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The small Island Malapascua

The small island Malapascua is located about seven kilometers north-east of Cebu and about 25 kilometers west of Leyte, home to a traditional fishing community of around 3500 people. Surrounded by white sandy beaches, broken up by small rocky outcrops. Tourism is growing in the last few years in Malapascua. The island has a handful of resorts and a couple of dive operators, but for the locals life is as much as it always was. Malapascua Island is also known as Logon Island, named after Barangay Logon, the main village in the southern part of the island.

Malapascua Island is just over 2.5 kilometers long and about one kilometer wide. It takes about 3 hours to walk around the island. You will meet friendly fishing villages and lonely, idyllically situated coves. The locals are interested to meet foreigners and like to find out your name and were you come from. The island is also suitable for families and young children. Not just the shape of this small island reminds of the island of Boracay, also everything else can easily keep up. In fact, on Malapascua Island, everything is somewhat smaller, but the mix is right. That is why Filipinos have begun to call Malapascua Island the "little Boracay".

A fantastic view can be seen from the lighthouse northwest of the island near Guimbitayan.