Top attractions in Moalboal

The most popular Moalboal attractions are all under water. Being part of the rich Coral Triangle is what makes the Philippines an excellent, world-class diving destination. With a great variety of underwater scenery and fish species you rarely find elsewhere. Most diving around Moalboal is drop-off diving with a mild current. The sea is deep and the mild current ensures a flow of fresh and nutritious water that makes the corals to flourish. The corals is a wonderful mix of lobed pore-, brain-, soft,- funnel-, table-, tube-, whip-, mushroom-, bubble-, maze-, staghorn- and green cup corals, just to mention a few. The reef is in excellent condition surrounded by a lot of colorful fishes. We call it our turtle paradise and it’s not rare you see more turtles on one dive than fingers on your hand. Here you can set your eyes on many mysterious creatures like giant frog fish, leaf scorpion fish, clown trigger fish, sea moths, leaf- and devil scorpion fish and many more. Don’t forget to look out in the blue and you can see small schools of butterfly fish, jack fish, mackerel and red tooth trigger fish.

Lion Fish



The Sardine run
This is the major reason that ten thousands of divers, snorkelers and freediver are making their pilgrims journey to Moalboal every year. Here you can watch millions of sardines congregate together in tropical water with a spectacular wall as a backdrop, just a few meters offshore and the best thing is, you can witness this phenomenon all year around? To dive into the never-ending school of small, dancing silvery fish and let them immerse you is a breath taking experience even for the most well traveled diver.

Sardine run

Sardine Run



Pescador Island
Pescador is for anyone. Diving, snorkeling, free diving or just to sit on the boat to witness the pretty little island and it’s clear water. But underwater, that’s where the fun begins. The wall is going down to 50 meters, it’s filled with spectacular crevasses, over hangs and caves. And the sloping wall is dressed in big hard corals where you often can see schools of inquisitive violet fusiliers and many other reef fishes. Here you can set your eyes on many mysterious creatures like giant frog fish, leaf scorpion fish, clown trigger fish, sea moths, leaf scorpion fish and many more. Don’t forget to look out in the blue and you can see small schools of sardines, butterfly fish, jack fish, mackerel and red tooth trigger fish.

Pescador Island



Kawasan Falls
Only a 30 minute drive, located 17km south of Moalboal. Kawasan Falls comprise a series of three waterfalls; the largest cascades 20m into a massive, crystal blue swimming hole. The second and third waterfalls are more peaceful, and you can even scramble beyond these to more secluded spots. This is a beautiful sight and makes beautiful photos. If possible try to avoid weekends, when it tends to be very busy.

Kawasan Falls


You can make canyoning at a few different waterfalls from beautiful Kawasan Falls being a fun adventure for everyone to a bit more challenging Tison Falls being a real adventure. Canyoning involves traveling down creeks or streams within a canyon by a variety of means including walking, swimming, climbing and abseiling (Tison falls). Suitable for anyone looking for a wet, fun and active full day of action.



Oslob Whale shark watching.
Quo Vadis offers package trips to Oslob for divers and snorkelers. It’s 99% guaranteed to see the magnificent giants when you are snorkeling or diving and most of the times you will see more than a few. Oslob is located 1.5 hour drive from our resort in Pangasama. Whale shark watching in Cebu started last September 2011 and it became popular all over the world when the news hit in the internet last November 2011. By December 2011, local fishermen’s interact with the whale sharks by feeding them that result to flocking of tourist to the beach of Tan-awan. Large numbers of tourists began arriving in Oslob, not just to see the whale sharks being fed, but also to snorkel or dive with them. Whale sharks are the largest fish in the ocean. The typical whale shark size is 4-12 meters. Oslob is home to schools of these amazing creatures and they can be seen by divers and non-divers, swimmers and non-swimmers, the old and the young alike.
Their mouths are up to 2 meters across containing over 300 rows filled with thousands of tiny teeth, this is nothing to worry about – whale sharks are filter feeders which means they only eat really small shrimp, called krill and plankton.

Whale Shark



Lambug beach

Lambug beach located a 40 minutes South of Moalboal. This is still somewhat a secret beach unknown to many. It’s a 30-40 minute drive from Panagsama, but it’s worth it. The sand here is white and weekdays you can almost find yourself alone here. There is some really nice corals so bring a mask and snorkel!

Lambug Beach





White Beach

Located 6km North or a 20 min drive from Quo Vadis resort. White beach is a popular beach popular among locals on the weekends, where small eateries and sitting areas can be hired. Sometimes you can see turtles just offshore and the corals here are pristine.

White Beach



Mantayupan falls
It is the main natural attraction in Barili Municipality. With its 98 meters it is also one of Cebu’s tallest waterfalls. Mantayupan Falls, also known by the locals as Ambakan Falls, has two levels. The first level are three waterfalls with the height of 14 meters and the second level is a waterfall which is 98 meters high.

Mantayupan falls


Osmena peak
the highest mountain in Cebu that is a favourite among hikers for its picturesque view of the countryside. Most known as O’ Peak, it offers a breath-taking view of the sunrise, sunset and the white coastline hugging the coral blue sea and jagged hills with lush grass and patches of flowers. Osmena Peak rises 1,013 meters above sea level and is nestled between the southern towns of Dalaguete and Badian.


Osmena Peak


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Mainit (hot) spring and the Montaneza falls
Crossing the stunning ravine that sheds the river channel, the lush blooms of plants and trees surrounded everywhere around you with hot pools next to a gentle cool stream with waterfalls going up six levels. The presence of various gigantic forms of stones, seems like it’s going to drop over you. And the tempting and alluring turquoise colour of running water in the river. A must visit!