Camotes Islands

Poro, Cebu

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

  • Camotes Island Cebu Philippines

    Located east of Cebu, the island has white sand beaches, amazing caves, cliff diving spots, lake, waterfalls and more to discover.

  • Boracay, Cebu, Palawan Are Worlds Top Best Islands Conde Nast Travelers Readers Choice Awards

    Boracay, Cebu, Palawan Are Worlds Top Best Islands Conde Nast Travelers Readers Choice Awards

    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 ...

  • Maria In The Island, San Francisco Camotes, Choose Philippines

    Sometimes we forget to appreciate the little things around us that has a great impact on our lives!

    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 ...

  • The Charm Of Camotes Islands The Sea And The Caves Cement Our Camaraderie

    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.


  • Camotes And Malapascua Gain Popularity Among Nature Adventure Enthusiasts

    Island hopping in Camotes and Malapascua islands is gaining popularity among tourists all-year.

    Alice Queblatin, Tourism Congress Visayas vice president for travel and tours, said the two islands are in-demand destinations in Cebu, as a new generation of foreign tourists continue to look for new and "exotic" places to explore.

    "Aside from Suroy-Suroy Sugbo, we now see increasing tour requests for Camotes and Malapascua all year-round," said Queblatin.

    The recent recognition of Cebu as among the five Best Islands in the World has strengthened Cebu's position as a must-see destinatio ...

  • Wandering In Camotes Island

    Wandering In Camotes Island

    There are places we never get tired of going back. Do you agree? And sometimes, though you've been on that place for a couple of times there are still spots you haven't reach so far, right? I've done Camotes four times but l admit I haven't been to some of its famous tourists spots. This time me and Ray went to some of the places we haven't been to and go back to spots we love to spend chillaxing.

    We booked a room in Santiago Bay Garden and Resort. This beach resort is the biggest in the island with two infinity pools you may enjoy whilst staying. For bookings and reservations visit ...