Malapascua Island can be found at the north tip of Cebu Island. To get there from Cebu city (the second biggest city in the Philippines) you need more or less 3 hours. Travel time mostly depends on the traffic situation in Cebu city. But once you made the journey paradise awaits.
The island’s name ‘Malapascua’ is derived from two Spanish words, “mal” and “pascua”, which translated in English means, “bad” and “festivity”. According to the history books, the Spaniards named the island that way after getting stranded on the island during Christmas because of a strong storm.
Over the years , with tourism on the rise, Malpascua has develop into a special bonding of local islanders, foreign islanders and local and foreign visitors. Everybody is greeted with a smile and while walking the island the people constantly greet each other.
Malapascua Island is a promise of great diving and a relaxing beach experience, making it a popular travel destination for local and foreign tourists alike.