Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Esoy Hot Spring at Catmon Cebu

  I got invited by Ronald's dad last Saturday, April 24, 2010 to a hot spring located at Catmon Cebu. The resort is called Esoy hot spring. It is about an hour and a half ride from Mandaue City, of course depending on how the traffic is. You can ride a mini bus from Mandaue or North Bus Terminal which would cost about P40.00 - 50.00. You can ask the driver to drop you at corner ("skina") Duyan, Catmon, Cebu. From there you can  pay around  P 30.00 for a 5 km ride on a motorcycle ("habal-habal").

  By the way, entrance fee is P 100.00 per head and you need to call the number (032) 4309250 and look for Esoy or Menein for a reservation because the place is small and they wont accommodate you specially if the place is already reserved or occupied.

  I was able to talk to the caretaker and she said that Esoy Hot Spring is owned by a  local town councilor Esoy Bustamante. Also, there are caves in the area that you can go to and a waterfall just a few meters away. You won't be able to see it from the pool though because of a big hill. Also, she said that since it is summer, the hot water spring coming out of the small cave is very slow, that is why the pool is not that hot anymore. But during other days, when the water flow is a bit faster, the temperature of the water inside the pool gets hotter and you could even see smoke from the pool because of the hot temperature of the water. You  could also smell the strong scent of sulfur.
 We will try to visit the place again soon when it's not El Niño anymore so that we can experience bathing there when the water is hotter and more relaxing. Hope you enjoy the scraps Ronald took.

This is the parking area.

And this is our ride.

This is the path going down to the pool.

 View of the pool from above.

stairway to the pool

going up?!

cooking area


 The pOOL..