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Moevenpick Hotel, Mactan Island, Cebu, Philippines

A five-star Mediterranean-inspired beachfront hotel that combines a true lifestyle experience, cool vibe and relaxed chill out spaces.

Manhattan, New York City, USA

Traveler's Couch shares to you the top tourist attractions in this concrete jungle where dreams are made of - New York City!

New 7 Wonders of Nature: Underground River and Puerto Princesa City's Other Wonders

The Cleanest and Safest City in the Philippines, behold the beauty of Puerto Princesa City with it's Undergound River proclaimed as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. Experience Honda Bay Island Hopping, Balayong Festival, City Tour and more!

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia - Truly Asia!

Formerly known as Jesselton and now often referred as 'KK' within the country and internationally, Kota Kinabalu is a popular destination for most travelers visiting Sabah and Borneo region, offering so much of Malaysian attractions...

FUNtastic Gibitngil Island, Medellin, Cebu, Philippines

Cliff Diving? Beach Zipline? Kayaking? Well, you can experience these in this newly discovered Tourist Destination in Northern Cebu - Funtastic Island in Gibitngil Island, Medellin, Cebu, Philippines! Read my review about the place, the rates, how to get there, etc.

Boracay Island Escapade

Get some sun-kissed skin within this beautiful paradise found in Aklan, Philippines. Named as one of the Best Beach and Island Destination in the World by known Travel Magazines and Sites, Boracay Island's White Beach tops on my list!

Discover the Beauty of Bohol

Chocolate Hills, Tarsier, Prony the Python, Loboc River, Panglao Island - everything in one place, Bohol, Philippines! Discover the beauty of one of Central Visayas' top tourist destination with lots of eco-adventure as well. See my shots!

Sinulog Festival, Cebu City, Philippines

One of the Grandest Festival not just in the Philippines but in South East Asia - Cebu City's Sinulog Festival! The Queen City of the South welcomed thousands of visitors from different parts of the world just to experience this one-of-a-kind event in the Philippines!

February 15, 2014

Malapascua Island, Cebu, Philippines: A Paradise Recovered (Latest Photos, Updates after Haiyan/Yolanda Devastation)

Malapascua Island is an island of the town of Daanbantayan located in the northernmost tip of Cebu, Philippines. It is known as a dive destination and also for its wide white sand beach named as Bounty Beach. Most of the locals here do a living from tourism, but for some still rely on fishing or farming.

Unfortunately, this beautiful paradise was one of the places raged over by super typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda in Philippines) that made landfall last November 8th, 2013. The island was leveled that it almost took all the roofs of the houses, hotels and other structures. For couple of weeks (or even months), it has lost its power and some communication/network facilities.

Traveler's Couch made a visit last February 6-9, 2014. This post will guide you through the latest photos or updates of Malapascua Island after being raged by the typhoon exactly three months ago (as of this visit). Please click the photo to enlarge.

ABOVE PHOTO: Sunset view while taking the boat from Maya Port to Malapascua Island
ABOVE PHOTO: Bounty Beach of Malapascua Island
ABOVE PHOTO: Boat of Malapascua Exotic Island Dive and Beach Resort 

ABOVE PHOTO: Beach side of Malapascua Legend Watersports and Resort 
ABOVE PHOTO: Bounty Beach, Malapascua Island
ABOVE PHOTO: Bounty Beach, Malapascua Island
ABOVE PHOTO: Beach lounge in Hippocampus Resort, Malapascua Island
ABOVE PHOTO: Sunset View, Beach Lounge in Ocean Vida, Malapascua Island 
ABOVE PHOTO: Sunset View, Beach Lounge in Sea Explorers, Malapascua Island
ABOVE PHOTO: Sunset Chill in Hippocampus Resort, Malapascua Island
ABOVE PHOTO: The view while taking the boat from Malapascua Island to Maya Port (Mainland Cebu)


Support the locals, help rebuild lives. #VisitMalapascua #Cebu now!

About the Author

Engr. Moon Ray Lo is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering. He is currently working as an Oracle EDI (Electronic Data Interchange), B2B and eCommerce Systems Analyst. He likes blogging, landscape photography, travel and graphics design. [ For inquiries, suggestions and concerns, CLICK HERE to Contact Engr. Moon Ray Lo ]

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