Malapascua is the northernmost inhabited island of Cebu in Central Visayas, a small tropical island surrounded by blue water teeming with vivid marine life and best known in scuba diving community for the Thresher Sharks, one of the very few places on Earth that guarantees sightings of this lovely pelagic.
The island’s name is said to have originated from two Spanish words “mal” and “pascua“, translated in English as “bad” and “Easter”. Local folklore says that Spaniards named the place as such when they arrived in the island on a stormy Easter.
But there’s more in Malapuscua than the charm of its swarming underwater world and the interesting story of its name. The island also takes pride of its white sandy beaches, lighthouse, snorkeling sites, picturesque sunrise and sunset, and the warm hospitality of the locals.
For more information on traveling to Malapascua, check out Lakwatsero’s Travel Guide:Malapascua.