Beautiful waterfalls, snorkeling and another Parade!
29.01.2015 - 27.02.2015 28 °C
We arrived in good time to look around Maolboal in daylight. Maolboal is a small, noisy town, like many others we have passed by in the Philippines.
We found our resort and realized we were the only people there, we walked around and I finally found a guy who called someone on the phone and he then told me that the manager will be there shortly.
The room was okay, but we pretty soon noticed that our closest neighbor was a Rooster, who was quiet about a half minute before he started with his crow again.
This continued most of the evening and during the night, so the next morning we decided that one night at this resort was more than enough.
We moved to a hotel without a Rooster, the room was very comfortable, the only downside was that the rain started, I didn't know when we planned our travels in the Philippines that Cebu island is the wettest island there!
Hank talked with a French guy who had free-dived and snorkelling in the Philippines for the last 3 years, and he said that the best corals he had ever seen is right outside the hotel!
The rain stopped late in the afternoon and Hank decided to go snorkeling, to take a look. When he came back to the beach he said it was fantastic and I promised to snorkeling with him the next time the tide was low.
The next day we went to the waterfall, it was very nice, with a lot of locals.
We spent a couple of hours there and then we went back to our driver to go back to the hotel. A Fiesta was celebrated at the small village outside the waterfall and we stayed and watched for a while.
In the evening we took a walk and at 8 pm it was low tide, which means that 8 am the next morning it should be low as well! Hopefully we could do some snorkeling before we left!
Other than the clear water, I didn't care much for this place; besides the Divers there is a lot of (Very) Old Western guys holding hands with young Filippinas and after a while its getting very tiresome to watch.
We woke up early the next morning and it didn't rain so we jumped into our bathing clothes and armed with our snorkeling gear we walked down to the beach. It was a very low tide and we had to walk quite a bit before we could start to swim.
The Corals were very beautiful, in a lot of different colours, we didn't see that many fish, but the ones we saw was the "Aquarium" type - and it was a lot of fun to watch!
Hank saw a Clown fish, but it was hiding in the corals when I tried to see him :-(
We are very thankful to the French guy who told us a about the snorkeling, it was a very nice experience!
After breakfast we went into the village and took the bus to Cebu City. In the evening we took a taxi to a Seafood restuarant I had read about, and it was as good as the review's said it was!
The next morning we flew to Kuala Lumpur, stayed overnight near the airport and the next day we flew to Phnom Penh.
It was a very nice month in the Philippines, the beaches is very beautiful and the people friendly, most of them speak English very well, even the small kids.
What I didn't like was the cities, nothing to see - and the food outside the tourist areas.
But when you sit on the most beautiful beach you can imagine, with a rum drink in your hand it doesn't really matter!