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Malapascua Island, Visayan Sea, Cebu, Philippines

Updated on April 11, 2011

Malapascua Island is located across a shallow strait from the northernmost of Cebu Island in the Visayan Sea.  It is part of Logon, Daanbantayan in the Province of Cebu.  It is a very small island with only 2.5 kilometers along and 1 km wide, with about 3,000.  The island has its white sand beaches and crystal clear waters ideal for swimming.


The Island got its name according to the town folks was when during Christmas day celebration when Spaniards reached the Island. It was supposed to be a very special celebration unfortunately, a storm hit the island and so came the name “Malapascual” or Unfortunate Christmas.

The island was rumored to have many hidden treasures left by the Japanese during the World War II that talks and rumors said that there where many people had found the secret stash of Yamashita.

Malapascua is truly such a nice place if you would like to spend your day relaxing. Or if you wanted to spend your time diving in its wonderful coral gardens. Spend your night with your family and loved ones waiting for the sun to set. Or walk in the island's white sand beaches or tour the whole island can be done within half a day or less.


Underwater Adventure

Your visit here will sure be an exciting and joyful one. This place is such an amazing place where you can relax, enjoy and be with your family and loved ones.


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    • Thelma Alberts profile image

      Thelma Alberts 

      7 years ago from Germany

      Nice hub! I did not know about this place. Thank you for sharing. I might visit it one day.

    • jasonycc profile image


      8 years ago from South East Asia

      Awesome sunset at Malapascua! Also would love to dive or snorkel at this spot to experience the underwater marine life. Cheers.

    • Rockstarhobbo profile image


      8 years ago

      This is surely an interesting article, i didnt know that Phillipines is such a beatiful country with such wonderful scenery, thanks for sharing!

    • borge_009 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Philippines

      Thanks drbj. As what i have heard, Dakit is a name of a tree. I saw dakit trees where the roots are hanging from above the tree. Thanks drbj

    • drbj profile image

      drbj and sherry 

      8 years ago from south Florida

      Lovely photos, borge, thanks for sharing them. I noticed an island named Dakit Dakit on your map. Curious, what does the name mean?


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