10 Best Things To Include In Your Itinerary Fo Malapascua, Philippines

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If you love everything about the sea - swimming in it, diving into it, exploring its natural gems - then you’ve made the right decision checking out Malapascua. An island located in Cebu, Philippines, Malapascua is known for its gorgeous beaches and diving experiences. This secluded beach paradise often plays host to avid divers and travelers alike. Check out these top 10 things to do while you’re on this island!

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1. Evolution Diving Resort

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Posted by Evolution Diving on Wednesday, 4 January 2017

If you want to explore the depths of Malapascua’s majestic waters, try your hand at learning diving from Evolution Diving Resort. For only 100.00 USD, you can book a diving learning session with accommodating and qualified diving instructors. In addition, Evolution Diving Resort is no stranger to good reviews - its patrons always cite wonderful experiences with them such as spacious boats/diving groups, great equipment, and high success rates with spotting threshers.

Evolution Diving Resort

Address: Malapascua Island, Daanbantayan, Cebu

Website: Evolution Diving Resort

2. Scuba Dive with Sea Explorers Malapascua

Malapascua Coral Reef
Source: Photo by Flickr user Matt Kieffer used under CC BY-SA 2.0

If you’re one for the thrill of getting up close and personal with sharks - from a safe distance, of course - consider scuba diving with Sea Explorers Malapascua. Sea Explorers is known to have high standard dive centers and professional dive masters who teach anyone and everyone interested in scuba diving. Located beside white sand beaches, Sea Explorers Malapascua lets you see up close unique species of shark too. A bonus too with Sea Explorers: there are no language barriers with the staff so it’s very easy to communicate.

Sea Explorers Malapascua

Address: Bounty Beach, Daanbantayan, Malapascua Island, Cebu

Website: Sea Explorers Malapascua

3. Bounty Beach

Bounty beach
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Another diving activity you can sign up for is the one in Bounty Beach. For only 24.00 USD, you get to explore coral gardens down under and thresher sharks. The beach is pristine and is full of sea shells and corals, making it an ideal place to relax at night and gaze at the stars. Truly, Bounty Beach is not to be missed. Diving prices start at 24.00 USD and learning sessions are open 8 am - 7 pm daily.

Bounty Beach

Address: Bounty Beach, Brgy. Logon, Malapascua Island, Daanbantayan, Cebu

4. Logon Beach

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Posted by WestTrack Remittance on Monday, 12 December 2016

Maybe you’re not really a big fan of diving - that’s fine too. At Logon Beach, you can simply enjoy the beach and take in the scent of fresh seawater as you munch on some good grub or drink your favorite cocktail. Logon Beach is known for its great view and for being a great spot to view sunsets. It also has lots of bars and boutique restaurants, so you can be sure you won’t get hungry. Renting a cottage at Logon Beach costs around 24.00 USD to 42.00 USD.

Logon Beach

Address: Logon Village, Malapascua, Cebu

5. Fun Sun Dive Travel

Posted by Fun Sun Dive Travel on Friday, 21 April 2017

Fun Sun Dive Travel is the master of organized diving experiences. Its dive masters have a strong sense of environmental responsibility and protection, so you’re sure you’re in good hands when you dive. Aside from being able to immerse yourself amongst majestic reefs, Fun Sun Dive Travel offers a wide variety of local dive experiences you can choose from, and fun games you can experience along the way. Daily diving starts at 9:00 am and Thresher Shark Dives start at 4:30 am, with one dive experience costing around 60.00 USD.

Fun Sun Dive Travel

Address: Bridges Town Square, 143 Plaridel Street, Alang-Alang, Mandaue City, Cebu

Website: Fun Sun Dive Travel

6. Malapascua Lighthouse

Lighthouse on Malapascua Island. 🗼🗼🗼

Posted by Cebu Rent A Car on Monday, 13 March 2017

Enjoy a breathtaking view of the sunset from high above while in the Malapascua Lighthouse. Aside from giving a beautiful view of the ocean, the Malapascua Lighthouse is earth friendly too, with solar panels powering it. And don’t worry, it’s not a steep climb at all - climbing the Lighthouse is easy with only a short hike before you reach the top.

Malapascua Lighthouse

Address: Guimbitayan Village, Malapascua, Cebu

7. Japanese Wreck Marine Sanctuary

Situated in the ‘Golden Triangle’ of marine diversity The Philippines is home to all sea creatures great and small, from...

Posted by Evolution Diving on Monday, 28 October 2013

For non-divers, the Japanese Wreck Marine Sanctuary is one of the places in Malapascua that’s most visited, and with good reason: you get to see actual ship wrecks and remnants from World War II up close and personal. There’s also a lot of surrounding marine life to see as well, so you can enjoy this cool view while simultaneously enjoying the company of diverse marine species.

8. Carnasa Island

Carnaza Island (45)
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If you’re looking for some much-needed peace and quiet, head over to Carnasa Island for utmost seclusion amongst a variety of beach spots. Carnasa Island also has a breathtaking cave you can explore, and is known for its excellent cliff-diving spots and snorkeling activities. The island is untouched by commercial establishments and although there are no hotels, there are plenty of places where travelers can buy food.

Carnasa Island

Address: Daanbantayan, Malapascua Island, Cebu

9. Kalanggaman Islet

2hrs away from Malapascua is Kalanggaman Island, Palompon, Leyte. Love this small island. Clear water and fine sand. #paccubetravels

Posted by Paccube on Monday, 28 December 2015

Just a bit off the coast of Malapascua lies Kalanggaman Islet, where for only 10.00 USD (if you’re a foreign tourist) or for a discounted rate of 3.00 USD (for locals), you can experience a variety of adventures: wall diving, camping, and exploring diverse marine life. Kalanggaman Islet is known for the majestic experiences it provides tourists, with the perfect romantic ambiance and glowing water at night. Your stay in Kalanggaman Islet is sure to feel like it came straight out of a postcard.

Kalanggaman Islet

Address: Palompon, Leyte

10. Guimbitayan

Cliff diving in Malapascua Island. The thrill and excitement more adventures.

Posted by Noel Tan on Sunday, 4 December 2016

Ready to experience the thrill of cliff-diving? You need not pay much for this adrenaline-pumping experience - at only 0.40 USD, you can already go cliff-diving (with a great view, no less) at Guimbitayan. There are no rocks nearby as well so you can be sure that it’s a safe place to throw your cares away and jump straight into (quite literally) the fun.


Address: Malapascua, Daanbantayan, Cebu

The Malapascua experience

Make the most out of your Malapascua trip by including some - or all, if you’re ambitious - of these ten best experiences in your itinerary. A three-day, two-night stay in Malapascua is definitely one for the books, especially if you’re one to enjoy everything about the sea, so make every second count!

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