White sand beach in Moalboal


About Moalboal

Just a few hours from Cebu City, you can find the small town of Moalboal, packed with several activities and sights in its abundant waters. Their pocket beaches are ideal for a lazy midday to their vibrant marine life. Moalboal indeed comes with everything for the ocean and beach lovers.

Moalboal Sardine run

Image: Moalboal sardine run

Moalboal obtained its popularity among tourists exploring the Philippines for their underwater gems of sardines circling and swimming off-shore, more popularly known as "sardine run." Despite expanding attention among backpacker travelers and divers, the small town still retained its vibe and charm.

Activities in Moalboal

The town is an underwater paradise and beach haven, so nearly everything you can do Moalboal demands sun, sand, and several water actions. From chasing waterfalls to snorkeling to diving, Moalboal is packed with several adventures despite its size.

Moalboal white sand beach

Image: Moalboal wihite sand beach during sunset

To list a few of the many activities in Moalboal:

  • Dolphin watching
  • Swimming with Sardines
  • Deep-sea diving
  • Canyoneering
  • Snorkeling

Best time to visit Moalboal

Best time to visit Moalboal

Moalboal is mostly beach spots, you might want to have clear skies, calm water, and sunny days, and we know that the best time to have this weather is during the dry season. The summer season of March, April, and May are the hottest and sunniest days.

Truthfully it is the right Moalboal weather perfect for your whole time out on the beach lazing under the sun to have the golden tan you want. However, although October and February are also sunny days, there are still chances of rains or even typhoons, especially during almost the end of each year.

It is always recommended that you check out the weather of the country days before your planned tour to Moalboal or even anywhere in the Philippines, as the weather nowadays is unpredictable.

Moalboal 3 Days Weather Forecast

Planning to visit Moalboal in the next coming days? Checkout the weather in Moalboal.

Jul 14, 2024
26.5 °C
Moderate rain
Moderate rain
Jul 15, 2024
25.9 °C
Moderate rain
Moderate rain
Jul 16, 2024
24.7 °C
Heavy rain
Heavy rain
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How to get to Moalboal?

Travel to Moalboal

Moalboal is situated just around the Cebu southern-western tip. Cebu is one of the nation's travel destinations and transport hubs, with several direct flights, coming from international destinations such as China, Korea, Singapore, and the capital city Manila.

For this reason, Moalboal is not hard to reach, and the small town should be part of your itinerary. All of the notable airlines in the country, specifically Cebu Pacific Air, Philippine Airlines, and AirAsia, have flights to Cebu each day. It will be the main jump-off going to Moalboal, and you have several land transport choices.


Mactan Cebu International Airport

From the airport or anywhere in Cebu City, catch a cab to Cebu South Bus Terminal. You may also take MyBus, which operates in Mactan Cebu International Airport, to SM City Cebu from 7:00 AM to 9:00 PM.


When you are in SM City Cebu, you take a jeepney to Bulacao, Labangon, or Pardo and ask your driver to drop you off at Caltex Gas Station situated in front of Cebu South Bus Terminal. Thus, it will be less expensive than taking a cab.


In Cebu South Bus Terminal, catch a Ceres Bus that travels to Bato through Barili and disembarks at the bus stop or Moalboal City Hall. Ensure that you take the route as there are buses going to Bato through Oslob that don`t pass in Moalboal. Travel time may take 2.5 up to 3 hours depending on the traffic conditions and weather.


You may also take vans from One Citilink Terminal bound to Moalboal, situated a few meters from the South Bus Terminal. Vans run faster and take only around 2 hours of travel time.


Cebu City

If you are looking for better comfort and have the proper budget, the easiest way to get to Moalboal from Cebu City airport is by taking a cab. It runs with meters, but cab drivers offer packages that you can split with four people.

When you arrive in Moalboal, take a tricycle going to the place you want to stay. However, most tourists visit Panagsama beach as they have several accommodation choices and things to do and see.


Dumaguete is an island near Cebu and can also be the starting point for Cebu and, finally, Moalboal. Originating from downtown Dumaguete, take a tricycle or multicab going to Sibulan Port.

Walk going to Sibulan Ferry Terminal and take a pump boat going to Bato Santander, Cebu. In the Port of Bato, take a bus going to Cebu through Barili and get off at the town of Moalboal. The travel time might take 2 hours.

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