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Monday, December 10, 2012

Molobolo Springs, Tuburan

Taking a vacation need not always be expensive. In the town of Tuburan, which is some 96 kilometers from Cebu City, the Molobolo Spring has been attracting tourists and slowly becoming a favorite hangout place for residents and visitors alike. The discovery of the cold spring has changed this once quiet municipality in the midwestern part of Cebu.

Tuburan's name comes from the Visayan word "tubod," which means spring of water. It is no wonder then that Molobolo Spring is one of the town's natural gifts. From the "tubod" flows cool and refreshing water, and the air is very fresh in the area. The local government built a rectangular pool as catchment for water from the spring. This is where visitors can take a dip in the freezing water. If it's high tide, visitors can see the water from the cold spring flow to the sea.

Going to Molobolo Spring will not cost much, which is a big plus for families and friends who are looking for a place where they could have fun together without spending too much. Entrance fee is only P5.00 per adult and P2.00 for children aged seven to 10 years old.  Parking rates are P100 for four-wheel vehicles and P25 for motorcycles. Visitors have two options for cottages.  They may rent small ones at P150 and the big cottages cost P300. You may bring you own food at no cost, but a store near the entrance also sells snacks and drinks.

Tuburan is bounded by Tabuelan in the north; Asturias in the south; Sogod, Catmon, Carmen, and Danao City in the east; and Tañon Strait in the west. There are several routes going to Tuburan for private vehicles -- via Tabuelan to northern towns and via Toledo to southern towns. Another option is to take the transcentral highway going to Balamban. Buses in both the north and south routes bound for Tuburan are available for commuters. Fare is P100 per person.
Other travelers meantime prefer to take vans-for-hire that use the trans-central highway route for faster travel. The vans park at the Ayala Center Cebu terminal. Van fare is P130 per person.


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