Malapascua Island

Daanbantayan, Cebu

Malapascua Island is a Philippine island situated in the Visayan Sea, 6.8 kilometres across a shallow strait from the northernmost tip of Cebu Island.

Malapascua became famous fairly recently, only in the early 1990s as a dive destination. Prior to this, the island was known for its wide white sand beach, known as Bounty Beach; it has also become known for its beautiful coral garde ...

ns and excellent local dive spots, as well as further-out sites including Gato Island, Monad Shoal, and Kemod Shoal. Monad Shoal is an underwater plateau where thresher sharks and manta rays can regularly be sighted.

Most of the islanders derive their livelihood from tourism, while some still rely on subsistence fishing and farming.

The number-one dive site of Malapascua is Monad Shoal where thresher sharks can be seen regularly at and just before sunrise. They use the seamount as a cleaning station for bluestreak and moon cleaner wrasse to remove ectoparasites such as gnathiids from their skin and clean their gills and mouths.  Wiki

Malapascua Island News

  • Malapascua Island Divers And Beach Lovers Paradise But Not For Travelers Seeking Serenity

    When you begin to hear a lot of great things about one Island, you will as well get to be so curious about what it looks like. But like anybody else, I always have an idea of what's good in the eyes of many might also be good to me especially those stunning destinations. I know from the very start that I'm not really a huge fan of the beach, but there are times when I embrace that thought, I often see myself ambling around the beach or seeing myself seeking for an island experience that's full of island life which includes the feeling of being mollified by its own innate state. I know it's rea ...

  • Ultimate Cebu Trip North And South Kalanggaman Island

    We started our DIY trip by going North in Malapascua Island, spent the night under the stars to the sound of waves and beneath the sand. Went to Leyte for a day tour. Head back to Cebu City, grabbed a beer, enjoyed the crowd in Mango Square. Journeyed South Cebu for canyoneering, kawasan falls and Sardines Run in Moalboal.

    We skipped the whale shark encounter. Why? Hand-feeding the butandings in order to attract tourists disrupts the sharks' natural hunting and migratory patterns. To those planning to travel in Cebu, please do sardines run instead of whale shark encounter. Read below for de ...

  • Philippines Summer Destinations From Luzon To Mindanao

    Summer is in full swing and our love for the tropics is awakened.

    But while visiting overseas destinations do come to mind, nothing is more delightful and heartwarming than exploring our very own shores.

    After all, it's more fun in the Philippines! So here's a quick guide on some of the best that our tropical country has to offer:


    Whatever your wanderlust is after—majestic mountains, volcanic landscapes, heritage sites, beautiful coastlines, crystal clear waters, scrumptious delicacies—you can surely find it in the many diverse wonders of Luzon.

    Whether you're cruising ...

  • Orange Group Philippines Malapascua Thresher Shark

    Thresher sharks are large lamniform sharks of the family Alopiidae found in all temperate and tropical oceans of the world; the family contains four species, all within the genus Alopias. Wikipedia

  • Cebu Malapascua Above Water

    In order to get to Malapascua from Bohol for more scuba diving, we needed to transit through Cebu City on Cebu Island. Since Elizabeth is describing the diving in another post, this post is about food, transit, and running away from dogs.

    We only used Cebu as a transit connection, so we didn't take in any of the city's (or island's) cultural sights. Instead, we focused on eating and drinking (surprise!).

    Eating and Drinking in Cebu

    On our first stop through Cebu, we stopped at Zubuchon, which apparently has good pork (lechon). Anthony Bourdain said so, and Elizabeth agreed. I can't r ...

  • Cebu Trip 2017 Exploring Queen City Of The South

    This trip was planned way before when Cebu Pacific Airlines had its piso fare late last year. We got a roundtrip ticket for about Php 800.00 each, which I can say, was already a steal over the thousands of peso you'll have to spend for a regular-priced plane ticket. Since it was booked very early, we weren't exactly sure whether all the five of us will be available on the dates inclusive of this Cebu trip. Two of my friends had to rebook their return flights (Cebu Pacific rescheduled our original flights thus, allowing them to change their return dates free of charge) earlier than the rest of ...