I don’t know about you, but it’s summer 2022! After two years of withheld trips and plans, it’s finally time to gear up and check those hot summer destinations off your bucket list! Here are some of the best spots in Cebu you must visit to fulfill your summer fantasy.
Panagsama Beach, Moalboal
If you’re a marine life enthusiast, this is the perfect place for you! Experience the once-in-a-lifetime Sardine Run, where you get to swim with hundreds of thousands of sardines, just 30 meters off the coast of the Panagsama Beach.
The sardine run is a natural phenomenon that is also called a ‘bait ball’ where large schools of sardines stick together for protection against larger prey. The sardine run in Moalboal is known to be the second largest in the world next to South Africa. Entrance fee is completely free save for some underwater gear. Non-divers are completely welcome to enjoy this activity as the fish swim close to the surface as well.
Camp Paradisio, Tabogon
Situated atop a hill overlooking the Pasil River and Camotes Sea, this hilltop campsite is the perfect getaway for nature lovers and explorers. Due to its unique location in Barangay Camaboan, Tabogon, you can enjoy full-day activities that include sunrise and sunset watching, swimming in a two-level dipping pool, hiking, kayaking, and having a kawa hot bath (scented water and freshly picked flowers).
Guests are accommodated in open-air huts priced at around ₱1000 to ₱5000 per night. Tent rental is ₱400 with a camping fee of ₱200. Entrance fees for day-use guests are ₱100 and ₱50 per head for adults and children, respectively on weekdays. ₱150 and ₱50 per head for adults and children, respectively, on weekends.
Amazing Island Cave, Camotes Island
If you’ve been wanting to retreat from the hubbub of the city, the Amazing Island Cave in Poro, Camotes Islands is a great place to be. Amidst the clean, fresh, and cool water is a small island in the cave, which is also connected to the ocean. To secure guests’ safety, there are signs, lighting, and a designated guide to ensure a wholesome experience inside the cave.
Rooms for overnight stays are available, priced at ₱1500 to ₱2500 per night. Entrance fees for day guests are ₱100 and ₱60 per head for adults and children, respectively.
Bacalla Woods Campsite, San Fernando
Have you been wanting to go back to the basics and disconnect from your virtual world? The Bacalla Woods Campsite in San Fernando is your go-to! From camping, hammocking, trekking, swinging, and stargazing, this trip will surely make your summer exciting!
You can bring your own tent or rent one for ₱300 to ₱1000. You can also opt for their Payag Igloo which can accommodate up to 4 persons for ₱800. But if you’re looking for comfort, you can book a room for ₱1300. Entrance fees for day guests is ₱100 only.
Kota Beach Resort, Bantayan Island
What is summer if not for that mandatory beach escapade? Worry no more because the Kota Beach Resort in Santa Fe, Bantayan Island will give you your money’s worth! With bungalow cottages, quality service and amenities, in-house resto bar in addition to the clear blue waters and pearly white sand, this place will give you an unforgettable summer experience!
Rooms are priced from ₱2300 to ₱4500 per night, inclusive of WiFi access, an outdoor terrace, and free breakfast with a breathtaking view of the sunrise. The night ambiance is also ideal especially for chill nights with family and friends.