Oslob was once a quiet town located in the southern part of Cebu. This changed after tourists started to flock to this southern town to swim with the whale sharks. It also paved the way for the promotion of other tourist spots in the town, including the Tumalog Falls, the Cuartel, and Sumilon Island.
Sumilon Island is a 24-hectare coral island that boasts of strips of fine white sand and crystal clear waters. The name Sumilon is based on a Cebuano word that means “to take refuge.” The name is appropriate since the island has a marine sanctuary with a thriving underwater ecosystem. It was the first marine protected sanctuary established in the country. The fish sanctuary was set up in 1974 and managed by the Siliman University Marine Reserve.
Your trip to Sumilon Island starts at the Cebu South Bus Terminal where you should get on a bus or van-for-hire headed for the town of Oslob. Once you reach this southeastern town, you can get on a motorized boat to the island.
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