Capinahan Island in Biliran

Capinahan Island Almeria Biliran Location Coast Beach Resort Distance Barangay Talahid Water Swimming Snorkeling Hotel Scuba Diving Park Agta Beach Pump Boat Rental Tour Guide History Sand Shops Info Capinahan Island is located off the coast of Almeria, Biliran Island. Capinahan Island is one of the three islands situated off the west coast of Biliran. Located approximately ten minutes away from Barangay Talahid, Almeria, boasts of crystal clear waters and white sand beach. The place is perfect for diving, snorkeling, swimming, or merely lying on the shore beneath the shades of the trees and breathing its fresh sea breeze and the sweet scent of nature. Untouched by modern civilization, nature lovers will surely be awed by the island’s beauty and wonder. It takes about 15 to 20 minutes by pump boat from Agta Beach or Almeria town. Continue reading

San Victor Island in Baganga

San Victor Island Baganga Davao Oriental Location Beach White Sand Coconut Grove Province Barangay Diocese Mati Catholic Parish Tour Guide Visit Resort Davao Kilometer Boat Rental Map Layout Water San Victor Island is located in Baganga in Davao Oriental Province. This 3 hectares island faces the Pacific Ocean and has powder-like white sand beaches and lofty coconut grove. San Victor Island is a perfect place for summer outings and getaways. San Victor Island is owned by the Diocese of Mati and managed by the Catholic Parish of Baganga. It is open to visitors and tourists who want to experience extraordinary encounter with nature and the tranquility of the surroundings. It is not commercially developed but it has cottages for rent, nipa huts to stay and manicured lawn for camping available whether for day tour or for overnight stay. And yes, there is electricity and fresh water. Continue reading

Dimadimalangat Islet in Baler

Dimadimalangat Islet Cemento Baler Aurora Island Location Beach Coast Barangay Distance Rock Formation Reef Bay Tide Scuba Diving Snorkeling Sand Swimming Surf Resort Highway History Seashells Info Dimadimalangat Islet is located off the coast of Barangay Cemento, in Baler, Aurora Province. Dimadimalangat Islet is a rock formation just a few meters away from the reef shore of Cemento and serves as a point identifying the southernmost tip of Baler Bay. During low tide, this islet becomes a peninsula, of sorts, where one could walk and wade from the reef shore to this natural rock formation. Around this island are reefs for the more daring divers. To get to Dimadimalangat Islet, take a tricycle from Baler town proper to the river outlet south of Sabang Beach. From there, hire a motorized banca which can take you to the area. Travel Time is about five minutes by tricycle and 15 minutes by boat. Continue reading

Isla de Gigantes in Iloilo

Isla Gigantes Iloilo Carles Estancia Island Norte Sur Giant Balbagon Cabugao Daku Gamay Waydahon Bantique Bulubadiang Gigantillo Gigantona Ojatras Gakitgakit Sabuluag Location Coffin Cave Beach Resort Isla de Gigantes is located 18 kilometers off the coast of Carles and Estancia of Iloilo Province. Isla de Gigantes it is divided into two groups: Gigantes Norte and Gigantes Sur, and is composed of 10 islands: Balbagon, Cabugao Daku, Cabugao Gamay, Waydahon, Bantigue, Bulubadiang, Gigantillo, Gigantona, Ojatras and Gakitgakit Island. Isla de Gigantes was once called Sabuluag, but during the Spanish era, legends say that coffins found inside the caves contained giant bone set, that’s why the name of the island was changed to Islas de Gigantes. Today, giants are nowhere to be seen in the place. All that is left is a pristine beaches and interesting system of caves. The most famous part of Isla de Gigantes is the Tangke Salt Water Lagoon, a natural salt water pool, surrounded by steep rock formation. Just don’t be loud when Continue reading

Stingray Islet in the Dinagat Islands

Stingray Islet San Jose Dinagat Islands shape rock formation tour guide location beach canoe boat rental yawe pawikan turtle pagi sand history discovery transport hiking snorkeling scuba diving info Stingray Islet is located in San Jose, in Dinagat. An aerial observation of the island shows the stingray shap of the rock formation jutting from the water. This cute islet is one of the natural wave breakers of San Jose. Stingray Islet can be reached through canoeing or boat ride in five to ten minutes. There are some local version of this islet’s name: “yawe” key, “pawikan” turtle, and “pagi” stingray. Continue reading

Maripipi Island in Biliran

Maripipi Island Biliran Isla Rosa Rosette Luzon Visayas Commerce Strategic Location Size Beach Coast Description Channel Transportation Motorcycle Habal Naval Port Tour Guide Resort Fishing Swimming Maripipi Island, also known as Isla Rosa, or Rosette Island, is an island and the smallest municipality of Biliran Province. Maripipi was a vital link for the Luzon-Visayas commerce for its strategic location during the Spanish times. It was as they say where the Spanish galleons set ahoy. The island has a coastal circumference of twenty-four kilometers. It is separated from the mainland by a channel. There are no tricycles or jeepneys on Maripipi Island, but you can get around by hiring a motorcycle for about P400. In order to get to Maripipi Island, you must first travel to Naval, the capital city of Biliran. Naval can be reached by van from Tacloban or Ormoc in Leyte. Three daily ferry boats (large outrigger boats) leave for Maripipi Island from Naval port in Biliran. Continue reading

Aling Cayao Island Agusan del Norte

Aling Cayao Island Claver Agusan Norte Mining Town Deep Blue Sea Southern Coral Beach White Sand Resort Tour Guide Boat Rental Swimming Snorkeling Scuba Diving Surfing Water History Location Fishing Aling Cayao Island is located 21 kilometers away from the mining town of Claver in Agusan del Norte province. Aling Cayao Island stands in the deep blue seas like a sentinel in the southern portion of the province. The corals are well-preserved and the beach is pristine white. Aling Cayao can be reached by boat from Claver. Continue reading

Batan Island

Batan Island Batanes Basco Ivana Uyugan Mahatao Location Capital Population Beach Port Airport Center Province Size Length Distance History Fishing Weather Resort Boat Road Visit Hills Tunnel Church Batan Island is the largest and most populated island of Batanes Province. It is composed of four municipalities namely Basco, Ivana, Uyugan and Mahatao. Its capital Basco, is located on the northern part of the island, and is the center of commerce and seat of the provincial government. What sets Batanes apart, even in the Philippines, are its Ivatan inhabitants, members of a distinct ethnic group with hazy origins and its own language. They have for centuries eked out a living here from fishing and yam farming and withstood centuries of ferocious typhoons with equal parts grit and grace. Places to visit on Batan Island include the Valugan Boulder Beach, the Nakamaya Burial Grounds, the Dipnaysupuan Japanese Tunnel, Fundacion Pacita, the Pagasa Weather Station, Tukon Church, Vayang Rolling Hills, Chadpidan Boulder Beach, and the Naidi Hills. Continue reading

Talim Island in Rizal

Talim Island Binangonan Rizal Coastal Town Beach Laguna Bay Freshwater Fishing Mount Tagapo Hiking Village Location History Resort Boat Rental Swimming Pictures Population Beaches Surf Tide Industry Talim Island is located in Binangonan in Rizal Province. It is the island where 17 coastal barangays of the municipality of Binangonan are located. They are situated along the shores of Laguna de Bay where traditional fresh water fishing is a thriving industry. Mount Tagapo is a popular hiking destination on on Talim Island, and at an elevation of 1,437 feet, is the highest mountain on the island. Talim Island was featured in Ishmael Bernal’s 1976 film Nunal sa Tubig (Mole in the Water), a dystopian vision of the island which tackles how fisherfolk are affected by progress and pollution from nearby industries. Continue reading

Aniao Islets in Aurora

Aniao Islets Zabali Baler Aurora Rock Islands Digisit Bay Formation Volcanic Wave Water Pebble Beach Dimadimalangat Swimming Tour Guide History Surfing Swimming Fishing Resort Distance Boat View Info The Aniao Islets are located off the coast of Barangay Zabali of Baler, Aurora Province. The Aniao Islets are two small but imposing islands situated south of the islet of Dimadimalangat and near the shores of Digisit Bay. The Aniao rock formations jut straight from the sea like bullets, with shrubs, small trees and other greenery growing on top surfaces. Kingfishers, gulls and hawks use these islets as lookout points for fish. Towering waves relentlessly pound the base of the formations, challenging even the most intrepid of rock climbers. There is a short stretch of cream sand beach on one side and a couple of low rock formations scattered around the area. To get to the Aniao Islets, take a tricycle from Baler town proper to the river outlet south of Sabang Beach. From there, hire a motorized banca which can take you to the area. It takes five Continue reading