Hot & dry season (March to May) – Temperature in daytime about 32C. It does not cool off very much in the evening; you can expect also 30 – 32C during most of the nights. The water is only a bit cooler, 27 – 29C. It rains very seldom, sometimes not in weeks.
Rainy season (June to November) – Temperature in daytime about 32C. Cebu and the Visayas have not a strong rainy season. Usually it’s bright sunshine in the morning and a short but strong and refreshing downpour in the afternoon. After that, sunshine again. Water temperature is 27 – 29C.
Between September and December the Philippines are sometimes hit by typhoons. These typhoons follow a regular path, which leads over the islands of Samar to Luzon ( Manila ) further on to China , Hong Kong or Japan . Cebu is outside this typhoon belt but sometimes we are affected by overcast and some rain for a couple of days.
Transfers – How to get to Moalboal, Cebu
From the airport take a car to Moalboal. The most convenient way to get to Moalboal is to let us arrange your transfers. We provide reliable aircon cars. If you are up to some adventure, you can hire a taxi in Cebu City or at the airport. Be prepared for some bartering and some hidden costs, like to pay for the gasoline at the gas station. If you are really adventurous, take a taxi (insist on meter) to the Southern Bus Terminal in Cebu City. The driver should take you to the LIBRANDO or CERES bus terminal; a bus to Moalboal leaves about every full hour (Filipino time). Once in Moalboal, take a tricycle to Panagsama Beach. In rare cases a tricycle driver might take you not to the resort or dive center you requested, because he gets a commission from another resort. So be persistent.
If you drive by yourself drive from Mactan through Cebu City to the south of Cebu, passing by the towns of Talisay, Naga, San Fernando until you reach the town Carcar. There is a big roundabout where you have to turn right into the beautiful mountains, crossing over to the west coast of Cebu. Here you pass by the towns of Barili, Dumanjug, Ronda and Alcantara before you reach Moalboal. In Moalboal turn right to Panagsama Beach. The intersection is right after a big school on your right side. On the left side are a couple of bakeries. Directly at the intersection is a big tree with several signboards from assorted beach resorts and dive centers, pointing towards Panagsama Beach. Drive straight until you hit the beach (4km) than turn left. After 50 Meters you will stop in front of our dive center.
If you are in Moalboal and for any reason you (or your taxi driver) have to ask for the way, don’t ask for Savedra, because Savedra is also a secluded beach far away and people might send you there. Ask always for PANAGSAMA BEACH.
Beaches in Moalboal
Panagsama has no big sand beach but rather a rockier beach which quickly gives way to a coral reef abundant with marine life. There are plenty places nearby Panagsama that offer picturesque tropical sand beaches for sun worshippers. White Beach is about 8 km from Panagsama and can be reached by tricycle, mountain bike, motor bike or boat. Zaragossa Beach on Green Island, a kilometer of finest sand beach, can be reached within 20 minutes by boat or land transportation.