Quick Facts: Moalboal on Cebu in the Philippines

Moalboal is a town located about 90km southwest of Cebu City on Cebu Island. Since 1970, people from all over the world have been visiting Moalboal to enjoy their vacations. It’s a popular destination for activities like diving, snorkeling, and exciting adventures. Visitors also come here to relax and have fun.

The most famous and loved spot in Moalboal is Panagsama Beach. It’s a lively beach where you can find many beach resorts, pension houses, dive shops, restaurants, souvenir shops, bars, and pubs. Right in the center of this 1.5 km long strip, you’ll find Tipolo Beach Resort. It’s a perfect place to stay and enjoy all the attractions Moalboal has to offer.

How to get there

To reach Tipolo Beach Resort in Moalboal, you have several transportation options:

  1. PRIVATE TRANSFER: The quickest and most convenient way is a private transfer, which can be scheduled day or night. We can arrange pick up from any point on Cebu Island. For example, a transfer from the international airport to our resort takes around 3 hours.
  2. BY TAXI: Taxis are readily available in Cebu City and at the Airport.
  3. By PUBLIC BUS: From the Southern Bus Terminal, there are frequent departures to Moalboal (every 30 minutes). Once you arrive in Moalboal town, you can take a tricycle to Panagsama Beach. Simply ask the driver to take you to Planet Action or Tipolo Beach Resort.

Choose the option that suits you best and get ready to enjoy your stay at Tipolo Beach Resort in the beautiful Moalboal!


Throughout the year, the weather is generally excellent with minimal risk of storms during the summer. The hottest months are April and May, while December to February is considered the ‘coolest’ and wettest time.

The “high season” for tourism is typically from the middle of December to early May. However, the area remains busy on weekends all year round and during Asian holidays. If you plan to visit during Christmas, Chinese New Year, or Easter, it’s best to book your accommodation well in advance to secure your stay.


Please note that in Moalboal, most establishments and restaurants do not accept cards as a form of payment. It is advisable to have enough cash on hand for your transactions during your stay. While ATM machines are available in the area, it’s always a good idea to bring some extra cash in Peso or any major currency as a precautionary measure. Plan ahead and ensure you have sufficient funds to enjoy your time in Moalboal without any inconvenience.


In Moalboal, communication is made easy as English is widely spoken. At Tipolo Beach Resort, we provide wireless internet access for guests who need to stay connected during their stay. However, for those who require constant online access throughout the day, we recommend purchasing a local sim card. The two main providers in the area are Globe and Smart. You can easily find sim packs at convenience stores nearby. This way, you can enjoy seamless communication and stay connected during your time in Moalboal.

Health and Medicine

In Moalboal, you can find medical providers including doctors and clinics that can help with minor illnesses. Malaria is not present in the area, but dengue can be a concern, especially during rainy times. It is recommended to get inoculations for Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Polio, and Tetanus before traveling, but always consult with your doctor for personalized advice.

If you are susceptible to sunburns or insect bites, make sure to bring high-factor sun creams and insect repellent. The weather is usually warm, so you’ll mostly need shorts and t-shirts for clothing.

For common medications like antibiotics or aspirin, you can easily find them in Moalboal’s pharmacies, and they are usually much more affordable than in Western countries.

In case of emergencies, some hospitals in Cebu City meet western standards, providing a reliable option for serious medical issues.