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Malapascua Island

Listed under Islands in Philippines.

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On its Pacific side, Malapascua is a white sand, palm tree fringed island paradise, on the Philippines side its coastline is rocky and edged in reefs. It offers good swimming and famous snorkelling and diving conditions and the interior is a mix of tropical forests, coconut plantations and traditional fishing villages.

The marine life of the area is legendary and Malapascua is one of the best places to see the Tresher shark. Malapascua is not yet as busy as some of the other islands in the region and supposedly looks the way Boracay did ten years ago, but with more resorts. Apart from the tourists areas, island life is still quite traditional and entertainment highlights include fishing and cockfighting.

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Written by  Lindsay Drury.

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