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Moalboal

Travel to the southwestern side of the island of Cebu for scuba diving expeditions, beach relaxation and trips into the scenic countryside.

Head to Moalboal for undersea adventures among bright corals and submarine caves and canyons. Although this small town on the west side of Cebu Island is a popular destination for scuba divers, non-divers should not feel left out. Away from the ocean depths enjoy offshore snorkeling, a beautiful countryside and diverse dining.

Many of Moalboal’s resorts and diving centers are located at Panagsama Beach, a short distance from the town. Get here by renting a bicycle or taking a motorcycle taxi called a habal-habal, which can carry several passengers.

Then charter a boat for a scuba diving expedition to Pescador Island or any of the other renowned diving spots off Moalboal's coastline. Among the underwater draws are vast shoals of sardines, a sunken island and the wreck of an airplane. Alternatively, go diving at the house reef, which lies close to the shore and then drops away to deeper water. The reef is also a good spot for snorkeling. Here you may see school of sardines being chased by tuna fish.

Panagsama Beach doesn't have a lot of sand because much of it was swept away by a typhoon in 1984. If you are looking for a beautiful sandy expanse to stretch out on, travel to White Beach, a few miles north of Moalboal.

Enjoy other daytrips from your Moalboal base. Go swimming and rafting near the waterfalls in Kawasan Nature Park. Visit the Orchid Gallery, a large farm filled with tropical plants, and cool off in its swimming pool.

At the end of the day, dine on Filipino or international cuisine in restaurants that range from casual to upscale. Moalboal's nightlife scene is centered on the long strip of bars and restaurants along Panagsama Beach.

To get to Moalboal for its underwater thrills and scenic charms, fly into the international airport at Cebu, about 60 miles (100 kilometers) away. Continue your journey by bus, van, taxi or rental car.

Top hotels in Moalboal

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Kasai Village Dive Resort
Kasai Village Dive Resort
2.5 out of 5

Nestled on the beach, this Moalboal hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Gaisano Grand Mall Moalboal, Moalboal Pier and Moalboal Market. Panagsama Beach and White ...

Kasai Village Dive Resort
Club Hari Dive Resort
Club Hari Dive Resort
3 out of 5
Private Road, Basdiot, Moalboal, Cebu
The price is P3,159 per night

Located in Basdiot, this resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of Naomi's Bottle Museum and Panagsama Beach. White Beach Moalboal is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) away.

4/5Very Good! (1 review)

"Staff were helpufl.. short but pleasant walk towards the bars and shops.."…"

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2020

Club Hari Dive Resort
Quo Vadis Dive Resort Moalboal
Quo Vadis Dive Resort Moalboal
3 out of 5
Panagsama Beach, Basdiot, Moalboal, Cebu
The price is P2,492 per night

Offering direct access to the beach, this Basdiot hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Moalboal Market and White Beach Moalboal. Kawasan Falls is 15 mi (24.2 km) ...

4.1/5Very Good! (153 reviews)

"Great diving operation, good restaurant. Nice pool."…"

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

Quo Vadis Dive Resort Moalboal

Popular places to visit in Moalboal

Kawasan Falls
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Kawasan Falls

Relax in the cool rushing water at the base of these falls and snap photos of the spectacular jungle terrain surrounding it.

Monastery of the Holy Eucharist
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Monastery of the Holy Eucharist

Light candles in this sea of color and exultations and capture photos of the mesmerizing façade of this monastery where pilgrims gather to pay homage to a miraculous Virgin Mary.

Dalaguete Beach
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Dalaguete Beach

Appreciate the views of cliffs covered with green vegetation towering over the white sand and swaying palm trees of this beach park.

Top things to do in Moalboal

Full-Day Kawasan Canyoneering and Falls
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Full-Day Kawasan Canyoneering and Falls

P3,806
Per adult
Full-Day Whale Shark + Canyoneering Combination Tour
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Full-Day Whale Shark + Canyoneering Combination Tour

P7,866
Per adult
Whaleshark Adventure Oslob with Breakfast
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Whaleshark Adventure Oslob with Breakfast

P5,328
Per adult
Whole Day and All-Inclusive Osmena Peak Trekking
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Whole Day and All-Inclusive Osmena Peak Trekking

P3,806
Per adult
Full-Day Technical Rappelling Adventure in South Cebu
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Full-Day Technical Rappelling Adventure in South Cebu

P3,806
Per adult
Private Full-Day Kawasan Falls Tour
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Private Full-Day Kawasan Falls Tour

P18,649
Per adult
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