Basdaku Beach, Moalboal:
I am from Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental but I do love to travel and go out on adventures. So together with my friends, we went to Moalboal Cebu. Our trip last February 2015 was so memorable and I found it hard to forget my Moalboal Adventure, I will definitely go back. From Dumaguete City, we had to take several rides to reach this place. But it was all worth it. We took off around 7 am, taking a jeepney that brought us to Sibulan Port; fare is at Php 10 pesos per person. To get to the island of Cebu, we took a fast craft ferry which charges Php 60.00 per person; travel time was approximately 20 minutes. Another pedicab ride of Php 25.00 brought us to the bus terminal from where buses that ply the southern Cebu route are based. While waiting for the bus to leave we grabbed our breakfast at the food stalls which locals call “karenderias” and “turo-turo.” As soon as we finished eating our bus left and took us to Moalboal, price per person was at Php 75.00 each. The travel time was approximately 1-2 hours. Upon reaching Moalboal bus station there were several multicabs waiting in the area. So we ask them to bring us to the Basdaku Beach Resort. The fare for the ride was Php 30 pesos per person and travel time took another 30 minutes.
Basdaku Beach is open for the public but there are several other beach resorts in the area. Since we were on budget we opted for the cheaper area which only charges an entrance fee of Php 10.00 per person. The road leading to the resort was not yet fully developed since construction was still underway. We were wondering on how we could get a ride back to the bus station so we made a deal with the driver to wait for us, which he readily agreed. He even helped us to find a cottage which cost only Php 200.00. We arrived around 10 am. When we arrived, what we saw amazed us as the place was simply beautiful.
As what I have said, the beach was very beautiful. It’s quite comparable to the famous Boracay island but the place was not so crowded and commercialized, although there are still quite a number of people in the beach, both foreign tourist and locals alike. I still call this my “not so secret paradise’ though. We immediately grabbed our monopods and cameras; it was the picture perfect spot! Along the beach there were people playing volleyball in the area or simply relaxing on the beach.
Around the area small cottages line up which are all available for overnight stays. The cottage rentals range from as low as Php 1000.00 pesos for overnight night, which can host 8-10 people. We swam and frolicked in the beach for about 2 hours. Around 12 noon we got hungry so we headed again out to eat. We had a good meal at Php 300.00 for the four of us.
After lunch, we stayed for a few more hours swimming, talking and just bonding. At around 3 pm, we packed our bags and left for another destination, Kawasan falls. This is for another awesome story and adventure.