Filipino Culture and Sharks
Malapascua has two great attractions. One is well-known and the other is not. Many people have heard of the thresher shark cleaning station where divers line up daily to see these beautiful sharks ascend from the deep to be cleaned by fish, before returning. Reef sharks can be seen here too. What fewer people know, however, is that behind the strip of resorts that line the beach is a traditional filipino island village. There are quaint shops and restaurants and a large church. The people are wonderfully friendly and inviting. Even if you're not interested in the sharks, the village is a great peak into real filipino island life.