Hilantagaan Island and Marine Fish Sanctuary is located about 4 km east of the island of Bantayan, 10 km north-east lies the island Kinatarkan Island. South of the island lies the Tanon Strait , a sea area south of the Visayan Sea. The island has an award winning marine sanctuary just off shore.
Hilantagaan Island and Marine Fish Sanctuary News
The morning was sunny and the waves seemed calm when we left Kota Beach Resort on our way to our first island destination of the day. But within a few minutes our boat was pitching up and down a suddenly rough open sea. We were about to go into panic mode but one glance at our calm and unperturbed boatman helped us relax and made us realize that things were going to be just fine.
Among the Philippines' 7,107 islands, towards the northern tip of the mainland Cebu is a small dot of paradise they called Bantayan. One of the favorite summer destinations, the island promise to be a perfect escape from a daily routine and a dozen of workload.
8:00 AM ??" BREAKFAST AT CORNER INN
Upon arrival at the Santa Fe Port, you're bound for a hearty breakfast. and is a perfect way to kick off your trip. From American staples such as ham, bacon and eggs, to local favorites like fried bangus, buwad (dried fish) and pork tocino, complemented with refreshing pineapple juice or a sooth ...
Bantayan Island, a lovely patch of splendid things is situated north of Cebu and is the largest of the Bantayan Group Of Islands. It is consist of 3 municipalities namely Bantayan, Madridejos and Sta. Fe. This island which is 4 hours of land travel and an hour on the water offers one of the most breathtaking sights in all of Cebu Province. Long stretch of powdery white sand beaches and shimmering azure waters in Sta. Fe will instantly treat visitors to a grand welcome. Not only that it is a haven to beach lovers but the island itself is a paradise which showcases a plethora of hidden wonders f ...
Hilantagaan Island is located in the northern end of Cebu Island.
It is home to a small fishing village and it is pretty low key. I'm not sure if there are accommodations being offered here. But if your end point is Bantayan, you can stopover here.
And it was a worthy stopover because when we stepped out of our boat, we were greeted with fine, white sand with clear blue waters.
We spent an hour here, taking pictures and swimming. There's not many people around and it felt like we rented the whole beach for ourselves.
A solar panel, the size of the lid of a shoe box, supplies power to the Ofqueria family enough to enable them to listen to their favorite radio dramas in the morning.
At night, generator sets provide electricity for four hours.
For the last 10 years, the 880 houses in Barangay Hilantagaan, an islet off the coast of Santa Fe town in Bantayan Island, has been relying on solar energy and generators for their power supply.
Each house has a solar panel, the same size as that of the Ofqueria family, placed on the roof. To connect to the generators, each household pays P100 for 20 days powe ...
Bantayan Island ??" Up early to catch the sunrise, we were lounging away the sunny but cool morning on Anika Beach Resort's comfy beach chaises and enjoying our instant coffee.
In our periphery, in front of small settlement adjacent to Abaniko Resort, a cluster of outrigger bancas were anchored ashore with local fishermen getting their nets straightened out into shape. One of them eventually sidled up to us, timidly asking if we would be interested in hopping over to the two islands decorating our horizon.
"That is Hilantagaan Island and to its left is Silion Island," pointing to each, " ...