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Townscape: Dalaguete | Obong Spring

Backpacking with a Book

Aside from the renowned Osmeña Peak, Obong Spring is yet another local attraction of Dalaguete.

Obong Spring is quite accessible even bus conductors know the existence of the place. Unplanned travel is as good as the prepared one—sometimes even better.

For the nonlocals, there is an inexpensive entrance fee of P5.00.

An advice from the curious: bring some food and enjoy the bounty under the dakit canopy.

Bring a friend or friends with you.

Obong Spring, contrary to its name, is no freshwater, it is more of a suba—with water quite insipid, impassable for freshwater. Since it is a suba, one can find varied fish species. They would swarm around for food morsels.

Few meters away, if one follows the watercourse, one can enjoy Dalaguete beach.

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8 Comments

  1. […] Townscape: Alcoy | Tingko Beach Posted on November 29, 2010 by jonabering MUSING Travel is not about plans, rather it is more of unexpectations, of surprises, and of their welcomeness, of their unwelcomeness.On our way to Tingko Beach, my companion, Virhenia the clown, tagged two boys we shortly met at Obong Spring. […]

  2. ang ganda naman dito, sobrang clear ang water… sarap maligo

  3. Sony Fugaban says:

    “Local attraction” is an understatement for this place, BWAB!

  4. Marky says:

    A must-visit. Hope to pass by here next next weekend 🙂

  5. Ryan says:

    What is in Obong Spring? Is it a hot spring same as in Hidden Valley laguna or cold springs in Camiguin? It is a lovely place to go to. And I am curious about the temperature of the water. This is the first time for me to hear about this place. Great photos by the way! Thanks!

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