On my first day in Malapascua, I found a boatman to take me around the island for the afternoon. I did a bit of snorkeling here and there, but found nothing impressive. I was told the island used to have great snorkeling spots but now they’re almost gone. I had not a diver’s license just yet so diving was not an option. Next time, I promise I will not leave Malapascua without seeing the thresher sharks. No, make that, I will not go to Malapascua if I don’t have a diver’s license. They’re quite strict there.

Malapascua Island, Cebu

I had loved seeing those boys jumping off the craggy little cliff into the water. They looked like they were having so much fun. They were totally naked too. I had wanted to jump off the cliffs too, though I would rather have something on.

Somewhere on the northern tip of the island, there is this little stretch of beach. I had loved those coconuts and boats all lined up on that pretty little patch of beach with pure white sand.

Malapascua Island, Cebu

Sights like this make me think, “Ahhh, I can live here!”

Malapascua Island, Cebu

This is the light house on the northwest side of the island. I was told I could hike all the way to this light house from where I was staying in Logon Beach, but well, I was never one for hikes.

Malapascua Island, Cebu 2010

The boat took me around the island, and some snorkeling sites. The best of which was on the northeast side of the island, where the corals were colorful and very much alive. It makes me happy to see the corals alive and well! I am afraid I tend to see more bleached and dying corals all over the country.

Malapascua Island, Cebu

The boat I rented went for P600, with snorkel and fins included. The first site it took me to was this little group of rocks off Blue Corals Resort. I’m not sure if it’s called Dakit-dakit.

Malapascua Island, Cebu 2010

You may check out this dive map that I photographed outside Oscar’s Bar.

Malapascua Island, Cebu 2010

I stayed in White Sands Bungalows in Logon Beach. Logon Beach is so much more quiet than Bounty Beach and can be great for swimming. The water can get really low though.

Logon Beach, Malapascua Island, Cebu

Logon Beach, Malapascua Island, Cebu

Finally, here is a photo of me in the boat going back to Maya from Malapascua.

Malapascua Island, Cebu 2010

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