Photo by Joseph Arnel C. Ocon

The quiet town of Moalboal is known to many for the white sand beaches and the colorful marine life. During the day, the shores are busy with people swimming, sunbathing, playing volleyball, and some even camping (I don’t think it is still allowed though). The deeper side of the water is also busy because several adventure seekers find joy in diving and playing with the underwater creatures. Our marine life is beautiful. You should check it out.

Are you traveling to Moalboal but you have no idea where to go and what to do? Here is a quick guide for your little DIY adventure.

Photo by Joseph Arnel C. Ocon
Photo by Joseph Arnel C. Ocon

READ: Diving With The School Of Sardines In Moalboal

Basdaku Beach

Photo by Kimboy Lee
Photo by Kimboy Lee
Photo by Donna Miano Navarro
Photo by Donna Miano Navarro

My instinct tells me that Moalboal IS Badaku. The beach represents Moalboal so beautifully that I need not search another beach in the area. The sand is white and fine, no trash around (while I was there), the water is clean and really clear. The sunset is amazing, too!

Moalboal Sunset | Photo by Apple Prieto
Moalboal Sunset | Photo by Apple Prieto

The only con I find is the rocky beach and the itchy water. Is it just me? Because I got small bite marks probably from tiny sea insects?

Overall, the place is a wonderland. The sunset is more beautiful in person.

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Conching’s Place

Photo from Conching's Place
Photo from Conching’s Place

Conching’s Place is a decent homestay which you can book to give you an easy access to the beautiful Basdaku Beach. This is the most budget-friendly and reasonably priced resort around the area. It was really hard to reach them so if you are interested, I’ll leave their phone number below.

As seen on the photo above, the room is nothing fancy. It is complete though. It has a private bathroom, aircon, a bed good for two people and up, and a table for dining.

A room good for two is 1,500 pesos only. The resort is only a couple of meters away from the beach so it is really a great location.

For room reservations, please call or send them a message at 09271441549. The owner is very nice and friendly. Their Facebook page is at Conching’s Resort but they are not online most of the time.

There is no eatery in the resort but you can hop on to the next because they have a carenderia. You can order grilled seafood or whatever you wish, just let them know and they will shop and cook for you.

As you can see, the distance between Conching's Place and Basdaku Beach is very short.
As you can see, the distance between Conching’s Place and Basdaku Beach is very short.

Moalboal T Breeze Coastal Resort

Photo from Moalboal T Breeze Coastal Resort
Photo from Moalboal T Breeze Coastal Resort

Next stop is Moalboal T Breeze Coastal Resort. If you need a quieter break, this is the place where you would love to be tucked in. It is peaceful, no noisy groups would be around because this place is meant for lazy breaks. There is also no sandy seashore so expect a rocky coast.

Photo from Moalboal T Breeze Coastal Resort
Photo from Moalboal T Breeze Coastal Resort

But the view of the sunset is a stunner. The pastel colors of blue, purple, yellow, and orange come in great harmony and it is mesmerizing.

They have a Shell Cottage at around 1,400 pesos with very basic amenities. Also a great location for those who are not picky with rooms but are after great views and experience.

You may contact them at 0919 695 0588. Their Contact Us option on Facebook is driving me crazy but click here to check their FB page and here for the website.

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Archery-Asia Nipa Huts

Photo by Archery-Asia Nipa Huts
Photo by Archery-Asia Nipa Huts
Photo by Archery-Asia Nipa Huts
Photo by Archery-Asia Nipa Huts
Photo by Archery-Asia Nipa Huts
Photo by Archery-Asia Nipa Huts

Another gem that boasts of Moalboal’s other side is Archery Asia which offers a nice sleeping cottage, tents, and archery.

Photo by Sha Rah Cañada
Photo by Sha Rah Cañada

This is a really cool place if you want to bond with your family and friends through small reunion gatherings, camping or retreats. Here, you will be exposed to the basics, featuring the nice bamboo cottage.

READ: Camping: Archery-Asia Nipa Huts, Moalboal

The cottage/bamboo tents are 690 (small) pesos each, the big ones are 990 pesos each while the archery is 140 for 10 arrows.

Call them directly at 0927 217 2298 for more information.

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Panagsama Beach

Photo by Toby Kulot
Photo by Toby Kulot
Photo by Tricia Manlunas
Photo by Tricia Manlunas

Back to the shores. Panagsama Beach is home for the divers. As mentioned, Moalboal is very rich in marine life, which is why diving centers are almost everywhere. The photos above speak of the sardines ball, which Moalboal is also famous for.

READ: Diving With The School Of Sardines In Moalboal

So, if you are an aspiring diver or just someone who would love to explore the depths of the Moalboal sea, ping any of these centers so that they can guide you.

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Moalboal Tropics

Photo from Moalboal Tropics
Photo from Moalboal Tropics
Photo from Moalboal Tropics
Photo from Moalboal Tropics

I know some people who are allergic to saltwater which makes is a great option to place a pool resort in Moalboal. Moalboal Tropics is not a boring one. They have a massive adult pool and a pretty big kiddie pool in the middle of the resort. They have slides, for the young and the young at heart.

Their room rates start from 1,750 pesos good for 2 pax, inclusive of breakfast, pool use, and other basic necessities. For day use, The entrance fee is 150 pesos per person. Children below 3 years old are free of charge.

For inquiries, check their Facebook page or dial 0917 321 4702.

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Stone Altar, Jose Rizal Statue, Seaside Park

Photo by Grey Enriquez
Photo by Grey Enriquez
Photo by Loven Padillo
Photo by Loven Padillo
Photo by Darrin Eager
Photo by Darrin Eager

Before you leave the town, make sure to spare some time to visit the Stone Altar, Jose Rizal Statue, and the Seaside Park

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How to get there

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Moalboal is approximately 3 hours from Cebu City. From the South Bus Terminal, take a Barili/Badian route (ask the terminal personnel which bus goes to Moalboal) for only 150. For a trip hopping from one place to another, it would be much better if you could drive your own vehicle, especially if you have kids with you.

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