Pandanon Island Marine Sanctuary is located in Getafe, Bohol although most tours to the island are out of Cebu. It is a beautiful island with a long, winding sandbar that changes with the tide. From Pandanon Island one can see the mainland of Bohol on a clear day. Pandanon Island can be reached by a one-hour pumpboat ride from Mactan, Cebu. It is one of the destinations for the popular Cebu island ...
hopping tours. Pandanon Island is located between Cebu and Bohol.
Pandanon Island Marine Sanctuary News
With its warm, tropical climate and friendly people, the Philippines is gaining a reputation as a must-see destination in Southeast Asia.
We already know that the Queen City of the South ??" Cebu is widely known for its Sinulog festival, which is considered as one of the grandest and most popular festival in the country. We already know that the beautiful province of Cebu is applauded for its pristine white sand beaches, jaw-dropping falls and mountain peaks as well as its tasty local delicacies like otap, dried mangoes, dried fishes, chorizo de Cebu, Lechon and etc.
But aside from the food, the sceneries and its festival that captures the heart of thousands of tourist who visited the province. There are also tons of activiti ...
Philippines is a name truncated from "Philippine islands" which is derived from King Philip II of Spain in the 16th century. Philippines is an archipelago consisting of 7,107 islands. Due to this topographical nature of the country, countless sea ??"related leisure and adventure activities were common. Sea sports are really fad, ranging from snorkeling, wake boarding, surf boarding, parasailing, canoeing, kayaking, dragon boat racing, fin swimming, free-diving, cave and deep diving. Other underwater recreational activities are also common like underwater photography and videography. With that ...
The province of Cebu is one of the top tourist destinations in the Philippines.
The capital, Cebu City, is a bustling hub in the Central Visayas region, moving at the same fast pace as Metro Manila. Even the traffic in the city is comparable to Manila!
The province comprises Cebu island and more than 150 surrounding islands and islets. The vibe gets more laid-back as you venture away to towns in the North, South, and Central Cebu.
From dive sites and beach resorts, to waterfalls and mountains, there are a lot of beautiful natural attractions and outdoorsy activities to do beyond the c ...
It was azure at first. But as we approached the shallow waters of Pandanon Island, the tint of the water was slowly turning viridescent. We all witnessed how the water gradually shifted from all the shades in between blue and green.
The squeaky-clean sea makes the corals 10 feet below pretty evident. And as the corally features morphed to sand, the 6-feet looked more like a knee deep.
Pandanon island, by the way, is one of the stops of Mactan Island hopping. Other interesting islands include: Nalusuan, Hilutungan, Caohagan, Olango, and Sulpa Islands.
How to get there
From any point ...
The white columns, ruins of probably a perfectly functional structure, were the first to grab my attention. Actually, the second. The first was the big house that stood by the beach like a cold, pale giant that was very imposing and very out-of-place. The house and the ruins stuck out and stood out in a sea of blues as we approached the island. Moving closer, the long white strip of sand was revealed slowly, pulling us out of our Mediterranean dream to tropical reality.
Our boat was not able to reach the beach for the water was too shallow. We had to wade through the water to reach dry land ...