Malapascua Island is situated in the Visayan Sea, located across a shallow strait from the northernmost tip of Cebu Island. Administratively, it is part of the insular barangay of Logon, Daanbantayan Municipality, Cebu Province, the Philippines.
Malapascua is a tiny island with eight hamlets, a beautiful pristine stretch of white sand, crystal clear waters bordered by coconut trees and a dozen scattered native style resorts. The island has also become known for its beautiful coral gardens and excellent local dive spots, as well as further-out sites including Gato Island, Monad Shoal, and Kemod Shoal. Monad Shoal is an underwater plateau where thresher sharks and manta rays can be sighted on a regular basis.
Things to See & Do
* Scuba diving
Cruise Season - Jan - Dec
Currency - Peso (PHP)
Language - Filipino, English
Population - 4,000 approx
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT plus eight hours
International Country Telephone Code - + 63
Port Location - There is no port located at Malapascua, visitors transfer to a small paddle boat called tunda to reach the shore,
Travel Links - International and national flights are available to Cebu from where there are three bus companies which offer services to Maya. The journey takes 3 1/2 to 4 hours.
From Maya a local boat Ferry goes across am and pm with a break at lunch time till 4.30 it take about 1/2 hour .
A private banca can be hired from Maya, the first ferry leaves Malapascua at 6:30. Malapasca can be reached from Bantayan and from Leyte (San Isidero).