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Cebu is a province of the Philippines which includes the island of Cebu and more than 150 islets around. Waterfalls, diving with whale sharks, I tell you everything in this article:

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Plane view arriving in Cebu

Kawasan falls

Kawasan waterfalls on Cebu Island are known for their extraordinary turquoise blue pools. Several levels of pools are present in nature. A real moment of relaxation.

 

I advise you to go there very early, after sunrise if you want to be able to enjoy the place for yourself. Afterwards there is a horde of tourists with their life jackets and it looks more like a scene from Titanic than a pleasant moment!

 

In the last pool, the best known, there are small cafes to buy drinks or food. Plastic tables and chairs stain the decor unfortunately.

 

The water can be a little cold early in the morning but very invigorating ! Do not hesitate to go up to discover the other levels.

 

Price to access the waterfalls: 40 pesos (0.75 €)

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Moalboal

If swimming with a bench of sardines for free talk to you, then this is the perfect place ! Malboal located on the west coast of the island of Cebu, has the distinction of sheltering thousands of sardines a few meters from the beach.

 

Go to the Shaka cafe on Panagsama road , take the opportunity to eat a delicious smoothie bowl ( € 4.20 ) before melting into the mass of fishes ! By walking from Shaka to Panagsama beach (there are only a few meters) you can rent snorkels (for € 1.70 ) on your left if you don't have one.

 

The beach is tiny but no problem, the most important is in the water ! Put on your mask, swim a few meters and you will find lots of sardines ! It's impressive to see the bench formations, all changing direction at the same second !

 

Take advantage of this moment, then sit on the beach to dry in the sun before leaving for your accommodation.

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Oslob (optionnal)

On the island of Cebu you have the opportunity to swim with whale sharks . Yes you heard it ! So, just like me, you are going to rush for this moment. Unfortunately the truth is not necessarily beautiful to see.

 

I encourage you to read my experience, my regrets, and why you should avoid swimming with whale sharks in the following article :

 

Swimming with whale sharks in Oslob : why should we boycott?

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Badian

Badian is a province of Cebu (including the Kawasan waterfalls above) where you can also do canyoneering . Armed with a life jacket, helmet, you will jump into waterfalls and other pools! Adrenaline guaranteed ! Bring water shoes because the "hike" between the waterfalls can be difficult. GoPro if you have, of course :)

 

You will find these tours in agencies, a guide will accompany you and explain the security measures.

Lounging in a hotel in Cebu City

Arriving at Cebu airport, I had to spend the night there before taking the bus to Moalboal.

 

As part of a collaboration I discovered the Bai Hotel . A very classy and clean establishment, with all the comforts.

 

A swimming pool on the rooftop offers a moment of relaxation at sunset. Grab a cocktail and bask in design furniture !

 

Breakfast is amazing ! A huge all- you-can-eat buffet awaits you. You will find food from all over the world to delight your taste buds.

 

A place I recommend if you go through Cebu City.

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I hope you enjoyed this article about Cebu. I strongly encourage you to read my article on whale sharks. It is important to travel differently, for the good of the planet, and so that future generations can also travel!

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