Malapascua Island

Malapascua Island, Daanbantayan, Cebu

Malapascua Island
4.5 Stars

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Jon B.
5.0 Stars

I heard that the botanical corals of Malapascua is one of the best in the country so I decided to get my diving license here. I’m teamed up with Threshers Shark Divers for my open water 128166 dive for 18,000. Once I set foot at Hagnaya Port, A guy asked me where I’m heading to, luckily, he serviced tourists all throughout Cebu. We agreed to a price of 1,000 from Hagnaya Port to Maya Port, the entry to Malapascua Island 127796

TIP: if you want to save money for transportation, you may also rent a motorbike 🏍 for 200-300 pesos.

I reserved a seat 128186 first and ate breakfast 🥞 because I was starving while waiting for the boat scheduled trip. Big boats use to transfer passengers going to Malapascua Island 127796 can’t dock during low tide season so you may ask to ride a flat boat first and transfer to a big boat 128675‍♀️ You need to pay additional 20.00 on top of 100.00 boat fare. Travel time is approximately 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Never underestimate the beauty of Malapascua Island 127796 It has a lot to offer like island hopping, underwater diving, snorkeling, I saw some doing kite surfing which I’m about to try in Cuyo island 127796 You can also rent a motorbike to explore around the entire island. You can visit the light house or if you’re an adrenaline junkie, you can try cliff jumping. Malapascua for me has the best sunset 127749 I have ever seen. It reminds me of that movie called “Twilight”.

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Maribeth C.
5.0 Stars

White sand beaches all the way!
A serenity for troubled souls.
Wake up each morning seeing the beauty of the world and retire to bed taking a walk first or simply just sit around the corner watching the flickering flames from bonfire.
Ah! What a life.....
Leave the island refreshed where you can see only beauties.
This is what I felt when we went there.
See you again....,

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Mishua M.
5.0 Stars

Looking for the perfect escape?
MALAPASCUA is the place you'd want to be!
I haven't been to too many places but agggghhh!!! This one tops my Surigao visit!
That feeling na hindi ka pa nakaalis pero babalik ka na?!
Babalik at babalik ako hanggang sa magsawa128514

Won't review a specific resort bec sa lodge lng ako/kami ngstay ng friends ko.
Check out the photos and fall inlove 12815810084128149

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Sandy P.
4.0 Stars

We left Cebu City at 4am and go to Ceres bus terminal going to Maya Port. The bus leaves at 5am so we need to catch it. When we get there, a guy approached us and said the van is leaving in 5mins going to Maya Port. We just decided to take the van, since it would only take 3hrs than riding a bus which is 4-5hrs travel time. We reached the port around past 7am. We waited for boat passengers going to Malapascua Island. It costs P100 each.

We stayed at Little Mermaid Hotel which costs P2700 per night with breakfast. Since we only did a sidetrip to Malapascua, the only thing to do there is feel the beach and tried different resto. But actually, it's a good place when you plan to go diving.

The beach was clear but the sand was not so fine, but the view is just mesmerizing. 128525128525

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Joshay S.
4.0 Stars

An Island located in the Northerntip of Cebu. Four hours drive by land from Northern Bus Terminal in Cebu.

We took a bus around 9 am on Sunday ( Apr 10) bount to Maya/Bogo. Non airconditioned bus cost P160.00. From Maya port, there's a boat going to the Island, price is P100.00

Upon arrival to Malapascua Port there's porter/guides that will take you to the Resort. We met a guy named "kuya Lasco". Our resort is just walking distnace from port, he accompanied us for free. That's so good of him. Typical Filipino norm.

After we checked in, he also accompanied us to Ging Ging Restaurant for our lunch.

The Island is nice. After typhoon Yolanda hit this Island, this time it's now fully recovered. It's not like a crowded Boracay but a peaceful Island. You can see foreigners/tourists here are there. It's one of the diving spot as well.

I'm not really a fan of their bounty beach. The boats are scattered everywhere and sea grass is also present which made us scared when we tried night swimming.

One thing I like is the hospitality of the people. They invited us to disco and watch basketball game. Their fiesta is coming up so there's perya and bingo which we tried and we had so much fun playing ( eventhough we loss). People here can't speak Tagalong so well, they preferred English instead but I know they're trying to since they explained and translated the Bingo game in Tagalog. 128077128514

If given a chance, I wanna go back here again to explore the other part of the Island.

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Agnes S.
4.0 Stars

I think I've had high hopes for this one but it quite disappointed me. Maybe because of the crowd that's slowly turning it into a mini boracay? Or the expensive tap water and ice?

The place was ordinary--I mean if you'll compare it to other white beaches in the Philippines. The shore is somehow similar to Alona beach in Bohol. Plus some of the areas are covered with sea grass(?). I felt like I was Harry Potter trying to look for Ron. Kelangan mo talagang hawiin yung grass as you swim. They also have monster sea urchins. Some look like aliens already! It was a love-hate experience.

What made up for the trip though was we get to see the Tresher Sharks. It was wow, surreal? I felt time stop--may halong kaba kase siguro? But it just made up for the whole trip. But for Advance Open Water lang siya so be sure to have your license updated as they are very strict. Hindi talaga nadadaan sa pakiusap.

Also be sure to rent a big boat going to this island and not the small ones. The small boat took us 3 hours from Bantayan Island to Malapascua while the former only took us 30 or 40 minutes?

Also a tip, roam around the island and be friends with the locals. :)

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5.0 Stars

This tiny island found in the northern part of Cebu is a hidden paradise. It's known for its white sand beach similar to Boracay, diving spots famous worldwide for everyday sighting of the Thresher sharks, and quiet no-night life evenings... Who wouldn't love this place?

I was brought here for a company-sponsored outreach program for the kids of the Logon National Elementary and High School. The trip took almost half a day (plane ride from Manila to Mactan, Bus ride to Maya port, boat ride to Malapascua). The loooooooong trip was totally worth it though! A week in Malapascua is surely going to give you a relaxed feeling afterwards :)

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Chamz C.
5.0 Stars

It was quite a ride going to Malapascua Island. When we went there, there are more foreign tourists than local tourists.

Malapascua Island is an unexplored awesome, awesome beach. The 6-7 hour bus ride and another hour pf boat ride is soooo worth it once you get to the place! :)

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Les D.
4.0 Stars

With the exception of the population encroachement hitting the white sand beach, Malapascua still offers the best beach experience ala Boracay style.Pristine white sand beaches, great food & friendly locals converge here. So if you want a quick getaway or you want to experience some diving with the tresher shark this island is for you.

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Lea A.
5.0 Stars

Pristine clear water, fine white sand & fantastic weather! What more can you ask for!?

Perfect beach bumming experience! 128077128522

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