Beach, Cebu, Philippines, Travel

Malapascua Island: 6 hours experience

Malapascua is an island located in Northern Cebu, Philippines. Its main attraction is its rich marine sanctuary. I must say that this place is a haven for divers out there. But surely this is not the only activity you could do on the island. If you wanted a peaceful and relaxing vacation, this island is for you.


The trip was completely random. My family and I decided to visit the island Thursday night and then we went to the island immediately the morning after that. It was just a quick vacation since my dad is a busy person and I still have school the next day. But even though it was just a short time, I definitely enjoyed our northern trip. So that’s why I decided to share my experience and hopefully, this will encourage you to see the beauty of Malapascua Island.

How to get to Malapascua Island?

From any point of the world, take a flight to Cebu (CEB). If you are already within the Philippines, commercial flights to Cebu are also available. Ferries are also available.

We lived in the Southern part of Cebu specifically in Talisay City. It was a 4-hour trip to the port of Maya. But if you don’t have your own car, well there are much more other ways to get there. First, through the public or private van. Approximately it would range around 150pesos for the fee. Second, through air-conditioned or non-air-conditioned bus in North Bus Terminal, Cebu City. Approximately it would range around 150-190pesos for the fee. It will also take around 4 hours to reach Maya port.

Afterward, you can take the ferry or boat from Maya port to Malapascua Island. In the port, there are many ferry/boat companies that can take you to the island.  If you are a big group you can charter a boat to accommodate you all. There is a trip every 30 minutes from 06:00 AM to 03:00 PM.

Tip: If you wanted the freshest and the cheapest Mangoes, Malapascua is your best friend. We bought 10 kilos of Mangoes and we spent only 500 pesos. Yes, believe me, guys.

Here are some of my photos in the Island:





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