Welcome to Moalboal


However as there are only a few patches of sand, head to nearby White Beach for dreamy days by the sea.

Confusingly, the actual settlement of Moalboal (hard to pronounce – try mo-ahl-bo-ahl) is a humdrum town on the highway, 6km west of the coast. The tourist resort is officially Panagsama Beach. However everyone just calls the area 'Moalboal'.


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$132 Water Sports

Moalboal Pescador Island Hopping Private Day Tour

If you are planning to have an island hopping tour, Pescador Island in Moalboal is the best spot for this. The dramatic view that they offer is a breath- taking experience that you should not miss. It is absolutely rich with marine life species and they have more to offer. The beach is clear and calm where you can enjoy the activities you wanted to experience. Tour Duration:Travel Time: 5 Hours TotalMoalboal Island Hopping: 5 HourTotal Tour: 10 Hours06:00 AM - Pick up at Hotel/Seaport/Airport 09:00 AM - Arrival in Moalboal                   Pescador Island Hopping                   Fish Feeding                   Sardines Run                   Turtles Hunt                   Coral encounter 12:00 NN - Lunch in Moalboal 13:00 HH - Departure in Moalboal 16:00 HH - Arrival in Hotel/Airport/Seaport

$1716 Outdoor Activities

15-Day Philippines Island Air-Expedition

Day 1: Manila Airport Pick-UpUpon arrival at Manila Airport, you'll be taken to your accommodation. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.Day 2: Manila Accommodation Pick-Up & Flight to Cebu (B)Today, transfer to the domestic airport to fly to Cebu. Upon arrival, you will be taken to your accommodation for check-in.Day 3: Cebu Free Day (B)After breakfast, enjoy a free day to explore or participate in watersports. Cebu is one of the cheapest places in Southeast Asia to scuba dive.Day 4: Ferry Transfer to Bohol (B)Have breakfast and enjoy free time before heading to the island of Bohol on a scenic ferry ride. Check in and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to explore this tropical gem.Days 5-6: Bohol Free Days (2B)Enjoy extended free time on this snorkel and scuba paradise. Go firefly kayaking by night on the Abatan River or visit the marine sanctuary to marvel at wild dolphins and whales. Visit Chocolate Hills, old stone churches and world heritage sites.Day 7: Ferry & Van Transfer to Moalboal (B)Enjoy breakfast before getting transferred to Tagbilaran port, where you will take a ferry to Cebu. From here you will be taken to Charming Moalboal.Day 8-9: Moalboal Free Days (2B)Moalboal is an area full of action, offering great snorkeling and diving and canyoning tours.Day 10: Private Transfer to Cebu - Flight to Puerto Princesa - Shuttle to Sabang (B)Enjoy breakfast at your accommodation and take a private transfer to Cebu. Upon arrival, you will be taken to the airport for your included flight to Puerto Princesa on Palawan Island. Upon arrival in Puerto Princesa, you will take a shuttle to Sabang where you will be dropped off. Get settled in and enjoy the rest of the evening at your leisure.Day 11: Underground River Tour - Ugong Rock Climbing & Zipline Tour (B/L)Enjoy breakfast and then embark on an exciting Underground River Tour, Sabang's most popular attraction. Then, take an exhilarating Ugong Rock Climbing and Zipline Tour. Enjoy free time in the evening.Day 12: Transfer to El Nido (B)After breakfast, take a transfer to El Nido on the northern tip of Palawan island. Enjoy the rest of the evening at leisure.Days 13 - 14: El Nido Free Days (Bx2)El Nido is a pristine natural sanctuary. Choose between snorkelling or scuba diving, kayaking, hiking, mountain biking or relaxing on the beautiful, uncrowded beaches. Choose between island hopping tours with scuba diving or snorkelling to nearby coral reefs and famous Bacuit Bay. Take a nature walk to the freshwater springs and waterfalls in the jungle. Rent a mountain bike or kayak.Day 15: Flight to Manila & Airport Drop-Off (B)After breakfast, you'll be transferred to the airport for your included flight to Manila. From Manila domestic airport, you'll be transferred to Manila International airport.

$190 Cultural & Theme Tours

Sardines and Turtle Hunting in Pescador Island with Kawasan Falls from Cebu City

From your hotel in Cebu City center, you will travel to Moalboal Town for 3 hours and experience the ultimate hunt of the year: The Sardines and Turtles hunting! It is a very popular activity in Cebu island, many tourist have visited Cebu to see this spectacle.The Moalboal Sardine Run does not move and can always be found in the Panagsama beach area. Since the sardines in Moalboal stay close to the shore and in relatively shallow water, snorkelling with them is a great experience. You can see them below you from the surface and can reach them by simple duck diving. Swim to reach the sardines wand  keep an eye out for turtles lazing in the shallows during your swim out! After the your sardines hunting and island hopping adventure, discover and feel the natural beauty of Kawasan Falls, another must see place. You will find this place very refreshing, heavenly and relaxing. The falls have mini-umbrellas that cascade fine strands of cold, fresh water in a rain like fashion.

$139 Outdoor Activities

Moalboal Sardine Run and Kawasan Canyoneering from Cebu City

Enjoy a beautiful sunrise while travelling to the town of Moalboal, a divers paradise. Hop on a boat for a 10 minute cruise to a marine sanctuary and watch "nemo" in action, explore this underwater paradise for about 30 minutes where the corals feel alive and  the waters are really clear. Swim with the millions of sardines and sea turtles just by the shore. If you are lucky enough, watch the playful dolphins in action. Continue your travel onwards to reach Badian town. Prepare yourself for an adrenaline rush. Cliff jumping, swimming, floating, trekking all rolled into one power-packed activity. This is not for the faint hearted. Don on your life jacket, helmet, wet suit (aqua leggings/rash guard) and aqua shoes and you're good to go!

$73 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Full Day Small Group Tour to Moalboal Island and Badian

4:00AM You will be picked up at your hotel in Cebu City, Mandaue and Mactan hotels or resorts.  The estimated travel time to Moalboal is 3 three hours. 7:00AM You will start the tour with Moalboal Island Hopping. You will depart going to Pescador Island. Pescador Island is an island located in the Tañon Strait, a few kilometres from the western coast of the island of Cebu in the Philippines. The Island is best for diving and snorkeling. Your second stop is Turtle Point. You will experience diving and swimming with sea turtles. You can just see them anywhere underwater. Your last stop is the Sardine Run. The term “sardine run” originally refers to the congregation of billions of sardines. You will witness how they amazingly change shape and form. 9:00AM You will depart from Moalboal.9:30AM You will arrive at Badian where you will start canyoneering activities. You will trek on the mountains and rivers of Badian, jump into waterfalls, and slide on natural waterslides. 1:00PM You will arrive at Kawasan Falls. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant just across the falls.2:00PM You will have time to relax and enjoy riding the bamboo raft under the waterfalls.1:00PM You will depart Badian.6:00PM You will arrive at Cebu City and will be dropped off at your hotel or resort.

$51 Outdoor Activities

Moalboal Islands and Kawasan Falls Small-Group Tour from Cebu

A brief itinerary is laid out for you below.4:00am – You will be picked up from your hotel and depart from Cebu City to Moalboal Islands. The travel time is about 3 hours.7:00am – You will arrive at Moalboal Islands. You will go island hopping to Pescador Island, Turtle Point and Sardines Run. Pesador Island is an island located a few kilometers from the western coast. It is part of the municipality of Moalboal. You will experience diving and swimming with sea turtles. You can just see them anywhere underwater.10:00am – You will depart from Moalboal and go to Badian. The travel time is about 30-45 minutes. 10:30am – You will arrive at Kawasan Falls. Lunch will be served. The Kawasan Falls, a three-layered waterfall, is one of the popular tourist destinations in the province. Canyoning tours are offered upstream of the Kawasan Falls, where the Matutinao River flows through a secluded canyon.2:00pm –  You will depart from Badian and head back to Cebu City. The travel time would take about 3 hours and a half.5:00pm – You will arrive at Cebu City. You will be dropped off at your hotel or resort.