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

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    The town of Carles in Iloilo can be found in the Northern most of Panay Island. Definitely, the place is far from the chaotic and busy city life. While Islas de Gigantes ( Gigantes Islands) started to attract a good number of tourists both local and abroad, the place is ...

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    A 5 days vacation leave from work.we travelled to iloilo via boat and stayed at jesa beach resort (09176249345) in Isla Gigantes. They were very accomodating and had the place in our own. we spend 5,000 for this iloilo trip. after 3 days we went back to cebu and head down to south, moalboal. we stayed overnight in our tents by the beach. by the morning, we rented a boat for 1,500 and head to Pescador Island for 30 minutes. its a very beautiful sanctuary.

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    Get the best escape from the urban life and live the island life in simplicity and in commune with nature. Islas de Gigantes is your destination for a complete relaxation, adventure, and simple bliss.

    Islas de Gigantes or Islands of the Giants is a group of islands located in the northernmost part of the municipality of Carles. The cluster of islands is home for laid-back travelers who want to enjoy the scenic view of nature. The place is laced with fine white sand hovered by the azure sprite of the dreamlike beaches and mushroomed by verdant trees, and hidden lagoons. It is also a home for ...