Olotayan Island is a barangay island of Capiz Province. Olotayan Island is part of Roxas City. The name is a combination of olo (“head”) and “tyan” (stomach), as a Capiz legend tells of a cruel giant whose body the anitos (gods) struck with lightning, scattering his body parts all over the sea. Nearer to Roxas’ shore is Mantalinga Island – reportedly the giant’s “mata” (eyes) and “talinga” (ears). Natives of this place consider a “mini Boracay“, with its white sand and clear waters. Travel in this island with a boat, approximately an hour from wharfs of Banica, Roxas City, will bring a refreshing sight of placis atmosphere, serene shores, and white sand that may look like that of Boracay‘s. This island is truly blessed with its beautiful sceneries. Scattered pieces of corals are washed to the shore by shore waves, which makes the place very pleasing and things were made naturally by nature’s own architechtural design. Olotayan Island is one true riches that City of Roxas had. The area is certainly a perfect to unwind and to get rid of hassles the urban setting with its irritating atmosphere has. Beaches of Olotayan offer a refreshing and relaxing mood.
The place is very suitable for honeymoons and family vacation, or even getting together with friends. With clear waters, white sands and the rural setting that the place still adapts, one can feel very close to Mother Nature. Sounds of sea waves and occasional laughter’s of children’s at a distance will set a peaceful atmosphere. Relatively, few visitors and tourist visit the island. Still the place remains placid and native all through the years. Most of it’s native folks adheres the classic way of living, since electricity does not exist in the island. Olutayan Island is a thirty minute pumpboat ride from Banica Terminal, Roxas City; crystal clear waters and multi-colored fishes; beach is carpeted with tiny crushed shells called cascaho.