More Cebu tourist spots reopen amid drop in COVID cases

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Photo courtesy of Cebu Provincial Tourism Board

CEBU—More tourist spots in the province of Cebu have reopened after 2 years of travel restrictions related to COVID-19 and the devastation of Typhoon Odette.

The Hermit’s Cove, a white-sand beach in Aloguinsan town in southwestern Cebu, will begin accepting visitors on Tuesday.

“It’s run by a local fishing community, and for 100 pesos per person, you can enjoy the pristine white sand while helping the community recover,” the provincial tourism board said in a statement.

Meanwhile, Tumalog Waterfalls in Oslob City, South Cebu will also reopen on March 14. It is one of the attractions of the city known for its majestic view of the waterfalls.

Photos courtesy of Cebu Provincial Tourism Board
Photo courtesy of Cebu Provincial Tourism Board

Cebu province is looking to boost its tourism industry, which has been devastated by the pandemic.

Last week, the diving industry in Moalboal has already welcomed local and foreign visitors.

Cebu Governor Gwen Garcia had previously ordered full seating capacity for motorized bancas and other seagoing vessels engaged in tourist activities.

It also allowed foreign tourists, vaccinated or not, to enter the province.

Cebu Province remains at Alert Level 2 despite a decline in its active COVID-19 cases.

On March 6, the province reported 7 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total number of active cases to 557.

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—Reporting by Annie Perez

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