Top ten things to do in Cebu (south island), Philippines.

Top ten things to do in Cebu (south island), Philippines.

I visited Cebu in the Philippines in early June. Even though June is not the best weather to visit the Philippines, I enjoyed my trip very much. I visited Kawasan Falls (and canyoneering), Inambakan Falls, Binalay Hidden Falls, Sumilon Island sandbar (from Oslob), Boljoon Church, Panagsama, mushroom rocks in Moalboal, Basdaku White Beach…

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White Beach (Basdaku), Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines. About the beach & my experience.

White Beach (Basdaku), Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines. About the beach & my experience.

On my second day in Moalboal, I visited the famous Basdaku White Beach there with my friend Brad. Brad Chilby is a landscape photographer from Sydney (https://chilby.com.au/), Australia. Initially, our plan was to go to the island of Pescador, but since we were over-exhausted from visiting three waterfalls the previous day, including doing Kawasan canyoneering,…

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Sumilon Island (Oslob) & sandbar, Cebu, Philippines. Location, getting around & my experience

Sumilon Island (Oslob) & sandbar, Cebu, Philippines. Location, getting around & my experience

Located in southern Cebu, Sumilon Island is a 15 minutes boat ride from Oslob, the coastal town famous for whale sharks. Cebu City to Oslob is a driving distance of about 3-4 hours, depending on traffic. From Moalboal, it takes a little less than two hours to reach Oslob by car. Even though you can combine your trip to Sumilon Island with whale shark watching (or swimming with the whale sharks) at Oslob,…

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Boljoon Church, a Philippines National Culture Treasure & a future UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Boljoon Church, a Philippines National Culture Treasure & a future UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Located in Boljoon in Cebu, Boljoon Church is a Philippines National Cultural Treasure and under consideration to be a future UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is a driving distance of 16.5 km from Oslob. If you can afford it, I recommend hiring a driver for your adventures in Cebu.

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Exploring Panagsama town & beach, a short distance from Moalboal, in Cebu, Philippines

Exploring Panagsama town & beach, a short distance from Moalboal, in Cebu, Philippines

Panagsama is a small town in the south of Cebu in the Philippines, famous for the Panagsama beach and its many restaurants serving traditional and international cuisines. It is about 4 km from Moalboal. I first heard about Panangsama at the Blue Orchid Resort in Moalboal where I was staying. My friend and I had had a long day of visiting waterfalls in Cebu.

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Visiting Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines with an Australian friend. McDonald's, ATMs & 7-Elevens.

Visiting Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines with an Australian friend. McDonald's, ATMs & 7-Elevens.

I was in Moalboal for four nights and five days while visiting the south island of Cebu in the Philippines. Moalboal is the perfect location to base yourself while exploring southern Cebu. There is food and internet. It is close to all major tourist spots in the Philippines like famous waterfalls and beaches. There are also some nice resorts for those who want a more comfortable stay.

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Binalay Hidden Falls, Samboan, Cebu, Philippines. Location, about the falls, and my experience.

Binalay Hidden Falls, Samboan, Cebu, Philippines. Location, about the falls, and my experience.

The Binalay Hidden Falls in Samboan is a driving distance of about four hours from Cebu city and one and a half hours from Moalboal. On my short trip to Cebu, I did Kawasan Falls, Kawasan canyoneering, Inambakan Falls and Binalay Hidden Falls, all on the same day. My recommendation is to do Kawasan Falls and Kawasan canyoneering on one day, and Inambakan Falls and Binalay Hidden Falls on another.

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Inambakan Falls, Ginatilan, Cebu, Philippines. Location, tour guides & my experience swimming in the falls.

Inambakan Falls, Ginatilan, Cebu, Philippines. Location, tour guides & my experience swimming in the falls.

Inambakan Falls is a five-level waterfall in Ginatilan, in southern Cebu in the Philippines. It is a four-hour drive from Cebu city, and about an hour and a half from Moalboal. During my stay in Cebu, I stayed in Moalboal at the Blue Orchid Resort, located in comfortable driving distance to all the major tourist attractions on the south island of Cebu.

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Kawasan Falls Canyoneering, Cebu, Philippines. My experience canyoning, tour guides, and where to stay.

Kawasan Falls Canyoneering, Cebu, Philippines. My experience canyoning, tour guides, and where to stay.

At Kawasan in Badian, you can go canyoneering in the beautiful turquoise blue water. There are two types of canyoneering, upstream or downstream. The downstream canyoneering starts at Barangay Sulsogan, Badian and ends at Kawasan Falls. The upstream canyoneering starts at Kawasan Falls in which you climb several waterfalls with the help of ropes.

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Kawasan Falls, Philippines, a guide to visiting the beautiful turquoise blue waterfalls in Badian, Cebu

Kawasan Falls, Philippines, a guide to visiting the beautiful turquoise blue waterfalls in Badian, Cebu

Kawasan Falls, known for its turquoise blue water, is one of the Philippines' most beautiful waterfalls. It is also the most famous. Located in Badian, Cebu, it is a driving distance of about 30-40 minutes from the town of Moalboal and about 3-4 hours from Cebu city. Since it is a top-rated tourist destination, it gets very crowded.

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The Blue Orchid Resort, Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines, a divers paradise & a picturesque retreat.

The Blue Orchid Resort, Moalboal, Cebu, Philippines, a divers paradise & a picturesque retreat.

I stayed at the Blue Orchid Resort in Moalboal, Cebu, the Philippines for four nights and five days in the second week of June 2019. Even though the rainy season had just started in Cebu, and it was still hot and humid, I enjoyed my trip very much. The best time to visit Cebu is however during the winter season.

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