Bojo River: The mini El Nido of Cebu.
Recognized as among the top 100 most sustainable destinations in the WORLD in line with NIAGARA FALLS in Canada, Cape stone in South Africa and Jackson & Hole and Yellowstone in U.S., given by Green Destinations in celebrating the 36th World’s Nature’s Day. Source: PhilStar.com
It was also featured in GMA TV Network for BYAHE NI DREW ARELLANO program/Segment.
While in the tour, the boatman will discuss some short history of the place and different species of mangroves. (GOSH Guys, they even know what are the scientific name of those plants and I was like ….”Seriously? You really memorized all of them Kuya? They are too difficult to pronounced, sounds like sprekitotik brobalik… But I am just kidding!)”hey were actually trained before they became a guide but almost all of them are fishermen which been their source of income since they were young. So they are a good swimmer! BRAVO!
HERE ARE SOME OF THE GREAT THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT BOJO RIVER:
1. This nature reserves stretches for 14 km. and is home to at least 60 species of birds both local and migratory birds.
2. It has almost 100+ spring (tubod) that sustains enough level of waters in case it’s a low tide. That’s make it unique! Imagine 100+, that’s a lot!
3. Surrounded with a various kinds of mangroves which actually helps remedies for pains,cough, headache, stomach ache and LBM’s.
4. This Eco-tourism is run by the (BAETAS) Bojo Aloguinsan Eco-Tourism Association of Cebu with their municipality and has become their once source of income.
MY FIRST EVER!
Going forward, the most amazing part is that we swam from the place where the end part of the river meets with the sea which really has a lot of corals. The management and municipality preserve it. From there, we swam heading back to the shallow part. That was NO joke since it’s really deep. However, OF COURSE, we wore life jackets! How can we?
Aloguinsan has the hallmark of perfect and FUNtastic restdays or might be a weekend getaway!
The Matalungon to Aloguinsan was a real struggle for us since there were limited bus coming in especially that it was Sunday. We stood in the bus all through our travel. (Arf). Single motorcycle will cost P150.00 to Aloguinsan. Tiis Ganda!
You have to go to the Eco – farm first to register.
From there, we rode a habal-habal going to hermits cove for P20.00 and may approximately take 15 minutes of travel.
And since it is still a long way to go there..
When you reach the place, you will be greeted with the lively Bisayan song and dance presentation that would totally make you move through the rhythm as you feel the message of the song! Bisayang -Bisaya!
•They are also accepting package tour deals
• Cr’s are clean and fresh
• People and staffs are friendly and accommodating.
HOW TO GO THERE: Here’s our itinerary
8:00am-9:15am >Mantalungon – Farm/registration Station (Aloguinsan) (P 35.00)
9:15am- 9:30am >ARRIVAL @BOJO River (P20.00)
NOTE: River Cruise is 1 hour time duration and that includes swimming. You can stay for few hours after the eco tour ride.
10-15 minutes >Welcome number Presentations /SHORT ORIENTATION AND REMINDERS
12:30Pm-1:00Pm >Bojo River-Hermits Cove (-P40.00)PS: We changed our route when we got home. We rode from HERMITS to TOLEDO (175.00) Then Toledo to Cebu tru a van (P75.00)
Aside from Bojo River, Hermits Cove is one of the nice place to visit. (Blog will be posted soon).
Overall, we really have a good day! Life is a gift so don’t stress yourself out from work or other things. Find time to relax and be thankful.