Malapascua Island is located in Northern most tip of Cebu City Philippines, this is one charming island famous of unspoiled white sand beaches, corals and of course, one of the world’s best diving sites. Malapascua is not a wonder, it’s a fame.
After our graduation, my squad are planning to have a summer trip but it didn’t happened. About a days ago, my good friend Jazelnie invited us to go to Malapascua Island, and finally we were able to agree with it (but it was a long process though, some of my friends were not able to join because of their busy schedules) so to make it short, only five of us were able to go, (Me, Twinkle, Berwin, Jazelnie and his boyfriend Nino)
Basic Survival Tips in Malapascua:
Be prepared. It is a very small, developing island so don’t expect full range of facilities.
Money. There is no ATM, so bring a cash with you, preferably Philippine money. BRING ENOUGH PESOS!!!
Budget. Food are expensive so budget your money..
Internet access. Though the Mobile Signal is OK but the Internet access in the Island is as slow as a turtle.
How to get to Malapascua Island:
Getting to Malapascua Island has a 2 side trips actually that you could possibly make.One is venturing it’s neighbor which is the Bantayan Island via Cebu to Hagnaya route then enjoy the streets of a small city of Bogo, before heading off to Malapascua Island and there are buses from Cebu City to Daanbantayan, where port to Malapascua is in Maya. For less than 200 php (i’m not so sure about the fare because Jazelnie offer us transportation for free hahaha save kaayo bai, promise).
We stayed for one night in Jaz crib (in Daan Bantayan) before we head to Malapascua.
Boat ride heading to Malapascua, it’s (Php 80 each) but the boat couldn’t reach the shore so we had to transfer to a small row boat (Php 20 each.) .so it’s (80+20=100 pesos one way) Travel time is 25-35 minutes.
Where we stay:
We stayed at Jaz family friend, Councilor Monterde’s house.
MALAPASCUA IS AWESOOOOOME.
We we’re searching for a place to relax and chill and we found a tree where it can hide the heat of the sun…
Underwater selfies. See? the sea water is so clear ❤
♥UNDERWATER SELFIE ♥
So yeah, that was basically a fun trip with my friends and I hope I can visit Malapascua soon with my family. I recommend you to visit Malapascua Island because it is definitely a wonderful and an awesome paradise… a Summer or Travel goals indeed. 🙂