Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Ocean View Restaurant & Park - Bislig, Surigao del Sur

WHERE: Purok 6, Barangay Cumawas, Bislig City, Surigao del Sur
DATE OF TRAVEL: September 11, 2010


It offers very affordable food and a beautiful view of Barangay Mangahoy, Surigao del Sur.

Rice Meals range from P80-P100, Burgers with Drink range from P45-65

You have to climb 200 ++ steps to get here, or you can drive your 4x4 vehicle all the way up.

Ocean View Restaurant & Park is owned by Mr. Wener and Mrs. Ruelaine Willimann, a couple who resides in Zurich, Switzerland. It is Arnold, Mrs. Ruelaine's brother, who manages the places and works as a chef, too. To get to this restaurant, one must climb 200 ++ small steps. Rest assured however, that the view is wonderful and the food is good. Their specialty is fish burger (we did not try it because we're vegetarians but our non-vegetarian friend said it's really good). Once on top, one can get a view of Barangay Mangahoy and as Arnold coined it, Chocolate Beach. According to Arnold, hawks may also be seen roaming around the area at around 11:00 am everyday.

The food is very affordable. For less than P50, you already have a burger and a drink. And for less than P100, you already have a rice meal.

PS: The money they collect from the Entrance Fee is used to help the children in Surigao del Sur. :)

Tuesdays to Saturdays - 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sundays - 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mondays - closed

(just call to double check their operating hours.)

ENTRANCE FEE (for the view park only)
Adult - P20.00
Youth - P12.00
Child - P5.00
Kindergarten - FREE

Fly to Butuan City (Agusan del Norte) from Manila. From Butuan, ride a bus (BACHELOR) going to Bislig-Mangahoy. You will pass by this place so you just have to go down when you see the Ocean View banners (see pictures below).

For inquires, you can call Arnold. Below are his mother's (Mrs. Geraldine Mundala) numbers so just look for Arnold when you call.
+63910 3212568
+63 86 8534061

Meet Arnold Mundala, the chef/ overall manager of Ocean View Restaurant and Park. When he's not busy attending to visitors and foodies, he saves the environment through his art skills. Instead of throwing used paper, toothpaste packaging, razor and every little thing we often call "trash", he collects them and uses his hands to turn them into amazing artworks. Above are some of the miniature buildings he created from 100% trash. He plans to put all of them in a glass panel and put them on display in the restaurant. Kudos to you, Arnold. We are so proud of you. :)

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  1. Miss you, Nong Arnold:( been 16 yrs...

  2. Thanks Paula and Charlie for this blog. This reminds me of my place. This is just a few kilometers away from our house. =)

    Darl (darlingann.multiply.com)