Last year, I was invited by a friend on their weekend adventure—Rock Climbing. Who in their right mind, would turn down an invitation like this? Definitely not me.
Last February, we went to Mountain View Nature Park with my United Southern People Mountaineer [USPM] family, to celebrate our 4th year Anniversary as a group. Since we’re bringing along with us a couple of kids, a friend of mine suggested this place. The pool is not too deep making it just perfect for the kids.
|Photo by Erwin|
|Photo by Erwin|
Here’s a video made by my cousin Carla.
WWF Coastal Clean-up from Carla Alferez on Vimeo.
Departure time was supposed to be 6AM. But since I was late, we leave for Olango island around 10AM. It was nerve wracking at first, but I kind of pick up my phase and manage to ride comfortably on my bike. We arrived in Lapu-lapu around 12PM, with a couple of stop over along the way to buy food for lunch.
It was one of the best decisions I made. I enjoy the ride so much that I almost didn’t feel tired. The best thing about this trip is that, I get over my fear of biking on a highway. I even manage to cross a busy intersection. Wew!
We ride a motor boat from a pump-boat pier, just beside Portofino Beach Resort, to Olango Island. It was almost 1PM when we arrived in Santa Rosa Wharf. We decided to eat our lunch in the Wildlife Sanctuary, which is a 15-minute bike ride from Santa Rosa. As we ride our way to the Bird Sanctuary, we come across this awesome place. We all agree that this place (picture above) is a great spot for a pre-nuptial photo shoot.
We had an hour and a half exploring the Bird Sanctuary. While doing our own exploration of the place, we come across this bird. I don’t know what they call this or what breed of this bird belong to, but I’m pretty sure this is my first time to see its kind.
After a couple of hours riding around Olango Island, we decided to head home and call it a day. It was a great experience and an activity that must be done again.
Kid (<5yo) – P30
I know a lot of you will be going there, if not tomorrow, I’m pretty sure soon. Just a few reminder for future watchers.
*Please! please! please keep your distance.
* DON’T TOUCH the whale sharks
* NO Flash Photography.
* Please take your time to read THIS.
Contact no.: 09065869895
Room Rates: (non-air conditioned)
Standard – Php 900.00 (good for 2 persons)
Double – Php 1, 100.00 (good for 5 persons)
Family – Php 1, 600.00 (good for 8 persons)
Entrance Fee – Php 50.00
Cottage – Php 400.00 (exclusive)
Table – Php 350.00
Life Vest – Php 20.00
Snorkel – Php 100.00 (Complete Set)
Located at Looc Oslob Cebu, 15 minutes away from Tan-awan.Room Rates: (air conditioned)
Php 1, 300 – without CR inside (additional Php 150/head for extra person)
Php 1, 600 – with CR inside (additional Php 150/head for extra person)
Contact no.: 09491318973
General – Restaurant, Pet Friendly, Bar / Lounge, Air Conditioned, Refrigerator, Kitchenette, Microwave, Hair Dryer, Complimentary Toiletries, Shower, Bathtub/Shower Combination, Poolside Bar
Activities – Swimming pool, Private beach, Scuba Diving, Water Activities, Child Pool, Pool Outdoor
Services – Multilingual Staff, Laundry service, Cell phone/mobile rental
Parking – Free Parking
Double – Php 1000.00 (good for 2 person – additional is Php 500.00/head)
* P300 – Entrance Fee (inclusive boat riding)
* P100 – additional for tourists bringing video camera
* P20 – Life Vest
Ride a KMK bus from SM City or Emall to Tungkop, Minglanilla (P30 each). When you reach the minglanilla proper, ride a tricycle (P10 each), and ask about the resort. If you own a private car, find the Mary Help Christian School in Minglanilla located on the left side of the road if your facing south. Right after the school, you will find a corner on the left. Take that route and go straight till you reach the T section, turn right. So straight till the cemented portion then you turn left. About 50 meters from a corner, you will find the entrance of Ruvi Cave Resort.
25 persons = P500
20 persons (tent) = P500
center cave – P1,000
20-30 persons (lounge w/ aircon) = P1,500
Ruvi Cave Resort
Tungkop, Minglanilla Cebu
Tel. No. : 516-4596
Fax No. : 490-3321