Catmon is one of the towns travelers pass through when they take a trip to the northernmost tip of Cebu. It is home to the second highest peak in Cebu. The town also has a number of notable beaches where locals and visitors would spend their weekend after a stressful week at work. The renowned Duko Duko Eatery also calls the town its home.
Aside from the beaches and the Duko Duko Eatery, the Esoy Hot Spring is a resort that has become one of the popular destinations in the town of Catmon. The name of the place actually comes from the name of its owner and proprietor, Celso “Esoy” Bustamante. After buying the property in Catmon, Esoy wanted to build a rest house for his family. But, he and a Japanese friend noticed that the flowing water on the property was hot. Due to this, Esoy researched everything about hot springs before building the resort. While the water of many hot springs in the country is heated by a volcano, the water of the Esoy Hot Spring is heated by the heat produced by the Earth. You will have to walk down 150 steps before you reach the spring itself.
The entrance fee at the hot spring is PHP100 for locals and PHP300 for foreigners. The place also has some cottages available for rent. To ensure visitors get to enjoy the hot spring, they are implementing a “no booking, no entry” policy. This means you should make a reservation ahead of time. The policy was established since there is limited space at the Esoy Hot Spring.
Getting to the Esoy Hot Spring
You can reach the Esoy Hot Spring by getting on a bus headed north at the Cebu North Bus Terminal. Make sure to tell the driver to let you off at JM Poultry. From the highway, you can get on a motorcycle for hire to bring you to the hot spring.
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