Malapascua, also known as “Logon” as what the natives call the island is located at the northern part of Cebu.
It is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Cebu and is commonly known because of its crystal clear water, white sand beach and is known to foreign divers because of its rich marine sanctuary and a chance to get to swim with the Thresher sharks.
How to get there?
To get there you will be traveling both by land and sea with an estimated travel time of 4 hours or more. When you reach Maya Port you will be riding a pump boat to get to the island, that would be 100 pesos each person on a 30-minute ride.
Here are some of the pictures I took while were heading the island:
The boatman will take you directly to what they call “Bounty Beach“, it’s a long stretch of white sand beach where you can find all the resorts, hotels, bars, restaurants. Prices of the hotels are ranging from 500-3,000 pesos per night depending on the type of room that you will be getting.
For restaurants, the price is a bit costly, during our stay there we go to the islands “Barrio” to buy foods, breads and drinks because it is much cheaper there and you have a lot of options.
Here are the photos I took while we were there:
The Malapascua island also has a cliff diving site, beautiful and colorful coral formations which is perfect for snorkeling, and SCUBA diving.
A sand bar is also located in the other end of the island, but we haven’t got a chance to visit the site, if you want to visit the sand bar, you have to ride a motorcycle (habal-habal) and they will bring you there for 100 pesos.
Here are more pics from the island:
Well, if you want a relaxing and enjoyable beach vacation far from the city, then Malapascua Island is one of the best place to stay!