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Carnasa Island, Malapascua Island

Categories: Islands, Nature & Parks
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4/5 based on 10 reviews on the web
Carnaza Island is a 173.5 hectare turtle-shaped island located north of the mainland Cebu in the Philippines.GeographyCarnaza Island is a 173.5ha turtle-shaped island. The island is bordered on all sides by the Visayan Sea.TopographyThe island's topography includes coastal plains, mangrove swamps, lagoons and semi-rounded hills. Its coastal plain constitutes about 9.7% while semi-rounded hills constitute the biggest portion of the island covering about 14.4% of the total area. The mangrove forest has an area of about 10.1 hectares or % of the island. The highest point was measured at 55m above sea level.Within the small 173.5 ha island are the sitios of Candionesio, Carnaza, Daanbaryo, Linao, Liogliog and Pantao.FloraThe dominant upland vegetation is ipil-ipil (Leucaena leucocephala), which covered most of the slopes. Agricultural crops like coconuts, cassava, banana, sugarcane, corn and breadfruit, among others, are present in some areas.FaunaOn a paper report on the survey conducted on the island on July 16–20, 1990. A total of 18 species of birds representing 7 orders and 15 families have been identified and reported. The most common species observed were glossy swiftlets (Collocalia esculenta), white-collared kingfishers (Halcyon chloris), pied trillers (Lalage nigra), black-naped orioles (Oriolus chinensis), Philippine mapgie robins (Copsychus saularis), Malaysia fantails (Rhipidura javanica), white-breasted woodswallows (Artamus leucorhynchus), glossy starlings (Aplonis panayensis), yellow-breasted sunbirds (Nectarinia jugularis) and Eurasian tree sparrows (Passer montanus). For the rest of the species either only one or two individuals were seen or only either calls were heard.
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  • Due to the very good reviews, we have rented us a boat (2500 PHP) and went to Carnasa Iceland. Since we went mainly the snorkeling because, we were sorely disappointed. There were no fish and that I'm serious. We were on 5 different verticals. I don't know whether everything was destroyed by the typhoon, but have still not so bad snorkeled across Southeast Asia. Otherwise, the island offers plenty of rest, but no beautiful beaches. The most palms are unfortunately headless, and everywhere is rubbish. The people there are no tourists accustomed to, you notice it. Children very welcome. Track one yet at every step. And at the end, they want money. We were pretty disappointed after the trip and would probably be better to Kalanggaman...
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  • A great place for those looking for solitude and silence) to get to the island is possible only by boat or boat. Zavorživaûŝaâ nature, very nice-the wreckage of rocks, nakidannye in water, ribs, very unusual!
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  • Beautiful secluded island with a lot of beach spots with caves etc! On entering the island you see the tombs of the locals which were quite characteristic! We went climbing up on the cliffs and the vi...  read more »
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