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.
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, Freediving, 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.
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.
In the Philippines, the Filipino jeepney is considered the “King of the Road”. A national symbol, this iconic form of public transportation is proudly Pinoy, and the most popular way for locals to travel around. A jeepney is crowded, cheap, and no two jeepney’s are the same.
Many are decorated with bright colours and flashing lights, jeepney art will be appreciated by street art and mural lovers. The painted jeepneys are all unique way, and are anything but boring!
Jeepneys are embedded in Philippine culture and art. London has a red double decker bus, New York has the yellow taxi cab, and the Philippines have jeepneys. All are iconic, all are insta-worthy.
If anything is an expression of local culture in the Philippines, it’s a jeepney, and Moalboal Eco Lodge share a pictorial guide to jeepney street art in Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines.
One of the top things to do in Cebu, Philippines is swim with the Oslob whale sharks. However, questions regarding whether or not it is ethical are constantly asked, and concerns raised by WWF, Greenpeace, National Geographic and Marine WIldlife Watch for a species classified as “vulnerable to extinction” are real.
The whale sharks in Oslob are hand fed to guarantee sightings for tourists 365 days a year. It’s showing no signs of slowing down, in fact it’s the opposite. Tourist agencies boast “99% guarantee of seeing the whale sharks”.
Are these whale sharks ambassadors for the marine world or just being exploited for money?
Outside of the Philippines, safety of the whale sharks is threatened by the illegal global shark fin trade, and they are considered to be one of the most vulnerable marine species in the world. Should we be jeopardising the health and mating routines of a vulnerable to extinction species? Are the Oslob whale sharks helping people from around the world respect them more? What are the chances of people involved in the global shark fin trade visiting Oslob, falling in love with the whale sharks then deciding not to take their fins?
Whale shark tourism in Oslob is about money, BIG money, and it’s a lucrative multi-million dollar business which have received 2,000 visitors PER DAY at certain times of the year.
Moalboal Eco Lodge have carried out extensive research to ask, is Oslob whale shark watching ethical?
Moalboal, Cebu is a growing tourist destination, and you would be mistaken for thinking it’s an off the beaten track place to visit with not much to do. Famous for the sardine run, Moalboal attracts snorkelers and scuba divers from all over the world who want see this natural phenomenon which can be reached from the beach. Moalboal’s other main attraction is Canyoneering at nearby Kawasan Falls.
If seeing a giant sardine ball isn’t to your liking, there are many awesome day trips from Moalboal. Go chasing waterfalls, mountain trekking or lay on a white sand beach.
Moalboal Eco Lodge share with you 28 things to do in Moalboal.