Malapascua Island in Province of Cebu, Central Visayas, Philippines - get details, & find more attractions to visit nearby

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Malapascua Island

Daanbantayan, Cebu, Philippines

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About Malapascua Island

Malapascua Island, located in the northern part of Cebu, is just one of the many islands you can explore in the Philippines. But what makes this small island a must-visit is that it's the only place in the whole world where you can dive with thresher sharks on a nearly daily basis. you can explore the whole island in less than 2 hours, depending on how long it takes for you to marvel at its many tourist spots and activities.



Attractions near Malapascua Island

Capitancillo Island38.45km from Malapascua Island

Capitancillo Islet is a small uninhabited island situated close to the City of Bogo in northern Cebu. The six-hectare islet features three recognized dive sites and is a part of a protected marine sanctuary. The island has a lighthouse that uses solar energy for power. It is located right beside the original lighthouse, which is among the oldest in the province of Cebu. It was also among the main lighthouses in the archipelago.

Tinago Falls52.5km from Malapascua Island

The most hypnotic waterfalls magnificently lay its beauty in the heart of Caibiran rainforest, a loop trail taking 10 minutes from the highway. A hideaway that blends perfectly for nature lovers; rich blend of trees, vines, & other exotic plants accompanied by the cooling & enchanting sounds of rushing streams.

Lake Danao69.76km from Malapascua Island

Lake Danao is considered as Ormoc City’s main natural attraction. This violin-shaped lake on the mountains of Ormoc was previously named Lake Imelda but was changed to Lake Danao Natural Park afterwards. It is covering an area of 148 hectares and is about 700 meters above sea level. The lake that also includes the Amandawin mountain range is 18 kilometers northeast of Ormoc City, half an hour drive along the Milagro – Lake Danao and San Pablo – Tongonan roads.

San Juanico Bridge93.43km from Malapascua Island

A monument landmark that stretches from Samar to Leyte across the San Juanico Strait. At a total length of 2.16kms. It is considered as the longest bridge in the Philippines crossing a body of seawater and it was completed in 1973. It was one of the architectural wonders in this area.

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Our Lord’s Transfiguration. Also known as Palo Cathedral, a gigantic and elegant church built in the year 1956 by the Jesuits which became their residence for some time. In the year 1768. In 1850, the church was repaired with the supervision of Fr. Agustin de Consuegra, who oversaw the construction of the two towers of the church. The church was declared a cathedral on March 25, 1938, with Msgr. Manuel Mascariñas as its’ first bishop. Now it is one of the main pilgr

Santo Niño Parish Church97.61km from Malapascua Island

A beautiful church that was located in the heart of Tacloban city. The Church of Santo Niño de Tacloban became the bastion of Catholicism in this city of 220,000, The Sto. Niño safeguards the evangelical faith of approximately 70% of Taclobanons who are Catholics. The Taclobanons continues to enjoy the miracles and graced lavished by their beloved King. it is now one of the main pilgrimage centers in this area.

Where is Malapascua Island

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Cebu is a province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region. Cebu is one of the most developed provinces in the Philippines with Metro Cebu being the second largest metropolitan area in the Philippines