Malapascua Island | 5 Things To Do When Visiting The Island

We all know that Malapascua Island is just simply charming with heap of sands and rocks in the middle of Visayan Sea.  Many foreigners will always enjoy when visiting the island especially when they venture outside the resort.  Obviously, most of them get fall in love with the real slice of a Filipino life.

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One great weekend, I had another chance to visit the Cebu’s best kept paradise. And I’m always in love with the place because of the great memories I had. Aside from its spectacular sunset and blazing sunrise, I always enjoy to walk along in the long white sand surrounded with tall coconut trees and waters so clear.

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This is my fourth time to jaunt around the island. And I always had the great experience. As we probably know that most people come to the island for diving to see the thresher shark, reliably. But since I don’t have the enough skills to go on diving and mmmm…I’m a little bit afraid of ocean deeps, lol! I don’t have the chance to see those thresher sharks.

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So if you’re like me, here are the things that you can do for you to enjoy when venturing out Malapascua Island.

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Photo by: RBCasquejo

1. JAUNT TO DAKIT-DAKIT ISLAND

The island has been called the “Next Boracay” but we don’t think it will ever be like that. If you are not a good diver but still want to see the enchanting world of under water, try to visit Dakit-Dakit island. It is a small island situated around 10 meters away from the main shore of Malapascua Island.

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Photo by Joseph Baya

It has been called Dakit-Dakit island by the locals because of the small rock formations. This islet is a good spot also for diving but there is also a spot where non-divers can enjoy to see the wonders of underwater.

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Photo by : Joseph Baya

2.QUICK PEEK TO CORAL GARDEN

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Malapascua Island is a great place to chill out, so if you are not into diving, get ready for a relaxing trip because here is another thing that you can do on the island.

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Coral Garden is another great spot to swim or do snorkeling. You can take your mask and fins (or rent some) and get the chance to see the magical world of aquamarine life.

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3. SEE THE JAPANESE SUNKEN SHIP

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The wreck at Lighthouse was a Japanese World War II landing craft. It was bombed just before landing with a large shipment of cement destined for a gun emplacement. The wreck is in very shallow water – 3m average – and is broken up with the hull in two pieces. The rocks that you will see are actually bags of cement.

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4. GO AROUND THE ISLAND 

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The weather on Malapascua is usually excellent. Typhoon season in the Philippines is from May to December, but Malapascua is rarely affected. Thus, it is the perfect place to do an excursion.

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You can easily walk round the island in 2 hours. Or you can hire a motorbike. You could also hire a driver to take you to all the best places on the island.

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5. VISIT THE BEACON OF THE ISLAND – LIGHTHOUSE

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Enjoys striking views over the northern part of the island. Access is via a steep path (it’s not signposted and you have to pass through someone’s backyard). It’s a five-minute walk up to the lighthouse from the southern edge of Guimbitayan village.

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WHERE TO STAY?

When visiting the island of Malapascua, come and stay at Lah Tira Cee .

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Formerly known as La Terrasse Malapascua, same management – same staffs. A backpackers haven located next to Montenova hillside. If you want a home while you are travelling in Malapascua Island, stay with us, your family away from home. We love underground music and healthy food. We have vegan, vegetarian, fish and meat dishes that caters to different travelers budget and preference.

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Book your accommodation at LAH TIRA CEE, MALAPASCUA, ISLAND

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