Malapascua is one of the crown jewels of northern Cebu. Located at the northern tip of Cebu which is about 4.5 kilometers long and 500 meters wide. You can just walk around the whole island for just 1-2 hours.
Here are the things you can do in Malapascua:
Swim and Interact with the Thresher Sharks
Malapascua is one of the only places in the world that you can regularly see nomadic thresher sharks that make the island a perfect destination for divers. Thresher sharks are sharks specie that is known for long and majestic tails. They’re usually found and sighted on Monad Shoal in Malapascua before sunrise up until early morning.
Taste a Sample from the world’s cuisines
Malapascua offers a wide array of internationally influenced dishes that are made because of the tourists’ frequent visit on the place. One of the favorites is Ging-Ging’s Restaurant – a very humble place for you to eat that offers a whole lot more at first glance. Their menu is almost perfect from their fish and chips and pancakes to bangus-silog. They have a very courteous and generous staff and the food is budget-friendly that is quite popular for tourists and local.
Explore a whole new world underwater
The biodiversity of the marine life in Malapascua is still amazing aside from the Thresher Sharks that is present in the area. You can ask the boatman to take for an island hopping experience that will show you the best sites and marine sanctuaries around the island.
Catch a Glimpse of Sunken Japanese Ships
There are at least four known shipwrecks in the island of Malapascua that you can explore. One is called the Lighthouse Wreck, a Japanese WW2 ship that was bombed just before landing. You can see it because its location is shallow at 5 meters, one can easily snorkel around it.
How to get there
The first option you can do is to travel by bus or by van but we suggest you book in Cebu self-drive van rental or car rental so that you can truly have the freedom for transportation and time that will make you enjoy the trip more.