Wake Up to a View of Cebu's Highest Peak at This Countryside Resort

Enjoy the island life.

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(SPOT.ph) Moalboal in Cebu is famous for its underwater paradise, especially when you get to dive into its crystal-clear waters and witness the famous sardine run. Aside from snorkeling and diving, island-hopping and turtle watching are also famous activities in this town. But what really drives to travelers to hop on a bus and travel for more than two hours from Cebu City is its countryside charm that's like no other. You get to experience this laid-back island vibe at Tongo Hill Cottages in Moalboal, Cebu.

Nestled among palm trees and verdant hills, Tongo Hill Cottages feature rows of bamboo-made huts for the budget traveler. Each has a small porch with a hammock where you can just hang out, feel the sun on your face, or breathe in the fresh air. Rooms are at P2,800 per night for two people, which includes breakfast.

Each cottage has a unique design.
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Cottages have a front porch with hammock and a private bathroom.
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You don't need air-conditioning. Just open the windows and enjoy the cool breeze from the mountains.
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Room rates come with breakfast.
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Nearby attractions include Pescador Island, Kawasan Falls, Lampbug Public Beach, Osmeña Peak, and Basdaku Beach. It's also near Panagsama, which is Moalboal's beach strip famous for its white sand and jumpoff points to diving sites. The area is also lined with beachfront restaurants.

Tongo Hill Cottages is in Tongo Hill, Moalboal, Cebu. Regular rates start at P2,800. For more information, follow Tongo Hill Cottages  on Facebook.

How to get there: From South Bus Terminal along N. Bacalso Avenue in Cebu City, ride a bus bound for Moalboal via Barili or Badian. Get off at Moalboal Public Market and ride a habal-habal to Tongo Hills Cottages. Bus ride is about P110, while habal-habal costs P50.

PHOTO BY Facebook/Archery-Asia Nipa Huts Moalboal - Philippines

If you enjoy archery, you may want to check out Archery-Asia Nipa Huts and Camping in Barangay Tuble, also in Moalboal.  They offer archery classes for beginners or advanced students. Plus, you get to practice shooting an arrow within their shooting range that's surrounded with giant animal structures!


They also have a camping ground that features small huts with everything you need for a good night's sleep: a fan, a mattress with blanket, toiletries, and common shower. Guests have access to the kitchen and grilling area where you can cook your own food, a small canteen where you can get your breakfast and some snacks, and plenty of outdoor space for lounging around.

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