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Morion's PhotoTravel Diaries| Bantayan Island for the Second Time

Since this trip is officially for work, my time for “Suroy-suroy” was limited. I spent my  three days (January 17-19, 2012) stay in this paradise island doing reports and monitoring. Exploring places of interest is  my side trip (consolation hehehe).


How to get there
·    The Island can be reached from Cebu City via Bus and then ferry at Hagnaya Wharf of San Remegio . The terminal is at Cebu North Bus Terminal near to SM City.  From Cebu North Bus Terminal ride in a bus going to Hagnaya Wharf of San Remegio (fare costs 150 pesos for aircon and much lesser if ordinary).  Last scheduled trip of ferry going to  Port of  Sta. Fe of Bantayan Island is  4:30 pm (ticket costs 150-200 pesos). Going to different places of interest at Bantayan Island is as easy as 1-2-3 by renting a motorcycle/scooter (cost ranges from 300-500 pesos per day) or simply by commuting (habal-habal, tricycle and multicab). The foods are fresh, locals are very accommodating, the place is truly beautiful - a paradise!
Sunrise while leaving Hagnaya Port of San Remegio

Clear Blue Sea and one of the surrounding Islets 
View of Century-Old Houses from Bantayan Town Public Plaza.
Heritage Church of Bantayan


cookies of Julie's Bakeshop after a long walk at Bantayan Boulevard
 View from the ferry: Sta. Fe's Sugar Beach Resort
2 minutes after leaving Port of Sta. Fe 

Known as one of the most important fishing grounds in Visayas, Bantayan Islands delivered tons of  fish  (ginamos /Bagoong or preserved-salted fish and dried danggit / pusit)  to  Cebu City and Negros Occidental  for further distribution to as far as Mindanao and Metro Manila.


46 comments:

  1. Nice entry. :) I miss Bantayan and I hope to revisit the place this year. :)

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  2. The charming beach with heritage structures, Bantayan I love you!

    Buti ka pa pabalik-balik ka lang dito. :)

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  3. I'm going back to Cebu this August. Hope the weather's okay so I can visit Bantayan Island. :)

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  4. I'm carried away of your vivid, candid pictures of sunrise, clear blue sea. They're superb! This is the first time that I see Bantayan Cebu in picture. I already this place, but I'm wondering how does the place look like, the culture of the people there, people's means of livelihood, etc.

    Any noted historical events in Bantayan? Please share to us. Thank you.

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  5. di pa ko nakakapunta dito, but by the looks of those pictures, mukhang masarap nga tong balik balikan n_n

    ganda ng mga kuha ser!

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  6. Kaganda ng kulay ng mga litrato. Buhay na buhay!

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  7. Ang sarap talaga when your work includes traveling places around our country.

    Panalo din yung mga kuha mo. Nakakarelax. ^_^

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  8. i have something with old churches like this Heritage Church of Bantayan, i'm amazed with architectural designs and faith of the parishioners...hope I can visit it too...

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  9. This is what I love about blog hopping...I am not a well traveled person, blogpost like this serves as my window to the world.

    Keep on blogging and inspiring others.

    Been here from FBW FB group

    its me,
    cielo of Brown Pinay

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  10. nice photowalk..
    I'm like this too.. i'll photograph just about everything!
    That sunrise photo is amazing!

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  11. Lots of beautiful places in our country and this place is one of them hope to visit it one day!

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  12. I wish to visit Sta. Fe's Sugar Beach Resort. Beautiful photos you have here! Please swing by my page too! http://travel-on-a-shoe-string.blogspot.com/

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  13. I wish to visit Sta. Fe's Sugar Beach Resort. Beautiful photos you have here! Please swing by my page too! http://travel-on-a-shoe-string.blogspot.com/

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  14. love the photos. never been there though it is my hometown, Cebu.

    ~<a href="http://www.nursegermz.com>Nurse Germz</a>

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  15. wow ang ganda ng church! and ang haba ng aisle maganda ng ikasal dyan!! hehe.. i love your shot of the sunset!

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  16. Lovely and beautiful photos you got here! I like the sunrise photo the best :)

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  17. OMG! love the beach!... na curious tuloy ako.. ano work mo? doing reports and monitoring ng ano? galing ng perks ng work e!:)

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  18. beautiful sunset photos. and a lot of beautiful photos you got here. :)


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  19. The sunrise was really breath taking. An laki ng sun. And the bus fare wont hurt your pockets. Ang mura lang. Sobrang ganda na ng makikita mo. :)

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  20. i love the pictures! made me want to head to Bantayan now. I have been to Cebu umpteenth time but haven't been to Bantayan. Thanks for the post. I'm a PTB too so we can add each other. Thanks

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  21. cool place to visits, I love the images

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  22. cool place to visits, I love the images

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  23. I wish we made a side trip here when we were n Cebu. Ang ganda!

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  24. I like the first photo jeff. Someday I'll get there.

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  25. I love Bantayan. I love the photos too, very vivid and truly give a glimpse of how truly beautiful Bantayan is.

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  26. Love the photos! I'd be in Cebu mid this year and hopefully we get to explore Bantayan Island too :)

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  27. I've been there but haven't seen that sunset. Great photography!

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  28. very beautiful sunset! like a painting :)

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  29. I wish I made a side trip to Bantayan when we went to Cebu. The place is beautiful and so are the photos.:)

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  30. Paka uwaw lang ko. Tiga Cebu ko pero wa pa ko kaabot diri.

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  31. If its not to much to ask could you write some more about this. Keep up with good posts.

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  33. Deepsharma sorry for the late reply, i have already activated my email subscription tnx for ur interest;)

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  34. certainly a jewel! Can't wait to visit Cebu!

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  35. I look forward to visiting Bantayan. Everyone I know who has been there tells me it's a must-visit.

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  36. Whoaaa! That sunrise shot is jaw-dropping!

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  37. i s miss bantayan island.been there last year of october as an anniverssary and bday gft from my partner:).the place is so romantic although we went there n ktatapos lng bmgyo still sobrng gnda p din and the people are s0 sweet and very friendly.i love this place i hope we could revisit the island again sometime.

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  38. wonderful shots:) i so miss bantayan island.been there last year of october as a bday and anniv gift form my partner.we stayed in budyong resort for 4 days.the place is so romantic and very peaceful ganun dn s ogtong very nice place.and the people are very sweet and friendly.i love this island and hope we could revisit again bantayan sometime:)

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  39. wonderful shots:) i so miss bantayan island.been there last yr of oct as a bday and anniv gift from my partner.we stayed at budyong resort for 4 days the place is so peaceful and romantic very fine sand.although we went there n ktatapos lng ng bgyo still super gnda p dn gnun dn s ogtong the place is so sosyal and mgnda.the people are so sweet and friendly as well.i love this island and hope we could revisit there again sometime:)

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  40. parang laging maganda ang sunset papunta and pabalik from bantayan, ganyan din nakita ko sa gallery nung friend ko dati. :)

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  41. Nice photography you got here. My favorites are: the fist photo - Sunrise while leaving Hagnaya, Clear Blue Sea and then the Heritage Church. Thank you for sharing.

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  42. Great blog, Phils. is really wonderful place.

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  43. Very interesting travel blog. I wish I could visit all these beautiful places on my next trip. Will be back to read more. Thanks for sharing.

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  44. I have yet to visit Bantayan island. When I visited Cebu recently I only went to the southern end to swim with the whale sharks but I would definitely visit Bantayan Island along with Camotes and Malapascua in the future.

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  45. The best beachfront during habagat season is where? Thanks :)

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