Top 10 places you don’t want to miss when in Camotes

Camotes Islands is a group of islands in the Camotes Sea, Philippines which is composed of four islands: Poro, Pacijan, Ponson, and Tulang. The island group is located east of Cebu Island, southwest of Leyte Island, and north of Bohol Island.

A perfect venue for beach bums; a sweet escapade for adventure junkies.

 

Must-visit places in Camotes Islands:

 

White sand beach in Santiago Bay

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A public white sand beach which is located in San Francisco, Camotes island. It has a wide stretch of shoreline when lowtide. This is a public beach under the management of Local Governtment Unit.

 

Cliff Jumping in Buho Rock Beach resort

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Buho Rock Beach resort does not only offer a beautiful view of the Camotes ocean but also cliff jumping for adrenaline junkies. If you aren’t brave enough to jump from 40 ft. cliff, you might want to try the 10 ft. one.

 

Bakhaw Beach

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A secluded and unspoiled beach located in Barangay Esperanza San Francisco. It is about 30-40 minutes away from Consuelo port.

 

Mangudlong rock resort

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Lake Danao

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The guitar-shaped lake danao, also called as lover’s lake, rests in the northern part of San Francisco. You can have fun activities in the lake such as boating, sakanaw, and kayaking.

 

Timubo Cave

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A subterranean cave that nestles in Sonog San Francisco, Camotes Island. One must make his way down through a winding staircase to reach the pool at the bottom.

 

Bukilat Cave

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The famous Bukilat Cave in Tudela has been one of the most visited among the 3 popular caves in Camotes Islands. It boasts its icy-cool water/pool and wonderful stalactites and stalagmites formation.

 

Busay Falls

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One of the popular waterfalls in Camotes which is located in Tudela Island. It surely offers a relaxing and dramatic sublime ambience which everyone will absolutely enjoy.

 

Mount Three Peak

Purportedly the highest point and a must-visit destination in Camotes Islands. It rests in the heart of Poro Island. They said sunset is best viewed from the peak where you can also see the entire island group. The peak can be reached through trek.

 

Sto. Niño Church

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The oldest church in Camotes Island and has become one of the major tourist attractions. It was established in 1849 and is located in Poro, Camotes.

 

How to get there:

From Cebu City, catch a jeepney in front of Sungold across SM City Cebu or a van in the SM van terminal going or passing Danao. Or ride a bus in North Bus Terminal and alight in Danao port or public market. Fare should be around 35 Php.

 

In Danao Port, ride a boat going to Port Consuelo in San Francisco, Pacijan Camotes. It takes about two hours to get there. Boat ticket costs 180 Php.

 

Note: Check the boat schedule; boats do not depart every hour.

 

Our trip to Camotes Island

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