When my friends from the production team of Sports Unlimited asked if I wanted to come with them to go canyoning in Moalboal, Cebu, I immediately said yes. They featured this canyoning adventure in their show before and the group had scheduled this trip back there thus their invitation for me to join. I also invited my friend Jennee along and we booked our tickets. We arrived at Cebu airport 30 minutes earlier than them.
This is my first trip to Cebu and after meeting up at the airport, we rode a taxi to South Terminal of Cebu City to catch the buses going to Moalboal that leave the terminal every hour.
After 3 hours of bus ride through winding roads with rather sharp hairpin curves, we arrive at Moalboal town. We bought snacks, water and other last-minute-stuff at the market then we rode a tricycle going to our accommodation on the beach side.
We arrived at around lunch so we decided to explore the beachside sights and find somewhere to eat lunch.
Our canyoning adventure is scheduled the next day so we just chilled around the resort, took a swim at the beach and had a great time!
I woke up early and took a walk at the beach side to see the dawn with the full moon still up…
At about 8AM, we assembled in front of the resort with these tour truck/jeep/i-don’t-know-what-they’re-actually-called vehicles to take our group to the start point of our canyoning tour.
There was a 30-minute trek going up the hills…
…and a quick tutorial on how to rappel with the ropes and links tied to a coconut tree.
Here we are at the top of the falls, waiting for our turn…
We’re going down this gorge, the one of 4 waterfall escarpments called the Montaneza Falls. Our guides were expert mountaineers who helped us wear the rappel gear and assist us on our way down. Woohoo, I was so excited!
And now, we were going down! So thrilling!
This (photo below) is the highest falls among the 4, almost 30 feet high, the last one we rappelled down on.
I made it!
And my companions as well! Many smiles now even if they’re screaming their lungs out just moments ago!
The best part is soaking at the hot springs below the falls…
…and eating our picnic lunch after our ardous journey! What a spread these guys prepared!
What more can I say? I want to go again and try their other canyoning tour at Tison Falls that they say is more challenging than Montaneza!
So when in Cebu, add Moalboal to your itinerary — it is definitely worth going and you will remember your adventures for the rest of your life.
How much are the expenses you have to consider when going on Moalboal canyoning?
Acknowledgement: Photos in this blog are taken by me and from my friends’ collections — Jazz Perez, Jennee Santua and Bernard Necio.