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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