Budget Travel: Moalboal, Cebu


I love going to the beach.  The thought of feeling the sea breeze, sunlight and white sand entices me.  A lot of people I know are worried about their skin getting darker but not me! 😉

I have a friend from Manila who asked me about the beaches here in Cebu. She wanted to go out of town without spending much.  I told her about Moalboal.

Moalboal is located in the southwest coast of Cebu (click here for more info).  You can ride a bus at the Cebu South Bus Terminal in N. Bacalso Avenue, Cebu City.

Destination:  Bato Via Barili (Moalboal is one of the drop-off points.  Just inform the conductor/driver.)
Bus Fare:  Php 107 for non-aircon / Php 121 for aircon.  Ceres now offers free Wi-Fi.
Travel Time:  2 hours and 30 minutes
Tricycle Fare:  Php 25 (Bus Stop – White Beach)
Baranggay Saavedra Entrance Fee:  Php 5
White Beach Entrance Fee:  Php 10


I prefer to go there early to avoid the traffic.  It would be best to be in Moalboal by 7 a.m.  Why?  So you can enjoy the scenery and the high tide.  By noon, people will start to flock to the beach.


If you want to go to Pescador Island (one of the best diving spots in the Philippines), you can rent a boat for Php 2000.


Perfect for beach volleyball.


For Php 200, you can rent an open cottage.  You can also bring your own food and drinks.


If you prefer to stay overnight,  a cottage with 2 beds costs Php 1,500 and with only 1 bed costs Php 1000. Blankets and pillows are not included.


This sari-sari store sells food, drinks, swimwear and souvenirs at an affordable price.


Sand between my toes. ♥


Looking at all the dried leaves and coconut husks that were washed up on the shore.

There are a lot of things that can still be done to improve this resort (#1–a clean-up drive!) but with the cheap price, I won’t complain.

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Photos taken using Samsung Galaxy Note 2


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