Known for it's crystal clear waters, island paradises and stunning white sandy beaches, The Philippines is at the top of many traveller's bucket lists! But what's not always so well known are the many incredible waterfalls that the island of Cebu is home to - many of which are easily accessible from Moalboal, making it a definite must visit! Here's a bit about our time exploring the best waterfalls near Moalboal, what we thought of each one and how exactly you can get to them yourself!
Getting To Moalboal
Moalboal is located on the west side of Cebu in The Philippines, and about a three hour bus journey away from Cebu City, which is where the island's airport is. Getting from the airport to the bus terminal costs around 250php via taxi, and the bus journey from there to Moalboal costs around 150php - just a portion of what a taxi would cost if you were to go the whole way there in one, which makes the bus the prefered method of transport for most unless you don't mind spending the extra.
To break up the journey a bit, we decided to spend a night in Cebu City... We wouldn't say this is all that necessary if you're arriving early, but it's definitely a good option to be aware of. The hotel we stayed at was called GV Tower and it was pretty nice, fairly cheap and really close to the bus terminal so we could wake up early the following morning and easily make our way down to Moalboal!
The bus terminal was really easy to navigate and, before we knew it, we were all packed onto a big yellow bus to it's capacity and we were well on our way! It was a bit of an adventure really, and certainly an experience considering how cramped we all were bouncing all over the place for the bumpy three hour journey! But through it all, our excitement only grew as the road hugged the coastline and we could see the blue skies and sunshine shimmering off the sea! After getting off the bus at Moalboal, our guest house was then just a short ride away on a tricycle!
Where To Stay
A little further outside of Moalboal at Panagsama Beach, restaurants and hotels line the coast. It's a particularly popular place to stay amongst scuba divers, as scuba diving is another great thing to do in Moalboal! Sadly, it's not something that we would be able to afford to do on this trip, but it is highly recommended by others!
Truthfully, we were only in Moalboal for the waterfalls, so we decided to stay at a guesthouse called The Villa in the main town, which we absolutely loved! It meant that we were a lot closer to the bus stop and could easily get around to the different waterfalls! But in retrospect, we do think that Panagsama Beach is a much better area to stay... We ended up having to go back and forth each n