Welcome to Eskapo Verde!

We are an environmentally sustainable resort and hostel between Moalboal and Badian in Cebu. Located in a protected coastal forest with a beautiful view/ access to Badian bay We cater to individuals and groups, providing quiet, clean, beautifully designed dormitory accommodation and private cottages, an open, airy restaurant serving Filipino and Asian dishes and a function room for seminars or lectures, discussions or social events. We have sea kayaks and paddleboards to explore the mangroves.

Eskapo Verde is located on our own two hectare island in Badian Bay on the west coast of Cebu and connected to the mainland by a charming bamboo boardwalk through the mangroves. We have space for you to walk, to think, to absorb the natural world around you. Our intention has been to make as little disturbance to our island as possible, so of course we use local materials as far as we can – coconut and bamboo mainly – the design coming together in a harmony of Filipino style with European implementation and know-how. We have no roads or vehicles on the island but are only 300m from the main Barili-Badian-Santander link, about three-four hours drive from Cebu City and two hours from Santander. We offer protected year-round access to Badian Bay for water sports and often spectacular sunset views over Negros. Perhaps our unique opportunity though is exploring the mangroves that almost surround the island by kayak, paddle board or snorkel. In co-operation with DENR we protect and preserve our surroundings, make compost from our recycleable waste and use only biodegradable and environmentally friendly products.

As a taster, here is what you will see as you walk towards our island.

Here’s where we are in Cebu.

And here is what our guests who booked through Booking.com had to say about us:


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View along our Boardwalk

We have four cottages for one or two and two of these have a small mezzanine floor for up to two children (6-12). For groups or backpackers we also have four dormitories (40 beds) with separate toilet and shower facilities, and we have an airy 60 sq. m. function room with presentation equipment. Our buildings have been carefully designed to maximise natural cooling so we do not need or offer air-conditioning. Of course we have a restaurant and offer excellent Filipino and Asian family-style buffet meals or à la carte choices. We can provide sports facilities such as sea kayaks and paddle boards and in partnership with local operators, guided visits to Kawasan waterfalls or canyoneering in the rivers and streams of the area, zip-lining high high high above the valleys in the Matutinao area and horse-riding in the hills above Badian Bay. There are excellent mountain bike trails for those who wish to explore the hills of Cebu on two wheels rather than four legs and active groups of locals and expats to share your exploration with!

If you are looking for somewhere different or are interested in finding out more about what we provide, just fill in the contact form and let us know what we can do to help!