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Malapascua Island Cebu Philippines
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Malapascua Island in Cebu Province Philippines, also called Logon, is part of the Minucipality of Daan Bantayan and is 8 kilometers north-east of Cebu mainland and 25 kilometers west of the island of Leyte. Malapascua Island is located in the North tip of Cebu. The beautiful Island is about 8 kilometers north-east of Cebu Island in the green-blue Visayan sea. The exotic and enchanting Island lies in the middle of the Philippines. Malapascua Island is about 2 km by 0.5 km in which you can walk around the whole Island in just 1 to 2 hours. Malapascua Island has something to offer that makes one of the tourist destination in the Philippines.

Boat in Malapascua Island Cebu

Boat in Malapascua Island

Malapascua Island has its own history. The name Malapascua means "Bad Christmas" or "Unfortunate Christmas" but a visit to the island is far from being unfortunate because of its spectacular white sand beaches in the southeast coast of the island and the panoramic rocky coastline on the other side. Known as the "Thinking Man's Boracay", Malapascua is one of the many internationally-known islands in the Philippines. Visitors normally describe the island as the 'way Baracay looked like 10 years ago" because of its unspoiled surroundings.

In the 1500's, The Spaniards landed in this island in one stormy Christmas Day. So it is where the island got it's name. But today, Malapascuais tagged as the second Boracay. Many nowadays prefer to go to Malapascua because the Island is not crowded and still unspoiled. The small island has may things to offer that the adventurer seeker needs.


Malapascua Island is one of the world famous Island Paradise that is known to the world. It attracts many visitors because of its beautiful world-class white sand beach resorts, lush green palm trees and surrounded by clear blue waters. The coral reefs surrounding Island is best for snorkeling. Malapascua Island in Cebu Philippines is known for its world-class dive sites. Exquisite and lovely coral reefs to sandy muck dives to diving walls. Amazing variety marine life can be seen in the waters of Malapascua. Dive sites in Malapascua have excellent macro that there are always plenty to see. Divers rated Malapascua dive spots as one of the world's best diving sites not only in Asia but in the world.

Getting there to Carcar City in Cebu Province

Mini-busses, aircon and non-aircon buses as well as vehicles-for-hire or VHire that leave for Carcar every hour are available at the Cebu South Bus Terminal. Upon reaching the town, tricycles, trisikads and motorcycles called habal-habal take tourists and locals around the town.


Dive sites are among the popular destinations in the island. Among the popular and famous dive sites are Malapascua Island-North Point, Monad Shoal/Shark Point, Gato Island, Lighthouse, Lapus Lapus, Chocolate Island, North Wall, Ka Osting, Sunken Island, Nunez Shoal, Calanggaman Island, The East Side, The Sand Patch, Twins, House Reef, Maria’s Point, Buhoc Point, Maripipi, Chicken Curry Island, Shore Diving, Doña Marilyn Wreck, Don Macario Wreck, Tapilo Japanese Wreck and Pioneer Japanese Wreck. Aside from the beach, the island's interior is also worth seeing. A walk around the island usually takes 2 hours and is a good way to meet the friendly locals. Fishing villages, deserted bays, rock formations and coconut tree forests welcome visitors into the island's interiors. The island's lighthouse is also a must-see because of its spectacular view of the island and the Visayan seas.

Getting there to Malapascua Island in Cebu Province

Lighthouse in Malapascua Island in Cebu

Lighthouse in Malapascua Island


Malapascua Island is easy to reach. One can take a bus bound for Maya-Bagay, the northernmost town of mainland Cebu. These buses leave at the Cebu North Bus Terminal every hour and the trip to Maya-Bagay usually takes 3 to 4 hours. Upon arriving in Maya, outrigger boats are available to take tourists to Malapascua Island. The boat ride usually takes 40 minutes to an hour.

Click here for the Historical Background of Cebu Philippines

See also the Flight Schedules of Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific and Air Philippines from Cebu to Manila, Bacolod, Iloilo, Cagayan de Oro, Kalibo, General Santos, Puerto Princesa, Zamboanga and Davao and vice versa.


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  >> Bohol   >> Boracay   >> Cebu   >> Davao
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