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Bantayan Island

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Location & History

Located in the northwest off coast Cebu lies a small island filled with palm trees. Bantayan Island is only part of an island group also known as ‘Bantayan’. It is made up of three of Cebu’s municipalities including Bantayan, Madridejos and Sta. Fe.

The island’s shore spreads wide into fine white sand beaches. Its waters are ideal for snorkelling, diving, and for simply dipping - whichever way you would like to enjoy it.

Nearby places include the 500-year old church, the Saints Peter and Paul’s church that was built 1580. Also a 20m long underground cave named ‘the Ogtong Cave’ is right around the corner.

User comments

Bantayan Island, a piece of paradise, is located at the northernmost end of Cebu. It is a beautiful island offering its cool and crystal clear water, powdery white sands, and picturesque sunset. It is a perfect place to unwind, to de-stress and reset. A beach minus the crowd, giving all the peace and freedom you want. Such a great place to wander around. - Lou Bacolod

Photo by Aris Mape.


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