Malapascua Island in the Philippines

In the Philippines there are countless islands and spectacular beaches where you can enjoy an unforgettable vacation, each one with its own characteristics so that you can be in the one that best suits your needs or what you want for your days off. If what you want is to live strong emotions and you like diving, on the island of Malapascua you will find a true paradise.

This island, which can also be written as Mala Pascua , is in the Visayas Sea, very close to the island of Cebu, another of the very famous Philippine islands. The truth is that this island is very small, measuring 2.5 kilometers long and one kilometer wide, but perhaps that is why it is so wonderful, because it is very intimate and quiet . It is a perfect island to relax and enjoy the silence and peace that you cannot find if you live in a city.

The island

The inhabitants of the island call it Logon , which is its original name and the one that is known now is the one it received from the Spanish conquerors in the 16th century. Being called Malapascua is because these conquerors arrived there on December 25, and since they were sad to be away from their families on such an important day, they decided to call the island that.



The marine fauna that can be found on this island is really spectacular and very rich, highlighting the hammerhead shark, the whale shark or the thresher shark , which is not very common to find. The manta is another very characteristic marine species of this area, and there are also many beautiful coral reefs that are home to many other species.



As expected, the beaches of Malapascua are idyllic and paradisiacal , with plenty of palm and coconut trees, fine white sand and sun loungers to relax and get away from it all. Although it is a very small island, there are several hotel resorts with all kinds of luxuries and amenities to make your vacation unforgettable. In the waters of the island there are many very rich depths, so diving is the king sport.