After Kawasan Falls, we went back to the main road in order to hail a bus. We were to find a place to eat in the town proper as it was already lunch time. We would be heading to another tourist place in Badian for an afternoon hangout session in Basdako (White Beach), Moalboal.
Basdako Beach (White beach) in Moalboal
November 13, 2011
Basdako Beach, Moalboal in Cebu
Basdako means “Big Sand”
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alin ang naiiba? hehe.
Hitchiking to Town
A lady driver with her son in a multicab passed by and I signalled to her if we could hitch a ride. Good thing she stepped on the brake and the next thing we knew, we were hitchhiking to the town.
We ate in a small eatery and heard about Manny Pacquiao winning the fight, as usual. That’s when we realized that the place felt deserted because of the boxing event. In the Philippines, when Manny fights, everybody’s glued to their TV sets. News reports even say that crime rate drops to zero when this pound-for-pound Philippine pride has a match.
hitchhiking in Cebu
Heading to Basdako Beach
After lunch, we took a bus going to Badian and hired a tricycle to take us to Basdako Beach. Basdako beach or White beach in Moalboal is a famous spot for team building activities and group outings. It’s only a 4-hour bus ride from Cebu proper and it’s always a great destination to soak up some sun.
In our case, we only stayed there during the afternoon. Even so, it was a nice feeling, knowing that the beach is pretty much accessible. The sky showed an intense blue and the clouds were striking enough to add a softer touch to the palette.
Jerome in action
Cottages for rent are available in Moalboal, but we opted to just sit on the sand as the sun was already starting to set. As for overnight stays, plenty of options are available. A recommended cheap homestay room is Ester’s Homestay. You can book an overnight non-aircon room for 4 people for 1500 Php.
Ester’s Homestay in White Beach, Moalboal
Contact Number: +63 927 578 5983
cottages for rent
There are also nearby eateries that offer good food at cheap prices. The beach in Moalboal is a backpacker’s place. You don’t have to spend much except for the bus ride if you want a quick beach fix from office or school.
catching the sunset in Moalboal
Moalboal Beach Fix
Drinking by the beach with good conversations over travel and online work. What a nice way to cap the afternoon off. It’s relaxing to just sit on the sand as we watched the colors turn dark.
beach bumming in Moalboal, Cebu
Despite the relaxing atmosphere, I couldn’t help but take a dip in the saltwater. It’s the beach after all; I didn’t want to go home without swimming.
Moalboal is one of the first few places in Cebu that I was able to visit during my call center days. I remember that I even joined a team that I didn’t belong to, just so I could finally visit this destination. Up to now, it’s still a great beach, plus it’s cheap to hang out there.
Already dark when we headed back to the main road, we took a bus going to Cebu City. We had Baby Back Ribs dinner at Casa Verde in IT Park, and proceeded to The Outpost for a travel event.
What a full-packed Saturday and Sunday it was! Visiting 3 popular destinations in Cebu (Osmena Peak, Kawasan Falls and Moalboal beach) without spending as much. To think that this was just a spontaneous weekend trip!
Finally finished this blog series!
Check out this Cebu Osmena Peak Travel series here:
- Part 1 – Cebu Osmeña Peak: Stopover at Boljoon
- Part 2 – Cebu Osmeña Peak: Two Hour Trek to the Peak
- Part 3 – Cebu Trip: Reaching Osmena Peak
- Part 4 – Osmena Peak Cebu: Descending in the Dark Night
- Part 5 – Cebu: Mantolongon Sunday Morning Market
- Part 6: – Cebu: Revisiting Kawasan Falls
- Last Part – Cebu: Afternoon in Basdako White Beach, Moalboal
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