Moalboal, Cebu – I’ve heard the place four years ago. Since 2016, I’ve been travelling to Cebu every summer to celebrate my husband and I’s wedding anniversary. Last May 2016, my husband and I applied for a DOST graduate scholarship, and as a side trip, I’ve googled for some tourist spot destinations in Cebu, and there, I saw the famous ‘Sardine Run’ of Moalboal. However, due to time constraints, we were not able to go but instead, we went hiking to Osmena Peak, but I said to myself, one day I will come here! That ‘Sardine Run’ has been in my bucketlist since 2016 yet.
Moalboal is not just famous for the sardine run that’s visited by hundreds of local and foreign tourists everyday, but is also famous as a perfect place for turtle watching, corals and coral reefs viewing, and scuba or free diving. Aside from this, this town in the south of Cebu, also takes pride of Pescador Island, where you you can snorkel, too, and see beautiful and varied species of fishes.
After 4 years, finally, that dream of seeing God’s wonderful creation in Moalboal is coming true! I have imagined watching the school of sardines, and taking pictures or videos of it! But you know what? I never imagined how beautiful and picture and nature-perfect was the place where we stayed at! It’s like a hidden homestay and staycation away from the city, something that’s very refreshing, something that every naturalist heart will surely love!
Where to Stay at Moalboal?
If you are like me who loves nature, then this is highly recommended! This place is truly a NATURE-PERFECT GETAWAY! If you’re looking for some place to stay at Moalboal, where you see both (mountain and sea) of natural wonders scenery, consider booking at Giddyap Mountain Resort! You will surely love you stay here – whether you’re in a vacation, recreation or relaxation. You can find those here, all in one place!
Giddyap offers delight to your naturalist heart and eyes! It’s a beautiful place with a wonderful and picturesque scenery. Imagine, you’re facing in a sea, overlooking Pescador Island, while watching mountains on the other side! That is super crazy and amazing! It’s very hard to find a place where you enjoy both scenes or backgrounds – mountain and sea with an island, BUT you can find it here only at Giddyap! Truly, this one’s a paradise and one-of-a-kind!
While you’re at Giddyap, book at Ocean View Lodge for a very friendly price of 750.00 per head inclusive of a breakfast meal. Ocean View Lodge is within Giddyap Mountain Resort, with a swimming pool and a mini-bar. Its design is very unique as it’s originally from a trailer van renovated into a lodge and a home staycation! How cool, isn’t it? The lodge consists of two rooms with standard double beds plus bunk beds perfect for backpackers. The whole place can accommodate a total of 16 heads comfortably, and it is air-conditioned.
Things to Enjoy at Giddyap
Giddyap Horseback Riding. This is something that the resort is proud of and is well-known in Moalboal. Local and foreign tourists come at Giddyap to experience riding their famous race horses. For a price of 500php per head, you can enjoy horseback riding and roam around the farm and the mountain resort in an hour.
Videoke/Karaoke. At the very top and end of Giddyap, there’s an open bar there where you can sing in their videoke machine and sing your heart out!
Mini-billiards. While your friends and family sing, you can also play billiards with some friends.
Swimming. Ocean View Lodge has its swimming pool on the side which you can enjoy day and night.
Chasing golden hour. Because Giddyap faces a sea and an island, and a mountain on the other side too, this place is perfect for your sunset and sunrise viewing!
Facebook Page: None so far, but you may check Giddyap Horseback Riding.
Contact Number: 09175176680
Exact Location: Giddyap Mountain Resort, Buay-ay, Balabagon, Moalboal, Cebu
The map above shows the location of Giddyap from South Bus Terminal.
How to Get There
- You may opt to ride any bus at the South bus terminal that’s going to Moalboal. Fare ranges from 100 – 150php. V-hire is also available at Sanciangko, near University of San Carlos, Main/City Campus. Fare to Moalboal is 150php. From the market, ride a tricycle or motorcyle to Giddyap Mountain Resort/
- If you are bringing your own vehicle, the place is navigable on Google Map and Waze.
What are you waiting for? Get relaxed and enjoy the beautiful view – only here at Giddyap! Tara lets, mga laagans!
Watch the video below to give you more glimpse of how beautiful Giddyap Mountain Resort is!
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See you next time! Remember to be forever be wonderfully wandering!