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A Weekend in Moalboal

A Weekend in Moalboal (Cebu, Philippines)

Just a few weeks after my Malapascua trip, I headed off to my next beach destination — Moalboal Island. I was invited by one of my best friends to stay in her house with her beautiful family.

It was such a fun weekend. We celebrated her sister’s birthday, went gleaning, and had an endless chat session.

Moalboal (pronounced as mo-ahl-bo-ahl) is just 2-3 hours away by bus or by van from Cebu City. It has two main beach destinations: Panagsama and Bas Daku, both of which offer easy access to Pescador Island, a famous diving spot which is located just a few kilometers off its coast. For scuba divers out there, you shouldn’t miss Pescador.

We opted for Bas Daku as Panagsama beach doesn’t have white sand. Bas Daku has a long coastline with white sand beach and an array of beachfront hotels and hostels. Going to the center of town from Bas Daku is also very easy and takes only a few minutes by tricycle.

If you’re planning for a quick weekend getaway, Moalboal is one great choice!


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A Weekend in Moalboal Island (Cebu, Philippines)

April Fuentes

Born in the summer, loves travel :)




  • Travelling Tom

    Ahhh, I completely missed this when I was in the Philippines. We went over the water from Cebu city to another island, I can’t remember the name now! So many places to see if I go back to the Philippines.

    • April

      That sounds so exciting!
      Maybe, Bohol? :)
      I hope you can explore the Philippines again soon!

  • Lara Dunning

    Beach time is always a good thing. Great pics!

    • April

      Couldn’t agree more :)
      And thank you!

  • Alex Datsev

    Looks like a great destination to simply relax and soak in the sun!

    • April

      That’s right! :)

  • Eostories

    Seems real fun! Nice to have friends with beach houses, hehe. :)

    • April

      Right!! hehe

  • Paul

    Looks like a stunning place to visit and sounds like you had so much fun. We would love to chill out in a place like this when we visit the Philippines this year!

    • April

      Yes, I highly recommend this beautiful island. It usually takes about 5 hours by bus from the city but it’s worth it. :)

  • Wow, what a beautiful part of the world! Thanks for sharing :)

    • April

      Thank you too for reading :)

  • Renato Alves

    Lovely pictures. Phillipines must be amazing.

    • April

      Thank you :)
      I hope you can visit the Philippines. :)

  • Kaylene

    Looks like you had a fun time! Gotta love beach destinations in the summer! And it’s always a great experience to get shown around a place by locals!

    • April

      Nothing more like experiencing it the local way. :)
      Thanks for reading my post. :)

  • What a beautiful beach – your friend is lucky to live in such a stunning place!

    • April

      I think so too!
      Thanks for dropping by. :)

  • What a gorgeous experience. Looks like you had a great time with perfect company!

    • April

      Right :)
      It’s always a great feeling playing with your besties on the beach. ^_^

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