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Pescador Island, Moalboal

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At the picturesque volcanic outcrop of Pescador Island, you'll find a huge amount of marine life, from shoals of sardines thousands strong, to roaming sea turtles. The island's name translates as "fisherman" from Spanish, due to its long-standing reputation as a fishing spot among the locals and the Philippines' Spanish colonial history. With the calm, clear, and temperate waters harboring more than 2,500 species of fish, it has now become a renowned diving spot and a protected marine park. Diving here, you can explore a plunging coral sea wall populated by various creatures throughout the depths. White tip sharks lurk in the deeper waters, while colorful tropical species frequent the coral of the shallows. Look out for the famous subaquatic volcanic formation known as the "the Cathedral," an open-top cavern which offers exciting exploration opportunities for divers. Use our Moalboal itinerary builder to add Pescador Island and other attractions to your Moalboal vacation plans.
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Where to stay in Moalboal

The main town of Moalboal lies as the foot of the National Highway, but this urban area isn't really what tourists, tour operators, and travel agents mean when they say Moalboal. The area where the vast majority of visitors stay lies just to the west, along Panagsama Road. This west coast area has a couple of clusters of accommodations, located next to the two main beaches. Ranging from hostels and guesthouses fit for all-action backpackers and divers, to luxury resorts catering to pampered spa-goers, this part of Moalboal caters to the whole spectrum of sea-loving tourists.
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  • I went diving at Pescador island and was very fortunate to see many species of fish and turtles. Being an amateur, I must say that it was very beautiful though I experienced a bit of current underwate...  more »
  • One of the islands that is a must see when you're in Moalboal. Water is so clear and corals are such a beauty.  more »
  • worth the short trip to pescador island and see the great variety of small fish, expansive corals, and occasional pawikan.  more »