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Malapascua island

Ultimate guide (June 2023)
Malapascua is a small island located to the north of Cebu island, Philippines. This place is for diving and snorkeling only. As for the beaches, these are quite mediocre here. It's relatively nice ashore. But the swimming is not possible, since bottom is mostly rocky with a lot of algae. So you should think carefully before visit this spot. Shore and seabed: sand, stones. [edit]
This island ranks #4 of the "Best islands in Philippines"
Rating: 8.2 - 99 votes [vote]
Coordinates: 11.336475, 124.116681
See also: Best beaches in Malapascua island

Hotels [edit]

In the hotels of Malapascua island, rooms' fares range from US$20 to US$200 per night. All hotels are quite basic, - nor matter how much you pay.

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How to get there [edit]

Fly to Cebu international airport (CEB).

Then take a taxi to the Maya town located in the north of Cebu island. The cost of the trip is about US$50 per car. You can save if you get to Maya by bus or by shuttle minibus, but the journey will be very hard.

From the main Maya pier to Malapascua island, there are frequent boats (so-called bankas) operating from early morning until 4 pm. It takes 30 minutes per way. If you arrived at the pier after 4 pm, it is better not to pay immediately US$30 for a private boat, but try to find a shared boat for about US$6 per person, - or just spend the night somewhere in the hotel near the pier.

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When to go [edit]

You can relax all year round on the island of Malapascua. Probably, the rainy season from June to October is not the best time, but anyway there are many days with good weather.

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