Updated: Oct 30, 2020
We spent one night in Lapu-Lapu City, very close to the airport but were eager to get to our final destination in Badian, Cebu. To get there you may have to take a Grab (like Uber or Lyft) or a Taxi to South Bus Terminal. This is located in Cebu City.
Once you're there, all the locals are more than happy to help in getting you on the right bus. I just showed them the pin location on my phone and they pointed us to get on a yellow bus costing only 150 pesos ($3) per person for a 3 hour bus ride. There also is an air conditioned bus that costs a little more but didn't want to wait longer and opted out of that option. If you're on a time crunch you could take a taxi/grab but it would most likely cost around $60.
Anyone that lives in a city like Manila or has ever visited a major city knows the importance of finding some peace of mind outside of all of that hustle & bustle. This is why we stayed at Lambug Beach Homestay located in Badian,Cebu.
Everyone will tell you to stay in Moalboal, which is where a lot of tourists end up. We recommend staying in Badian at the Lambug Beach Homestay for a couple reasons. For one, if you want to be the only ones on the beach, this is the right spot. If you want to be in the bliss of nature away from any sort of pollution, this is also the place for you.
The price to stay at this home stay is VERY reasonable & not to mention comfy! Velma, the housekeeper, was extremely accommodating to our needs & even served us up some fresh coconut juice (that took an hour to prepare!)
During our stay Velma booked our excursion to Kawasan Falls for 1500 pesos ($25) each which included: transportation there & back, a tour guide (shout-out to Rey our super awesome tour guide), lunch, & lots of risk-taking jumps! Make sure when you go on this canyoneering trip you wear sun-screen & bug spray, don't wear jewelry as it might fall off on your jumps, & WEAR WATER SHOES as you will be hiking/jumping into the water.
If you would like to visit Moalboal for a nice beachside restaurant & drink its a quick 20 minute ride and a cheap 10 peso fee on the same yellow bus you got to Badian on. While in Moalboal another extraordinary experience is the Sardine Run. We didn't get to it but if you have time, rent some snorkel gear and hop out into a pool of sardines. And the best part of this is you don't need a tour guide. Just you, snorkel gears & a bunch of sardines!