We're advocating sustainable tourism in Moalboal

We aim to appreciate and spread the good, improve the improvable and most of all, to celebrate the beautiful as a way of advocating sustainable tourism in Moalboal. All too often, tourism websites only highlight the good and seem oblivious to the areas needing improvement. By exposing the less beautiful aspects of our town, we’re creating opportunities for those who love Moalboal as much as we do to contribute in improving our town.

Sea Turtle in Panagsama Beach

The Beautiful things in the underwater of Moalboal

Being part of the largest protected marine area in the Philippines , Tañon Strait, which  covers 521, 018 hectares,  is the body of water that separates Cebu and Negros islands that goes all the way to Bohol Sea in the south and Visayan Sea in the north.

Teeming with 14 species of dolphins and whales, 70 species of fish, 20 species of crustaceans, and 18,830 hectares of coral reef, being in the waters of Moalboal has plenty of opportunities to encounter such diverse marine life.

Photo: Bo Mancao
A sea turtle spotted in the Panagsama Beach Reef

What we do our ocean, we do to our planet. What we do to our planet, we do to ourselves.

It is often too easy to be detached from our environment specially when we are faced with our own problems. Some locals in the underprivileged neighbourhood who barely have food on their plate or access to proper sanitation facilities won’t probably be thinking about disposing their waste properly and how it would impact our environment.  When a person’s basic needs are not met, it can very difficult to be thinking of the bigger picture.

Photo: Bo Mancao

Photo: lee_ho_cheol

Photo: Grace Villarino

Photo: Bo Mancao

It's never too late to raise awareness, education & create positive reinforcements to achieve change

We can’t be cleaning up the plastics forever. We have had volunteers from all around the world came to help us but we have realized that cleaning everyday is not a sustainable way to solve this problem. It takes the participation of the local government, businesses, and the community in raising awareness, education, and creating positive reinforcement to achieve change. Most importantly, let’s do this together!

Plastic in the Ocean
Sustainable Tourism Moalboal to Solve Garbage Problem

There's always a place for everyone here in Moalboal no matter what your budget is.


Price ranges from 250 to 500 pesos ($5 to $10) per person on a mixed dorm, a room for two in a bamboo hut or a basic fan room


Price ranges from 600 to 1250 ($11 to $24) pesos per person in a room or villa for two with air-condition and hot shower


Price starts at 1300 pesos ($25) per person with varying amenities and facilities provided. They usually provide higher level of quality in their services.

Emoks Guesthouse Budget Stay Moalboal
Halae Manna Reception
Moho Moalboal Hostel Lounge
Turtle Bay Resort Moalboal
Panagsama Beach Accommodation

A wide selection of street food, carinderia, cafes, and beach restos you can indulge in.

Therefore, “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” – Virginia Woolf

50 to 75 pesos

Mung bean with coconut milk soup, stir-fry veggies, eggplant omelette, halo-halo, pork and chicken BBQ, batchoy!

80 to 150

Pasta, pizza, salads, sandwiches, and other mains - vegetarian, seafood, chicken, or pork

150 and up

You can get a decent meal in the restos and cafes. Perhaps a gourmet burger meal set

Moalboal Mercado Puto & Sikwate

Puto & Sikwate

Sticky Rice & Hot Chocolate
Photo: Grace Villarino

Moalboal Fruit Stand

Tropical Fruits

From Moalboal Fruit Stand
Photo: Cebu Adventures

Andi's Talisay Burger

Burger by the Beach

Home-made beef patty
Photo: Leave Hungry

Lantaw Restaurant

Sea view dining
Photo: Lantaw Moalboal

Lantaw Restaurant Moalboal

Ven'z Kitchen

Vegan & Vegetarian meals
Photo: Victor Lee

Venz Kitchen Panagsama Beach

Andi's Talisay

Grab a coffee or beer
Photo: Verge Gamotan

Andis Talisay Beach Cafe Moalboal

“Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” – Helen Keller

Moalboal Discover Scuba Diving

Scuba Diving in Moalboal

Photo Credit: Neptune Diving Adventure

Snorkeling with Turtle in Moalboal

Snorkeling in Moalboal

Photo Credit: Grace Villarino

Canyoneering in Kawasan Falls

Photo Credit: Turnt Tours

Canyoneering in Badian
Archery in Moalboal

Archery in Moalboal

Photo Credit: Grace Villarino

How to Get Here

The closes airport to Moalboal is the Mactan International Airport. It’s about 3-4 hrs to get to Moalboal by public transport. Airport pick-up services are also available and will get you here faster. It’s also common for the travellers to take a trip here if they’re coming from Dumaguete, Siquijor, or Bohol. Check out the map below for the info.