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5 Best Things To Do In Moalboal

Moalboal is a small town on the south west side of the island of Cebu in the Philippines.

It’s famous for being a magical dive spot with beautiful coral reefs, an abundance of marine life and home to the spectacular sardine run.

As well as the ocean activities, it also has some stunning waterfalls to explore, including the very famous Kawasan Falls.

Here’s what not to miss off your list of best things to do in Moalboal.

1. Kawasan Falls

Kawasan Falls is one of the most famous waterfalls in the world and is definitely one of the best things to do in the Philippines.

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 visiting this – the most popular of the waterfalls in the Philippines.

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The famous bamboo rafts at Kawasan Falls

2. Diving In Moalboal

Another of the top things to do is diving in Moalboal.

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!

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Diving is definitely one of the best things to do in Moalboal

3. Sardine Run Moalboal

It’s not just the waterfalls and turtles though.

The coastline is famous for its Moalboal 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.

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The famous sardine run Moalboal

4. Aguinid Falls

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, and including it on your South Cebu itinerary.

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5. Tumalog Falls

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.

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Where To Stay In Moalboal


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.


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.


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.

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5 Best Things To Do In Moalboal

Shenja Eudokimow

Monday 28th of May 2018

Aren't there any beautiful beaches in Moalboal? You didn't write that, that's why I ask... We also want to go to Moalboal for 2 days :)

You 2 have a nice Insta and a great Blog - keep it up!


Sunday 15th of July 2018

There is the Panagsama Beach, but the coast area consist of coral stone (The citizen say the sand was washed away by a typhoon in the past, but it's like a fairy tale ?). But it's also very popular due to Diving & Snorkeling activities. For relaxing and enjoying sand beaches another option would be the "White Beach", which is a 10-15min ride away. Just take a tricycle. And be aware of the tide table. And yes, we also like their blog & insta. :)

Charlie Pauly

Friday 1st of June 2018

Hey! Yes we've heard so but we were only visiting for a few days so didn't get chance to check them out. Hopefully we'll be back in Moalboal in January to update the blog haha. :)