Moalboal beach resorts are located in Municipality of Moalboal of Cebu Province in Central Visayas, the Philippines.
It is locally known as the ‘diving paradise in the province’. The right place for a serious diver to be.
This municipality is known for its white great beaches and popular diverse marine life for scuba diving.
Moalboal beach resorts provide facilities (and training) for all levels
of scuba diving lessons being run by both local and foreign
is sort of a peninsula at the southwestern tip of Cebu Province. You can see
Negros island from the Western shoreline of Moalboal.
Moalboal is just 89 kilometers from Cebu City, that is, around 2 and half hours by bus. From Moalboal, you can see two other popular destinations – Badian Island and Pescador Island.
Moalboal is the most popular place among locals and especially international scuba divers who made their resorts and homes in this nice spot of the province.
a peninsula, majority of the locals survive and enjoy fishing to
support their daily needs. The sea is lush with all sorts of tropical
fish and other sea food.
Some who live on the mountainous
areas live by cultivating lands and raising live stocks, such as goats,
chickens, pigs, cows, among others.
Innovative Local Transports
in the sense that such transports are especially made to fit locals’
economic and environmental needs. For example, you don’t need a yellow
cab to take you to another place which is just more than 50 meters or a
So, Filipinos added one more wheel to a
bicycle to become a tricycle with a side car that can fit 2 passengers
(or more?) – called ‘tri-sikad’ (‘sikad’ means ‘to kick’).
Similar to ‘tri-sikad’ is the motorcycle with a sidecar (pedicabs), again, with three wheels and is similar to the ones used by Germans during the Second World War.
However, this is more elaborate and colorfully
decorated and includes a low roof that you have to really bend low to
enter inside the vehicle.
Of course, there are also smaller passenger vehicles available called multicabs and jeepneys that transport people from and to Moalboal and its nearby towns.
Tourism industry has burgeoned in Moalboal since the 1970s. The most popular of which are diving and beach resources.
are many popular and professional PADI diving instructors that run the
diving resorts, aside from the regular beach resorts.
In particular, Panagsama Beach, White Beach, among great beaches, became popular destinations among local and foreign visitors and tourists alike. These two beaches have accommodations, bars and restaurants near the beach.
Diving and Snorkeling
These are the top two sea adventure and interesting activities for a visitor to enjoy with in this part of Cebu Province.
There are great house reefs in Pescador island where your diving trainer or guide would usually offer you to visit. The reef is best for snorkeling and freediving.
Other Tropical Adventures
About 20 kilometers off Moalboal, you can explore rivers and waterfalls, caves, canyons, rocks, and more challenging activities you might prefer. Just ask around and you’ll be given numerous answers to choose from.
Well, I guess that’s enough to introduce this great place in a bird’s eye-view.
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Asian Belgian Resort
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There are various means of transport that could bring you to this popular place in no time. Here are the choices of transports for Moalboal's great beaches...
Bus. It is one of the best and cheapest ways to get to Moalboal. You can take a bus from Librando Bus Terminal or Cebu South Bus Terminal that goes to Barili. You can take that ride at almost every 30 minutes interval.
Taxi. You can take a taxi from Mactan International Airport that will take around 2 and a half hours. But you can save fare if you take taxi to the bus stations already mentioned above.
Car/Taxi/Van from Cebu City. Taking any of these three transports can get to Moalboal Town in more than an hour or so. Just make sure you made a deal with the driver (if taxi) before you hit the road.