Obong Cold Spring in Dalaguete is one of your best choices if you’re looking for an affordable yet great place to beat the scorching heat of the sun. If you really need to cool yourself, you’ll surely love the ice cold water of Obong Spring. This place is for the backpacker who loves nature and doesn’t need the comfort of elegant facilities.
In Cebu South Bus Terminal, ride a bus going to Dalaguete. Just inform the driver or the conductor to drop you at Obong Spring. You can see the signage of the spring if you’re in the left side of the bus. Travel from Cebu to Obong is around two hours if there is no traffic. The fare is also around 80 pesos.
The entrance fee is also very affordable.
There are also cottages for rent at around 100 pesos. Another good thing is there’s no corkage fee so you’re free to bring your own food. Though, it’s really advisable to bring food since there are not many food stalls in the place. You’re also allowed to bring your grilling equipment if you wish.
The spring is not so widely known but I highly recommend it to everyone. The ice cold water makes Obong Spring a heaven for a tropical country like the Philippines. The water is not only bluish but crystal clear as well. What makes the place more awesome is there are lots of fishes that you can see everywhere in the water. There’s really no area where you don’t see fish. And they bite when you’re stagnant so be sure to move a lot. But don’t worry ’cause their bites don’t hurt. 🙂
Due to the abundance of fish, children their catch fish for run just by using a piece of cloth. Some of them just use bottles. I just hope that they don’t overdo it.
The spring is also connected to the sea so you’ll also get to see some lovely mangroves.
The spring is a bit rocky (some of the fish live in the rocks) so you might need a pair of slippers. But for me, I didn’t need to wear a pair of slippers since I was too busy enjoying the place to mind the rocks. 🙂
Beside the spring is a large tree where locals and children play Tarzan before jumping into the cold spring.