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August 29- After sailing for 2 hours we arrived in Malapascua island- another island in norther part of cebu.when we set our foot on the white sand of malapascua 2 guys approached us and ask if we already have reservation but we told them in Dano resort but no reservation. So we walk in Dano Resort, while walking they offer us island tour cost 350 but we told them to discount us since we are on a tight budget and we settle on 300/person, after a few walks we arrived at dano and showed us the room.we find the room rates kinda expensive P1,000 good for 2 persons with breakfast, so the two guys accompanied us to another accom but it was fully booked so transfer to another and finally we saw a new vacant 2 adjacent room. and gave us a rate of 500 per room and 100 for extra person. but we still haggle for the price and gave only 500 per room so we get the 2rooms. After paying and since no electricity in the room we decided to take a tour. First we thought we can walk for an hour to go to lighthouse but they told us we can ride a motor for 20/head so we take the offer and decided to walk when we go back but on our way we decided not coz of the road. me and barbs always screaming but still an enjoyable ride. they gave their cp # so we will tx them to pick up us later. our first stop is a short trek going to lighthouse. the sun is shining so hot. when we arrive in the light house of course picture picture. wonderful view of the sea. then we saw kids who gathers woods and rest. we talked to them and have our snacks with them. Graham crackers brought by barbs and give to them. and also skitties(am i ryt?) candies.then we tried to taste also what they are eating - seed of ? like a peas. then trek down and go to what they said lapus lapus...we walk and always ask where it is. until we rest for a while in a grass then go los bamboos with P20/head entrance fee. then explore the los bamboos and we go down to the rocks and dip ourselves in the sea water. then walk again and go to bantigue cove. such a long walk to the shore goin to bantigue (the resort is ok, good landscaping )and another walk back. then tx the driver of motor. while on our way back to our accom we passed by on Pilar pilapil house and saw her.
when we go back in our accom there is electricity already coz we found out that it only runs 6pm-12am only.me & jeff take a walk in the walk in the beach till we reach the end resort-exotic. then on our way back to our accom.we saw 3 kids on the sand and talk to them while they are eating what we called marang but they call it diff.then say goodbye to them and go back to our accom. we all take a shower and eat our dinner in ging-ging just a few walks at the back of our accom. the only cons here is slow serving of foods. i order chopsuey and rice only for P60. then walk again this time with jeff, barbs and go to exotic again. seat in their beachfront which we noticed that the guests are foreigners because it provides 24hrs electricity and the resort is a class one. then decided to go back to our accom and sleepzzzz........

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island tour@malapascua

August 30- i wake up almost 6am. then barbs then te michelle. me & barbs take a walk in the shore and end up in front of dano resort. we seat on the boat and wait for the sunrise. then jeff, te michell, kuya and papa came also. while sitting dogs also sitting with us sometimes playing and one dog licks kuya...around 7am decided to go back in our accom and eat our breakfast. then change clothes and swim. then our boat came for the island tour. first stop dakit-dakit just for snorkel but only few fish can be seen and we decided to stay a little only coz the waves are great. then next is shipwreck. barbs first, then kuya then me. you have to swim open sea with the big waves.one boatmen will go with you and point the shipwreck.the next stop is in bantigue where we saw nemo. 2 nemo only and few fish. then the marine sanctuary with so many transparent needle-like fish who pins us while snorkeling.blue corals can be found here and lots of not so big fish. we feed the fish by our brought bread. that is our last stop. in just more than 2 hours we already tour the whole island. go back to our accom and take a shower. then eat our lunch in ging-ging again. me & barbs share in one order of pork sisig. go back to our accom and packed our things and wait till 2pm and went to the boat. we should board on the jampacked boat but we decided to go with the other boat where only koreans is the passenger. fare is P50/head less than an hour we are in maya port. then take a little boat to take us to the land cost P10/head. then take a ceres bus going back to cebu city fare is P100 and 4hours long trip. When we arrive in the north bus terminal ride a jeep going to colon and another jeep to pacific pensionne. next cebu city again....

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another stretching and jumping before we swim...

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:nice laidback island
  • Cons:long trip
  • Last visit to Malapascua Island: Aug 2009
  • Intro Updated Sep 8, 2009
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  • mircaskirca's Profile Photo
    Oct 2, 2011 at 7:04 AM

    Malapascua seems very much to my liking, though a long way to get there. Are there direct public boats from Cebu City or you have to go to Maya first? Nice pictures on your Multiply site!

  • balfor's Profile Photo
    Sep 13, 2009 at 6:50 PM

    :-) It sounds like yet another very nice place to visit. I'll have FAR too many places to visit in my vacation there next time....

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