WHERE IS MOALBOAL
Phone : + 63 90860 87864
Address: Freediving Planet, at Allegria Dream Resort, Tuble Road, Moalboal, 6032 Cebu, Philippines
HOW TO FIND US
First, you need to get to Cebu
You will need to fly to the Mactan-Cebu International Airport, and this airport is deserve by Air Philippines, Asian Spirit, Cathay Pacific Air, Cebu Pacific Air, Philippines Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Mandarine Airlines, SEAIR, SIlkair, Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, Qatar Airways. You can also fly to Manila, and then catch a domestic flight to Cebu.
You can arrive at Cebu city Pier by ferry or ship from many islands. Here is a link where you can find more details to help you to organize your trip: http://schedule.ph/browse/Cebu-City
Second, you need to get to Moalboal
You can hire a regular (white) taxi at the airport arrival or in Cebu city to Moalboal (make sure the taxi driver knows Moalboal / Basdiot District). Your journey to Panagsama will be around 3 to 4 hours and cost you between PHP 2700 - 2300 / US$ 55 - 62. However, don’t bargain too much. For some drivers, the trip is their first time and they get angry when they realize how long it takes. Also check if the taxi is ok and be prepared for some surprises which sometimes occur, like some bartering about the price, hidden costs, and unplanned stop-overs. So that is some reason why your traveling time would be around 3 to 4 hours.
BY PRE-ARRANGED Private transfer
The most convenient way to get to Moalboal is to let us arrange your transfer. We team up with reliable rent-a-car services at the airport, accredited by the Department of Tourism. It is a 24hours / 7days service and the fastest way to get to Moalboal without bargaining and headache. You just need to ask us 48 hours before your flight arrival, with your flight/ferry details and a deposit to confirm the booking. Once it is all ok, we will send a confirmation email and a car or a van to pick you up at the Pier or Airport. The traveling time between Cebu city and Moalboal is 2,5 to 3 hours depending on the traffic.
Our prices for ONE WAY between CEBU city and MOALBOAL are detailed below :
PHP 2,800 / US$ 58 for a car good for 2 persons with luggage or 4 persons with small backpacks only
PHP 3,800 / US$ 79 for a mini-van good for 4 persons with luggage or 7 persons with small backpacks only
PHP 4,800 / US$ 99 for a van good for 6 persons with luggage or 10 persons with small backpacks only
BY public transport (ceres bus)
As usual, the cheapest and the most adventurous method is to use local public transport.
1 - GOING TO CERES BUS SOUTH TERMINAL - From Cebu airport or pier, take a white taxi and go to the Ceres south bus terminal. It will cost you around PHP 300 / 7 US$ for 30min to 1hour ride (depend on traffic).
2- GOING TO MOALBOAL by bus - At the Ceres Bus station, take the bus to Moalboal. Be sure to use an already almost full bus to avoid waiting. The bus without Air conditioning leaves about every full hour (Filipino time) - and the fare is around PHP 120 / US$ 2.5. The one with Air-Conditioning Buses cost around PHP 150 / US$ 3 but are less frequent. It will take you around 4 to 5 hours to reach Moalboal BUS Station (depends on traffic).
3- GOING TO FREEDIVING PLANET - Once you reach Moalboal town, you will need to hire a "tricycle" (motorcycle with sidecar) to reach us. There is plenty of them waiting for passengers at the arrival Bus station. The 15 / 20 minutes ride will cost around PHP 150 to 200 / US$ 3 to 4, during day time.
self - driving
If you drive by yourself drive from Mactan through Cebu City to the south of Cebu, passing by the towns of Talisay, Naga, San Fernando until you reach the town of Carcar. There is a big roundabout where you have to turn right into the beautiful mountains, crossing over to the west coast of Cebu. Here you pass by the towns of Barili, Dumanjug, Ronda, and Alcantara before you reach Moalboal. In Moalboal turn right to Panagsama Beach. The intersection is right after a big school on your right side. On the left side are a couple of bakeries. Directly at the intersection is a big tree with several signboards from assorted beach resorts and dive centers, pointing towards Panagsama Beach. Drive straight until you hit the beach (4km) then turn left. If you are in Moalboal and for any reason, you have to ask for the way, ask specifically for Panagsama Beach, otherwise you might be sent to another beach.
Generally, it is hot, dry, and sunny almost every day in Moalboal. Temperature ranges from 28°C to 32°C in the daytime and drops to about 25°C at night. Sometimes, between June until August, it gets very hot in Moalboal, with temperatures rising up to 37°C in the daytime. During the same period, it starts raining. Usually, it rains mostly at night, for 1 to 2 hours a day, which is enough to cool down the air, but then when it rains, it really really really rains.
December to February water is around 25°C
Mars to September water is around 27°C
October to November water is around 26°C