More about Bantayan
Below are the most popular tourist destinations in Bantayan Island and what to expect.
Paradise Beach – a secluded stretch in Santa Fe. It is open from 9:00am-5:00pm.
Mangrove Garden – The Ono-ob Mangrove garden is a place that promotes environmental conservation and awareness. There were bamboo walk paths built all over the place so be prepared to walk a lot. Here, you can climb the bamboo tower for a great view of the garden, hop on a kayak, feed some fishes and try the delicious food from the in-house restaurant.
Ogtong Cave – a small cave sheltering a natural pool located within Sante Fe Beach Club Resort. To access the resort’s amenities, you have to pay P250.
Kota Park – It is located in Madrilejos. Kota means “fort,” which was what used to stand here before it was transformed into a park. The fort was built by the Spaniards in the 1790s but natural forces have had its time with it.
St. Peter and Paul Church – Built in 1580, it is the oldest parish church in Visayas and Mindanao.
Virgin Island – Bantayan can also be your jump off point for nearby island including Virgin Island (Silion Island).
Skydiving – Bantayan Island is home to Skydive Cebu, one of the few skydiving establishments in the Philippines. They offer tandem skydiving, which is great if you want to experience the thrill for the first time.