How to get to Malapascua Island this 2020?

Theme: Vacation

Hashtags: #MalapascuaIsland #MalapascuaBudgetInn

Where is Malapascua Island?

Malapascua Island is in the Visayan region of the Philippines located around 6.8 km  from the very tip of northern Cebu. It is part of the Logon, Daanbantayan, Cebu. It considered to be a diving destination by a number of tourists both local and foreign. It is said to be a beautiful marine sanctuary with beautiful coral gardens. It got three popular dive spot sites like Gato Island, Kemod Shoal, and Monad Shoal where you can see the thresher sharks and manta rays and even hammerheads. However, there are a lot of things to do in Malapascua like snorkeling, cliff jumping, island hopping, or simply sunbathing at the beach. Choose whatever you want to do in a laidback getaway. Perhaps, chatting with the locals will do.

How to get to Malapascua Island?

Of course, it was a trip planned by blogger friends of mine, so we did hire a van for our transportation for a hassle-free service.

But there is a Ceres Bus that will take you to the New MAYA port in Daanbantayan, Cebu through the North Bus Terminal. Trip is about 4 hours.

Since, we are on a van, we reached the New Maya port in less than 3 hours.

We need to travel by motorboat or "bangka" to the island. Fare is around Php 100. Travel time is around 45 mins.

likod ni crush! hahaha

si crush na! hahaha

Where to stay in Malapascua Island?

Our number one goal why we visited the island for the second time around is the newly erected building of Malapascua Budget Inn. It is at Tawigan, Barangay Logon, Daanbantayan, Cebu, 6013 Malapascua Island, Philippines. It can accommodate big groups like us especially a big family.


So let's check what this hostel has to offer by checking in their amenities thought photos we took:

communal toilet and bath

Sneak peek of the toilet

sneak peek of the shower

outside sink

Our family room:

It is a hostel and we stayed in one of their family rooms which is designed like a capsule-style bunk beds to fit around 12 pax.

Obviously, that's family! hehehe

On top, the hostel got a bar and lounge where guests can enjoy great music and a booze if they wanted to. Well, we did too! We even had a DJ that time.

we can have a chit chat with other guests too!
an ample space lounge for all!

it seems we had a big party here!

the bar where you might get a booze.

It has FREE WIFI so that is sort of a plus point for budget travelers as well.

What else did we do?

We had a Sunset cruise by the boat. Pics below.

Took this magnificent skyline during sunset during our cruise... breathtaking...
We are about to dock at the Malapascua shoreline after our cruise...


Malapascua Island will have their 1st ever ATM on January 09, 2020 at the vicinity of Malapascua Budget Inn! So you can now withdraw cash while in the island!!!

The one at the back will be the ATM!!! Photo taken by crush! lol

Urban legend:

Malapascua got its name during the Spanish colonial times when a big ship sank in the middle of the ocean within the vicinity of the island during Christmas day. It is such a very unfortunate disaster at that time.

It is thought to be "MALAS sa PASCUA" that translates to Unfortunate event on Christmas Day. So it was shortened to MALAPASCUA.

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