Malapascua is an extremely popular yet undamaged island just north of Cebu in the Visayan Sea.
It hosts some 32 resorts mainly catering for the avid dive community who flock to see the elusive thresher sharks which appear there daily. Over 99% of it’s roads are just sand tracks and 95% of the coastline of this small island (just 1.6 square kilometers) is skirted by soft white sands (Just 15% the size of Boracay).
The three main beaches are:
- Bounty Beach
1800m of unbroken sand from the south west corner to half way up the east coast – and the epicenter of the resort area.
- The 470m Logon Beach
which borders the main village area of logon
- The beautiful and unscathed 630m Langob/Bantigue Beach
which runs across the northern shores.
There are also a further 13 small beaches and coves to make Malapascua one of the most beautiful islands in the Philippines.
Malapascua has recently emerged as one of the Nation’s most prized nature reserves and has gained favorable reviews on the global stage for diving, natural beauty and romantic retreats.
With land prices steadily rising from the late 90’s and recently accelerating in ascent, there has never been a better time to invest in this tropical paradise gem.
- Low season: June 1 to September 30
- High season: January 7 – March 15 / October 1 – December 15
- Peak times (book in advance)
- Valentines day – February 14 ± 5 days
- Chinese New Year – January 28 ± 7 days
- Holy Week (Easter) – March 27 ± 7 days
- New Year
More Malapascua Statistics
Malapascua has a population of around 3,644 people (according to a 2004 estimate making it the 1917th largest “city” in the Philippines) however the population on the island has notably increased in the past 8 years with the construction of several new resorts and is now roughly estimated to be around 5,000.
It’s closest towns and cities are
|Daanbantayan, Cebu||16 km||west-southwest||13,439|
|Tacloban, Leyte||97 km||east33||221,174|
|Cebu City, Cebu||115 km||south-southwest||798,809|
|Bacolod City, Negros||147 km||west-southwest||499,497|
|Dumaguete City, Negros||242 km||south-southwest||116,392|
Distances to Around the World
|Seoul – South Korea||2,934 km||Bearing: 5°|
|New York – United States||13,950 km||Bearing: 16°|
|Toronto – Canada||13,469 km||Bearing: 19°|
|Tokyo – Japan||3,133 km||Bearing: 27°|
|Anchorage – Alaska||8,685 km||Bearing: 29°|
|Los Angeles – United States||11,741 km||Bearing: 49°|
|Mexico City – Mexico||14,188 km||Bearing: 54°|
|Honolulu – Hawaii||8,320 km||Bearing: 70°|
|Lima – Peru||17,698 km||Bearing: 94°|
|Suva – Fiji||6,798 km||Bearing: 118°|
|Aukland – New Zealand||7,535 km||Bearing: 138°|
|Sydney – Australia||5,792 km||Bearing: 151°|
|Adelade – Australia||5,363 km||Bearing: 164°|
|Perth – Australia||4,899 km||Bearing: 190°|
|Jakarta – Indonesia||2,729 km||Bearing: 225°|
|Kala Lumpur – Malaysia||2,633 km||Bearing: 251°|
|Bangkok – Thailand||2,579 km||Bearing: 278°|
|Dubai – UAE||7,367 km||Bearing: 292°|
|Rome – Italy||10,899 km||Bearing: 315°|
|Barcelona – Spain||11,691 km||Bearing: 318°|
|Vienna – Austria||10,354 km||Bearing: 320°|
|Hong Kong – China||1,613 km||Bearing: 320°|
|Zurich – Swizland||10,927 km||Bearing: 321°|
|Prague – Czech Republic||10,409 km||Bearing: 322°|
|Paris – France||11,248 km||Bearing: 325°|
|Berlin – Germany||10,370 km||Bearing: 325°|
|Moscow – Russia||8,759 km||Bearing: 325°|
|Amsterdam – Netherlands||10,893 km||Bearing: 327°|
|London – England||11,235 km||Bearing: 328°|
|Stratford-upon-Avon – England||11,280 km||Bearing: 329°|
|Stockholm – Sweden||9,822 km||Bearing: 330°|
|Helsinki – Finland||9,426 km||Bearing: 330°|
|Oslo – Norway||10,177 km||Bearing: 332°|
|Taipei – Taiwan||1,548 km||Bearing: 350°|
|Shanghai – China||2,231 km||Bearing: 353°|