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Moalboal is a city on Cebu island.
The easiest way to join Moalboal is from Cebu City. The 80km road is in good condition, even in the second part in the mountains.
Most of the resorts/dive shops in Moalboal propose to hire van from Cebu airport to Moalboal. Be ready to pay around 2500PHP for this 2,5 hour trip.
Taxis cn be hired at Cebu Airport for ,about 2,200 pesos. Many of the hotels and guest houses in Panagsama Beach will send a car or van for pickup for about 2,000 pesos.
The easiest way to go around is to use tricycles. From Moalboal to Panagsama Beach, the usual fare is 50PHP by day, but you will have to bargain during long hours to get that. Don't pay more than 80PHP though...
Kawasan Water Falls
The Kawasan water falls (3 steps) are located in the rain forest approximately 20 km south (after Badian).
If you take the bus from the South Bus Terminal in Cebu City, you can ask the bus driver or ticket collector to drop you off at the right place (the bus ticket with Ceres Liner costs PHP 126.00). The bus ticket from Moalboal to the water falls or vice versa costs PHP 19.00.
Travel on your own or rent a multicab form us: approximately 30 minutes of ascent through an impressive landscape. Nice cooling swimming. Resting place tables against charge, small restaurants and very simple accommodations.
Be careful of the 'guides' offer. the walk up to the fall is very easy and you do not need a guide. Raft renting to the waterfall does not include drivers. each driver would demand 300 pesos each for pulling the raft. Not very nice!
You need to pay an entrance fee of PHP 5.00 and will get an official receipt.
Don't miss the great diving spots in Pescador Island. Dives usually cost around 1500PHP with gear. There are a few "local owned" dive shops that are 1100-1200 PHP per dive. Most of the dive shops operate 3 dives per day and you can even do your own diving schedule on low season!
You are no diver or you want to do something more ? You want to sit not only in the bars, however, or in the sun want to fry? For the active vacation, Planet Action Adventure offers a diverse program to you: Hiking, mountaineering, mountain bike, caves and canyons in untouched rain forest, volcano ascent in Negros. The palette extends from simple tours to selective trips.
Bored of SCUBA? Want to take the next step after snorkeling? Learn freediving- diving without the use of heavy breathing equipment. The 2 day beginner course with Freediving-Philippines teaches you how to hold your breath and dive deeper than you ever imagined is possible just after a short training. Vertical coral drop offs close to shore plunging down to 40 meters depth and more plus a calm sea make Moalboal one of the best spots all over Asia for advanced and competitive Freedivers. There is a small community of Freedivers living permanently in Moalboal that dive on the reefs and train on platforms.
You can buy any kind of souvenirs on the beaches and locals will remind you if you forget ;)
You can drink in any restaurant close to the sea.
The Chili Bar in Panagsama Beach is the main one. You will find two billiards table there (as in almost all the other bar around). Across from Chili Bar is 7 Sins Bar, also with a pool table and lots of seating.
On Saturday night, there is "Disco party" organised by locals. Ask around where it is, everybody knows!