Bantayan Island is Philippine paradise personified. Some say it's the Boracay of the South, and it's certainly deserving of the name due to its picture perfect beaches. One thing is certain, Bantayan Island is the jewel in Cebu's crown.
Powder Soft white sands, palm tree lined shores, aquamarine waters and a laid back vibe make this island a gorgeous place to visit. There are many awesome things to do on Bantayan Island besides topping up your tan, you can stroll through the mangroves, explore the island to discover secret beaches, go cliff jumping, and there’s even sky diving for adventure seekers!
This off the beaten track tourist destination is located only an hour's boat ride off the northern tip of Cebu. It’s definitely worth adding to your Cebu itinerary if you want to relax on some of the best beaches in the Province, and eat amazing food at reasonable prices.
Moalboal Eco Lodge share 15 awesome things to do on Bantayan Island, Cebu, Philippines.
Busay Cave and Spring is a hidden gem, and is one of the fun things to do in Moalboal. Regarded as one of the secrets of Cebu, this off the beaten track tourist destination is well known by locals. The underground spring supplies the nearby town with its water supply, but is also a fabulous cave in which you can swim.
The rock pool at the cave entrance has a cold water spring with crystal clear water, and it's just inviting you to jump in for a refreshing dip on a hot day.
Located in Barangay Busay, Moalboal, Busay Cave and Spring is easy to reach, and is an excellent addition to your Cebu itinerary. Due to its location, you can twin this adventure with Lambug Beach, Montpeller Falls, Cambais Falls etc if you are chasing waterfalls in the south.
In a series of articles showing day trips from Moalboal, if finding hidden gems and sharing local experiences is on your agenda, Moalboal Eco Lodge share all you need to know about Busay Cave and Spring .
Cambais Falls in Alegria is a place for nature lovers! Located in a picturesque jungle setting in South Cebu, at first glance it could be a waterfall from a movie set. It consists of two waterfalls which flow into a stunning turquoise coloured swimming pool surrounded with lush green ferns and trees.
Spending a day chasing waterfalls whilst visiting the Philippines, is definitely one of the awesome things to do in Moalboal. Cambais Falls can easily be twinned with Montpellier Falls, Cambughay Falls, Aguinid Falls, Inambakan Falls, Dao Falls, and should be added to your Cebu itinerary. Many people visit Cambais Falls before a sunset trip to Osmena Peak, others enjoy the refreshing dip after their daytime hike.
Cambais Falls is dreamy to look at, and the inviting rock pool is screaming out for a bucket list experience in the Philippines, who wouldn’t want to swim in a jungle waterfall? In a series of articles showing day trips from Moalboal, Moalboal Eco Lodge share why you should add Cambais Falls to your agenda, a hidden gem that shouldn’t be missed.
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.
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.