Carnasa Island, Malapascua Island

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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  • 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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Where to stay in Malapascua Island

Small Malapascua Island has a number of resorts, hotels, guesthouses, eco-lodges, and rental accommodations to cater to the long list of divers, beach-lovers, and luxury tourists who arrive here each year. The south coast of the island, where Bounty Beach and the ferry service are located, serves as the most popular area to stay. Resorts great and small, squat hotels, and sets of thatched rental cottages sit by the sand or along the streets just back from it. A couple of budget inns offer no-nonsense accommodations for those more interested in just getting out there and exploring.
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