What started in 2006 as a way of leisure turned out to be a way of living life to its fullest!
I am a spelunker, trekker, adventurer, photo enthusiast, river rafter, motorbike and bike enthusiast, waterfalls chaser, playwright, poet, nature tripper, professor, lawyer, blogger, and a lone traveler. I am a Filipino!
This is my life. TRAVEL!
Monday, March 25, 2013
Malapascua Island (Best Island in Cebu)
I have already made my list of my top ten tourist spots in the Philippines, but I think I have to change it upon seeing MALAPASCUA ISLAND in Cebu...
North Bus Terminal
Going to Malapascua Island, starts from Cebu City. Board a taxi and tell the driver that you are going to the North Bus Terminal. Taxi fare is around P100.00 and travel time is 15-20 minutes depending on your location in Cebu City.
Upon arriving at the terminal, you have to board a bus en route to Maya Port. Take either the Ceres bus or the Rough rider bus. Travel time from Cebu City is 4 hours. Fare is P163.00 for non-aircon and for aircon around P200.00.
Along the way, you will pass Danao City. Travel time from Danao City to Maya is 3 hours. Then the next city is Bogo City. From Bogo City, travel time is only 1 hour.
After 3.5 - 4 hours, then you will reach Maya port.
Then ride a pumpboat to Malapascua Island. Fare is P180.00. But there are times when there are no passengers and you have to share the cost of P1,200.00 with other passengers. They need at least 26 passengers before going to the island.
First trip from Maya Port to Malapascua is 7:30 am and the last trip is 6 pm. The boat usually leaves every 30 minutes.
On the other hand, from Malapascua to Maya Port, the first trip is 6 am and the last trip is 3pm.
Travel time onboard the pumpboat is 25-30 minutes only.
Then after 30 minutes, you have reached paradise!
Malapascua Island is totally different from Boracay. First, there are only a few people (mostly foreigners). Second, there is no partying at night. And third, the island is undeveloped and so for nature lovers, you will simply love the island and be amazed!
There are plenty of accommodations to choose from such as -
Room starts from 2,500 - P5,000
Tel. No. 0930-888-8889
Room starts from P3,300 - 4,700
They accept credit cards.
Cocobana Beach Resort
Room starts from P900 - P2,400
Best spot for sunset viewing
Room starts from P1,100 - P5,500
This is where I stayed.
Malapascua Is known as a diving spot for foreigners (for the Thresher Shark) and that is the reason why you will see a lot of them.
One can simply sit at the beach and enjoy mother nature. But one of the best things that you can do here is sunset viewing.