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

  • Bantayan Island Cebu: Seriously Where Do Broken Hearts Go

    Bantayan Island Cebu: Seriously Where Do Broken Hearts Go

    Bantayan Island is a very beautiful island! That goes without saying. Even without the shadows of the movie filmed in the island, I think it can do very fine. But then, it will have to be an alternate reality.

  • Bantayan Island Cops Warn Tourists Not To Obstruct Shoreline

    Bantayan Island Cops Warn Tourists Not To Obstruct Shoreline

    "Keep the shoreline clean and free from any obstruction."

    This was the warning given by government and police authorities to thousands of tourists who were now in Santa Fe town, Bantayan Island this Holy Week.

    Santa Fe is frequented by tourists due to its white sand beaches.

    Melanie Sasota Layao, the towns tourism officer, said tents are not allowed within 20 meters from the sea.

    Layao added that a tent city is designated for the tourists.

    Chief Insp. Carmelito Hornales, chief of Santa Fe Police, said they would confiscate tents which obstruct the shoreline.

    ?Well still insp ...

  • After 8 Years, I Visited Bantayan Island Again Heres What Happened And What I Want To Happen

    After 8 Years, I Visited Bantayan Island Again Heres What Happened And What I Want To Happen

    I remember the first time I visited Bantayan Island.

  • Discovering The Crown Jewels Of Northern Cebu Malapascua, Bantayan Island

    Discovering The Crown Jewels Of Northern Cebu Malapascua, Bantayan Island

    Even if one lived for a century, it might not be enough to go around the Philippines to visit all 7,641 islands and islets combined, and truly enjoy the beauty of nature.

    One place, however, can be a great escape for adventurers and those who love the beach--Cebu.

    Aside from the Sinulog Festival, a long list of world class singers, scrumptious lechon, and dried mangoes, Cebu has gems that can satisfy anybody's thirst for excitement.

    Here are some places to visit and activities try in Cebu islands:

    1. Go underwater in Malapascua Island

    Popularly known as the home of thresher shar ...

  • Cebu 2018 Bantayan Island Cebu City

    Hi! Welcome to my Channel. I'm Glenn Gonzales and I've love doing TV(travel vids).

    Cebu City is a first class highly urbanized city in the island province of Cebu in Central Visayas, Philippines. Though the seat of government and capital for the province, it is governed independent and separate from it. source:Wikipedia

    Travel Date: January 10-13, 2018

    Places visited:
    -Cebu City
    -Bantayan Island
    -Kota Beach
    -Paradise Beach
    -Omagieca Mangrove Garden
    -Magellan Cross
    -Bantayan Island Nature Park

  • Visiting Bantayan What To Do And Where To Sleep

    Visiting Bantayan What To Do And Where To Sleep

    The most probable thing if you are visiting Bantayan is that you will be coming from Cebu or Malapascua. During our trip to Bantayan, we were from Malapascua and we really liked the vibe in Bantayan. The beaches were empty with white sand, clear water and a long shore perfect for walking. But sadly we didnt have so much time to spend in Bantayan.