Carnaza Island is a 173.5 hectare turtle-shaped island located north of the mainland Cebu in the Philippines. The island is bordered on all sides by the Visayan Sea.
The island's topography includes coastal plains, mangrove swamps, lagoons and semi-rounded hills. Its coastal plain constitutes about 9.7% while semi-rounded hills constitute the biggest portion of the island covering a ...
bout 14.4% of the total area. The mangrove forest has an area of about 10.063 hectares or 5.8% of the island. The highest point was measured at 55 meters above sea level.
The dominant upland vegetation is Ipil-ipil (Leucaena leucocephala), which covered most of the slopes. Agricultural crops like coconuts, cassava, banana, sugarcane, corn and breadfruit, among others, are present in some areas.
On a paper report on the survey conducted on the island on July 16??"20, 1990. A total of 18 species of birds representing 7 orders and 15 families have been identified and reported. The most common species observed were Glossy Swiftlets, White-collared Kingfishers, Pied Trillers, Black-naped Orioles, Philippine mapgie robins, Malaysia fantails, White-breasted Woodswallows, glossy starlings, yellow-breasted sunbirds, and Eurasian tree sparrows.
The islanders revealed that the Tabon bird used to be numerous in Carnaza Island. Also listed on the report are the orders Cephalopoda, Gastropoda and Pelecypoda. Two genera of Cephalopods were identified, namely; Sepia and Sepioteuthis.
A total of 36 species belonging to 19 families of gastropods have been listed. However, further study is needed to get a complete listing of the gastropods in the area. Wiki
Carnaza Island or Carnasa Island Visayan Sea News
You may have seen videos and pictures of this island being shared a number of times on social media accounts. You saw how beautiful the beaches here are, how pristine the place? how secluded this island is. And you may have also noted what a perfect getaway for tropical destination this island is, etc., etc., etc. And then you may have read blogs about it and you may now have the idea how to get there, etc., etc., etc.
But what I?m going to showcase about Carnaza Island are not just its physical beauties but also our experiences which made this island escapade interesting and different f ...
I can genuinely sense the heavy slap on my face whenever my friends ask about the Northernmost tip Islands of Cebu since I always render them a blank face. They have seen me exploring almost more than half of the Province in the Philippines and that includes the Northern portion of Luzon and Southern Part of Mindanao. I truly don't know why I haven't explored our very own stunning Islands in the Northernmost tip of Cebu. Perhaps because at the back of my mind, this would be easy to reach for I'm just in Cebu and anytime, I could get there and explore them. But only recently, after 4 years sinc ...
Idyllic is, for me, a cliché and an overused adjective in the realm of travel writing. From bloggers to enthusiastic travel advisers, there are an awful lot of people nowadays who are vaguely and unsuitably using this word to describe a place they are visiting. As a matter of fact, I've seen some folks label Boracay's party-laden beach as idyllic. But, make no mistake about it ??" there are some places that truly epitomize and exude the "idyllic" feel of a tropical paradise. And one of them is Daanbantayan's remote and gorgeous gem ??" Carnaza Island.
Carnaza Island was kind of a last min ...
In the backyard of my mind, I kept the imagery and the serene desire of embracing the unspoiled and unpretentious innate beauty of an Island. This slowly grows and remain just a desire until I finally traipse my two little itchy feet on the Island that I have not expected to be equally astonishing as my serene desire have long been wanting to see and own.
Summer in the Philippines could be really hot and this is the season that most people would likely be really exciting about. It is when most sun soakers and beach hawkers really waited. Cebu has a lot of white powdery sand beaches along wi ...
Kalanggaman Island, Malapascua Island, Carnaza Island Hopping last November 21 - 24, 2016.
Thanks to my wonderful friends for this fun and exciting trip full of laughter!
Sherwin Tristan Siervo
Until our next adventure! Next time yung bumabagyo talaga! hahaha!
Let me give you a glimpse of how beautiful Carnaza Island is.