Malcapuya Island, Palawan
I’ve been to Malcapuya Island, Palawan in 2010, but I’m writing this post because I really miss that quiet island and because I noticed that a lot of my readers are interested in going to Malcapuya!
Malcapuya Island is part of the Calamianes group of islands. In 2010, there weren’t a lot of people in the island. We didn’t even have to pay for the beach or anything.
There was no “resort”. There were NO restaurants! There were no inns or hotels where you could sleep over night. If you wanted to stay over, then you’d have to bring your own tent.
What I liked about it though was that the sand was really white and pino! The beachfront is also wide so there’a lot of space to laze around, run around, and take pictures!
How to Get to Malcapuya
You can go to Malcapuya from Coron or Culion. You just need to hire a bangka and agree with the price. Going there takes at least an hour, so estimate the cost to be from PHP 1500-3000 per bangka. It will depend on where you will come from, how many you are, and if you are visiting other islands or not.
My friend, Kring, and I were in Culion then so we hired a bangka and it cost us PHP 3000 but we were able to go to three islands: Malcapuya Island, Bugur, and another island (I forgot the name) where there were a lot of squids swimming! We opted not to go anymore to Banana Island.