Tumalog Falls in Oslob is a gorgeous single tier curtain waterfall located in South Cebu. If you are chasing waterfalls when visiting the Philippines, Tumalog Falls is one of the most beautiful and impressive, so should definitely be added to your Cebu itinerary. You can easily spend a day visiting other waterfalls in the area such as Kawasan Falls, Aguinid Falls, Inambakan Falls, Dao Falls, Cambais Falls, or the secret Montpellier Falls.
Not only is Tumalog Falls stunning to look at, you can swim in the large refreshing rock pool below. How’s that for a bucket list tick off adventure during your Philippines trip? Tumalog Falls is easy to reach, and is accessible for all ages even for people with a low level of fitness. With it’s beautiful panoramic views from the jump off point, dreamy milky blue pools and jungle surroundings, a visit here should not be missed.
In a series of articles showing day trips from Moalboal, Moalboal Eco Lodge will tell you how to get to Tumalog Falls, Oslob, best time to visit, and everything else you may need to know.
Siquijor Island, also known as the Island of Fire (Isla del Fuego) encompasses everything you imagine when you think of paradise. When I visited Siquijor, my first thought was “welcome to the Philippines”.
This off-the-beaten track hidden gem boasts white sand beaches lined with leaning palm trees, inviting crystal clear waters, and stunning jungle waterfalls to swim in. Siquijor is a mysterious island also known for its witchcraft, healing and spirituality, hence it's other nickname "the Magic Island"
Siquijor oozes charm, and it's beauty is partly due to the fact it's not overrun with tourists, despite there being the infrastructure for it. When driving around you will encounter an abundance of trees and jungle areas of all different shapes and sizes, a stunning reminder that the Philippines is a tropical Country.
There is a wonderful relaxed, laid back island vibe, people are warm and friendly, and everyone speaks excellent English making it easier to have a laugh and communicate.
Moalboal Eco Lodge share a complete travel guide to Siquijor Island. We will tell you 14 of the best things to do on Siquijor, the best tourist spots to visit, how to get there, and where to stay to help you plan your perfect Siquijor itinerary.
Osmena Peak in Dalaguete is Cebu’s highest point, and has the most beautiful viewpoint in Cebu, Philippines. It’s easy access means anyone of any age or fitness level can marvel at the spectacular 350° panoramic views, and is one of the awesome things to do in Moalboal.
Often compared to Bohol’s famous chocolate hills, a hike to Osmena Peak will reward you with rolling hills, valleys, jagged limestone cliffs, and the beautiful blue ocean in the distance. It’s part of the Mantalongon mountain range, and the “peak” is its highest point.
Named after the famous Osmena Clan in Cebu, the cluster of green jagged hills with sharp protruding peaks looks like giant Hershey’s kisses. At 1,072.6 metres above sea level, Osmena Peak is one of the most visited attractions in Cebu, and is the perfect place to visit for nature and adventure lovers.
Osmena Peak can be visited any time of day; sunrise, sunset or during the day so it is easy to fit it into your Cebu itinerary.
In a series of articles showing day trips from Moalboal, a visit to the highest point in Cebu is a must-see attraction that shouldn’t be missed. Moalboal Eco Lodge share all you need to know about Osmena Peak.
Who wants to dive with sharks?
Diving with Thresher Sharks in Malapascua, Cebu, Philippines should definitely be on your scuba diving bucket list. Thresher Sharks are not dangerous to humans, and to encounter these beautiful, graceful creatures of the deep is a truly magical experience.
Many visitors to Cebu combine Moalboal and Malapascua for two of nature’s greatest phenomenon; the sardine run in Moalboal and Thresher Sharks at Monad Shoal in Malapascua. When we discovered we could dive with Threshers in an ethical way any day of the year, we immediately added this destination to our Cebu itinerary
Malapascua is the only place in the world where you can see Thresher Sharks all year round. We only participate in natural animal encounters, and there is no feeding, no cages or baiting involved in any of the Thresher Shark dives.
So what is it like to see a 10 feet torpedo shaped shark suddenly appear out of the blue? Moalboal Eco Lodge share their experience of scuba diving with Thresher Sharks in Malapascua, Cebu.
Are you trying to have a plastic free Christmas? Do you want to be more eco-friendly and have a green, zero waste Christmas? The easiest way is to do it yourself and have a hand-made festive season.
Christmas may be the most wonderful time of year, but not for our environment. Wherever you look, plastic is used from the tree, to the decorations, to wrapping paper. However it doesn’t have to be this way, you can have an eco-friendly Christmas and plenty of fun.
It was important our first Christmas at the Eco Lodge was plastic-free, so I began researching handmade eco-friendly Christmas trees, and DIY decorations. I discovered a huge variety of options, and chose what I thought would be the most fun to make, the easiest, and what would give us the most zero waste Christmas.
From dried oranges to paper stars, I enjoyed putting together our green Christmas Tree and all the handmade decorations to hang from it.
Moalboal Eco Lodge share our handmade, plastic free, eco-friendly Christmas tree and decorations.
The Philippines is known for its beaches and world class diving, and Moalboal is one of the best diving spots in the Country. If you have decided to “get your PADI”, have you thought whether Freediving or Scuba Diving is best for you? Before you dip your head underwater, you should consider the benefits of both.
This article aims to show that you don’t have to choose between Freediving and Scuba diving, and doing both will make you a better overall diver. With the use of equipment, scuba diving enables you to breathe underwater giving you more time to observe marine life, however Freediving allows more freedom without the need for lots of equipment and a tank of air.
Learning to relax is the most important aspect of learning to dive. Freediving requires you to hold your breath, so if you practice yoga or meditate, you will see similarities in relaxation techniques enabling you to dive longer. In contrast, the number one rule of scuba diving is never hold your breath, but mental relaxation and slow breathing are required otherwise you may not be able to stay underwater.
Awareness is another difference; when you scuba dive you look around at what you can see, so this provides external awareness. Freediving brings awareness to your inner self, your strength of mind and many dive to discover or improve themselves. There is a quote “Scuba Divers look outside, Freedivers look inside.”
Visitors to Moalboal can do a taster session for both Freediving and Scuba Diving, so its the perfect place to give it a try.
Moalboal Eco Lodge show you Freediving and Scuba Diving, the benefits of learning both.
In the Philippines, there are many islands where you can go dolphin watching. We have been twice, once in Alegria, and the second time was just off Panagsama Beach in Moalboal for sunrise.
Dolphin watching in Cebu is the perfect day trip from Moalboal, and as this has been on my bucket list for years, I was keen to give it a try. But is it ethical?
We only support ethical animal encounters, and when our research discovered there was no feeding, no chasing, no touching, no human involvement to attract the dolphins, we knew this was the sustainable dolphin watching experience we wanted. The only tricks the dolphins performed were because they were having fun in the wild – the best way of seeing them.
Our dolphin watching experience in Cebu was amazing and unforgettable. Viewing these playful and intelligent animals in their natural habitat was very special, and a memory that will stay with us forever.
In a series of articles showing day trips from Moalboal, Moalboal Eco Lodge share ethical dolphin watching in Alegria, Cebu.
As Christmas approaches, 2020 will undoubtedly be the strangest festive season any of us have experienced. Yes things will be different, and if you are someone who loves to celebrate Christmas, you can still do so in style, but it may require a different approach.
Choosing a more sustainable approach to Christmas is the way to a better future. If you watched Netflix’s David Attenborough documentary “A Life on Our Planet”, you will have heard his plea regarding climate change, and how we need to do something now.
Every year the festive season is a time of excess; too much eating and drinking, buying so many presents people get into debt, stressing about cooking far too much food it ends up wasted in landfills.
Although it is the season to be jolly, the spirt of Christmas has become lost. It’s not about how much money you spend or how many presents you buy. If 2020 has shown us anything, it’s to value time spent with friends and family more.
Christmas is the season for being charitable, and after a difficult year, presents are not always the best way of showing your love. Remember that spending lots of money on a gift doesn’t necessarily make it special.
Moalboal Eco Lodge share an eco friendly gift guide for all occasions; Christmas, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Birthday, or any occasion where you need to give a present.