Natural Tourist Attractions
A coral island and famous for scuba diving, where beach resorts of
international standards are located. Also the site of the Export Processing
Zone I, with 100 companies in operation, employing 36,575 people with
a monthly payroll of P226 million. Land area - 150 has.
South of Cebu - Located 89 kms. southwest of Cebu City, famous for
beautiful corals and reefs, white sandy beaches, excellent for diving.
Accomodation is offered by the Badian Beach Resort, a "AAA"
It was on Christmas day when the Spaniards reached the island. According
to townfolks, it was supposed to be a special day of celebration but
unfortunately a storm hit the island and so came the name "MALAPASCUA",
MALAS SA PASKO, which means "Unfortunate Christmas" in English.
Malapascua is sometimes referred to as "LOGON", the main
community in the south. "Logon" got its name when the Japanese
and Spaniards fought over the island during the World War II.
The island is 3 kms. long and 1 km.
wide, with a population of about 3,000. It has white sand beaches
and crystal clear waters. The west coast is ideal for swimming and
snorkelling but one should be careful because of unpredictable weather.
A walk or tour on the whole island can be done for about two hours.
The island is located at the northeast of Cebu province and is composed
of 4 towns, namely: Poro (composed of 17 barangays), San Francisco
(composed of 15 barangays), Tudela (composed of 8 barangays), and
Pilar (composed of 5 barangays). To cross the island, one has to go
to Danao City, an hour away from Cebu City or take a fast ferry. There
are two boats which travel to and from the island and Danao City everyday,
one fastcraft which travels twice a day adn a regular boat thrice
a week. Travel to and from the island is around 2 hours and mode of
transportation within the island are motorcycles.
Located in Badian, one can feel the coolness of the surrounding lush
greenery of this panoramic waterfalls. Accomodation from cheap to
moderate rates are available.
Located in Borbon, 8 kms. north of Cebu City, a very picturesque shelter
for picnickers and bathers.
OLANGO WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
Olango Island supports the largest concentration of migratory birds
found so far in the country. Migration starts from the breeding places
of birds in Siberia, Northern China and Japan. Anticipating the scarcity
of food and winter cold, these birds fly as far as Australia and New
Zealand from late July until late November. This is usually referred
to as the Southward Migration. By late February until May, these birds
return to their breeding grounds in the reverse Northward Migration.
Based on data gathered so far, the
birds use Olango as a major refueling station as well as a wintering
ground. At Olango, the birds can replenish their fat reserves by feeding
on rich supply of invertebrates in the intertidal mudflats. These
fat reserves must fuel birds on the next lap of their journey which
may cover from 3,000 to 15,000 km. of non-stop flight. Land Area-1,022,6228