Malapascua Island


In 1890 there were only 7 households living in this island. In 1990’s, the island became a famous to locals and tourists as a dive destination in Cebu. Aside from being a dive site, the island was also known for its white sand beaches and beautiful corals. among the famous dive sites that are located in the area are the Gato Island, Monad Shoal, and Kemod Shoal.

Population, Language and Area

Malapascua Island

Malapascua Island

Malapascua’s population is increasing. In 2010, according to census, it had reached to 136,960. Population of Malapascua is mixed with local and foreign people.

The Language used in this island is Cebuano and sometimes mixed with tagalog and english since visitors and owners of the resort found in the island are mostly foreigners like Germans, French and Americans.

Located in the Visayan Sea, it is 6.8 kilometres (4.2 mi) across the northern tip of Cebu Island, about 2.5 by 1 kilometre (1.55 by 0.62 mi), and has eight hamlets.

Since Malapascua is just a small island, exploring the whole island could only take an hour or so. There are no cars, motorcycle is the only means of transportation there.

Why you need to visit Malaspascua Island

Malaspascua has many things to offer particularly diving and its white sand beaches. Another gem that the island offers is their residents that very friendly and hospitable especially to their visitors.

There are numerous resorts in the island. Each offers a unique way to give the best to their clients and to keep them from coming back.

Malapascua Thresher Shark