Before the year ends, I should be able to post some travel backlogs from this year. Here is the start of a series of blog posts from the trip to Malapascua Island, Cebu in February 2010.

From Cebu City, it is about 3-4 hours by private car or bus to the pier in Maya where you will take a boat that will bring you to the island of Malapascua.

MAYA PIER

Going to Malapascua Island, Cebu

This is the turn-around bus trip, from the Maya pier back to Cebu City

Going to Malapascua Island, Cebu

Garbage segregation at the port

Going to Malapascua Island, Cebu

Low tide

Going to Malapascua Island, Cebu

Some ads for Malapascua resorts at the pier

Going to Malapascua Island, Cebu Going to Malapascua Island, Cebu

Since it was low tide, little paddle boats had to be taken to get to the pump boats. Fare was P10 each on the little paddle boats and P50 each for the pump boats. The boat trip from Maya to the island of Malapascua takes about 30-45 minutes.

Going to Malapascua Island, Cebu

Going to Malapascua Island, Cebu

paddle boats

Going to Malapascua Island, Cebu

Bamboo is used for maneuvering the boat through the water

Going to Malapascua Island, Cebu

Going to Malapascua Island, Cebu

A pump boat and a little paddle boat

Going to Malapascua Island, Cebu

More pump boats

Going to Malapascua Island, Cebu

The boat does not leave until it’s full and our boat took on vendors. The vendors though do not pay fare and I have no idea why. If you would rather not wait for other passengers, or worse, have a boat full of vendors and their products, you may rent an entire boat for P700 to take you to the island in comfort.

Going to Malapascua Island, Cebu

Going to Malapascua Island, Cebu

Going to Malapascua Island, Cebu

Going to Malapascua Island, Cebu

Going to Malapascua Island, Cebu

Our boat docked in Logon Beach, and passengers took little paddle boats again to the beach. Some boats though go straight to Bounty Beach on the other side.

Going to Malapascua Island, Cebu

Going to Malapascua Island, Cebu

Approaching Logon Beach

Going to Malapascua Island, Cebu

LOGON BEACH

One of the two main beaches in Malapascua (the other being Bounty Beach) located on the south western flank of the main town, Logon Beach has a beautiful, long stretch of white sand. It also has a few resorts and some really good restaurants.

Logon Beach, Malapascua, Cebu

Logon Beach, Malapascua, Cebu

Logon Beach, Malapascua, Cebu

Logon Beach, Malapascua, Cebu

Click here to view the entire set on the trip to the island of Malapascua in Cebu on Flickr.

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