Montpellier Waterfall, Alegria is one of my favourite waterfalls in Cebu. Although visitors are becoming more aware of its existence, it’s still a secret waterfall and you probably won’t see another tourist when visiting this beautiful natural wonder.
An easy day trip from Moalboal, if you like the road less travelled, due to its off-the-beaten track location, Montpellier Waterfall (also known as Montpeller Falls) is one of the must-see waterfalls in Cebu.
It’s a tall and impressive waterfall, and you can swim in its inviting jade coloured rock pool. If you have the opportunity to swim in a jungle waterfall with no other visitors, would you take it? How is that for a bucket list tick off? This is definitely one of the awesome things to do in Moalboal.
Montpellier Waterfall is about an hour south of Moalboal in the up-and-coming destination of Alegria, which means happiness or joy in Spanish.
In a series of articles showing day trips from Moalboal, if chasing waterfalls is on your agenda, Moalboal Eco Lodge share all you need to know about Montpeller Falls, a hidden gem that shouldn’t be missed.
Budlot Spring and Taginis Falls in Moalboal are one of Cebu’s secrets. Still largely unheard of, Taginis Falls and Budlot Spring are starting to generate interest thanks to word-of-mouth visitors. They may not be the tallest like Mantayupan, as impressive as Kawasan, or gushing with tonnes of water, but they are a lot of fun. For a bit of adventure, and to visit somewhere unique, Taginis Falls is one of the must-see waterfalls in Cebu.
A visit to Taginis Falls is like going to a natural waterpark, complete with a couple of slides and jumps.
If chasing waterfalls is on your bucket list, Taginis Falls is an easy day trip from Moalboal and this hidden gem shouldn’t be missed.
Located in the mountains, we drove through lush jungle, passing fields of corn and valleys filled with coconut palm trees. It’s a beautiful journey and will give you the chance to experience what it’s like to live amongst nature. We saw dogs and goats, children waved and adults smiled saying hello. This is life in the Philippines at it’s very best.
In a series of articles showing day trips from Moalboal, Moalboal Eco Lodge share all you need to know about Taginis Falls and Budlot Spring.
FACT: Switching your toiletries to plastic free or zero waste will give you more luggage space, AND reduce your suitcase or backpack weight. Great news if you are taking a trip and want to use a small bag, especially if you are travelling by plane.
In future travel, flying under “the new normal” means some airlines (such as British Airways) are only allowing hand luggage which can fit underneath your seat. If you usually take a few toiletries in your carry-on bag in case of lost luggage, moving to plastic free options will be perfect for you.
Overhead lockers may be out of use in post-Coronavirus lockdown, minimising touchable surfaces within the plane and reducing unnecessary movement. However, this does mean only essentials can be taken on board such as your passport, mobile phone, hand sanitiser, face mask, pen, small snack etc.
Airlines may also be reducing the weight limit for checked in baggage. The heavier the aircraft, the more it cost to fly and airlines are already struggling after months of being grounded. To keep ticket prices as affordable as possible but still recouping lost revenue, airlines have to reduce costs any way they can.
By switching your toiletries to plastic free or zero waste, you will save valuable weight, save space, the 100ml liquid limit doesn’t apply, and you don’t have to worry about liquids spilling over your clothes.
Moalboal Eco Lodge share how you can make a few easy plastic free and zero waste changes to your toiletries.
The Philippines is located in the coral triangle, the most bio-diverse region in the world. When asked “what wildlife can I see in the Philippines”, with over 52,177 species of wildlife, the answer is “a lot”.
For animal lovers, there is plenty to be seen above and below the water. The most famous wildlife found in the Philippines is the whale shark, but there is also the Philippine Tarsier, the smallest primate in the world, and the Philippine Eagle, the largest eagle in the world, and endemic to the Philippines. Do you know where to find the world’s largest flower, the Rafflesia, in the Philippines?
At Moalboal Eco Lodge, we are huge animal lovers, and are surrounded by nature day and night. Regardless of whether wildlife is big or small, bird, insect, or fish, we are passionate them all. In this article, we share 10 different wildlife which we feel are the most impressive for various reasons. Some of the wildlife featured are only found here in the Philippines, some are iconic, some are weird, and some are just beautiful.
So for visiting nature lovers this is wildlife of the Philippines.
Do you have a bucket list of ideas or a compilation of “things to do before you die”? Did you know that some of the most popular bucket list experiences can be achieved in the Philippines?
The Philippines is often on people’s travel bucket list of places to visit due to its abundance of paradise white sand beaches and spectacular marine life, but it also has many other bucket list activities. Scuba Diving, Skydiving, swimming with turtles, all of these and many more can be found and achieved in this beautiful archipelago of over 7,000 islands.
In and around Cebu you can have an adventure filled visit, ticking off more than just one activity from this bucket list. Cebu is an international and domestic hub of the Philippines, and if these bucket list experiences are not found in Cebu, they are a short convenient plane or boat journey away.
Moalboal Eco Lodge share an exciting bucket list of ideas and experiences you can have in the Philippines.
As travel resumes following the COVID-19 pandemic quarantine and lockdowns, extra precautions will need to be taken. Living a “new normal” life will include more thought and preparation if we are to remain safe and healthy, but it shouldn’t be at the expense of our planet.
Single use face masks, small hand sanitiser bottles, latex gloves, polystyrene take-out containers, plastic bags – it’s already polluting our planet and having catastrophic effects on the war against single use plastic. Disposable masks and gloves have been found on beaches which are washed into the ocean during high tide, and have been discovered littering nature trails, park-lands and green areas.
Sustainable practices often take a back seat in times of crisis, but for people who wish to travel responsibly, we have to continue fighting. Until a vaccine is found we will all be living with the threat of COVID-19, but staying safe during Coronavirus doesn't mean more plastic. The way forward is not to disregard all we have learnt about zero waste and using less single use plastics, but to continue with the good practices already in place.
YES YOU CAN BE PLASTIC FREE AND ZERO WASTE DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC.
Moalboal Eco Lodge want to help you travel eco-friendly after COVID-19 quarantines, so here are our 12 plastic free and zero waste travel tips during Coronavirus.
The Philippines; an archipelago of thousands of tropical islands in South East Asia, is a bucket list destination for many travellers. But how well do you know the Philippines?
Officially Republic of the Philippines, with a population of over 110 million people covering an area stretching 1,850 kilometers (1,150 miles) – by anyone’s stretch of the imagination, this means a lot of diversity and culture.
Famous for powder soft white sand beaches, emerald waters, and lush green mountains, Moalboal Eco Lodge help you discover some quirky and fascinating facts. Hope you enjoy our compilation of Facts about the Philppines: 21 interesting, surprising and fun facts.
Have you ever dreamt of snorkelling with turtles, and swimming with sardines? If this is on your must-see bucket list of things to do when visiting the Philippines, Moalboal’s sardine run at Panagsama Beach, Cebu needs to be added to your travel itinerary.
Moalboal’s main tourist attraction is the sardine ball where literally millions of silver shimmering sardines can be seen just off the beach. Every day of the year you can swim, snorkel, freedive or scuba dive with the sardines. This natural phenomenon is in a marine protected area, is 100% ethical, with no feeding or human intervention to keep them here.
If you are interested in snorkelling with sardines, Moalboal Eco Lodge will show you the experience of a lifetime – swimming with sardines in Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines.