Lamanoc Island in Bohol

Lamanoc Island Anda Bohol Cradle Civilization Shaman Cave Manok Location Size Beach History Distance Boat Rental Tour Guide Fishing Badiang Resort Swimming Mythology Haunted Description Entrance Lamanoc Island is located in Anda, Bohol Province. Lamanoc Island is touted as the Cradle of Anda’s Civilization, displaying the beauty of unspoilt nature and rustic history and culture of early Andahanons. According to the folklore, the name Lamanoc was derived from the practice of shamans in preparing for their rituals in Lamanoc Cave. They usually bring native chicken (manok) as the main offering to their gods. This practice still lives on until now. Though shrouded in mystery and myths the beauty of Lamanok Cove doesn’t irk tourists who keep visiting the place. Whatever the myths, the place remains an idyllic location for sandy beaches and crystal clear sea and diving haven. Continue reading

Divinuvo Island in Eastern Samar

Divinuvo Island Borongan Eastern Samar White Beach Location Kilometer Size Distance Trees Resort Scuba Diving Swimming Snorkeling Tour Boat Guide Population Directions Hotel Transport History Fishing Divinuvo Island is a three-square kilometer island located in Barangay Lalawigan in Borongan, Eastern Samar province. Divinuvo Island has beaches which have crystal-clear water, white sandy beaches, swaying palm trees, multi-colored fish and corals beneath; best suited for scuba diving and swimming. Continue reading

Bolila Island in Negros Occidental

Bolila Island Hinobaan Negros Occidental Mangrove Shoreline Beach White Sand Blue Water Resort Location Tour Guide Package Barangay Asia Swimming Snorkeling Scuba Diving Boat Rental History Info Bolila Island is located in the southern part of the municipality of Hinoba-an in Negros Occidental province. Bolila Island is a haven of sea grasses and different endangered species of mangrove growing in it. With the white sandy beach and crystal blue water which as quiet as the sea that embraces it, the island is best known of its exquisite marine ecology of coral reefs were the land and sea bound together to form this reach island paradise. Bolila Island is located in the barangay Asia of Hinoba-an. Continue reading

Lukso-Lukso Islets in Zabali Baler

Lukso Lukso Islets Zabali Baler Island Rock Formation Volcanic Beach Grainy Sand Coral Seashell Hermit Crab Reef Snorkeling Scuba Diving Swimming Location Island Pictures History Resort Distance Size The Lukso-Lukso Islets are located off the coast of Barangay Zabali in Baler, Aurora Province. The Lukso-Lukso Islets are composed of at least three separate islets, rock formations jutting from the ocean. One of these small islands is connected to the mainland and at low tide you can see white grainy sands, crushed corals and numerous seashells, some inhabited by hermit crabs. The Lukso-Lukso island formations are the southernmost point and is accessible to vehicles coming from Baler. The sea bottom and undersea reefs around these islets are reportedly good areas for diving, and during calm months, snorkeling. Continue reading

Pujada Island in Davao Oriental

Pujada Island Mati Davao Oriental Province Taganilao Macambol Fishing Village Forest Scuba Diving Snorkeling Freshwater Lake Sand Beach Angliongto Family Clan City Boat Rental Tour Guide Tagalinao Pujada Island is located in Mati, Davao Oriental province. Pujada Island is sandwiched between the fishing villages of Taganilao and Macambol, and is a heavily forested 156-hectare island with a freshwater lake in the middle. Pujada Island is ideal for exploring, scuba diving, snorkeling or simply enjoying a relaxing day on this beautiful white sand beach. Pujada Island is teeming with marine life in the aqua blue perfectly calm waters surrounding the Island. Its landscape shows innocence to mankind’s innovation. The island is privately owned by the Angliongto clan of Davao City. If your thing is nature at its best, then Pujada Island is it. It has no huts, kiosks or commercial establishments. What you have are only the talisay and coconut trees that provide cover against rain and sun. Continue reading

Batbatan Island in Antique

Batbatan Island Culasi Antique Province Mararison Scuba Diving Cove White Sand Beach Location Garaban Anemone Batbatan Island is located off the coast of Culasi in Antique Province. Batbatan Island is eight kilometers away from Mararison Island. The island is a mound of soft greenery, an attraction to scuba divers; has natural coves, anchorages and white sand beaches. Batbatan’s waters are known for the garaban, or hell’s fire sea anemone, which can sting and cause severe skin ulcers when touched. Batbatan has a population of 2600 residents and 540 households. Continue reading

Catandayagan Falls in Ticao Island

Catandayagan Falls Ticao Island San Jacinto Masbate Province Waterfalls Vertical Water Ocean Sea Donsol Sorsogon Monreal Tour The Catandayagan Falls are located on Ticao Island, in San Jacinto, Masbate Province. The Catandayagan Waterfalls is unique because its waters flow directly into the ocean. Catandayagan is a picturesque tourist destination where you have to rent a boat from nearby Donsol, Sorsogon or Monreal, Masbate. You can swim underneath the waterfalls itself and legends state that there is a Huge Sea Monster living beneath the waterfall but it is not proven. The legend has been created to scare off kids on a nearby village so that they won’t swim near Catandayagan Falls. To get to Catandayagan Falls, rent a boat from Masbate City. Catandayagan Falls is just about an hour by boat from Masbate City. Continue reading

Waniban Island in Davao

Waniban Island Tamisan Mati Davao Oriental Mindanao Beach Location Size Resort Tour Sand Scuba Diving Snorkeling Waniban Island is located across barangay Tamisan in Mati, Davao Oriental, in Mindanao. Waniban is thirty minutes away from Pujada Island. A small island, Waniban it is only about four hectares. Unlike in the Pujada, there are humble huts where visitors can stay. Unfortunately, there are no foods for sale and it was good we brought our own. Indelible bought some fish from a fisherman who came to the island. Like those in Pujada, the beach has also white powdery sand. The seawater surrounding the island can be perfectly identified; it’s like strata of the different shades of blue which include aqua blue, blue green, and dark blue. The Island is covered with lush landscape of greenery that sits on powdery white sand beach on its shoreline amid the crystal clear turquoise waters of Pujada Bay. The northern part of the island is a Continue reading

Panaon Island in Liloan

Panaon Island Liloan Southern Leyte Bridge Mindanao Deep Scuba Diving Snorkeling Water Beach Whale Dolphin Watching Panaon Island is located in Liloan in Southern Leyte province. Panaon Island is the only one that is connected to the Leyte mainland by a bridge. Panaoan Island is part of Mindanao Deep, the second deepest body of water in the world; one of the most mystifying dive destinations in Southern Leyte. It is where one may encounter a school whales or dolphins. Panoan Island is reachable from Manila by air via Tacloban or Cebu then connecting by land from Tacloban, and from Maasin, Bato or Hilongos if from Bohol or Cebu, or by ferry if from Surigao. Continue reading

Tiniguiban Islet in Guimaras

Tiniguiban Islet Pulang Pasayan Igang Nueva Valencia Guimaras Island Red Shrimp SEAFDEC Substation Beach Hilagaynon Location The Tiniguiban Islet is located in Pulang Pasayan, Igang, Nueva Valencia, in Guimaras. Pulang Pasayan is a hiligaynon dialect that means Red Shrimp in English. It is a 1,544 square meter islet right in front of SEAFDEC Igang Marine Sub-Station. This is where rare red shrimps make surprise appearances during high tide. The beach is good for swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving. There are no available overnight accommodations. Continue reading