Carnasa Island, Malapascua Island

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Carnaza Island is a *100}} turtle-shaped island located north of the mainland Cebu in the Philippines. 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 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 16–20 July 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 grey-rumped swiftlets (Collocalia marginata), 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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  • This is a very good choice for one day tour. Beach with white sands, local friendly and water as all Philippines, very cute.
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  • An island that is two hours by boat to Malapascua. There is nothing special to see aside from the beaches that are dirty and full of waste in any kind
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  • A 2 hours away from Malapascua Island. I was amazed of the beauty of this island. The clear crystal blue water that you will be tempt to splunge on it!! The cave was so wonderfull!! i like the small b...  more »
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  • Very good place to relax and enjoy your summer.
  • It was a struggle for us to get to the island, it took us 4hours to reach it. The waves weren't friendly though during that time. We stayed in the island at one of their Homestay accomodation, there were 10 of us and we only paid 200 each for the night stay exclusive for our group. It has very good view of the ocean. By next morning we island hopped. The ocean and the view were breathtaking, you would think you're somewhere in PALAWAN but in reality you're just in northern cebu. We spend 1700 php each inclusive of boat fare, bus fare, grab, food, seafoods, fresh fish, junk foods, basically ALL.
  • Beautiful place beautiful island of north cebu located at the end point of daanbantayan
  • I love the place, only sooooo far - two hours ride with a boat....
  • It is one of my favorite and beautiful palce
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