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29 Apr

MALAPASCUA ISLAND: "The Paradise Island of the North"

Published by Miyonombre

How to have a wonderful escapade?Simple.This is how it goes.

MALAPASCUA ISLAND: "The Paradise Island of the North"MALAPASCUA ISLAND: "The Paradise Island of the North"

Miyonombre gonna take you to The Paradise Island of the North!

 MALAPASCUA ISLAND welcomes you!

MALAPASCUA ISLAND: "The Paradise Island of the North"MALAPASCUA ISLAND: "The Paradise Island of the North"

Tourists get to Malapascua Island via Cebu City. From their hotels or guest houses in Cebu City, grab a taxi to North Bus Terminal and take the CERES BUS that has the signboard MAYA BAGAY. You may take the aircon bus with Php200 fare or the non-aircon bus with Php162 fare. The first bus leaves at 1:00AM and another follows after every hour. It takes 4-5 hours trip from the terminal to Maya which is the main stop to take the small boat to MALAPASCUA ISLAND. 

CEBU CITY North Bus Terminal

CEBU CITY North Bus Terminal

MAYA Bus Terminal

My friend Wella(infront) and I (the tiny one at the back)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  When in Maya Wharf waiting for the boat

My friend Wella(infront) and I (the tiny one at the back) When in Maya Wharf waiting for the boat

This is so exciting 'cause we are going to take this tiny boat which the locals called it "Bote" going to the main boat that takes us to Malapascua. Why oh why? Because it's low tide! wow! And as part of their source of income, we pay Php20 for the fare. Not that bad. You may think that this boat is small so it's dangerous, but that's a no no. It is safe.Leave it to the drivers. No worries,You'll be safe!

"Bote"

"Bote"

MALAPASCUA ISLAND: "The Paradise Island of the North"

Us on "Bote". It takes 5 minutes on this "Bote" to reach the boat that crosses the island.

Alright! must transfer now to cross the island!

 

 

MALAPASCUA ISLAND: "The Paradise Island of the North"

The kind of boat that brings you to the island!

Php80 fare per person and takes 35 minutes to reach the island.

 

While sailing, tourists of different nationalities are amazed by the beauty of the island. As we get closer, everyone on the boat is excited!

MALAPASCUA ISLAND: "The Paradise Island of the North"

Malapascua Island is called "The Paradise Island of the North" because of it's beautiful nature, and known for its wide white sand beach. It is located 4.2 miles from the Northernmost tip of Cebu Island. 

 

Wide white sand beach.

Wide white sand beach.

Malapascua Island is a religious place where most of the residents are Roman Catholic.

This is the only church in the island and devotees celebrate the feast every May 11 and 12.

MALAPASCUA ISLAND: "The Paradise Island of the North"

Malapascua Island is famous as a diving destination. It has excellent dive spots and beautiful coral gardens. Tourists, especially Europeans love to have their diving experience here to be able to witness the extraordinary kind of sea creature which is known as thresher sharks. Monad Shoal, the number one dive site of Malapascua is known as the only place in the world where thresher sharks can be sighted regularly.

 

It is also best to visit the island during summertime which falls from April to May, for we all know that beaches are the main hangout during summer season. It's nice to know that tourists from around the nation and also foreigners spend their summer escapade in this lovely island.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MALAPASCUA ISLAND: "The Paradise Island of the North"

A lot of diving shops that offer affordable price for you to experience diving.

MALAPASCUA ISLAND: "The Paradise Island of the North"MALAPASCUA ISLAND: "The Paradise Island of the North"

Fishing is the main livelihood of the natives in this island. Fishermen use the old method of fishing using nets and their unique small boat called "bangka" in Filipino. 

However, fishing isn't enough due to fish stocks dwindling. As an alternative source of income, they also focus on tourism.

At the present time, majority of the residents make a living out of tourism, and it develops rapidly.

"Bangka"

"Bangka"

Rocile Arriesgado or Madam Rocile, a friend of mine welcomes us to stay in her place. This wonderful place is her hometown. 

MALAPASCUA ISLAND: "The Paradise Island of the North"

On our first day of stay, we are scheduled to have an island hoping, of course with friends who went a day ahead of us. It's time to roam around the island with my best buddies. Explore the entire island and feel the summer breeze. Inhale the fresh air that the city can't afford to offer you nowadays because of pollution. Discover nature that is full of life. Swim and dive into the clean and clear sea water. Chance to experience the once in lifetime adventure of our lives.

Great day to start the summer escapade and have a lot of fun!

 

 

MALAPASCUA ISLAND: "The Paradise Island of the North"
MALAPASCUA ISLAND: "The Paradise Island of the North"
MALAPASCUA ISLAND: "The Paradise Island of the North"
MALAPASCUA ISLAND: "The Paradise Island of the North"
MALAPASCUA ISLAND: "The Paradise Island of the North"
MALAPASCUA ISLAND: "The Paradise Island of the North"
MALAPASCUA ISLAND: "The Paradise Island of the North"
MALAPASCUA ISLAND: "The Paradise Island of the North"
MALAPASCUA ISLAND: "The Paradise Island of the North"
MALAPASCUA ISLAND: "The Paradise Island of the North"

As we go around, this amazing rock formation catch our eyes.

A rock formation is a scenic, and an outlying surface which is the result of erosion and the so called weathering. It is said that geologists created many names to describe rock structures. 

MALAPASCUA ISLAND: "The Paradise Island of the North"
MALAPASCUA ISLAND: "The Paradise Island of the North"
MALAPASCUA ISLAND: "The Paradise Island of the North"

We decided to stop over for a few hours and have some photoshoots around the rock formation. This scenery is such a lovely place to have a photo session. And here we are having it with the models showing their best beach bodies.

MALAPASCUA ISLAND: "The Paradise Island of the North"
MALAPASCUA ISLAND: "The Paradise Island of the North"
MALAPASCUA ISLAND: "The Paradise Island of the North"
MALAPASCUA ISLAND: "The Paradise Island of the North"
They climbed the rock!

They climbed the rock!

Also a perfect scenery for lovers to have their best shot. Such a romantic captured!

MALAPASCUA ISLAND: "The Paradise Island of the North"

Going forward, in this spot, located the wreck Japanese ship that has sunked during the Japanese era in the Philippines.

 

The water is so clear and spotted below her is the wreck Japanese ship.

MALAPASCUA ISLAND: "The Paradise Island of the North"

We have our Japanese friends with us and yes, they are having fun! Meet Taz and Akira!

MALAPASCUA ISLAND: "The Paradise Island of the North"

After a few hours of island hoping, some took their rest and some of us are having beach activities. The non-stop picture taking and of course the game that is known to be played on the beach. The volleyball game! 

Japan vs Philippines

Japan vs Philippines

Happiness overload!
Happiness overload!
Happiness overload!
Happiness overload!
Happiness overload!
Happiness overload!

Happiness overload!

A few night views of the island. Have your mind free from stress and take a moment for yourself in this place.

MALAPASCUA ISLAND: "The Paradise Island of the North"
MALAPASCUA ISLAND: "The Paradise Island of the North"
MALAPASCUA ISLAND: "The Paradise Island of the North"

Before leaving the place, we had the chance to get along with the children and had a short talk. 

MALAPASCUA ISLAND: "The Paradise Island of the North"MALAPASCUA ISLAND: "The Paradise Island of the North"MALAPASCUA ISLAND: "The Paradise Island of the North"

I can't figure it out what's in his mind,  but one thing is for sure, he doesn't know us!

MALAPASCUA ISLAND: "The Paradise Island of the North"

It's summer and soaking in the water is the best way to get rid of the summer heat. I just love to be stucked in this one of a kind place. 

Floating in the middle of the sea.

Floating in the middle of the sea.

A well spent get away in Malapascua Island. This is one of my unforgettable moments together with the best circle of friends. I enjoyed a lot and will come back soon to have another adventure and have new more things to discover.

MALAPASCUA ISLAND: "The Paradise Island of the North"MALAPASCUA ISLAND: "The Paradise Island of the North"

Until we meet again, Malapascua!

MALAPASCUA ISLAND: "The Paradise Island of the North"
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