Before the year ends, I should be able to post some travel backlogs from this year. Here is the start of a series of blog posts from the trip to Malapascua Island, Cebu in February 2010.
From Cebu City, it is about 3-4 hours by private car or bus to the pier in Maya where you will take a boat that will bring you to the island of Malapascua.
Since it was low tide, little paddle boats had to be taken to get to the pump boats. Fare was P10 each on the little paddle boats and P50 each for the pump boats. The boat trip from Maya to the island of Malapascua takes about 30-45 minutes.
The boat does not leave until it’s full and our boat took on vendors. The vendors though do not pay fare and I have no idea why. If you would rather not wait for other passengers, or worse, have a boat full of vendors and their products, you may rent an entire boat for P700 to take you to the island in comfort.
Our boat docked in Logon Beach, and passengers took little paddle boats again to the beach. Some boats though go straight to Bounty Beach on the other side.
One of the two main beaches in Malapascua (the other being Bounty Beach) located on the south western flank of the main town, Logon Beach has a beautiful, long stretch of white sand. It also has a few resorts and some really good restaurants.
Click here to view the entire set on the trip to the island of Malapascua in Cebu on Flickr.