The Camotes Islands are a group of islands in the Camotes Sea, Philippines The island group is located east of Cebu Island, southwest of Leyte Island, and north of Bohol Island.
Sometimes known as the "Lost Horizon of the south", within recent years Camotes has seen increased visitors and tourism and a growing expatriate community.
In 1981, the islands of Ponson, Por ...
o and Pacihan were declared Mangrove swamp forest reserves. Exemplars of the rare, critically endangered tree species Cebu Cinnamon have been discovered on the Camotes Islands.
Palm trees are the dominant plant on the islands. There are also numerous native varieties of fruit including banana, mango and pineapple. The predominant industries on the Camotes Islands are farming, fishing and tourism.
Also in the Camotes Islands you can find tourist spots such as Buho Rock, Greenlake Park, Mt. Calvary (Kalbaryo), Lake Danao and the vast Mangrove Plantation along the sides of the road from Pacijan (San Francisco) to Poro. There are many underground caves such as Bukilat Cave, Timubo Cave and Guadalupe Cave which has a fresh water underground lake. There are also 2 waterfalls, 1 in Poro and 1 in Tudela. There is diving and snorkeling opportunities at some of the resorts. Wiki
Camotes Islands News
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 7 through its Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) named two regional nominees for the cleanest and greenest local government unit (LGU) search for Model Barangay on Ecological Solid Waste Management (ESWM) nationwide.
The two regional nominees for Central Visayas are barangays Mayana in Naga City and Esperanza in San Francisco, Camotes Island, all in Cebu Province.
According to EMB-7, the two were chosen upon initial validation of all qualified nominees by the LGUs.
"The two barangays were initially chosen according to the ...
On the third week of the docu-series Our Fragile Earth: Protected Areas of the Philippines, Sen. Loren B. Legarda enjoined the public to watch the episode on the Camotes Island Mangrove Swamp Forest Reserve, described as a precious fortress in Central Visayas.
"Unspoiled white-sand beaches and untouched natural forests thrive in the Camotes Island in Cebu. Its breathtaking aqua-blue seascape, mangroves, lakes, dive sites, and majestic caves are part of a fragile biodiversity threatened by a growing population and climate change," Legarda said in a statement.
Legarda added that, within re ...
Located east of Cebu, the island has white sand beaches, amazing caves, cliff diving spots, lake, waterfalls and more to discover.
Three Philippine islands Boracay, Cebu, and Palawan were ranked as the top three best islands in the world, according to Conde Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards 2017.
Boracay was ranked first in the survey, while Cebu and Palawan placed second and third, respectively.
"More than 300,000 travelers took part in our 30th annual Readers' Choice Awards survey - setting yet another new record - submitting millions of ratings and more than 100,000 comments to help us create a list of winning favorites," the travel website said.
The three Philippine islands bested some popular destinatio ...
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Been travelling to this paradise in a remote island of Cebu . Few have known that paradise is within the reach of everyone in this beautiful island. Almost 2-hour boat ride from the mainland of Cebu is San Francisco Camotes, Philippines! A laid back island with less people no sky rise buildings, no shopping malls, and almost no mobile signal. There are places where it's a complete out of service area. And no wifi or almost no internet.
It's truly a paradise, a complete different from your ...
Camotes Island has been pinned in my travel list for a long time already.
The travel advisories from different embassies directed to many tourist destinations in Visayas immediately before our travel date scared me, but in the long run, my itchy feet prevailed. Squeezed after a work-related convention in Cebu, a two-day escapade was just a perfect fit.
Why Camotes Island? Listen, the sound of its name alone evokes a laidback rustic white sandy beach scenario free from intruding crowd. I am happy to feedback that the reality of Camotes was as genuinely exciting as the planning stage.