Throwing yourself over the edge of the cliffs at Molave Cliff Diving Resort is one of the most adrenaline-pumping things to do in Bohol.
Panglao Island in the Philippines is far more than just beaches and resorts, but rather an island offering a mecca of adventures such as caving, island hopping, scuba diving, and cliff jumping.
I have put together this complete guide to cliff jumping in Panglao at the Molave Cliff including how to get there, how much it costs, and what to expect when you arrive.
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WHERE IS MOLAVE CLIFF DIVING RESORT?
Molave Cliff Diving Resort is located on the northern coastline of Panglao Island in Bohol, Philippines.
From the main tourist area of Alona Beach in Panglao, it’s a short 15-minute drive to reach Molave Cove.
HOW TO GET TO MOLAVE CLIFF DIVE
The best way to get to reach this cliff jump spot in Panglao is to rent a scooter from one of the many scooter rental stores dotted around Alona Beach. Scooter rentals are around 300 – 350 pesos per day with a full tank of gas.
Alternatively, you can jump in the back of a tricycle and ask the driver to drop you over to the Molave Cliff Diving Resort. For a 15-minute drive in a tricycle, you can expect to pay around 100 – 150 pesos. Put your bartering skills to the test!
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MOLAVE CLIFF DIVING RESORT ENTRANCE FEE
There is an entrance fee of 50 pesos to go cliff diving in Panglao and the opening hours are from 8 am to 6 pm, Monday to Sunday.
If you wish to go snorkeling in Molave Cove, which I highly recommend, you can rent a mask and snorkel from the resort for around 100 pesos.
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Molave Cliff Jump Panglao
WHAT TO EXPECT AT MOLAVE CLIFF DIVING RESORT
Once you’ve paid the entry fee you can head straight down to the cliffs, find a spot to perch up, and set down your belongings on the rocks. There are also half a dozen wooden huts with tables and chairs available for rent.
Molave Cliff Diving Resort features a 5-meter high diving board straight into the clear blue ocean below. It’s best to run and jump off the diving board as there is a certain landing point that is clear of rocks.
If you are not 100% confident, just ask the lifeguard on duty exactly where to land and watch some other keen jumpers go first. It’s the safest and most adrenaline-pumping cliff dive in Bohol so you have got nothing to worry about.
To exit the water, it’s a 20 to 30-meter swim in shallow waters to a staircase that leads back to the cliff-top. It’s possible to walk across the reef to reach the stairs though it’s rugged in some areas and there is the odd sea urchin.
Best to bring a pair of slip-on waterproof shoes to avoid getting cut up feet.
My friends and I spent an hour or so at Molave Cove throwing ourselves over the edge of the diving board countless times.
Molave Cove Cliff Jump
View of the cliffs
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SNORKELING AT MOLAVE COVE
Once you’ve tired yourself out from all the cliff diving, grab a mask and snorkel and check out the underwater world in Molave Cove.
Large balls of sardines circulate off the edge of the reef in Molave Cove so keep a close eye out for them. Unfortunately, I didn’t see any sardine balls when I visited but I was lucky enough to spot a couple of sea turtles so I guess I can’t complain too much!
There is a netted-off snorkeling and swimming area in front of the resort so you won’t have to worry about any boats running into you.
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Snorkeling with turtles at Molave Cove
Molave Cliff Dive
Turtles in Molave Cove
WHERE TO STAY IN BOHOL
Panglao Island in Bohol has hundreds of accommodation options to choose from, so I have narrowed it down to a few of my personal favorite places to stay in Panglao to fit the needs of budget backpackers, luxury travelers, and everyone in between.
See the list of accommodations below that I personally recommend:
Luxury: Donatela Hotel
Donatela Hotel is the best luxury accommodation on Panglao Island. The hotel offers a private beach area, swimming pool, restaurant, and pool bar. There is a garden villa, pool villa, family villa, and honeymoon villa available at Donatela Hotel. The rooms are air-conditioned featuring a balcony, flat-screen tv, dining area, tea/coffee maker, mini-bar, private bathroom, bathtub, and plunge pool. They can also help you to organize scuba diving, snorkeling, and other activities. Great for families, friends, and couples.
Mid Range: Conrada’s Place Hotel & Resort
Conrada’s Place is located 450m from Alona Beach on Panglao Island and it’s close to shops, restaurants, and other nearby tourist attractions. The accommodation features an outdoor pool, restaurant, snorkeling activities, and wellness spa. There are double rooms, deluxe rooms, family rooms and suites which have air-conditioning, free wifi and breakfast are included for all guests. Conrada can also help you book island hopping tours and other activities. Great place to stay for families, friends, and couples.
Budget: Bohol Coco Farm
Coco Farm is rated the best budget accommodation for a solo traveler. Enjoy a rustic experience with modern luxuries of free wifi and a restaurant. Great location close to beaches and other tourist spots. The rooms and fan-cooled with shared bathrooms and towels are included. There’s also a shared lounge with free coffee and a tour desk.
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BOOK A BOHOL TOUR
Another great way to see all of the best Bohol tourist spots is to book a Bohol Countryside & Panglao Highlights Tour.
This particular tour is the most top-rated tour in Bohol with hundreds of great reviews and thousands of bookings. I can’t recommend this amazing tour enough, especially for first-timers to Bohol!
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The Bohol Tour includes the following:
- Chocolate Hills Bohol
- Bilar Manmade Forest
- Bohol Tarsier Sanctuary
- Loboc River Cruise with lunch
- Hinagdanan Cave
- Panglao Watchtower
- & much more
Another option for accommodation in Bohol is to stay at an Airbnb, which generally has some great deals.
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