The island of Cebu is besieged by tons of natural spots that are just too beautiful to pay no attention to. The southern half, for example, is home with compelling rock formations, immaculate white sand beaches, charming natural springs, and some of the best-looking waterfalls in the country. Spend your weekend in the south of Cebu and go on a road trip to the south.

HOW TO REACH SOUTH OF  CEBU

The Island has its own airfield but no commercial airline has flown to it since 2011. Mactan-Cebu International Airport will be your start-off point. Cebu City will be your gateway. From the Mactan Airport, you may go to our booth which is located at the arrivals area of the Terminal 1 Airport.

HERTZ RECOMMENDED VEHICLE

For this trip, we recommend booking our Toyota Vios under the Economy Sedan Class.

Spending your weekend in Cebu? Why not go on a road trip to the south and journey through the thrilling sites of South Cebu.

Check our travel guide to know more.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Southern Cebu has two routes: via Oslob and via Barili. via Oslob passes through Dalaguete and Oslob and via Barili passes through Badian.

HERTZ RECOMMENDED PLACE TO STAY

You may opt to check out Jaynet Oceanview Resort located in Boljoon, Cebu about 20 minutes away from Oslob. The resort is located right by the water which affords its guests an unparalleled view of the ocean.

Their rooms are fit with 2 queen sized beds that can comfortably accommodate a group of friends or a family of 4

Hertz Travel Tip: This spot has the best view of the sunrise and the sunset. Make the most out of it during your stay.

WHAT TO DO

CARCAR

An hour away or so from the city, it has beautiful centuries-old trees that canopied the highway. You might want to have a quick stop in Perrelos, Carcar to check the trees out. This is before the rotunda that separates the two routes to southern Cebu.

This is where to get the best lechon as vouched by true Cebuanos, so you might want to have a quick stop here for some serious binge-eating and yes, chicharon in all its glory.

SWIM WITH THE WHALE SHARKS IN OSLOB

Hertz Travel Tip: If you opt to do the Whale Shark Watching activity, make sure to get to the orientation area as early as 5 am to secure your spot in the line-up as it fills up quickly especially on weekends. Do know that there are days where there are no whale shark sightings so best to do your research ahead of time.

Before your swim with these majestic creatures, you will be oriented on the do’s and don’ts of the activity. Make sure that you follow the instructions strictly in order to preserve the state of these whale sharks.

SUMILON ISLAND

SUMILON ISLAND.

Hertz Travel Tip: If you want a more private and relaxing vacation in South Cebu, you may opt to stay at Bluewater Sumilon Island. It is a secluded resort located on the other side of Sumilon Island.