Cebu, Moalboal and Panagsama Beach

marina village for scuba divers & Dive enthusiasts

Some general info about Cebu, Moalboal and Panagsama Beach


The UK-based Condé Nast Traveler Magazine named Cebu the 7th best island destination in the Indian Ocean-Asia region in 2007, 8th best Asian-Pacific island destination in 2005, and 7th in 2004.

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Cebu is one of the provinces of the Philippines. It lies to the east of Negros Island; to the west of Leyte and to the southeast is Bohol province. Cebu Island is a long narrow island stretching 225 km (140 mi) from north to south, surrounded by 167 neighboring smaller islands. Of the hundreds of small islands some are uninhabited which make them the targets of adventure-seeking tourists.
Cebu is known for its narrow coastlines, limestone plateaus, and coastal plains, all characteristics of a typical tropical island. Cebu also has predominant rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges traversing the northern and southern lengths of the island. Cebu's steep mountains reach over 1,000 meters.
Its capital is Cebu City, the oldest city in the country and is served by Mactan-Cebu International Airport in Mactan Island, thirty minutes drive from downtown Cebu City.
Cebu is one of the most developed provinces in the Philippines and the main center of commerce, trade, education and industry in the central and southern parts of the archipelago. Cebu has five-star hotels, casinos, white sand beaches, world-class golf courses, convention centers, and shopping malls.


Moalboal is a small town in the province of Cebu, Philippines, with a population of about 28,000 people. Extending as a peninsula in the Southwestern tip of Cebu, Moalboal is bordered to the west by the Tañon Strait. From the western shoreline, the island of Negros can be seen. Moalboal is located 89 kilometers from Cebu City, about 2.5 hours by bus. Moalboal is nestled between the towns of Alcantara and Badian.

Panagsama Beach

panagsama beachPanagsama Beach is the located in the west side of the peninsula, about 4km from town proper. Actually Panagsama Beach is an old fishing village, some remnants of the old village are still entwined within the beach resorts, restaurants and dive centers and give the beach its unique charme and atmosphere.

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Panagsama has no real sand beach but rather a rockier beach which quickly gives way to a coral reef abundant with marine life. Thus it is famous with scuba divers and snorkelers and not so much known as a place for beach lovers. The combination of spectacular scuba diving, especially in Pescador Island and Sunken Island, and outdoor adventure tours in jungle covered mountain valleys made this place famous with divers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Panagsama Beach in Moalboal is also home of our affiliated beach resort Sole e Mare Beach Resort Moalboal.