Kawasan Falls is definitely one of the top things to do in Moalboal. Although that’s not all there is to do in the area. Here’s what not to miss!
Kawasan Falls is one of the most famous waterfalls in the world and is definitely one of the best Philippines waterfalls.
If you’re unsure of where to stay in order to visit the famous Kawasan Falls, then Moalboal is your place.
There are a few accommodations in Badian town, which is where the falls are located, however Moalboal is much more touristy and is just a 20 minute tricycle ride away from the falls.
You can visit the falls for the day as a tourist and take photos/swim for just 40 PHP entrance fee.
Although the best option is to book a Kawasan Falls Canyoneering & Cliff Jump Private Tour and enjoy a full day of adrenaline activities!
From rope swings, to cliff jumps, we highly recommend it!
Another of the top things to do in Moalboal is diving!
We went out diving with the guys at Blue Orchid Dive Resort, however there are so many great options in and around Moalboal.
The majority of diving operators have western instructors, who are not only super friendly, but make you feel completely at home in the water!
If you’re looking for a two in one day kind of activity, with both diving and the sardine included, then a Deep-Sea Diving at Moalboal and Pescador Island tour could be a good idea.
Diving in Moalboal has not only put a tick on our bucket list, but it’s also created some incredible memories from our Philippines trip. As you can tell by the photo below of Lauren!
It’s not just the falls and turtles though.
The Moalboal coastline is famous for its sardine run, and you don’t need to be able to dive to experience it!
You can snorkel just off the shore all year round for free, and see the millions of sardines swarm around you in something that can only be described as a once in a lifetime opportunity!
It is a completely ethical and natural activity, meaning they are not fed by humans, and because of this tourism in Moalboal is thriving.
If you’re looking to go further out than just off the shore, we recommend booking a Moalboal Swimming with Sardines & Dolphin Watching tour.
Aguinid Falls is a lesser known waterfall but turned out to be one of our favourites in the Philippines.
The first thing you need to know about Aguinid Falls is that there are five levels of waterfalls. So be prepared to get wet.
It is not a waterfall for sightseeing like most in the Philippines, it is one you have to climb, jump and fully emerge yourself into.
If you have spare time to ride down to Aguinid Falls then we highly recommend adding it to your things to do in Moalboal list!
Tumalog Falls is a little out the way of Moalboal but we’ve included it for the explorers.
The first thing we have to stress is to make sure to check with your accommodation how much rain fall they’ve had recently.
When we visited they had just suffered a major drought and the waterfall was a little underwhelming.
Although, Tumalog is still a huge cascading waterfall, with a turquoise pool at the feet of the falls for swimming in. So it has the potential to be a great day trip.
The sheer size of Tumalog Falls is incredible, and the many paths of water make it a beautiful spot to relax in.
If you’re looking to combine activities, or on a short time frame, check out the From Cebu: Private Whale Shark Tour & Tumalog Falls Option.
Luxury – Blue Orchid Dive Resort
The Blue Orchid Resort offers a peaceful and relaxing stay, about 8 km from Moalboal town.
It features an outdoor pool, several water sports activities and free WiFi access.
Opening out to sea views, rooms are breezy and feature private terraces. All rooms have air conditioning and a private bathroom with a mosquito net.
The Blue Orchid Resort is a 20-minute boat ride from the popular dive site of Pescador Island. It’s a great option for those that are passionate about diving.
Alternatively, guests can also explore the surrounding region on a scooter, or relax with a massage. Adventure activities such as kayaking can also be arranged.
Mid-Budget – Pescadores Seaview Suites
Offering an outdoor pool and sun terrace, Pescadores Seaview Suites is set directly in Moalboal.
Free WiFi is available throughout the property. The air-conditioned rooms come with a dry rack and a fan.
Certain rooms also feature views of the sea, pool or garden. Ensuite bathrooms come with shower facilities and free toiletries.
There is a mini-market on-site as well as a 24 hour front desk.
Guests can play table tennis, billiard, and board games at the resort and can also enjoy meals at the on-site restaurant.
Budget – Archery-Asia Nipa Huts & Camping
Archery-Asia Nipa Huts & Camping offers WiFi access, barbecues, campfire facilities and seating areas.
Free private parking is available on site. Bungalows come with a private entrance, a fan and a mosquito net. A mattress, bed linen, towels and a free bottle of water are also provided.
The communal bathroom comes with a toilet and a cold shower.
You can play 3D archery, darts or badminton at the property, and the area surrounding the accommodation is popular for hiking.
For more places to stay in Moalboal, you can check the latest prices on Booking.com.