Moalboal - Panagsama Beach
Panagsama Beach in Moalboal is just 4 km from the town center of Moalboal. The beach strip invites for a leisurely stroll, lots of open-air bars (Chili Bar, Beach Bar, Red Banana and others), restaurants, some more beach resorts and dive centers, street vendors peddling fruits, fresh caught fish, colorful T-Shirts or massage services. If you want to explore the small country town of Moalboal, take a motorbike with sidecar, called tricycle, and within 10 minutes you are in Moalboal town. In Moalboal you will find a bustling market, eateries, fruit stands, bakeries and on the other side of the road, near the sea, the fish market. The famous Orchid Gallery, a tropical garden sized several hectares, is just 2 km away. You can walk over to the Orchid Gallery, where you will find lush tropical garden, a swimming pool, a little private zoo with exotic birds and monkeys and an orchid plantation.
Panagsama Beach is the located in the west side of the peninsula, about 4km from town proper. Actually Panagsama Beach is an old fishing village, some remnants of the old village are still entwined within the beach resorts, restaurants and dive centers and give the beach its unique charme and atmosphere.
Panagsama has no real sand beach but rather a rockier beach which quickly gives way to a coral reef abundant with marine life. Thus it is famous with scuba divers and snorkelers and not so much known as a place for beach lovers. The combination of spectacular scuba diving, especially in Pescador Island and Sunken Island, and outdoor adventure tours in jungle covered mountain valleys made this place famous with divers and outdoor enthusiasts.