Cebu Summer Destination: Obong Spring

One part of you wants to go to the beach. The other wants to go taste fresh water. Well, if you want to taste the best of both worlds, go to Obong Spring. In Obong Spring, you’ll see the two meet. Literally.

Obong Spring is a natural spring water system which flows very near the beach in Obong, Dalaguete. The steady flow of fresh water (which in time turned into a pool), meets with sea water when the tide is high.

Considered one of the Dalaguete’s most popular tourist spots, Obong is frequented by out-of-towners who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.

Check out my photos of everyone’s favorite watering hole Obong Spring.

For the wild ones, jumping off this huge rock could be fun!

Children enjoying the cold fresh water in the shade

See that tree? The spring can be found underneath that

You can set up a picnic table virtually anywhere.

The changing rooms and the lifeguard post located at the northern side of the pool

A few steps away…. the sea.

The Dalaguetnon beach

If you stick around long enough, you’ll meet fishermen selling their fresh catch for LESS.

When the tide is low, you can actually see the floor of that shed.

The ‘natural pool’ is a mix of fresh and sea water

55 thoughts on “Cebu Summer Destination: Obong Spring

  1. Hmmm. I think this will be one of my destinations when I get there in June! Thanks Leylan! This is one place you can truely relax. I hope. =)

  2. Where is Obong Spring located? We will be in Cebu this June and would like to take a road trip around Cebu and visit the nice places you have featured here. Any suggestions about where and what to see? Will appreciate it if you could e-mail me.

  3. Obong Spring is in Dalaguete, Cebu. Actually, it’s in the last baranggay before you reach ALCOY. So, watch out for the “OBONG SPRING” sign, when you see “ALCOY AHEAD”.

    Entrance is around 10 each.

  4. I was able to visit this place few years ago when I was in college. The water is so cold, very refreshing. I am just checking MyBlogLog when I found this posting. Keep up the good work. For those who wishes to visit OBONG SPRING. ENJOY THE COLD SPRING WATER AT OBONG SPRING. This place is ideal this summer season.

  5. obong spring for me is the best, its so cold here
    We like the place coz its relaxing.
    It is sorrounded with many trees called dalaket.
    maligo tlaga ako pag uwi ko; enjoy myself.

    Hi too my friends there in dalaguete

  6. regards to all the dalaguetnon: ‘ang kalayo ay mikalatkat sa balumbong’

    I did’nt know that Dalaguete has such a beautiful nature’s attraction, not until I saw these shots. Definitely the water is cool and refreshing-love it. Is there any story written or talked about the source of the spring? how wide is the stretch of the beach are? is it one big spring or a mushrooms?

  7. nakamatikod ko nga sa halos diay nga lugar nga dunay mga “DAKET or DALAKET” trees duna sad SPRING WATER, mao man sad gud sa dapit sa ASTURIAS kasagaran sa mga dunay spring water sa ibabaw ana duna sad mga “DAKET”.

    proud gyud CEBU kay byuti kaayo!


  9. bai,nindot au imong mga pics sa mga places before q mo uli ug davao bai pwde q favor mangayo qg List sa mga Falls ug Spring n nature jud au bai apili n lng pud ug place para dili q masaag…thank you so much bai….

  10. this is one place i kept on visiting if im home in dalaguete. Indeed,it’s really relaxing having a dip in Obong Spring. One Sunday,there was power outage from 6am till 5pm,i decided to grab my stuff and ride on a tricycle going to the spring. I just paid 5pesos for the entrance and one friend saw me and offered me fresh buko juice.that was awesome…i love Philippines,…Cebu,…Dalaguete. I must say,everybody is welcome to our place.Explore Dalaguete!

  11. gida ko sa akong pamilya dinhi sa obong adtong sa akong pagbakasyon sa 2007 ug makaingon gyud ko nga pangadto gyud mo kay nindoooot gyud kaayo. nindot kaayo kay untouched pa ang lugar. duol-duol ra sya sa simala so hitting two birds with one stone ang inyong pag-adto didto. pagkalamia sa mga isda nga imong gi-post dhong oy, lab-as man gyud kaayo, gasiga pa ang mata, sinaw kaayo ang lawas. lamia ana tuwahon, tam-is kaayo na ang sabaw. sus, gigutom na ko gimingaw pa gyud. unsaon na lang LOLZ.

  12. Wow. Obong Spring. Base on the pictures, the palce is very nice. I think this place is perfect for a summer getaway. Even though the place are that big, they have some facilities such as dressing rooms and they also have lifeguards. Not bad.

  13. i went there last march lang…and there i taste the brackish water under that huge dakit tree… refreshing….

  14. nice to see that place again… i really miss that OBONG SPRING locally called as TUBIGAN.. dyan nko natuto lumangoy, i witnessed, how OBONG spring look like before since i was small,doin tarzan like lambitin from the roots of dalakit trees coz it was really really covered with dalakit trees, wala pa ung mga cottages or sumthing, and it was so fascinating. Its has been damaged before by 2 typhoons NITANG and RUFING, refering to the wideness of the pool and 3 dalakit trees feel down.then i remember also carmina villaruel and aga mulach, doing some clips to their movie, i forgot na the palabas name. thanks for the pics man, now homesick nasad ko,

    1. wala jd cottage dd2…purely the pool lang along the seaside…
      i’ve been there for how many times but still i can’t get enough of this spring..

  15. that’s true that no cottages near the spring but accommodation is available not far from the place.a minute ride to town (Dalaguete).

    1. hi maam… want to ask if pila ang rates sa imong giingon nga accomodation not far from the place? thanks kaau..

  16. im a manilena. im here here in cebu for working reason. i need a good place to hang up with my boyfriend. And this place is cool. Can we stay there overnight>?

  17. yeheyyyyyyyyy,,hapit na jud pista sa dalaguete,,maka ligo nasad ko og obong spring ani aipt.. kinsa mukoyog nako inig february 9-10, muoli ko sa amung, town,,,,mengaw na kayo ko sa akong kaligoanan,,hehehehhe,,din human laag laag sa plasa. hhehhheeh..

  18. George Gordon Byron
    “There is a pleasure in the pathless woods;
    There is a rapture on the lonely shore;
    There is society, where none intrudes,
    By the deep sea, and music in its roars:
    I love not man the less, but Nature more…”
    ― George Gordon Byron
    tags: love-of-nature, nature
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