How to Travel to Malapascua Island from Cebu City plus Kalanggaman Island Trip

It is my third time here at the island of Malapascua so I guess I’ll share my experience here.

If you’re from Manila or from different country, you need to take a flight to Cebu. When you arrived in Cebu City, go to North Bus Terminal and look for the bus with a sign going to BAGAY via MAYA. You need to go to Maya Port and tell the driver or any dispatcher that you will go to Malapascua Island.

Maya Port

Maya Port in Daan Bantayan, Cebu

The bus fare cost P163. Travel time will take you 4 to 5 hours but it is better that you will go there early in the morning like 7AM and arrived at Maya port at 12NN.

The boat ride to Malapascua Island will cost you P80 and just prepare P20 for the flat boat.

Where to stay onΒ Malapascua Island?

Villa Sandra Guesthouse

I came here for the first time as a solo backpacker and my budget for accommodation is less than P400. I found Villa Sandra Guesthouse on the spot and it is good for backpackers like me with free Wi-Fi. As a digital nomad, I am able to work here with my online work. Currently blogging right now. πŸ˜€

Side trip to Kalanggaman Island


Definitely my second time around at Kalanggaman Island after 5 years. I arrived here March 5, 2015 so I received an offer for the trip. Kalanggaman Island is located in Palompon, Leyte.

For local/Filipino, all you need is to pay P800 and for international guests, you need to pay P1000. It includes the snorkeling gear and mask and the fins will cost you P100.

Related Article: Photos – The Beauty of Kalanggaman Island


My pink snorkeling gear and mask plus the rented fin

lunch time

Lunch time at Kalanggaman Island

This blog post was written on the spot because I’ve been asked on how to get to this place. I will post more of the photos and my experiences here too. πŸ˜€

Roxanne is an aspiring digital nomad. A virtual assistant since October 2009. She is a hobbyist blogger, photographer and travels a lot.

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