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.
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, however the newest place is Alegria, Cebu, just 40 minutes away from Moalboal.
Dolphin watching in Alegria 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 Alegria 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.
Kawasan Falls, Badian is Cebu’s most famous waterfall, and an easy day trip from Moalboal. Did you know Kawasan Falls is a multi-level waterfall and it isn’t one but is actually three stunning waterfalls?
Although Canyoneering at Kawasan Falls is the most popular activity, and a highlight of many adventure lovers trip, thrill seekers looking for an additional adrenaline rush to start their canyoneering day can zipline to the first jump point!
If you prefer to admire the falls without quite so much action, you don’t have to jump from a cliff to enjoy this natural beauty. Kawasan Falls has a walking path running alongside the river, so anyone can enjoy one of Cebu’s most beautiful waterfalls, and swim in its stunning turquoise jungle pool.
If chasing waterfalls is on your bucket list of things to do in Moalboal and the Philippines, you definitely need to visit Kawasan Falls.
Moalboal Eco Lodge share Kawasan Falls, Badian, a must-see Cebu attraction for anyone visiting South Cebu.
Lambug Beach, Badian is one of Cebu’s secret beaches, and a perfect day trip from Moalboal.
Located around 20 minutes south of Moalboal in Badian, this area is also home to the famous Kawasan Falls. Lambug Beach is a perfect place to relax after you’ve been canyoneering, or if you have spent a few hours chasing waterfalls.
A beautiful stretch of white sand, Lambug Beach has that quintessential Philippine vibe with coconut palm trees leaning towards the crystal clear aquamarine ocean. It isn’t very well known outside of the local community, so you could be the only tourists here. It’s paradise away from the crowds.
In a series of articles showing day trips from Moalboal, if topping up your tan on a white sand beach in the Philippines is on your bucket list, Moalboal Eco Lodge share all you need to know about Lambug Beach, Badian.
Mantayupan Falls, Barili is the tallest waterfall in Cebu, and an easy day trip from Moalboal. Water cascades 98 metres through the jungle into a milky green coloured pool, so if you love chasing waterfalls and want to connect with nature, Mantayupan Falls is one you should definitely add to your list.
Known by locals as Ambakan Falls, Mantayupan Falls is very easy to reach, and one of the awesome things to do in Moalboal. Set in the jungle, the falls are a beautiful area to hang out. Surrounded by nature, it’s a cool and refreshing place to visit if you want to escape the heat of the Philippine sun, but also perfect on a cloudy day as you will be walking amongst tall trees.
Moalboal Eco Lodge share a lovely day trip from Moalboal: Mantayupan Falls in Barili, Cebu.
The Philippines is known for its paradise white sand beaches, and gravity-defying coconut palm trees leaning towards the ocean. Can you find this type of white beach in Moalboal?
Yes you can, it’s called Basdaku Beach but is known locally as “White Beach”. Catchy name right?
During your stay in Moalboal, White Beach is a great day trip, as it’s no more than a 15 minute ride from anywhere within the municipality.
In a series of articles showing day trips from Moalboal, if topping up your tan on a white sand beach in the Philippines is on your bucket list, Moalboal Eco Lodge share all you need to know about Basdaku White Beach.
Simala Parish Church, Sibonga, in Cebu is known as Simala Shrine, Simala Church, Mother Mary Castle Church, Birhen sa Simala, Mama Mary Shrine of Simala, and Miraculous Mama Mary Church.
Its real name is Monastery of the Holy Eucharist, and although it’s not the oldest Church or the Holiest Church in Cebu, it’s one of the most well known and most visited new Churches in Cebu. For believers, Simala Church is said to be a solemn place to reflect, and a visit will give your life more perspective.
Described by many as one of the most beautiful Churches in Cebu, Simala Shrine is a place of pilgrimage for devotees. Known as the Miraculous Mother Mary Church after the Virgin Mary statue housed within the Shrine was seen crying, it attracts hundreds of people every day hoping their prayers will be answered.
In a series of articles showing day trips from Moalboal, Miraculous Mama Mary’s Castle Church is one that can be added to your list of things to do in Moalboal. For visitors wishing to embrace the Filipino Catholic faith and culture, Simala Shrine is one of the best Churches to see.
Moalboal Eco Lodge share all you need to know about visiting Simala Shrine Castle Church.