Situated eight kilometers off the north coast of Cebu, the Malapascua Island which means “Unfortunate Christmas” boasts its shimmering long white sand beaches and panoramic rocky coastlines. Malapascua is relatively small and covers less than 4 square kilometers making it enjoyable to ride a banca for a trip around the Malapascua island, go diving at the wreck of a World War II sunken Japanese ship, go snorkelling among the fishes, or to simply just take a dip in the crystal clear water. After your water adventures, a stroll around Malapascua gives you the opportunity to meet the friendly locals. You may also take a hike to the famous lighthouse for the spectacular view of Malapascua island, the deep blue ocean and watch the beautiful sunset over the horizon.
To make your stay even more comfortable in Malapascua, small inns along the beach are available at reasonable rates. You can also check out their dive shops, souvenir shops and bars & restaurants.
So if you simply want to get away and unwind for the weekend with your friends and family, pack-up and endure the three-hour bus ride from Cebu to Maya and a 45-minute banca ride to Malapascua.
You will never be sorry … Malapascua i an experience truly worth remembering.