Bantayan Island

Bantayan, Cebu

Bantayan Island is an island located in the Visayan Sea, Philippines. It is situated to the west of the northern end of Cebu Island, across the Tanon Strait.

In 1981 Bantayan Island was given the status of a "Wilderness Area", although its physical extent was undefined. Eleven years later the National Integrated Protected Areas System Act of 1992 reaffirmed the protected status. Ho ...

wever it too did not specify the extent of Bantayan Island Wilderness Area (BIWA), which is therefore taken to include the whole island, more than 11,000 hectares.

The coast of Bantayan and its islands mostly alternates between mangal and palm trees. Because of the shallow slope on the shelf, the intertidal area can be quite extended, leading to rocky and muddy shallows at low tide. This means that places with a sandy shore ??" a beach ??" are infrequent.

Good beaches can be found in the southeast around Santa Fe, and in the northwest at Patao and Madridejos. Even these though are not cleaned, and depending on the currents there can be considerable amounts of flotsam and jetsam on the beach and in the sea.

Bantayan Island and Wilderness Area News

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