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Introducing Malapascua Island

While it’s the world-class diving that attracts most visitors to the tiny and idyllic island of Malapascua, its lovely beaches and air of joie de vivre are what confirms its reputation as one of Cebu’s most popular destinations. Located off the northern tip of the province, its tight island community, absence of cars and sporadic electricity supply give Malapascua a laid-back charm that keeps it grounded in the face of some rapid-fire development.

Diving with the thresher sharks is the main highlight, and it’s one of the best places in the world to see these distinctive-tailed sharks.

If you are heading to Malapascua from Maya and miss the last boat, you can overnight there at Abba Family Lodge, 100m from the pier.