Cabilao Island, Loon

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One of my favourite trips is going to the different islets of Bohol Island. Since it is surrounded with around 70 islets, there are a lot to choose from!

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On a Sunday, we explored an island less than two hours of travel from Tagbilaran City located in the beautiful town of Loon. It was a day full of sun, sea and relaxation as it seems like we own the beach that day. 😍

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We went there to explore and swim. Sadly, we weren’t able to swim since we went there on the lowest tide (didn’t check tide forecast 😅). So we explored, “sat” 😂 in the water and relaxed (and slept) by the beach. It was an interesting place and we had a refreshing visit!

Here are some TIPS in going there!

On Food: There are a few options available for meals on the island so better bring your own food. Although you can buy drinks and some snacks near the docking area.

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Cottages: These are available at a decent price and is good for families and big groups since the place don’t have a lot of shaded areas.

Comfort rooms:
Available for free and water is available but use it as little as possible since the island do not have an abundant water source.

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Support the local economy: Spend as much as possible on the island. 

Buy food, use their local transport, etc. It is a small contribution to the island! 😊

Leave no trace:
Make sure to bring back trash you will have and pick up some trash you see by the beach too. 👍  #responsibleTravel

How to get there?

We road a jeep from Cogon Bus Terminal in Tagbilaran City going to Sandingan Island, Loon. From there was a motorboat going to Cabilao Island which was around 10 minutes trip.

Then from there, we rode habal-habal or motorcycle to the beach they call Baluate where we spent the rest of our time.

FARES

  • Jeep (Tagbilaran – Sandingan, Loon): Php 45
  • Motorboat (Sandingan – Cabilao Island): Php 20
  • Habal-habal/Motorcycle (Cabilao dock- Baluarte) – Php 20
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Here are some interesting facts!


🌞 Cabilao Island has lakes in it! Which unfortunately we weren’t able to visit;

🌞 There are also resorts around the island which are mostly diving resorts;

🌞 The island already has their own electrical power source;

🌞 Lastly, this island is known as an amazing dive site and is said to be home to diverse marine species and even hammer-head sharks. Cool!

ENJOY YOUR VISIT!

#BeholdBohol #ResponsibleTravel #ResponsibleLaag

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