Welcome to Bantayan Island

The relaxed, bucolic settlement of Santa Fe on the island's southern coast is where most travellers base themselves. This little town boasts a sublime stretch of sandy beach and a decent selection of hotels and restobars. About 10km west of Santa Fe is Bantayan Town, the island's beautifully preserved administrative heart.

Holy Week sees Bantayan turn into an epic fiesta. People sleep on the beaches and hotel prices double, triple and even quadruple.

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$1494.89 Cultural & Theme Tours

Cebu 10 Days Paradise Island Hopping Swimming With Shark

Day 1 :  CebuPick Up At Mactan International Airport Cebu, check inn to your hotel Red Planet Ibis Hotel style, free night in Cebu enjoy the nightlife along Mango Square in downtown Cebu or going to Marco Polo waterfront resort for mor classy night out Day 2: OslobIts already 8 o clock time to go our guide its pick up you for going to Oslob with private van, or car check inn in your resort change the clothing get ready for have some of fantastic swimming and snoorkelling.Day 3 : CebuWake up early get your breakfast  and get ready for swimming with a real  Whale Shark a friendly magnificent creature, you going to ride from your resort and the center, guide boat and snoorkelling included, after that be ready for going to cebu with a private van/car, check inn at your hotel and free for the rest of the day.Day 4 : Bantayan IslandAfter breakfast, be ready to go in a short time direction Bantayan Island, you going ot ride s private van/car and then a boat going to Bantaayan Island, welcome at port from a local guide check inn at your hotel or resortDay 5 : Bantaayan IslandFree day in Bantayan Island enjoy the crystal water at Santa Fe Beach, take sunshine in a white sand paradise, free day and night you going to love it.Day 6 Malapascua IslandAfter your breakfast, you going to ride a private boat going to Malapascua  just a few hour from Bantaayan Island,  check inn to your hotel/resort and enjoy the rest of the day by relaxing and swimming in this tropical paradise.Day 7 Kalangmaan IslandWake up in a good time and lets going to visit one of the most beautiful place in the Philippines, Kalangmaan Island, one of the most breathtaking places to visit in the Philippines. It may be small but it didn’t fail to strike us with its beauty. Its clear waters and the ever so popular sandbar makes the island even more incredibly unique, eating in loco with BBQ coconuts water and fresh fruit, leave the real island adventure be ready to sleep in a tent.Day 8 Malapascua IslandDrinking some coffee with a light breakfast, and be ready to beck at Malapascua Island and snoorkelling on a private boat, free night.Day 9 Malapascua IslandWake up at 5  swimming and dive with the Thresher Shark, wake vary early in the morning if you wish to see this unique creature, coffee and tea provide in the boat, you going to be picked up at your hotel from a local guide, after that beck to the hotel free for the rest of day.Free day on the beach swimming  relaxing and take a rest.Day : 10 CebuPick up from the local guide raiding the boat and private van/car going to Cebu check inn at hotel and free night.

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Bantayan Island from Cebu City

A very early morning pick up from your hotel and you are set to travel to the nearest seaport heading to Bantayan Island. Upon arrival at seaport of Sta Fe, you will experience to ride a rolling off rolling on (RoRo) Ferry to Bantayan Island and your tour starts in the stunning beauty of Bantayan Island. First, you will visit and experience swimming inside a cave as the cold water refresh your tired body from a long hour of travel from Cebu City. This cave is inside a beach resort and locally know as  Ogtong Cave.After that, a magnificent multiple beach head awaits you as Bantayan’s popularity is growing, particularly among the backpacking crowd but its beaches remain well-kept and uncrowded. These beaches offers a clear and scenic place to relax and swim; Paradise Beach, Kota Beach, Sta. Fe Beach, walk in the Unique Beach and Beach Placid, lay back in Anika Beach Resort. Also, an Island Hopping for 2.5 hours in the VIRGIN ISLAND  and HILANTAGAAN ISLAND will surely amazed you. A visit to the Mangrove Plantation along the way is additional side trip of your tour.A old park named Kota Park, look hard enough and you can still find traces of its heritage, from old Spanish-era houses to dilapidated fort ruins. The St. Peter and St. Paul Parish Church was finished in 1863, making it over a century old. The church was built with coral and limestone and features stone carvings of saints (as opposed to the wood carvings typical of the time). Then head back to Cebu City via the same route.