Moalboal – the Dive and Outdoor adventure “Mecca”
Cebu Island fascinates with its complete natural environment including remote mountain sites and white sandy beaches along with some coast. The South of Cebu Island has hidden natural treasures known to few. Apart from its diving – Cebu has amazing potential as an outdoor action destination.
Weather in Moalboal on Cebu Island
Adventure travel is possible all the year around. The hottest and driest month are March, April, and May. From June to October is the weather is fine, unlike the northern part of the Philippines, where it rains a lot during this period. From November to January it can be quite windy and rainy too, however, the sunny days are more likely. Cebu Island is protected by surrounding islands stronger storms or typhoon seldom hit the area.
Anywhere on Cebu Island, you can use your own handy phone, we recommend to buy a sim card at one of the shops around, there are only around 1 USD and there is coverage almost everywhere by leading cell site providers in the Philippines.
Payments and Moneychanger
In Moalboal there is now ATM machine available. But bring always extra cash in case ATM are offline, which happens often during weekends or special holidays. You can change most major currencies here. Traveler Checks are not recommended and very hard to change. Visa and Master Card are accepted in only a few establishment. At Planet Action we acceppPayPalal or cash as payment options.
Health Care & Hospitals in Cebu
Cebu Island and all our adventure destinations are malaria-free. Common medicines (like antibiotics or aspirin) are available in Moalboal pharmacies and much cheaper than in Western countries. For emergencies, some hospitals reach western standards in Cebu City.
Cebu Island – Accessibility by airplane and Ferry
One of the advantages to exploring the natural wonders of Cebu Island is its accessibility. You can reach the island from many international airports around Asia. From Manila, there are flights every hour by several domestic airlines. From Cebu, you can travel by air or sea direct to almost any other point in the Philippines.
Directions to Moalboal from Cebu City and Mactan Airport
Planet Action Adventure is located in Moalboal, 90 km south-west from Cebu City on Cebu Island. However, there are several ways to reach us:
The easy way- Private Transfer – just let us organize your private transfers from any place on Cebu Island Mactan or the airport. Rates per car up to 3 people 2500 Php one way or by van up to 8 people 3500 Php.
By Bus – in Cebu City go to the South Bus Terminal – there are departures every 30 minutes to Moalboal (travel time: 3 hours)from early morning to late night. From the bus stop in Moalboal take a tricycle (motorbike with sidecar) to Planet Action Adventure at Panagsama Beach, around 3km distance – Everybody knows us there!
By taxi – just hire a taxi in Cebu City – tell the driver to go to Moalboal – Panagsama Beach. From there you can easily find us – the whole Beach is only 1 km long and you can’t miss Planet Action Adventure office.