Moalboal

Things to do in Moalboal

Moalboal is a small seaside town in the southern province of Cebu known for its stunning beaches and diverse marine life.This sleepy town is one of Cebu’s most popular tourist destinations and a great place to dive and snorkel, where you’ll be treated to a wide array of colorful corals and fishes. In fact, Moalboal is famous for its giant school of sardines, mackerels, and thresher sharks.

Are you heading to Moalboal soon and wondering what to do there? Check out the list below!

snorkeling pescador island

Snorkeling in Pescador Island

Pescador Island is one of Moalboal’s most famous attractions. It’s an uninhabited island with a solar-powered lighthouse that guides ships sailing in the nearby Tañon Strait.But what made Pescador Island famous are the gorgeous schools of sardines and sea turtles. Snorkeling in Pescador Island is a truly wonderful experience, thanks to its diverse marine life.

When it comes to scuba diving Pescador Island, booking an island hopping tour is highly recommended. Look for a reputable tour company that offers affordable Pescador island tour package that includes a visit to the island with a chance to swim and snorkel with the sardines and sea turtles.

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Swimming with Sardines

If you don’t want to go island hopping, or perhaps, it’s just out of your budget, swimming with schools of sardines is highly recommended. Snorkeling with sardine run is a popular activity in Moalboal and there are lots of places where you can do this on the island. The most popular one is in Panagsama Beach. During your Moalboal sardine run, you’ll be treated to a gorgeous display of massive schools of sardines and other fishes. You can rent snorkel gear at one of the many shops in the town, which is much cheaper than booking an island hopping tour.

Spotting Sea Turtles

If you don’t want to go island hopping, or perhaps, it’s just out of your budget, swimming with schools of sardines is highly recommended. Snorkeling with sardine run is a popular activity in Moalboal and there are lots of places where you can do this on the island. The most popular one is in Panagsama Beach. During your Moalboal sardine run, you’ll be treated to a gorgeous display of massive schools of sardines and other fishes. You can rent snorkel gear at one of the many shops in the town, which is much cheaper than booking an island hopping tour.

moalboal beach

Frolic at the White Beach

If you don’t want to engage in any of the activities mentioned above and you simply want to relax, check out the stunning white beach in Moalboal. There are numerous beaches in Moalboal that are ideal for swimming but the most popular and the most beautiful is the Basdaku beach. It’s a long stretch of white sand with crystal clear waters, and a great place to swim and take part in some activities. Here, you can go kayaking, scuba diving, kite surfing, and more!

Another popular white beach in Moalboal is the Panagsama Beach. You can also snorkel at this beach and enjoy swimming with the sardines. The beach is surrounded with hotels, resorts, restaurants, and bars. If you want to enjoy the nightlife in Moalboal or indulge in some fresh seafood for dinner, then this is the best place to be!