certainly Sugba Lagoon. This day trip or half day to your preference you really leads through unique landscapes, different from anything you’ve ever seen before. It is the one of the most popular circuits the Siargao. I recommend you to go there. If you have a drone, make it fly and you’ll see how beautiful the place is .

There are several ways to organize your visit to the Sugba lagoon. :

  • Option 1: Book your visit with a travel agency in partnership with expert excursion services. This is what I did with my family during my second visit. If need of contacts, leave a comment!
  • Option 2: Sugba lagoon is located just outside of another town called Del Carmen. This second option is the one I made on my first visit, and it requires you to drive your motorcycle to Del Carmen by yourself. The journey takes 1 to 2 hours depending on your speed. (Ps: to be honest, it was the most exhausting day.) Once in Del Carmen, head to the pier where the ticket office is located. Each boat can accommodate up to 6 people and the price is set at 1,500 pesos for the standard visit. The ticket office opens at 8:00 am, so I recommend being there in good time beforehand as there will be a queue.

Tip Léah: the boat that takes you to Sugba Lagoon is very noisy! I advise you to take cotton, buddy or your noise-canceling earphones with you so as not to come deaf!

WHAT TO DO:

Once at Sugba Lagoon, a house was built on the water where you can rent tables for 50 pesos. This is the place where you can leave your things to go and enjoy the lagoon. There are lots of activities to try! You can rent kayaks, paddle boards and bamboo rafts between 300 and 500 pesos. You will also find the epic diving board with the most beautiful bottom of all time. (ps: on the photos, one has the impression that the diving board is high and that the lagoon is gigantic but the photo is taken in height from, thus  this optical effect)

If you are a little adventurous, I also recommend exploring the nearby lagoon. Here you will find an even higher diving board 10 meters high embedded in a tree. Personally, because it is not for me! I prefer to relax on a paddle board and take nice pictures;)

 

 

@heyoleah on a paddle board – Sugba Lagoon Siargao

#14 – Sohoton Cove

This is one of the unique and isolated places on the island of Siargao that I loved visiting Siargao!

Visiting Sohoton Cove National Park in Surigao Del Norte is a must on your list of things to do in Siargao! Sohoton Cove presents natural wonders such as caves, lagoons and cliff jumping, making it a fun day trip from Siargao. This natural site is one of the most preserved places on the island of Siargao and is worth a visit if you have time during your stay in Siargao.

Indeed, this natural park is located 2 hours by boat from General Luna. If you want to take a tour, you can combine the visit to Sohoton Cove and the tri-island in the afternoon with lunch at Sohoton Cove.

Tip Léah – As at Sugba Lagoon, the boat’s engine is very noisy! So plan to bring cotton and / or noise-canceling headphones because the journey is long!

ON THE ARRIVAL

From your first steps in Sohoton Cove, you arrive at the pier of the national park. And there, you will be surrounded by purely green and blue landscapes! The water was bluer than I had imagined – and I mean seriously blue !! We waited a few moments while waiting for our turn. With Mark, we took the opportunity to fly our Mavic Pro drone to discover the overview of the national park .. and wow!

WHAT TO DO?

When your turn arrives, you will board a small boat with yellow helmets to protect yourself! My friends literally looked like MINIONS haha

The Minions – Travel Squad at Sohoton Cove

The program was in 3 stages:

  1. Hagukan cave. This cave was incredibly epic, to say the least. WARNING! So it is not a simple cave to visit in a boat. To enter the Hagukan cave, we had to jump from the boat and dive for three meters, swim under a rocky ledge, then swim in the cave pool on the other side. To access it I had to access my breath for about 5 to 10 seconds and the local guides pulled us to open the way into the cave. Once inside, it was quite dark and difficult to see, but then our guides told us to start wading and the water started to shine in an electric blue color … beautiful! It was scary but frankly to do once!
  2. Magkukuob cave. This place was super cool to visit, you have to enter the cave through a small entrance, walk and climb through the cave and exit at the top of the cliff. And there a diving board of 5 meters awaits you! This is the main attraction;)
  3. The jellyfish sanctuary. After visiting both Hagukan Cave and Magkukob Cave inside Sohoton National Park, our private boat returned to the pier from where we left. So to be honest, my companions were hungry! We then waited for lunch and we no longer had time to visit the jellyfish sanctuary. priorities hahaha! But from what the guide explained to me, there is a corner where dozens of small jellyfish swim freely. And their peculiarity is that these jellyfish do not bite! You can then take some in your hands .. for the most courageous;) Here is our half-day visit to Sohoton Cove! If you have time, I strongly recommend you spend a whole day there because there are so many other sites even more impressive to visit 🙂

#15 – Surf and sunset Cloud 9

MANDATORY STOP! Dear friend, it is time to live the Siargao experience to the FULLEST! Go to the Cloud 9 station at General Luna to take your first surf lessons (for those who have never done it)! There you will come across very easily recognizable surf instructors = they are very tanned and often have long / blond hair hehe

It’s 500pesos an hour with rental of the surfboard (all the same price). Choose the Kuya with whom you have a good vibes hehe Personally it was the young Angel who taught me to surf!

Surfboards at Station Cloud 9

 

Cloud 9 is an iconic corner in Siargao. You can surf there because the waves are perfect for beginners. In addition, it is not very deep. By cons beware there are small rocks so be careful when you fall

 

Healthy breakfast at Shaka Café, Cloud 9

Finally, watch one of the most beautiful sunsets on the island of Siargao. We never get tired of them..!

Sunset at Cloud 9 @heyoleah
Sunset at Cloud 9 @laagan007

#16 – Party! Day pool party & Night out

Siargao in particular the town of General Luna is one of the most popular meeting places on the island for partying, dancing, socializing, watching live bands and drinking.

Indeed, you have about twenty restaurants, bars and hotels / resorts that enliven the city! Some would even compare Siargao to Bali or Boracay, but the local government is taking steps to avoid excess. For example, following very wild parties, it’s been several months since- the local mayor imposed a curfew at midnight for security reasons. But the evening starts early because it is early night, around 17-18H in the Philippines;)

As soon as night falls, General Luna has a completely different face! I recommend that you take a tour of the stores (open until 10 p.m. – very pricey! European prices) to buy yourself – t-shirts, caps, little grigris. Dine locally either in a relaxing atmosphere like at Emelia’s, Mama’s Grill, Isla Mercato or if you want a more classy European touch in restaurants / resorts like Isla Cabana, Kanilaw, Bravo and Kermit! (More info on another article to come)

And then go to one of the club bars / resorts to party! Rumbar, Baile, Harana, Lampara etc. Indeed, Siargao is also known for its many Full Moon Party evenings, pool parties, Live Band, Night parties mixing reggae, electro, techno, Brazilian funk, old school hip hop which welcome both Local and international DJs! It is an experience to live in Siargao in order to have a complete experience!

WHERE TO GO?

There is a week calendar which indicates where the evening will take place! So ask your receptionist where the evening will take place and don’t miss this opportunity!

 

So has this article made you want to visit the island of Siargao ?!

Check out my other articles to complete your trip and above all book your tickets in advance for preferential rates with your Visit-Philippines travel agency!

 

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Léah with an H

 

Heyo it’s Léah with an H!

So do you plan to go to the Philippines, and think about visiting the island of Siargao ?

I am writing a full complete travel guide about Siargao! In the meanwhile, here is the part 1 with the essentials! Hope you’ll enjoy it! Also, follow me on Youtube, Instagram and Facebook  to support and for more good vibes #LeahTravels! To book your plane tickets, just click here! And if you have any questions, leave a comment at the bottom of the article!

 

What to know about Siargao? 

Ranked as the number #1 island in the world, Siargao is the PARADISE for surfers and non-surfers! Yes, this island offers much more than surfing!

Siargao was once known as a surf hotspot where thrill seekers from around the world came together to surf what is ranked the 8th best wave in the world. But in recent years, people have really opened their eyes – not just to surfing – but to the magnificent 48 islands and islets that make up Siargao. It is quite simply an adventure zone waiting to be discovered. Between the magnificent lagoons, the white sand beaches, the tropical landscapes with its thousands of palm trees, the enchanted rivers and especially the locals, you will understand why this island is the best in Asia.

How to get there? 

Getting to Siargao is simple #eazybreezy! From Manila, many local companies will take you to the island in less than 3 hours (direct flights)! Info: Siargao airport being small, the planes are narrow so for those who fear this kind of plane like my father and I .. take a sleeping pill before take off!

  • ✈️ By plane: The best known airlines offer direct flights to Siargao such as SkyJet, Cebu Pacific, Philippines Airlines, Air Asia.

From Manila: direct flights in 2hours and 30minutes or with stopover 3h30

From Cebu City: During my first trip, I had just explored the island of Cebu so I took my plane to Siargao from Cebu City; I took a domestic flight with CebGo – Low cost airline partner branch of Cebu Pacific

From Clark: On my second trip, I was already in Manila. However, we couldn’t find affordable place tickets from Manila to Siargao – too last minute and too expensive – so we opted for a plan B! Take a flight from Clark, Pampanga! For this, we took the road from Manila to Clark by car (2 hours from Manila without traffic). You can either book a private van as we did or a cheaper way, a Premium Point to Point bus.

  • 🛥️ By ferry: From Cebu then Surigao and finally Dapa (Siargao).

Once you land at Siargao Airport, many vans will be waiting to take you to your destination. It is 300 pesos per person – fixed price for all established by the cooperative of Siargao. Once in the van, you’ll get on a pretty long ride and will realize that Siargao is actually a huge island.  Most visitors stay at General Luna. I strongly recommend that you book your accommodation there because everything happens there! In addition, G. Otherwise if you want a little more peace, towards Malinao or Pacifico.

Siargao is a big island on which General Luna is the liveliest city because everything happens there! The city of General Luna is quite large and getting from point A to point B can be time consuming if you are walking. You can take a tricycle (20 to 100 pesos depending on the distance) in town but I strongly recommend that you rent a motorbike for your entire stay. (between 300 and 400pesos the rental for 24 hours).

 

Where to go?

 

To explore the whole island, it would take at least 1 whole month! But this is because I know that many of you stay in the Philippines for a short period of 14-15 days maximum, I have prepared a list of essential activities and places to do during your visit! Doable in 4 to 7 days!

How long should I stay there?

To maximize your stay, I recommend staying for 4 days, I have selected the must-go-to-visit places in red!

Island tour

#1 – The Sea and Road of Coconuts 

#2 – The Maasin River and its famous swing 

#3 – Magpupungko Rocks

#4 – Visit Pacifico

#5 – Visit the abandoned LightHouse (not yet visited)

#6 – Visit Malinao and its Secret beach

#7 – Visit the Tak Tak Falls (not yet visited)

 

Boat Island Hopping tour

#8 – Naked Island 

#9 – Daku Island 

#10 – Guyam Island 

#11 – Corregidor Island (not yet visited)

#12 – Mamon Island (not yet visited)

#13 – Sugba Lagoon 

#14 – Sohoton Cove

 

Other & Nightlife

#15 – Surf & sunsets Cloud 9 

#16- Day pool & night party

 

What to bring?

  • Cream against mosquitoes – OFF lotion, patch
  • Emergency SOS pharmacy – band aids, alcohol, pills (flu, diarrhea)
  • Cameras, with charger
  • Powerbank (that are charged!)
  • Water bottle reusable (no plastic is allowed)
  • Sunscreen (you don’t want to get sunburnt)
  • Go Pro with waterproof protection
  • Good vibes!!

Upcoming articles  – Stay tuned!

  1. Where to stay in Siargao? (coming soon)
  2. FOOD GUIDE à Siargao – The best restaurants/café of the island (coming soon)Thanks for reading!

 

🍍 Léah with an H

 

Heyo it’s Léah! And in this article, let’s chase some waterfalls in Cebu, Philippines!

Cebu is one of the most popular islands in the Philippines. It has a vast array of activities like hikes (Osmena Peak), free-diving with sardines (Moalboal), swimming with Whale Sharks (Oslob) and island hopping. However, the island of Cebu is waterfall heaven.

There are over 100 waterfalls on the island of Cebu. So here’s a list of my favorite waterfalls on Cebu! It will be progressively updated as I visit more. I didn’t list them chronologically but really from my favorites to my least favorites ones.

TRAVEL TIP – SOLO TRAVELLER I mostly visited the waterfalls.. ALONE. And all the photos I am sharing are mine. So how did I take them? Well whenever you visit a waterfall, a local guide or “kuya” accompanies you and makes sure that you are safe, and shares some little stories. And thhey’ll kindly become your personal photographer! I was lucky to be alone during all my visits to take as many photos as I wanted haha of course, don’t forget to TIP them 😉

1. Dao Falls & Trek

To get to the epic Dao Waterfalls, you’ll have to go on a 30 minute trek that will amaze you and leave an unforgettable souvenir in your mind. And this adventure starts by crossing this astounding bridge!

 

During your trek, you’ll walk across vibrant green forest,  wallow into deep blue waters in the middle of canyon walls, and hear nothing but the sound of nature.

For the non-hikers, don’t worry the trek to Dao Falls itself isn’t hard but it does require you to walk through the water and navigate your way around stones and rocks. You can even jump and swim in the clear blue waters in the It is a moderate journey with incredible scenery, which is far away from the crowds at Kawasan Falls.

At the end of the trek, there is a staircase that gives you a glimpse of the epic finale: the Dao Falls! I loved the view from there and actually had fun taking some cool shots and feeling adventurous being in the middle of the jungle.

Here it is! The outstanding Dao Falls that looks like a rainbow falling down on a wide wall of canyon boulders. Dao Waterfall is about 40-50m high and pours down into a large pool. You can swim safely in the pool and near the falls when the flow isn’t too crazy but of course be careful depending on the conditions. The water is naturally cold but very refreshing especially after the hike. Just take some breath to admire the impressive view.

My trek to Dao Falls was my favorite one as I explored the unique beauty of Cebu’s nature far from tourists and definitely felt in osmosis with nature.

2. Cambais Falls

First time I explored the Cambais Falls, it was all spontaneous. On our way back from Osmena Peak, my friend LostJuan and I stopped at the entrance of the Cambais falls.

I’m happy we did because it was such an amazing discovery.

Cambais Falls is an amazing waterhole in the hills of Alegria, Cebu. From Moalboal, it takes less than an hour drive to n get there. And there are several amazing waterfalls right next to it to make an epic waterfall adventure day!

As all many unique and authentic places on Earth, you’ll have to make a little effort to get there. You’ll start with a 15-20 minute super easy hiking to discover this first scenery!

Best part is… it doesn’t end there! Cambais has 3 distinct levels and different cliff jumping levels and great spots for swimming. For safety reasons, I wasn’t able to take any photos but LostJuan took some cool video shots! So here’s how it goes…

Do you see the water slide on the right side? Well it is the “door” to enter the next levels of the waterfalls . You’ll have to use a rope that is set up to help you climb and explore the Cambais Falls right behind the big stone green leaves…!

PS: Make sure to have tight waterproof slippers or be barefoot as it can be very slippery
Cambais Falls

I never felt so adventurous! We had to climb, jump, navigate through the waters to finally end on an hidden waterfalls on a huge stone! We jumped and enjoyed it to the fullest until we realise that there was no-one and the sun was falling down.. so we quickly came back and luckily we got to the scooter before the sunset goes down haha so here is my advice, don’t do like us, go there before 3PM with a local guide!

3. Inambakan Falls

Inambakan Falls is known for having a beautiful 100-ft waterfall that pours into a wide pool of blue water. Once there, you’ll witness an amazing scene in the middle of a lush jungle greenery. And I was lucky enough to explore it at the end of the day and see the sunset above the trees.

Inambakan Falls is a solid four-hour journey from Cebu City. But when I visited, I was based in Fantasy Lodge at Samboan which is 20 minutes away by motorbike or tricycle.

A kind Kuya brought me there by scooter, it takes 15-20minutes to get to the entrance. Then a 5 minute walk to see the epic waterfalls.

As I went there at the end of the day, I was pretty exhausted and the sun was going down.. Thus, I was just able to enjoy the first scenery on the huge stone and take my “Tarzan & Jane” kind of photo!

Because it was late and sun goes down in the Philippines early around 5pm, I wasn’t able to explore all the levels of the Inambakan Falls. But after some research I read that there are five levels at Inambakan, and it takes a full-day adventure there!

According to “Journeyera”, “The third level was such an incredible spot. A crystal clear pool, deep enough for cliff jumping, sits in front of a backdrop of idyllic palm trees. It is a slice of paradise right in the middle of the jungle.”

I would definitely go back there and take time to explore all the corners of the Inambakan Falls! What about you?!

4. Aguinid Falls

The Aguinid waterfalls is one of the most popular ones in Cebu but still hasn’t surpassed the popularity of the Kawasan Falls. The Aguinid trek is very fun, easy and perfect if you are looking for a big adventure and yet avoid too many tourists.

Aguinid Falls is split up into multiple levels. Before, it used to have eight levels. However, since there were a few accidents and fatalities on the higher levels, you must be accompanied by a local guide and you will only reach level five. Don’t worry this is more than enough adventure!

Let the adventure begins! Here is level 1 to 2!

The whole attraction is going up and up the different levels. You’ll have to navigate on the big boulders, use a strong rope (don’t be surprise by the odor haha) to get to the next level. Don’t worry the cliff isn’t vertical it is 45degrees and you can go up safely.

Always be careful as some parts or slippery, but the Kuya is always there to guide you.

Level by level, you can enjoy the views, jump off the cliff and swim! And finally you’ll reach to the final epic 5th level where the waterfalls pours down a rounded big stone. You can go explore inside the cave and jump in the private pool and refresh up! One of the coolest waterfalls if you are looking for a big adventure!

5. Kawasan falls Canyoneering

The most popular waterfalls of Cebu are the Kawasan Falls! And what makes it popular is that there are 14 levels to explore and that you can do “Canyoneering”, the most popular tourist activities on the island.

Thousands of tourists participate in the adventure every day.

They usually want to experience the canyoneering! A full tour is worth $20-30 but my friends and I went to a half tour – only the first 7 levels and that was way enough!

It can be very tiring to get up on all the levels and you may feel like it’s the biggest adventure you can do on Cebu but it’s not. Indeed, trekking to Dao Falls or Cambais Falls even feels more adventurous because you will be the only ones there. However, I do encourage you to do the canyoneering at Kawasan Falls!

TIPS: To enjoy the whole scenery, go to the Kawasan Falls at the earliest at 6AM (opening time) to avoid the wave of tourists.
Kawasan Falls

The canyoneering starts in the jungle where you’ll first meet many food vendors selling local fruits, delicacies (chocolate donut, corn etc) and canyoneering tours services. Once you pick one, you will wear a helmet and a life vest. For aesthetic reasons, I removed them for the photos haha

You’ll be accompanied by a guide who you will go up the different levels with you and you’ll have fun scaling up the cliffs, jumping into the water and begin floating down the canyon.

PS: Too scared to jump off a cliff? Jumping from a cliff can be more impressive than you think… and things can get quickly scary … But here’s a tip! Take a deep breath and when you jump, make sure to stay straight! If not, you’ll end like me : on your BUTT! And you’ll get a huge bruise haha Now if you don’t feel like it, don’t force yourself and just watch the people instead. It can be very entertaining 😉

My favorite part was the rope swinging and the natural slides haha after my first incident, I kept it safe and I just enjoyed watching people. The canyoneering ends with the highest jump cliff is 20ft – the tradition is to jumped off of it . I didn’t but my friends Mark & Joseph did! BRAVO! It was definilety a fun experience!

But again, don’t be surprise to meet a lot of tourists because everyone wants to experience a full big adventure of chasing waterfalls in Cebu 🙂

 

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With its endless stunning islands, the Philippines offers a variety of beautiful natural spots from white sand beaches, crystal blue water to spectacular mountains landscapes, waterfalls, rice terraces and more!

After travelling for 4 months around my motherland the Philippines , let me share with you the 10 must-go-NEW-places to visit in the Philippines in 2019!

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1. Ifugao Province: magnificent mountains & terraces 

If you like hiking, bonding with nature and you are ready to disconnect from the Internet to immerse yourself into an authentic experience to learn about the origins of the native Filipino culture, you should explore the Cordillera of Ifugao! Go on a 2 to 5 days hiking to Banaue, Cambulo, Batad, Patpat, Mayoyao, Bangaan.

And in case if you were wondering, the rice terraces of Batad are the 8th wonder of the world and a UNESCO site. For those who are familiar with the rice terraces from Vietnam or China, these ones are far more impressive as they are perfectly built symmetrically into an amphitheater of rice fields with endless stairs (sensitive knees abstain). They have existed since 2000 despite the many challenges and natural disasters (typhoons, earthquakes, torrential rains …).

Magnificent, incredible, WOW these are the words that came to my mind.

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2. Diving at Apo Island in Dumaguete & Maldives of the Philippines: Manjuyod

Dumaguete Island, the capital of Negros Oriental, in the province of VISAYAS, is famous for its diving spots. There you can go on a day trip snorkelling or scuba diving and get your license, and explore the rick marine life of the area: corals, fish of all kinds & sea turtles in Apo Island.

But Dumaguete has more to offer: it is a multicultural island that offers various hidden food gems: Chicken Jo’s Inasal, Sans Rival, Boulevard Street Food – to eat squid balls, tempura. And at night, locals and students coming from all around the world dance, sing and enjoy their time at the various bars and clubs such as Tiki Club or Hayahay Bar for live music bands.

The second highlight of my stay was watching Dolphins and chilling at the Maldives of the Philippines: Manjuyod. You can rent a private boat for the day to go see watching dolphins in the nature and then enjoy the sand bar beach in Manjuyod ! There, you can have fun and do water activities: banana boat, have some fresh grilled lunch, have some drinks a la pinoy and just enjoy! Oh and if you are craving for snacks, No worries, there are SARI-SARI boats floating around! Also, little tip: you can rent a cottage for 3k-3,5K only and stay over one night with your family and friends! It can welcome +15 people!

3. Fall under the spell of Siquijor

If you visit the VISAYAS, you should definitely stop by the mystical island of SIQUIJOR! Locals believe that there are witches, ghosts and mystical creatures that will either hurt you or put a magic love spell called the GAYUMA on you…But those are just stories and legends that gives the island a little bit of charm! Siquijor has a lot to offer to adventure-seekers such as waterfalls such as Cambugahay Falls where you can swim in natural water, jump from swings and cliffs, relax on white sand beaches such as Pilaton beach and have a taste of freedom as you ride your scooter around the island.

HEYOLEAH’s TIP: The nightlife is very little developed so enjoy your stop in Siquijor to relax! Stay 1 night and 2 days, for 1 day of rest and 1 day of exploration. If you want to avoid the crowds at Cambugahay Falls, wake up early, leave at 6am to arrive at the opening at 7am.

4. Sardines Run in Moalboal, South of Cebu

From Manila or Clark airport, the most sensible way to continue is by taking a flight to Cebu. Cebu City is the 2nd largest city in the Philippines and has a lot of resemblance with Manila – an urban city growing into the center trade, commerce and tourism of the Philippines with many old historic & religious monuments. Click here for more info!

While there’s a lot to do in Cebu island – whale shark watching, waterfalls, canyoneering and more – the one attraction which stands out as the most unique is undoubtedly Moalboal’s Sardine Run.

HEYOLEAH’s TIP: Great news! As the sardines at Moalboal don’t migrate, it’s available all year long.

 

5. The Chocolate Hills, Bohol vs Osmena Peak, Cebu

The Cholocate hills are one of the most famous places in the Philippines located in Bohol because of its homogenous shapes.

But Cebu, also has its own Chocolate Hills called the Osmena Peak! Indeed Cebu is a total package: you don’t only have beaches, waterfalls to jump and swim in but also mountains to climb and hike! 

Locals often compare the view to Bohol’s Chocolate Hills. But instead of rolling curved mounds, the hills have salient peaks.

Along the way, you can see farmers carrying large baskets of freshly harvested vegetables. The Mantalongan & Dalaguete Vegetable Market is the wholesaling station for cabbages, carrots, peppers and other vegetables. This is also the most popular starting point for hikes, if you do not want to hire a Habal-Habal driver to get to base camp.

HEYOLEAH’S TIP: Rent a scooter for the day to be free of your movements!

6. Malapascua Island, New Boracay North Cebu

 

From South Cebu to Cebu City, we highly hesitated to visit Bohol and explore the famous Chocolate Hills, but instead, we decided to have a complete tour of the Cebu Island by going up north to Malapascua Island.

From the North Bus Terminal in Cebu City, we took a 4hour bus to the Port in the North then a 30minutes boat ride to Malapascua Island. (TIP: there is a boat ride every 30minutes from 6am to 6PM)

And there, we found the most underrated island and beach in the Philippines! My first impression was that IT WAS VERY HOT! But right after, I thought that Malapascua looks like Boracay but 15 years ago: white sand beach, not crowded, yet enough developed to offer basic structures & amenities (resorts, hotels, restaurants, bars, clubs) to let tourists enjoy their stay.

Our program was simple: rest & chill by the beach for few hours then island hopping tour at 4PM to 1) dive near wrecked ship  2) jump off a cliff of +15meters (I didn’t jump) and watch the sunset on the boat.

HEYOLEAH’s TRIP: Being a small island, supermarkets and restaurants are very few and prices more or less high; so before heading to the island, buy basic products: water, fruits, snacks!

7. Kalanggaman Sand Bar in Leyte

One of my dreams was to go on a heavenly sand bar, and I finally realized it in the Philippines on Kalanggaman Island! The water there is crystal clear, clean and fresh – the beach is beautiful and breathtaking! You can either take a half-day tour from Malapascua or stay overnight in a tent and enjoy an unforgettable experience under the sparkling stars.

Do not worry, the island is not that empty! There are small shops called “sari-sari”, the municipal police, cabins, a medical team and even a resort!

9. Siargao or the island of Surfers

Time to get adventurous and live the surfing beach lifestyle! Siargao is one of the best surfing spots of the Philippines and in the world! You will enjoy surfing or watching the seasoned surfers tearing up the bigger waves out at Cloud 9 and in Pacifico.The waves are perfect for both pros and amateurs ! Many will compare Siargao as Bali but the main difference is that you will fall in love with the island but more especially with the locals who are warm and very welcoming. As visitors, let’s respect the environment and avoid plastic use as locals want to prevent any consequences of mass tourism.

There are different also various places to explore in Siargao Island! Click hERE to see the different activities to do!

HEYOLEAH’s TIP: The best way to go around? If you are an adventurer, by bike or motorcycle! But there are also private tours by vans or jeepneys!

9. Above the clouds in Sagada

Located in the mountains of North Luzon, Sagada doesn’t offer what most of you are used to hear of the Philippines- no crystal clear blue water nor white sand beaches – but instead – natural waterfalls, high pine trees forest, caves, hanging coffins… So take a break in the fresh air of nature and go on a hike to the Marlboro Hills to watch the sunrise above the clouds. Experience this unforgettable trip that awaits you.

Sagada is a touristic spot that attracts many local people and international ones especially adventure-seekers. FYI: it is expensive and you cannot visit the place on your own – DIY travel – you must be accompanied by a local guide – I recommend you to contact my friend Reynald, a young and professional local guide (09 954 177 696).

TRAVEL TIP: Visit Sagada as a group to have lower prices on activities and get a jeepney to tour you around! If you travel solo, you may easily join other groups at the Tourism Center.

10. Old & Modern Manila

Give Manila a chance!

Unbelievably known for its appalling traffic jams, polluted air and overcrowding, Manila may well be the most underrated capital of Southeast Asia. But Manila has proven to be one of the places you would really like to go. Why do you think there is traffic in the first place? It is growing, evolving and has a lot to offer tourists.

Staying in Manila can be an intense experience. But the beauty of this historic city, formerly known as the “Pearl of the Orient” in the 1950s, is based on its paradox: Manila is large but vibrant, dirty but full of historic, noisy and cumbersome places, but filled with life, music and music. entertainment.

So, despite the chaos, there is still something about Manila that will bring you back to the Philippines.

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“Don’t go chase the waterfalls…🎵”

This is the music lyrics that describes the perfect hunting day of waterfalls, right?! So in this article, I will bring you to the South of Cebu, an island of unique and beautiful waterfalls & natural pools.

One of the most beautiful and famous are the KAWASAN FALLS!

Although it is very touristic, it is a must-see! To fully enjoy it, I advise you to get up very early to be around 6:00 am; that way you will avoid the arrival of the mass of people and therefore be able to take your  #INSTAGRAMGOALS photos

The particularity of the waterfalls of Cebu is that there are many waterfalls in one in a place! For example, the Kawasan falls have 13 floors and you can explore them 1 by 1 by doing  the Canyoneering! The flagship activity of Kawasan Falls!

What is Canyoneering? In small groups, you will climb and jump into different levels of waterfalls! No worries, lifejackets and helmets are mandatory to wear because SAFETY IS FASHION you (PS: do not take your go-pro AT RISK of losing it)

After spending the morning in the Kawasan Falls, you still have the whole afternoon to explore the rest of the island and chase all the other and hidden wild waterfalls that are as beautiful as the Kawasan Falls.

The best way? Rent a scooter and feel free to stop whenever you pass by a waterfall entrance!
Here is a quick list! Will update it once I will visit them!

  • Tumalog Falls
  • Cambais Falls (my personal favorite discovery ❤️)
  • Dao Falls

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One of the most famous attractions of Cebu Island is swimming with whale sharks at Oslob!

Where is Oslob? How to get there?

Oslob is located at the south point of Cebu Island, so if you are in Cebu City it takes 6 hours of bus ride from the South station of Cebu City without hazards. Or if you are from Moalboal (if you follow my route) 2h30 by bus. From Moalboal, take the bus at 4AM (be patient). Stop at Samboan and take a second bus to Oslob.

So I’m sure you’ve seen these incredible pictures on Instagram of super good girls and boys swimming a whale shark? And of course, when you see this kind of photos, the magic of Instagram + egocentrism of the human being that YOU WANT this photo too.

Well, know that these instagram photos hide a lot of truth ..

1. The mass of tourists 

2.It’s a real business

In reality, Whale sharks are in a “net fish cage” so that they cannot espace the shore. As you can see from this drone shot, it is very well organized! Boats are lined up while whale sharks are being fed on each side of the boats so that tourists can see them, swim next to them (snorkelling or scuba diving).

Tourism is not a bad thing, actually locals need it to support financially themselves. But it would be better if it was ethical and in respect with the wildlife and environment.

3. Photos are hard to take!

From my experience, I remember the water being so salty, the waves kind of strong that it was actually very really difficult to swim down and take #instagramworthy photos! Plus, I was pretty nervous to swim by the whale sharks as their were enormous! I could have been easily swallowed by one of them! And even though you are not allow to touch them, they were still very close to you and their long tale could accidentally touch your feet if you don’t pay attention! It was hard to navigate around them but at least…thanks to my friend I have my photo..! Do you like it?! haha #kungfukick

Now the question is, Is it really worth it?

To be honest, no. It’s not ethical for the environment and the whale sharks natural behaviour and habitat are being jeopardised.
As a visitor, I’d rather explore a place in respect with the environment.

However, there are other places than Oslob where you can ethically swim with wild whale sharks that are actually protected! The spots are, Donsol, in the south of Leyte and the Tubbataha Reef.

 

Comment below to share your thoughts! Would you swim with whale sharks or not?

 

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If you travel in the Philippines and you have the opportunity to attend a Filipino Fiesta in the area you’re visiting, just GO & CELEBRATE! It is an unique and immersive experience that you won’t regret. 

Across the Philippines, cities and regions organise many festivals to celebrate their culture and believes. For example, the Coconut Festival in Laguna, the Panagbenga Flower Festival in Baguio City etc They arevery festive and colourful with parades, music, dance and colourful Filipino costumes!

Last January 2019 I finally had the opportunity to go to Cebu City and attend the Sinulog Festival!

When? It is celebrated every year during the third week of January.

Where? in Cebu City

What? The biggest religious fiestival of the Philippines where thousands of people coming from the Philippines and the world gather to celebrate the Little Jesus and party!

The Philippines is a very religious country – the majority of the Filipinos are catholic christians. The Sinulog is one of the many religious festivals as it celebrates Santo Niño – the little Jesus – to honour him, locals shout Viva Pit Señor! 


For a week, Cebuanos (people from Cebu) pray and worship the little Jesus. On Saturday, they go on a pilgrimage that starts from the center of Cebu City to the Basilico of Santo Niño. During the march, you will see hundreds of people praying and holding a statue of their little Jesus.

On the week-end and especially on the last day, on Sunday, the festival take a whole different turn, people party on the streets, there are different kind of music festivals – rave parties, hip hop, electro – organised on parking lots, parties & safe drinking. People are very friendly to each other, they sing and shout “Viva Pit Señor!”, you’ll be hugged and painted in the face – that is the tradition!

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SO THE QUESTION IS, IS IT REALLY DANGEROUS..?

The first time I’ve heard of the Sinulog festival was when my friend Akiko mentioned it to me back in 2016. Since it stucked to my head and I knew I had to go there one day! Then I asked my family and the first thing they said was:

« ahh ang gulo duon! Madaming tao tapos lasing na lasing- mga botte lumilipad! » 

is a chaos there! It is very crowded, people are drunk and bottles fly in the air! 

Well… it really sounds like any other music festival… HA-HA

So, on 2019, I got to finally go to the Sinulog festival. My mission was to get content of the parade and live the celebration to the fullest!


Here are some information & tips on how YOU can enjoy the Sinulog Festival

  • If you are afraid of the crowd or claustrophobic, don’t bother to go to the Sinulog Festival. It is very crowded. You will have a hard time to enjoy and blend in to the fullest.

 

  • Budget & Hostels – Expect price ticket fares to be higher and the price of hostels tripled up! I got super lucky as I booked our nights super last minute at Bunks Hostel. And feeling ko meant to be because this hostel has the BEST LOCATION EVER in cebu especially during the sinology because it is literally in the center of everything! Plus, I got to meet the owner, his family and make some new friends! 
  • Be open-minded and friendly! This Sinulog was perfect as we met local people, amongst them the blogger Blair, who toured us around Cebu. Super friendly people!They gave us tips, taught us some cebuano words and grabe really welcomed us as king and queen. Guys, if you go to Manila or Paris, just hit me up
  • Get dirty & Blend in – In order to enjoy a festival, you need to feel part of the whole thing! So we bought some t-shirts and accessories to be comfy and ready to get dirty painted!

  • No signal for 3 days – On the week-end, major telecoms will cut their networks for the day. If you are with friends, make sure to pick a meet up point.
  • Secure bag – Bring a fanny pack or water bag that you can keep close to you. Make sure to wear it in front of you because some people can cut the fabric from the back and steal from you.
  • Drugs & Alcohol – During those crowded party events, alcohol is all over the place. But since 2018, the mayor has put strict measures to avoid any major incidents : liquor ban for 24 hours: all convenience stores within 100 meters of the center are not allowed to sell alcohol; And people are not allowed to bring bottles and drink publicly. However, you can still have some drinks in private bars or at your hostels on the parking lots. Now, Like anywhere else, dangers are still around.  So always have a look on your glass, be well accompanied with people you trust and can take of you, drink with modernity and don’t accept anything from a stranger.

Special thanks to Reggie and Blaire Tumalak @VlogbyBlair and his whole squad for welcoming us in Cebu! Thanks to Pierre and the Bunks hostel squad where we had an awesome time! Best location ever during the Sinulog Festival!

 

For more tips, please read Thetravellingfoxes’s article named ‘How to experience Sinulog like a local‘ as one of the Nats who is from Cebu, gives you more information and tips about the Sinulog Festival!

 

Watch my  videos vlog for more insights of the Sinulog Festival!

 

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