Budget Travel: Moalboal, Cebu

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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

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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.

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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.

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Perfect for beach volleyball.

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

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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.

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

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Sand between my toes. ♥

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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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