Islas de Gigantes

Carles, Iloilo

Islas de Gigantes is an island chain within the larger Western Visayas archipelago in the Visayan Sea in Iloilo, Philippines, and the northernmost part of Iloilo province. The Gigantes Islands consist of about ten islands; the two largest are Gigantes Norte and Gigantes Sur.

The Gigantes group is known in the Philippines for its remote location and unspoiled beaches. There is also ...

a lighthouse on Gigantes Norte.

The Gigantes group used to be called Sabuluag or Salauag, which is the name of a species of tree endemic to the islands. During the Spanish conquest of the Philippines, the name was changed to Gigantes. Local legend describes coffins found inside Bakwitan Cave that contained gigantic sets of human bones, which constituted the name change. For this reason, locals also believe the island is inhabited by enkantos.

Points of interest in the Gigantes group include the Bantigue sandbar, the Parola lighthouse and Bakwitan Cave, one of 73 caves throughout the islands.

Tangke is a saltwater lagoon located within Gigantes Sur. It is surrounded by cliffs. One local myth surrounding Tangke states that the waters would magically rise every year on June 24 during the feast of Saint John the Baptist.  Wiki

Islas de Gigantes News

  • 5 Unique Things To Do In Iloilo

    5 Unique Things To Do In Iloilo

    The province of Iloilo is known for its rich heritage and vibrant festivals like the nationally acclaimed Dinagyang Festival celebrated every January. But even if it isnt festival season, this charming province is worth a visit any time of the year. Iloilo City, the capital is a major urban center in the Philippines, and a gateway to Panay in Western Visayas.

    In a media tour organized by AirAsia Philippines to celebrate its inaugural flight to Iloilo, selected media and bloggers experienced what makes Iloilo special. For fist-time visitors planning their itinerary, here are five things you ...

  • Iloilo Islas De Gigantes Island Hopping On An Enchanting Destination

    Iloilo Islas De Gigantes Island Hopping On An Enchanting Destination

    You must have probably seen dozens of photos of Islas de Gigantes also known as Gigantes Islands as you sift through some destinations in the Philippines over the internet. Its postcard-like immaculate white sand beaches and astounding karst formations have caught the attention of many and had urged them to come and spend a day or two, or even more in this so-called Paradise.

  • More Reasons To Visit Iloilo, Manila, Iloilo Three Flights Daily Air Asia

    More Reasons To Visit Iloilo, Manila, Iloilo Three Flights Daily Air Asia

    Yes, we have more reasons now to visit Iloilo because effective October 1, 2017, AirAsia will be operating three flights daily between Manila and Iloilo.

  • Explore Iloilo Isla Gigantes

    Explore Iloilo Isla Gigantes

    If you've been reading my previous blogs you already know that my province is Iloilo, but going to Isla Gigantes will be my first.

    We came to Iloilo with the following goals:

    1. Explore Isla Gigantes
    2. Have fun (no pressure, no rush)
    3. Get tan

    The goals listed are achievable right? But due to my busy schedule I forgot to book an agency to facilitate our tour so we just made a DIY itinerary based on what I read from other bloggers. I did not contact any resort/s in the island, I was scared and worried because summer season is fast approaching and that the resorts are full so they c ...

  • Discovering Panay Island Islas De Gigantes

    Discovering Panay Island Islas De Gigantes

    I am so happy that i have finally kicked this off out of my bucket list ??" Visiting Isla de Gigantes. At first I was indecisive since it requires a lot of time but luckily i was able to file a few days off from work, so here we go to our short adventure trip to Panay island.

    Islas de Gigantes is an island chain located in the northern eastern part of panay island. The beautiful seascapes, sapphire seas and clear blue sky is perfect get away for those who seeks tranquillity and relaxation.

    It was a bright sunny day, the sky was a soft shade of blue and warm breeze in the air. Before star ...

  • 4 Philippine Destinations That Didnt Live Up To The Hype

    4 Philippine Destinations That Didnt Live Up To The Hype

    After traveling for 2-3 years in various places in the country, I've compiled my own list of Philippine destinations that didn't live up to the hype.

    I'd been meaning to write about this for a long time but didn't because I didn't want to offend anyone (*cough* tourism offices) and also because I felt guilty about not enjoying myself as much as I would expect to. I know that's a funny thing to worry about, but hey, try to live in the Philippines where people will cry war at any opinion that's less than all praise and glory.

    In my experience, expectations play a big role on how we react. ...