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White Beach, Moalboal and Pescador Island

Photo credits: Nayz Cabading

Moalboal, Cebu

After 3 hours of driving south from Cebu City, we finally reached our destination…Moalboal. We stayed in HK Resort where you can rent a cottage for as low as PhP 300 only which already includes entrance fee and parking fee. If you do not wish to get a cottage or room, you can just pay a minimal amount for the entrance fee and parking fee for your vehicle. There are also tents for rent at PhP 500 only.

Just like in any beach setting, Filipinos love to “sugba” or grill whether it be pork, fish, or seafood. There are a lot of grills available in the beach area which we are able to use for free as part of the payment for the cottage we got.

The beach has coarse white sand which is the reason why it was previously named “Basdaku”. Basdaku literally means “big sand”. This area has now been renamed as “White Beach.” It’s a long stretch of white sand where people can camp out or have a picnic if they wish to.

There are a lot of boats for rent if you wish to cross to Pescador Island or go see some sea turtles and dolphins. The boat fee ranges from PhP 2,000-3,500 depending on the size of the boat and the number of people in your group.

Pescador Island is one of the famous destination when in Moalboal. It’s best for people who wish to go diving or snorkeling. This small island is surrounded by coral reefs wherein you can see a variety of fishes. There is also a trench and underwater cave near this island where divers can see the other sea creatures inhabiting the deep sea. Before reaching Pescador Island your boatman will stop in the middle of the ocean so you can dive/snorkel and see the school of sardines swimming.

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Boracay Island

 

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Boracay Island – January 2014: On my way to Boracay I booked a flight via Caticlan Airport which happens to have the shortest runway in the country so landing was a thrilling experience. Luckily I booked a flight via Kalibo for the return trip to Cebu.

A week-long business trip with a little pleasure on the side. My sister shared this trip to paradise with me. Though I was busy meeting with clients and potential clients during the day, I made sure to find the time to explore the island early in the morning and at night. Read more