The province of Cebu has always been a hot spot for different kinds of adventure. From swimming with whale sharks in Oslob to canyoneering in Badian, it’s a place for those who love the adrenaline rush and to have their physical selves to be tested. But there’s another thing we should look out for in Cebu in the near future. 

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During their guest appearance on Sports Talk, Buzzy Budlong, the president of the Philippine Outrigger Canoe Club (POCC), said that their goal is to make Cebu the center of paddle sports in the country. 

“The ultimate goal of the POCC is to make Cebu the paddle sports capital of the Philippines and to put Cebu and the Philippines in the map of the international federation of paddle sports and canoeing,” Budlong said.

This is after a successful sea expedition in 2021, which highlighted the beautiful coastline, rich marine environment, and rich culture of Cebu. They came across dolphins, whales, and sea turtles in the wild. Videos taken by the tourists went viral on social media that resulted in the POCC earning the attention of the public, including fellow paddlers from abroad. 

“For now, of course, we’re gonna make more canoes to provide people access to train. I believe that these canoes are one of the subjects to train the people in rebuilding the nation. We paddle as one. We pull the mana and energy to the canoe, that’s why we build more canoes to come,” Budlong explained.

“To be able to reach the goal of POCC. We will invite more people abroad. We have to equip before we open back the tourism,” he added.

The POCC plans to hold another expedition that will cover Cebu’s northern coastline and ultimately the entire island of Cebu, coordinating with the government and LGUs. This is to help with the provincial government’s “Balik Turismo” initiative. 

Get your adrenaline-filled adventure in Cebu and have a safe stay with any of these HyginePass Certified RedDoorz Hotels:

RedDoorz @ Junquera Extension Cebu

RedDoorz @ Junquera Extension Cebu offers a relaxed atmosphere and clean, comfortable yet affordable rooms in the student neighborhood of the Southern district of Cebu City. 

Where: 4 Junquera Extension Street, #4, Junquera Ext, Cebu City, Cebu Cebu, 6000 Metro Cebu, Philippines

RedDoorz near Maribago Barangay Hall

RedDoorz near Maribago Barangay Hall is a perfect choice of affordable accommodation if you plan to travel and enjoy Cebu. Positioned at Mactan Island, the hotel is a great starting point to visit interesting and historical landmarks in the Queen City of the South.

Where: ML Quezon National Highway, Brgy, Maribago, Lapu-Lapu City

RedDoorz Plus near UV Mandaue Cebu

RedDoorz near UV Mandaue Cebu promises cozy, inexpensive, and pleasant rooms right next door to the University of Visayas Mandaue campus. Rooms are afforded complete amenities for a satisfying stay at the hotel. The hotel is easily accessible and is right next to landmarks, shopping centers, restaurants, and tourist attractions. The staff is courteous and happy to oblige in any request.

Where: JL Briones St (Known as Plaridel St) Purok Manga, Cambaro, Mandaue City, Cebu San Isidro, Metro Cebu, Philippines

Planning to visit the Queen City of the South soon? Consider staying in any of RedDoorz hotels within Cebu. Our hotels within the province are located just a couple of hours' drive from these beaches and other places and things to do in Cebu, making your trip easier and better. Plus, with our HygienePass certification, you can rest assure that you and your family are safe during this time. 

For the most comfortable stays at budget-friendly prices, choose RedDoorz. Book your stay by visiting our website and downloading our mobile application now!

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