While waiting for the results of my job applications, I and a friend decided to explore Bantayan Island in Cebu to relax, and of course, to shoot. From my hometown, I had to travel by plane for 45 mins, by car (from the Mactan airport to Hagnaya port) for 3 hrs, and by ferry to the island for an hour.
photo by Russel
lost in a blue world
the waves of summer found me
a pearl for mother
I never thought that the island would be a quiet one. I went to Boracay Island few weeks prior to Bantayan, and the former is the exact opposite - too crowded and commercialized. Sorry, but I haven't blogged about the Boracay trip yet.
Since we only have a limited time in the island, we avail of the island hopping tour (900 pesos) and land tour (800 pesos) packages. For this blog, I will highlight three of the beaches only. Other spots and attractions are included in the video below.
We stayed at Adelaida Pension House. A few walk from it is the Kota Beach aka Sugar Beach aka Camp Sawi. The beach has no entrance fee, one can freely enjoy the sugary sand and the blue waters. This is also a good viewpoint to watch the sunrise.
Next is the Virgin Island Resort. A private resort, and the entrance fee is quite expensive at 500 pesos for 2 persons. But it has one of the clearest waters I have ever seen. It also has a diving cliff, but we never dared to jump.
Last one is the Paradise Resort. A small, intimate resort especially on weekdays. It has a fee of 50 pesos to enter. While the beach is beautiful, you have to walk for 7-10 minutes from the main road. A perfect place to relax and enjoy the turquoise waters.
For other attractions such as Omageica Mangrove, Ogtong Cave, and Hilantaagan, check the below video from my new youtube channel - Juan-Eyed Juanderer.
Our trip to Bantayan was an enjoyable one. I think I may go back there if I want to escape from the chaos of city life. Or if I can't find a job anytime soon.
Photos taken with Nikon D7000
lenses 18-300 mm Nikkor VR
10.5 mm Nikkor fish eye