Thinking where to go next for your vacation? I know a place in the Visayas region that will bring you a haven of fun!

In the northernmost tip of the province of Cebu, lies a magnificent small island called Malapascua. It is a tropical island that is located in Central Visayas. This island only measures two point five kilometers long and one kilometer wide.

Malapascua Island, Cebu

However, small as it may seem, Malapascua Island, Cebu can still provide satisfaction to the hundreds of tourists who visit here every day. The tranquillity of its crystal-clear water that crashes on the shoreline could give a relaxing sound to many. The fine white sand will be the witness of your happiness as you walk, run, and jump for joy. The wind that touches your skin is a fresh air that blows all your stress. Not just that. Malapascua Island’s weather is ideal for every backpacker who wants to be away from the busy metro. It is because this island is rarely hit by typhoons that enter the Philippine area—so, this means that you could visit the island any time of the year! No wonder why this magnificent island is described to be the little Boracay of Cebu.

If you are the type of person who is into SCUBA Diving, then this island is also for you! Malapascua Island, Cebu has been recognized as one of the diving spots in the Philippines. Thirty minutes away from its bountiful beach is the prime dive site called the Monad Shoal. This area is the only place in the world where Thresher sharks can be seen before sunrise. Malapascua Island’s Monad Shoal is believed to be the “cleaning station” of these sharks. That is, they come here to allow the local wrasse to remove parasites from their skin and to clean their gills and mouth.

SCUBA Diving with the Thresher Shark

In this area of Malapascua Island, divers could also see other marine life such as devil rays, eagle rays, manta rays, and hammerhead sharks at certain times of the year.

After having all those adventures and trails, the stomach will surely starve for something to eat. Malapascua Island is not as expensive as you were expecting! For as low as 50 pesos, you could have a rice meal. Of course, danggit (dried and salted rabbitfish) paired with fried rice, pickled papaya, and dipped in a spicy vinegar is one of the island’s delicacies you shouldn’t miss. It will give you the best island vibe, ever!

This tour could be possible with South Shore Cebu Travel and Tours. With an affordable price, they’ll make sure to give you the most memorable travel experience you could ever have!

With this, I could now prove to you the adage that says, “Small, but terrific” because of Malapascua Island’s magnificent hidden beauty. Again, small as it may seem, its beauty is beyond satisfying.