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Panagsama Beach

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Panagsama Beach

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Half-Day Tour in Cebu and Mactan
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Half-Day Tour in Cebu and Mactan

You will see the most interesting and beautiful places of the islands of Cebu and neighboring Mactan. Hear about the colonization of the Philippines and, in detail, the story of Magellan and the leader Lapu Lapu. In the house-museum I will talk about the traditions and way of life of the Filipinos. We will also admire the panoramas at the observation decks and learn about the production of guitars and dried mangoes.
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James S wrote a review Feb 2020
Shenzhen, China35 contributions3 helpful votes
The sardine run here is the real show-stopper, and I'd go back just for that. We also saw a fair number of turtles. The beach itself is nothing special and mostly stones rather than soft sand. This is a place for snorkelling and diving.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Faithalicious_x wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom499 contributions200 helpful votes
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As others have mentioned, it’s not really a beach - rather a patch of sand by the water. It’s somewhere where you can cool off in the Moalboal heat. You can however go out into the water and see the sardines, and if you’re lucky a few turtles. The coral is pretty much bleached though. If you see a turtle then it’s definitely worth it! We found that the area between Chili Bar and Veranda Kitchen was a good spot for the underwater activity if you swim out about 20m until the cliff edge underwater - this is where the sardines hang out. Life jackets can be hired for 100 pesos, as can snorkel/masks. We saw a good amount of sardines at 4pm or so and then saw two large green turtles at the shore at around 5pm.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Mark wrote a review Feb 2020
5 contributions1 helpful vote
Tourism can ruin places that are not prepared for it and this is one place. It is an aggressive, dirty and unfriendly place with hundreds of young spitting Filipinos hawking. Dirty and trashy streets where they seem to drive at you when you walk. It is the least friendly place I have traveled in the Philippines. It is swarming with young westerners and I can't imagine why they are here or why I am here. Since I arrived everyone shouts as I walk offering overpriced scooters and cyclos and other "things" and in the meantime I am blasted all around by small scooters with broken exhausts to make them sound like big bikes driving at top speed and tooting to get out their way and blasting music everywhere. Some restaurants are good others truly awful and western prices. I can't wait to leave.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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GA UK wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom106 contributions42 helpful votes
It depends on what your looking for but for me the highlight is the aggressive driving if you walk anywhere, pushy rude street vendors, big bikes with cut off exhausts, mafia types on trikes and bikes, trash everywhere, loud music from many shops and millions of millennials taking selfies. There are some nice restaurants and the diving is good but if you want to meet nice Filipinos and beautiful landscapes this would be my last choice; even after Manila. There is a nicer and more natural environment in Manila on balance.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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_dcannon45 wrote a review Feb 2020
Colorado Springs, Colorado14 contributions4 helpful votes
Lively area with plenty of restaurants to chose from dangling onto the sea, diving shops galore, popular snorkeling spot.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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