Moalboal is my go-to beach destination, but I always stay at white beach area or also known as Basdaku.
A week after our visit to Basdaku last June, we decided to stay in Panagsama and find out why locals said that it’s a foodie heaven.
According to the locals, most of the tourists are foreigners. It’s a jump off point for them when they go diving at Pescador Island or nearby islands.
Restaurants and diving resorts are everywhere popping like mushrooms. There’s one resto-bar that only opens at night. Tourist will go there to either hang out, grab some beers or play billiards.
They have strict regulations like no fences. Hence, each resort owners have security guards on duty.
Compared to Basdako, there’s no sandbar in Panagsama where you can set up a picnic. Only dead corals. If you’ll notice, most of the resorts have a man-made ladder going down to the beach.
You can’t go on diving unless you are a certified PADI diver. As an alternative, you can go snorkeling or have a food trip by visiting the various restaurants that serve international cuisine.
In conclusion, Panagsama Beach is ideal if you want to avoid the crowded white beach.
Note: We stayed at Maya’s Native Garden private cottage for P1,800 per night with our private bathroom and two single bed overlooking the beach and Pescador Island.