A new place to visit?
Esoy Hot Spring in Barangay Duyan, Catmon, Cebu, is surely a place where you can relax and remove your stressful days. Esoy Hot Spring is a must-visit hot spring in Cebu.
It is secluded mountain resort that has yet fully-discovered by big news company in the Philippines. Aside from its natural spring coming from its “tubod” or water source, if you are also looking for some outdoor activities, there are something special that awaits you in Esoy Hot Spring.
Entrance Fee- Php350.00/ head * includes chairs/ tables, cottage and canyoneering activities.
Shower room and toilet
Ministore but they are not selling foods. LOL. BUT, you can use their refrigerator. Make sure to ask the owner nicely and feed him! HAHAHA
Here are some of the things you can do, as you visit Esoy Hot Spring:
- Cross the hanging bridge
Don’t you dare miss their hanging bridge! Whether you like it or NOT, you will have to cross a narrow hanging bridge to reach the main falls. Crossing it is the only way to get to the main part.
- River trekking
After passing the first stage of the challenge, you will have to take a short 200-meter river trek, to reach the main Esoy Hot Spring. As you take this river trek, you will be seeing small monkeys hanging at the tall trees. I bet they won’t get near you. Don’t worry, they are quite shy monkeys.
You will get to take dips while going to the main falls. So, you will be totally wet before reaching the part. Plus, there will be a trekking guide who will show you the way.
- Rock climbing
If you think river trekking is not enough, you can try climbing lofty rocks near the hot spring. Before reaching the main falls, we climb to the top so that we could jump and start the real adventure. JUMP JUMP JUMP! I guess, that’s the purpose of the canyoneering. A-D-V-E-N-T-U-R-E!
- Falls Massage
If you think that you can’t try the jumping activity, enjoy a soothing massage under the descending waters of their beloved waterfalls. Waterfall is 15ft. only.
- Fish Feeding
Your assigned trekking guide will also let you feed the fish in the river. Last time, the owner/ tour guide brought a bread and feed the fishes. Piranha attack! LOL
- Hot Spring
Trust me, dipping into the hot spring made me think of YOU. Kidding!
The hot spring really helped us removed our stresses and made it relaxed our minds. In fact, soaking in hot springs has many healthy benefits.The reason why hotsprings have healing powers and are beneficial are a combination of the temperature of the water along with the mineral content.
Oh no. Dry……
When you go inside the cave, there’s another hotspring.
Aside from relaxation you will experience, according to the article I read, soaking in hot springs increases your blood flow, circulation, metabolism, and helps cure back pain and insomnia.
- No booking, no entry policy
You need to call the resort’s management in advance to schedule a visit to Esoy Hot Spring. They only have few cottages and staffs and can accommodate only a few guests simultaneously, especially during holidays and weekends.
- No Corkage Fee
You can bring your own drinks, rice cooker and food without any corkage fee! Yeeeyks!
- Contact numbers: (032) 430-9542, +63923- 5537- 427
With their entrance fee of Php 350, you can already enjoy these activities and rental inclusions:
- Hot Spring
- Crossing the narrow hanging bridge
- Trekking trip to the waterfalls
- Rock climbing
- Jumping in the waterfalls!
- Fish feeding
- Life jacket
- Trekking guide
How to get there?
Map: Click this Esoy Hot Spring Google Map
- Cebu City’s North bus terminal. From there, take a bus ride bound for Hagnaya or Catmon. Don’t forget to tell the bus’s conductor or driver to drop you off to corner Duyan in Catmon.
- Once you have reached Duyan, take a motorcycle ride to Esoy Hot Springs.
Two suggestions, Use GPS or Ask people from Catmon, Cebu.
Every hot spring has healing properties because it has been boiled with foreign substances, and thus acquires a new useful quality (c).