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Travel Diaries| I Love You Naked Agutayan

A must visit in Jasaan, Misamis Oriental, Agutayan Island has 5000 sq meters of fine white sand sitting on a 3 hectare marine sanctuary that serves as breeding ground of giant clams locally called as Taclobo and other marine species. With its shallow- clear water and amazing marine life, the spot is a perfect place for swimming, diving and snorkeling. 

Agutayan Island


Around eight o'clock in the morning when we left the coastline of Barangay Jampason  in  Jasaan going to "the naked"  Agutayan Island. According to Ate Jeaneth and Manong Felipe, the owner of the motorboat we hired, the best time to visit the island is in the morning from 6:00 to 9:00  - as the heat of the sun is not too scorching. Actually, our original time of departure is 6:00 in the morning, but due to traffic from CDO, we arrived late hehehe. Packed with baon na nilagang saging at kamote, pork chops for grilling, and fresh-caught matangbaka , we reached the island after more or less 15-minute boat ride. There are no cottages on the island so we immediately set-up our tent; and yep, it’s naked, so expect that there are no trees/plants to shed.  

Agutayan Island

Agutayan Island

Agutayan Island

Wordless! The island is simply amazing and beautiful. Check my photographs below to see how fun and enjoyable to explore and visit Agutayan Naked Island.

Agutayan Island

Swaki
That’s Traveling Morion eating Swaki hahaha. Opps, I am just kidding, swaki is full of spines! You have to open the body to get the yellow part- so yummy! 

Agutayan Island
Jump Shot ala Superman in Agutayan Island :)

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Group jump shot. It's more fun in Agutayan Island!

Agutayan Island
Spider Fight? No! We've tried something new, it's Agukoy Crabs Fight hahaha

There is a large population of crab locally called as Agukoy (ghost crab) in Agutayan. I assumed the name “Agutayan”  was derived from the name of this crab species abundant in the island.

Agutayan Island

Agutayan Island

Notes: There are no trees or any cottages in the island so better to bring tent/umbrella. As far as I know, camping and overnight stay is not allowed. Upon arrival, pay courtesy to island/sanctuary caretakers and log your name on their record book. We are asked to pay P100 pesos (for maintenance daw?) but Ate Jeaneth declined – she talked with the caretakers and explained that she’s from Jasaan and  not aware of any fees to be collected.



HOW TO GET THERE

Philippine Airlines/PAL Express, Cebu Pacific Air, ZestAir/AirAsia flies daily from Manila to Cagayan de Oro. There are also direct flights from Cebu and Davao.

From Cagayan de Oro Agora Terminal ride in a Bus bound to Butuan City. Tell the driver/conductor to drop you in Barangay Jampason  in  Jasaan.  Travel time is more or less 1 hour. Bus fare costs P30 (ordinary)/ P80 (AC). From Barangay Jampason, hire a boat that will take you to/from the island. I highly recommend Manong Felipe (09061955698) - his motor boat can accommodate up to 15 passengers. 

From Butuan City. Ride in a bus going to Cagayan de Oro. Tell the driver/conductor to drop you in Barangay Jampason in Jasaan. Travel time is more or less 4 hours. (follow instructions above)

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51 comments:

  1. Buti di ka kinagat ng agutayan. haha... How's the taste of Swaki? is it good? Do you need to cook it? hmmm... looks interesting.

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    1. hahaha buti hindi ko nalunok @Yannie :) just kidding! in fairness sobrang malasa at unique yung linamnam nya :)

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  2. my god! Look at that crab, hihi. This is reminiscent of Isla Walang Tao, a very small island in Dimakya, Palawan - clear blue waters, white sand and nothing but sand :) We did bonfires and seashell collecting while there...love the photos!

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    1. Thanks for dropping here @Marie - thanks for the compliments :)

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  3. Ok.. so this is a shame to me! Lol. I am from CDO myself but I have never heard of this place yet. Wow! That is paradise right there! Thanks for sharing this to us, sir! It is so nice to know about this beautiful place to check out when in Jampason.

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    1. Go na agad agad @Rcel - lapit mo lang :) this spot is worth to visit :)

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  4. That's how they called it "Naked" because there are no trees. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Yey! thanks for dropping here mhie :)indeed "naked"

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  5. I've left my homeland without even knowing that this beautiful island exists!! it's so nice to be there and you are so lucky to have gone there! how i wish i could visit that place. by the way, i love that superman jumpshot!

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    1. epic nga yung superman shot na yan Pinx hehehe and i should say that's one of my best jump shot photos hehe

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  6. WOW!!! wonderful island to visit, i bet there are plenty of tours in that place, it is fun to visit that place indeed. Thanks for sharing the photos I have fun watching you all.

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    1. thanks for dropping here Nova :) u should see the spot also- amazing talaga :)

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  7. Love its nakedness, I'd love to be able to see it too.

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    1. Go @Chubs :) thanks for dropping here :)

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  8. hmmm, have never tried eating sea urchins, wonder how they taste like? it's so beautiful out there.

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    1. literally yummy Betchai :) Indeed- so beautiful!

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  9. Your shots are just awesome and the place was just the perfect backdrop and really scenic.

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  10. Agutayan Island looks like a beautiful place to visit. I'm sure there are plenty of untouched and unspoilt places in various areas of Mindanao.

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  11. This is what made Philippines great and there's really more fun in the Philippines.

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    1. I agree bro! Thanks for dropping here :)

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  12. I wanna see Swaki in person but I'll not hold them LOL! May poison ba spines nila?

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    1. nothing Riza :) yung nga lang masakit pag natinik ka- nakaklagnat daw hehe

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  13. Have you been to Camiguin's White Island? It's almost the same as Agutayan Island, although I wasn't able to see any marine creatures like that of the Swaki and crabs (great close-up on the crab by the way! It was entertaining!) roaming around. Anyway, White Island is also as bare as Agutayan. You also need to bring your own protective gear. NOnetheless, this Island that you featured is simply breathtaking! :)

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    1. hopefully this month Mai :) Sabi nga nila same as white islands- mas malaki nga lang daw ng konte yung sa Camiguin at mas white ang sands :)

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  14. I've heard about Swaki from firneds, Yummy nga raw. Bro the place is just perfect for honeymooners. Mas maganda if Agutayan is a girl in the flesh. wow! seeing her naked. ay censored. ha..ha..ha.

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    1. Henyo ka talaga @Papaleng! hahaha Kaw lang nakaisip nun ah hahaha

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  15. Your photos are amazing as always! And those jumpshots, EPIC! :) Reading through your post inspires me more to also visit more places in our country which most people may have yet to discover. Please keep it coming and inspire us more!

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    1. Ayun oh! Thanks bro for dropping here :) got more inspiration to shot.click.discover.explore because of these comments. Thanks!

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  16. There are really a lot of beautiful places in the Philippines. This place is just few kms. ahead of where I am now! :)

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  17. love the jumpshot :) and the crab shot :)...and everything here! adding naked Agutayan to my long list of places I wish to visit! the crab fight made me smile! :) thank you for the virtual tour..made me miss sand and seawater so much!

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  18. Ill be in cdo by nov 21-27 and you might want to bring me there... haha

    Anyway the island is a nice place. It is perfect for appreciating the sound of the ocean medling with the wind ;) nice one sir...

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  19. The place is simply breathtaking! love the superman shot! Wish I can travel again soon, i got envy at your travels!!

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  20. awesome! i would definitely visit that place next summer with my family!

    cheers for Sharing! :)

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  21. Geez!!! How did you ever do that stunt? Jump shot ala superman?? My first time to see that kind of a capture, hahaha! It's simply unique! And all the other photographs captured here are all amazing!!! Thank you for the virtual tour- all for free!!! :-)

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    1. Magaling lang talaga yung model ko Lainy :) Teynks also for dropping here :)

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  22. That is one superb island! I wish to visit it! The jump shot ala superman is fun! I wonder how he landed,lol! Your camera captures awesome photos! I love how clear the eyes of the crab there, thumbs up!

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  23. Wow! I love that jump shot. hehe. =) I'm suddenly curious about the marine life there... after pambato reef, everything else has paled in comparison...

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  24. This is my first time to hear of such island. I never kew it existed until you mentioned it in your blog. :) Gosh. This makes me want to visit Samal next week (it's the closest possible island I can go to) LOL

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  25. another lovely place not to be missed, you're so lucky to see beautiful places like this. love all the pictures, and the superman jump shot, so perfect...i want to have a jump shot like that, hehehe! :) again, thanks for sharing details about this place. :)

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  26. Wow so wonderful island! I never heard of this place before. Anyway, can I have some of those sea urchins? Those are my favorite!

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  27. Hi sir. Is it true na kapag high tide. Ma submerge yung isla?

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  28. Is it true na ma submerge yung islang kapag high tide?

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    1. Hello Reden,

      Thanks for dropping here :)
      Nung nagpunta kami high tide hindi naman nag submerge yung buong isla :) Hindi ko rin natanong if sobrang high tide talaga.

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  29. how much po ung fare nang boat to island? per head bah? back and forth? thanks po..

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    1. Hello,

      Nung nagpunta kami 500 lang siningil sa amin :) kilala kasi nung kasama ko si Manong Felipe... Back and forth na yun may kasama pang Free Swaki!

      //tm

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  30. magkano po ba ung bayad back and forth tapos less than 10 kaming
    pupunta doon? magkano po?

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  31. ano sidetrip pagka tapos agutayan?

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  32. Hi,

    You can also visit Sagpulon Falls in Jasaan - please check the feature here http://www.travelingmorion.com/2016/02/misamis-oriental-spectacular-sagpulon.html

    enjoy!

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  33. Hi po. Magkano po bayad papuntang agutayan island?,dalawa lang kami .huhu

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