MOALBOAL PESCADOR ISLAND HOPPING – THE BEST ISLAND HOPPING IN CEBU SOUTH
MOALBOAL ISLAND HOPPING
Just when you thought you have seen everything Cebu has to offer, wait until you experience the Moalboal Island hopping.Moalboal Island hopping has become one of the most sought after tourist activities in Cebu. It is beginning to catch up with the famous whale shark watching activity of Oslob. The serene municipality of Moalboal is located in the southwestern part of the island. It is roughly 3 hours away from Cebu City, depending on the traffic from Carcar. Despite its distance, its prime location makes it one of the best island hopping destination in Cebu.
THE PESCADOR ISLAND
The Moalboal Island hopping starts off the tour by visiting the isolated but lovely Pescador Island. The seemingly lonely island is of one the main highlights of the island hopping activity. Pescador Island is located just a few miles off the coast of Moalboal town. It is considered as one of Cebu’s world-class dive sites due to its varied and mesmerizing species of corals and marine life underneath the deep blue waters. Beneath Pescador Island lies an entirely different world of majestic and colorful sea flora and fauna. Frist time divers and professional ones will surely have a remarkable experience.
SEA TURTLE HUNTING
The next in the island hopping itinerary is the Turtle Bay. The famous Turtle Bay is known as one of the best diving resorts in Moalboal. It is obviously known for and named after the presence of sea turtles in the area. Turtle Bay offers dive packages complete with skilled local dive masters who will guide you around the reefs, show you around the amazing marine life in the area, and help you catch a glimpse of the elusive but amazing sea turtles. The resort call this activity the Turtle Bay Hunting where guests swim for minutes to get a sight of the turtles. Do not miss the chance to take a selfie with these friendly sea creatures.
Finally, the most awaited and most Instagram-worthy part of the Moalboal Island hopping is the Million Sardines Run. The boat will take you to the deep waters of Moalboal where they say that up to ten million sardines swim together in the sea. This breathtaking activity literally takes you to swim with these fish which move perfectly together as if dancing in the sea. The activity is literally breathtaking as one has to be quick and agile in water to follow the sardines around.
One last part of the island hopping is the Dolphin Watching. However, it is never a guarantee to find a dolphin every day as their appearances depend on the weather and many other factors. But if you are lucky enough, you will be mesmerized as they greet you by jumping and swimming around in the ocean. It is surely the best way to cap off a long day of island hopping.
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Cebu Kawasan Falls, Badian
Kawasan Falls is probably the most popular and most instagrammed waterfalls in Cebu. We wouldn’t be surprised as Kawasan has truly lived up to its fame. Tourists have never been disappointed with their long travel to Cebu just to see this natural wonder of magnificently tiered turquoise waters.
The famous Kawasan Falls located in the municipality of Badian which is three hours south of Cebu City. For most tourists, they avail of the canyoneering activity in Badian which will eventually lead them to jump off the cliffs of Kawasan Falls.
Things To Do In Kawasan Falls,
The canyoneering activity is supervised by well-trained guides in the area. They also serve as the photographer of the group. If the weather is not good or the waters seem unfit for canyoneering, the guides will advise for a different or safer route. Tourists are always asked to wear a helmet and life vest for protection. Shoes or sandals fit for canyoneering are very much recommended. The actual starting point of the canyoneering activity is at Canlaob, Alegria. From Badian, a habal-habal ride will take you to Alegria. You will stop at the Alegria Tourism Center for registration before finally heading to your starting point. And as mentioned earlier, the end of the canyoneering trail is at Kawasan Falls.
Adventure In Kawasan Falls
Kawasan has many level of waterfalls. The first one is the largest of the three but is not allowed for jumping for safety reasons. It is usually the most crowded area also as many people try to experience the waterfalls through renting bamboo rafts. Life vests are also available for rent.
A few minutes of hike will take you to the second falls where the canyoneering trail. The activity usually ends with a jump on the waterfall cliff. There is also a swing nearby if the cliff jump is still not enough fun.
The third tier is more of a collection of small cascading bodies of water. There is a cliff nearby where canyoneering participants run and jump into the waters.
There are restaurants in Kawasan so you won’t worry about bringing any food. However, prices are not cheap since the poblacion is quite far and these areas can be very crowded. Resources spike up when there is a decrease in supply. Make sure to ask first the prices so you won’t get too surprised upon paying the bill. There are also cottages or rooms in the area which range up to 1,500-2,500php and tables for rent which are around 500php.
Kawasan may be quite pricey now but the experience is definitely worth your time and money. Try visiting them on weekdays on ono-holidays where you can enjoy the place with less people.
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