Title: A Cosmopolitan Beach Down South
Author: Francis Oliverio
Location: Panagsama, Baas Diot, Moalboal, Cebu
Date: October 18, 2014
My good friend Ryan and I have planned a comeback to Moalboal for months and finally decided that a weekend in October will fulfil that. We intended to get some tan and enjoy the beach during the day and party a little at night. Moalboal is a four-hour ride from Cebu City. The difference between Moalboal, Baas Diot in particular, to the other beaches near the city is the cosmopolitan feeling it provides. The area is filled with tourists from different parts of the world, especially from Europe and Japan because it is a scuba diving hub. Although quiet throughout the week, Panagsama has a weekly disco on Saturday night.
Unable to take an air-conditioned bus, we took the ordinary one. A little hot and dusty, we listened to music and just devoured each other’s sentences in our conversations.
Our favourite resort (actually the only resort we check in every time we visit) is Pacita’s. It is a huge manicured lot with individual houses for every guest. Every house has its own garden, which is the main reason why I love it. A fan room in Pacita’s with two beds, a hot-and-cold shower, a veranda and a pocket garden is only Php 800. It’s such a great deal for anyone wanting to relax and get away from the urban scene.
Pacita’s also has a wonderful pocket beach front. It has a little bar, several benches, a few little huts for groups, mats and pillows on the sand. It offers a view of Negros island and the sparkling sea in between the islands of Cebu and Negros. A perfect setup for a lazy sunset.
During this Moalboal trip, Ryan and I decided to explore the food. Here’s an interesting omelette from one of their fusion restaurants.
As alcohol lovers, we pleasured ourselves with some cocktails and beer on the beach. We got ourselves drunk that night because we woke up having the same position when we lied on our beds.
Both of us can’t wait for our next trip to a cosmopolitan beach down south.
Contributor: Ryan Taborada for taking the photos
Francis Oliverio, known to his friends and family as “Punky” is a happy, free-spirited individual who believes in hard work and enthusiasm. After graduating from college and becoming a CPA, he worked for five years in government and private companies while taking up graduate studies in Management. He then studied certificate courses in Fashion and started to build a life within making clothes a year after.