Moalboal on Cebu in the Philippines

Moalboal is a town around 90km South West of Cebu City on Cebu Island. Since 1970 visitor from all over the world come every year to spend their vacation in Moalboal for diving, snorkeling, adventure and leisure. The most popular and famous spot in Moalboal is the Panagsama beach, where the most beach resorts, pension houses, dive shops, restaurant, souvenir shops, bars & pups are located. Tipolo Beach resort lies particularly in the center of the 1.5 km long strip.

How to get there

PRIVATE TRANSFER – This is the quickest and most convenient way to reach here and can be scheduled any time day or night is private transfer. We can arrange pick up from any point on Cebu Island. e.g. transfer from the int. airport to the our resort takes around 3 hours.

BY TAXI – Taxis are available in Cebu city and at the Airport

By PUBLIC BUS – From the Southern Bus Terminal there is every 30 min. departure from Cebu to Moalboal. Once you arrive Moalboal town you have to take a tricycle to Panagsama beach. Ask the driver to bring you to Planet Action or Tipolo Beach resort.


On the whole excellent weather all year round with minimal risk of low-pressure systems during the summer months. The hottest time of year is April and May, the ‘coolest’ and wettest time December to February. “High season” is traditionally middle December to early May, although the area is busy at weekends throughout the year and during any Asian Holiday. For accommodation at Christmas, Chinese New Year and Easter, book well in advance.


There are now ATM-MACHINES in Moalboal, but some time out of cash, so bring a bit extra cash in Peso or any major currency as back up. Right now we don’t accept credit cards. Bank transfers to our account is an option as payment as well. Paypal payments at the resort we charge 5% fees,


English is widely spoken. At Tipolo Beach Resort in Moalboal exist wireless internet for those that have to stay in touch, for guest need to be online all day, we suggest purchasing a local sim card – the two main providers are Globe and Smart. Sim packs are available at convenience stores.

Health and Medicine

No malaria in the area, but dengue can be troublingduring rainy times, Inoculations for Hep A, Typhoid, Polio and Tetanus are recommended, always check with your doctor. Bring high factor sun creams and insect repellent if you are prone to that type of thing, It’s a rare occasion that you will need to put on more than shorts and a t-shirt. 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.