Information for tourists & land developers



The municipality of Moalboal is a 4th class municipality lies in Southwest coast of the Province of Cebu, Philippines. Moalboal has been spotted, identified and is a famed tourist destination for both local and foreign nationals. It has a laudable coastlines, beautiful and real white sandy beaches. A magnificent underwater paradise - one of the best scuba dive capitals of the world.

Moalboal is approximately eighty-nine (89) road kilometers from Cebu City. It is bounded on the North by the Municipality of Alcantara, the Municipality of Badian in the South, west by Tañon Strait and the Municipality of Argao in the East. It can be reached by bus or car in 2 ½ hours more or less from Cebu City. Anyone can enjoy the warm, pristine waters, and the fine white sand. It is popularly known as the "Diving Paradise of Cebu" due to its white sandy beaches, beautiful corals and different underwater creatures especially around Pescador Island.

The most fascinating of all is the underwater world, interlaced with awesome and beautiful corals "KAGASANGAN" and a variety of sea flora and fauna which is considered as the jewel and gem of Moalboal. Moalboal is composed of 15 barangays. It has a total land area of 7,290.96 has. and a population of 27,398 based on 2005 survey. Moalboal celebrates its town fiesta every May 16 in honor of Patron Saint, San Juan Nepomuceno and on every 15th of May, you can see and watch the "KAGASANGAN FESTIVAL". It is a presentation of street dancing and ritual showdown participated in by the different barangays.

Panagsama Beach in Moalboal is just 4 km from the town center of Moalboal. The beach strip invites for a leisurely stroll, lots of open-air bars (Chili Bar, Beach Bar, Red Banana and others), restaurants, some more beach resorts and dive centers, street vendors peddling fruits, fresh caught fish, colorful T-Shirts or massage services. If you want to explore the small country town of Moalboal, take a motorbike with sidecar, called tricycle, and within 10 minutes you are in Moalboal town. In Moalboal you will find a bustling market, eateries, fruit stands, bakeries and on the other side of the road, near the sea, the fish market. The famous Orchid Gallery, a tropical garden sized several hectares, is just 2 km away. You can walk over to the Orchid Gallery, where you will find lush tropical garden, a swimming pool, a little private zoo with exotic birds and monkeys and an orchid plantation.

Panagsama Beach is the located in the west side of the peninsula, about 4km from town proper. Actually Panagsama Beach is an old fishing village, some remnants of the old village are still entwined within the beach resorts, restaurants and dive centers and give the beach its unique charm and atmosphere.

Pescador Island

Pescador Island Diving

Pescador Island is a small limestone island in the Tañon Strait, 3km of the western coast of Cebu Island in the Philippines. It is under the jurisdiction of the municipality of Moalboal, Cebu. Its a popular diving spot for tourists.

Resorts and accommodation in Moalboal

  • Turtle Bay Dive Resort

    Turtle Bay Dive Resort

    4 star hotel, Tongo Point, Basdiot "Excellent service", "Great location", "Stunning pool"
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  • Quo Vadis Beach Resort

    Quo Vadis Beach Resort

    3 star hotel, Panagsama Beach "Superb dining", "Great location", "Good value"
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  • Asian Belgian Resort

    Asian Belgian Resort

    123 Saavedra Road, Moalboal "Excellent service", "Loved the beach", "Clean rooms"
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  • Marcosas Cottages Resort

    Marcosas Cottages Resort

    3 star hotel, Basdako, White Beach, Saavedra, Moalboal
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  • Sea Turtle House

    Sea Turtle House

    Basdako, White Beach, Saavedra, Moalboal
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  • Bonita Oasis

    Bonita Oasis

    3 star hotel, Bantayan 1, Basdiot, Moalboal, "Clean rooms", "Excellent service", "Great location"
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  • Stefanet’s Resort

    Stefanet’s Resort

    2 star hotel Panagsama, Moalboal
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  • Savedra Beach Resort

    Savedra Beach Resort

    2 star hotel Basdiot Panagsama, Moalboal, "Wonderful views"
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  • Cabana Beach Club Resort

    Cabana Beach Club Resort

    3 star hotel, Panagsama Beach, Moalboal, "Excellent service", "Great location"
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  • Eve’s Kiosk Dive Resort

    Eve’s Kiosk Dive Resort

    3 star hotel, Panagsama beach, Moalboal, "Large rooms"
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  • Marina Village Beach and Dive Resort

    Marina Village Beach and Dive Resort

    3 star hotel, Panagsama Beach, Moalboal, "Delightful rooms", "Great location", "Good value"
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  • Sole e Mare Beach Resort

    Sole e Mare Beach Resort

    3 star hotel, Panagsama Beach, Moalboal
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  • Barefoot White Beach Resort

    Barefoot White Beach Resort

    White Beach, Moalboal, "Delightful rooms", "Loved the beach", "Excellent service", "Comfortable beds"
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  • Ravenala Beach Bungalows

    Ravenala Beach Bungalows

    3 star hotel, White-Beach Saavedra, Moalboal
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  • Sumisid Lodge Moalboal

    Sumisid Lodge Moalboal

    Panagsama Beach, Basdiot, Moalboal
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