DIY Travel Guide: Malalison/Mararison Island Solo Backpacking


Tourists call it Malalison Island.
Locals say it’s Mararison.
I call it Paradise.

 Malalison Island is quite small.
Tho, It is now being called The Batanes of Visayas.

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Darkness had descended by the time I arrived Culasi Port and this made it a little more problematic to locate some fellow travellers who would be happy to share the boat fee going out to the island. So, I texted my contact, Kuya Mario to see if he would be able to collect me from Culasi Port and he agreed to this at a cost of 750php return trip. Luckily for me, when I was on the island, I struck up a friendship with some new people and they shared the cost of the boat back to Culasi Port and to Kuya Mario, so this time my cost was 550php for the boat fee.


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