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Malapascua Island, Cebu

Malapascua Island Overview

The beautiful island of Malapascua is situated in the Visayan Sea, near the northernmost tip of Cebu Island. Malapascua Island is located in the Asian kingdom, Philippines. The island is so small that you can traverse the entire island in merely 2 hours. It has a population of just around 4000 and the locals usually earn a living by fishing. There is a fascinating history behind the Malapascua Island. The name Malapascua literally means ‘Bad Christmas’ in Cebuano language. According to legends, it was named as such because when the Spanish first landed here in the 1500s, it was Christmas Day and a storm was raging here. The Malapascua is a peaceful island and still untouched by tourism. It is known for its white sand beach, the Bounty Beach. The island is also popular for its eye-catching coral gardens, local diving sports and also nearby sites that includes Gato Island, Monad Shoal and Kemod Shoal. The Malapascua Island is surrounded by sparkling blue water and lush green tress. If you have come to the island to rejuvenate and escape from the hustle and bustle of city life, then you could not have come to a better place. The island is free of cars and high rise buildings. The locals walk around the island and the buildings that are present are barely one floor high. You will be delighted to meet the locals who are friendly and co-operative and you may be surprised to be invited to their homes for lunch or dinner. The locals will entertain you with songs and the strumming of guitars along with offering you delectable food items and rum.

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