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Islas de Gigantes 999 Day Tour

Itinerary

    8:30 AM

    • Meet up at Bancal Port in Carles, Iloilo

    9 AM

    • Registration at Carles Tourism Office. After registration, we will start our Adventure and off to island hopping!

    9:30 AM -10 AM

    • Pulu Pandan - Activity: swimming

    10 AM -11:30 AM

    • Cabugao Gamay - The most photographed spot in Gigantes, guests can do picture taking, swimming, and a little bit of rock climbing.

    12:30 PM

    • Lantangan Beach - Lunch will be served here
    • Antonia Beach - Snorkeling and swimming
    • Bantigue Sandbar - Best to visit during sunset
    • Tangke Enchanted Lagoon - Activities: Cliff diving, swimming, picture taking, and kayaking

    4 PM

    • Back to Bancal port

    4:10 PM

    • End of Tour

     

    Optional Add-ons:

    • @ Antonina Beach: Banana boat ride (₱200 each, minimum of 5 heads); Jet ski (₱2,000 every 30 minutes)

    Travel Guide

    Islas de Gigantes

      Gigantes Island, or Islas de Gigantes as they are formally known, is a group of beautiful islands located in Carles, Iloilo.

      Gigantes takes pride in its beautiful scenery and laid-back way of life. Isla Gigantes is home to pristine white sand beaches, breathtaking rock formations, and expansive sandbars.

      The islands are beautiful, with white sand beaches, sparkling oceans, an abundance of fresh seafood, and rugged rock formations. Tourists visit Gigantes for its long stretch of white sand beaches that run along the coast and the lush, enormous blue seascape teeming with rich marine life, exciting caverns and caves, stunning rock formations, and other natural wonders.

      About ten islands make up this stunning gem in northern Iloilo, with Gigantes Norte and Gigantes Sur being the largest. The islands that make up the group are called Balbagon, Waydahun, Cabugao Gamay, Cabugay Daku, Bulubadiang, Bantigue, Gigantillo, Gigantona, Gakitgakit, and Ojatras.

      It is said that the Gigantes Islands are the best place in the Philippines to get scallops. Large quantities of cheap scallops are available here. Fresh squid, crab, shrimp, fish, and wasay-wasay (an ax-shaped mollusk similar to an oyster) are also readily available.

      Islas de Gigantes 999 Day Tour

      Itinerary

        8:30 AM

        • Meet up at Bancal Port in Carles, Iloilo

        9 AM

        • Registration at Carles Tourism Office. After registration, we will start our Adventure and off to island hopping!

        9:30 AM -10 AM

        • Pulu Pandan - Activity: swimming

        10 AM -11:30 AM

        • Cabugao Gamay - The most photographed spot in Gigantes, guests can do picture taking, swimming, and a little bit of rock climbing.

        12:30 PM

        • Lantangan Beach - Lunch will be served here
        • Antonia Beach - Snorkeling and swimming
        • Bantigue Sandbar - Best to visit during sunset
        • Tangke Enchanted Lagoon - Activities: Cliff diving, swimming, picture taking, and kayaking

        4 PM

        • Back to Bancal port

        4:10 PM

        • End of Tour

         

        Optional Add-ons:

        • @ Antonina Beach: Banana boat ride (₱200 each, minimum of 5 heads); Jet ski (₱2,000 every 30 minutes)
        Gigantes Island

        Forbes.com published online a global list of the 20 Most Beautiful Places on August 18, 2016. The list was compiled by 12 renowned female Instagram photographers who have made it their career to capture stunning locations. It’s no doubt that Cabugay Gamay made it onto the list, where it sits at spot number 14.

        Cabugao Gamay

        Selfie Island

          The Gigantes islands are made up of a smaller group of islands, of which Cabugao Gamay is a part. Considered by many travelers to be the most beautiful of all the islands that make up the province of Iloilo.

          Approximately two kilometers separate the location of Cabugao Gamay and the island of Gigantes Sur.

          It is the island in Islas de Gigantes that is depicted in most search results.

          Because of its distinctive shape – two hills on both ends of the island connected by a superb white sand beach (resembling a sandbar), Cabugao Gamay is the poster boy for all of the islands in the Gigantes group.

          There is a tiny hill with a viewing deck located at the northernmost tip of the island. From here, one may get a good view of the surrounding islands as well as the entire island. The surrounding waters are turquoise.

          Cabugao Gamay is the perfect island to go to if you’re looking for a place with less noise and more opportunities to unwind. It offers a stunning beach that is perfect for swimming and is a tranquil stretch of white sand.

          Because of the rock formation that allows visitors to climb to the top and provide the ideal vantage spot for taking photos of the entire islet, this destination is also referred to as “Selfie Island” among tourists.

          Swimming is good in the waters surrounding Cabugao Gamay, and both the eastern and western beaches feature reefs, sea grass, and other marine life.

          This is the most well-known island of the Gigantes Archipelago, and it is also home to the most photographed spot on the archipelago.

          You have to be on a private tour if you intend to remain on this island for an extended period of time. If you are on a joiners’ tour, you won’t have so much time to take in the sights of this magnificent area because the boat captain will need to catch up on time so your group can continue on to the other island attractions on the itinerary.

          The most well-known aspect of Gigantes’ online presence, notably on social media, is the island of Cabugao Gamay.

          Visitors could ascend improvised stairs built on top of a karst to reach a viewpoint overlooking the island with the waters on either side. In days gone by, visitors coming to this viewpoint would have had to climb over and around the rocks to get here. It used to be riskier, but now it’s easier and more convenient.

          The vantage point that Cabugao Gamay provides enables you to take photographs of the iconic Gigantes perspective that may be found online.

          People would line up in order to obtain a photo like this, particularly on the weekends.

          In addition, there are heaps of zen stones to be found in one of the locations along the beach. The arrangement of zen stones by the beach appears to be quite relaxing.

          On the island of Cabugao Gamay, there is a delectable seafood buffet. Scallops at Gigantes are noted for being exceptionally fresh, flavorful, and affordable. Check with your tour agency to see if this is already included in the price of your package. On alternative beaches, lunch is provided by other tour companies.

          Islas de Gigantes 999 Day Tour

          Itinerary

            8:30 AM

            • Meet up at Bancal Port in Carles, Iloilo

            9 AM

            • Registration at Carles Tourism Office. After registration, we will start our Adventure and off to island hopping!

            9:30 AM -10 AM

            • Pulu Pandan - Activity: swimming

            10 AM -11:30 AM

            • Cabugao Gamay - The most photographed spot in Gigantes, guests can do picture taking, swimming, and a little bit of rock climbing.

            12:30 PM

            • Lantangan Beach - Lunch will be served here
            • Antonia Beach - Snorkeling and swimming
            • Bantigue Sandbar - Best to visit during sunset
            • Tangke Enchanted Lagoon - Activities: Cliff diving, swimming, picture taking, and kayaking

            4 PM

            • Back to Bancal port

            4:10 PM

            • End of Tour

             

            Optional Add-ons:

            • @ Antonina Beach: Banana boat ride (₱200 each, minimum of 5 heads); Jet ski (₱2,000 every 30 minutes)

            Gigantes Island Attractions

            Cabugao Gamay

              Isla de Gigantes’s Cabugao is a popular photographic part and is included on the itineraries of the vast majority of the island’s island-hopping cruises. When travelers do an online search for “Gigantes Island,” “Isla Gigantes,” or “Islas de Gigantes,” especially on social media, the search results seem to contain a limitless number of selfies that were taken on the famed Island of Cabugao Gamay.

              This teeny-tiny island has achieved legendary status among the Islas de Gigantes. People who like to kick back and relax on the beach find themselves lured to this small island due to the lovely view that it offers.

              The peculiar shape of Cabugao Gamay, which consists of two hills located on opposite ends of the island and connected by a beach to form something resembling a sandbar, as well as a number of tropical trees, such as coconut and Indian almond trees, also known as Talisay, are certain to attract the interest of everyone who passes by. A small mountain with a forested top that has nearly completely retained its natural state may be found in the island’s northernmost part. The resort has this mountain standing in the background as a backdrop.

              On this island, there is an intriguing formation of Karst rocks consisting of limestones and dolomites. These rocks have sharp edges, which draw the eye. Islas de Gigantes became a well-known travel destination due in large part to its breathtaking panorama, which can be seen best from the highest view of the island’s observation deck. A visitor’s journey should include a stop at the view deck because it provides such a unique vantage part of Cabugao Gamay.

              Like the other islands in the Islas Gigantes chain, Cabugao Gamay is a vacation island that won’t break the bank. The price of a night’s stay on Gigantes Island is comparable to that of a hostel in Metro Manila, Metro Cebu, or Bohol; however, the island’s fresh and abundant seafood is available at a far more affordable rate.

              Gigantes

              Tangke Lagoon

              When the tide is high, a hole in the rocks near Tangke Lagoon allows water to flow in and fill the lagoon, giving it the appearance of a water tank. The little lagoon is surrounded on all sides by karsts that are speckled with vegetation.

              It is stated that the Tangke Lagoon is a magical lagoon where many components can be found. The residents of Tangke were also perplexed by the fact that leaves from the trees in the area did not appear to be falling into the lake.

              You’ve found the natural pool that Gigantes Island conceals behind its towering limestone cliffs. The water is as brilliantly turquoise as that in the lagoons of El Nido and Coron on the island of Palawan.

              Bantigue Island/Sandbar

              Because the sandbar disappears when the tide is high, you need to time your visit to this attraction just so in order to make the most of it.

              When the tide is low, the sandbar will reveal all of its natural splendor to you.

              The rock formations that may be found in the vicinity of Bantigue Island are also quite lovely.

              Bantigue Island is another fantastic spot for swimming and sunbathing, thanks to its long, white sandbar.

              Antonia Beach

              The sand of Antonia Beach is pure white, and the stretch of beach is separated into two halves by rocky outcrops. Snorkeling is a fun activity that may be done in the waters nearby.

              This is a stunning beach where some large stones appear to have been heaped on top of each other along the beach coastlines, making this island easy to recognize.

              Pulo Pandan

              The island of Pulupandan provides the fisherman of Gigantes with a place to rest. On the islet, you will typically find some fisherman taking a break in huts and setting up cages for the purpose of catching crabs.

              The island is almost entirely composed of white sand and rocks, and the only piece of flora that can be seen here is a single coconut tree.

              A solitary coconut tree marks the geographic center of Pulupandan Islet. Although this islet is a bit rough, its surrounding area is beautiful.

              Hidden Beach

              Hidden Beach, also named as Tinagong Dagat in the local language, received its name due to the fact that the beach is not easily discernible from a distance due to the prominence of the shrubs, rocks, and vegetation in the surrounding area. Therefore, one may say that it is a secret treasure. One of the reasons why it was also given the name “Little Boracay” is because the sand is so powdery fine.

              Mini Boracay is a small beach with soft, fine sand that has earned the nickname from the locals. About 30 square meters of sand is all that’s available, making this literally “mini” in every sense of the word. Nevertheless, despite being small, the locals take small pride in this little white sandy beach.

              The sand in Tinagong Dagat is extremely fine and velvety, making it a perfect surface for going barefoot. Other tourists choose to take part in an adrenaline-pumping activity by jumping off of one of the rocks.

              The white sands of this tranquil area have been compared to those of Boracay Island, from which its name derives. There are small cliffs at the beach that drop out into the pristine waters.

              Gigantes Island

              Isla Gigantes Quick Travel Guide

                Isla de Gigantes is widely regarded as one of the most breathtaking beaches in the Philippines that is not on any major tourist route. Because of its limestone karsts, white sand beaches, and one-of-a-kind lagoons, it is just as lovely as El Nido. There are a number of tour companies that provide nearly all-inclusive day tours of the islands for those who want hassle-free travel.

                The following are the ways to get to the island for anyone who would still like to go on their own or who has plans to remain overnight on the island.

                 

                1. Take a Flight  to Roxas City or Ilo Ilo City

                It is strongly suggested that you travel to Gigantes via Roxas City because it is closer to Estancia and Carles (the gateway to Isla de Gigantes) as compared to Iloilo City and Kalibo.

                If you are coming from Iloilo City, the trip to Estancia/Carles will take anywhere from two and a half to four hours, depending on whatever mode of transportation you choose: a bus or a van. The trip will take only one and a half to two hours if you are coming from Roxas City. Therefore, traveling through Roxas is strongly suggested. On the other hand, there are far more Manila-Iloilo flights than there are Manila-Roxas flights. Also, the cost of plane tickets to get to Iloilo is typically lower than that of flying to Roxas, possibly because there are so many different flight options available.

                Both AirAsia and Cebu Pacific offer passengers the opportunity to fly to Roxas City.

                The usual way to get to mainland Panay from anywhere else in the Philippines is via the Iloilo City International Airport, so make sure to check there first if you are coming from other major cities. Iloilo City is accessible via nonstop flights from other Philippine cities like Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, Clark, Davao, General Santos City, and Puerto Princesa.

                Only Singapore and Hong Kong have direct flights to Iloilo City. Everyone coming from other countries will be required to travel through Manila.

                 

                2. Ride a Bus or Van Going to Carles or Estancia

                Carles and Estancia have seaports that offer boat transportation to the Islas de Gigantes.

                Given that Isla de Gigantes is a component of Carles, it seems more logical to depart from Port of Bancal, in Carles. So if you are coming from Carles, one that is also closer to the stunning islands, you may anticipate the boat trip to be shorter.

                Because Carles is located farther away than Estancia, traveling to Carles by land would consume more time. Likewise, Estancia is served by a greater number of public transit options than Carles is.

                So when planning your travel, consider the trade-offs between taking the shorter land trip and the longer boat ride, or taking the shorter boat ride and the longer land trip.

                Getting to Estancia Port from Roxas City ​​

                You can ride a tricycle to the Roxas City Transport Terminal from any point in the city if you ask the driver to bring you there.

                Once you have arrived at the station, you should board one of the Ceres buses or vans heading in the direction of Estancia. The trip to Estancia via bus will take approximately two hours. Vans are more efficient than other modes of transportation because they make fewer stops, therefore the trip will be a half-hour faster if you use one.

                The Estancia Bus Terminal will serve as a stop for all forms of public transit. You can then ride a tricycle to the harbor of Estancia from there.

                Getting from Roxas City to Carles/Bancal Port:

                You can ride a tricycle to the Roxas City Transport Terminal from any point in the city if you ask the driver to bring you there.

                After you have arrived at the terminal, you will be able to board one of the buses heading in the direction of Carles. Take note, too, that there are hardly any buses heading in the direction of Carles. If you are unable or unwilling to wait, you can get aboard one of the buses going in the direction of Estancia and ask to be let off at the Balasan crossing instead (which is the junction bound for Carles).

                Take a tricycle that is headed to the public market at the Balasan junction or crossing, or even better, ask the tricycle driver if he is ready to take you directly to Bancal Port in Carles. The trip to Bancal Port via tricycle would take approximately 30 to 45 minutes.

                Getting to Estancia Port from Iloilo City

                Get yourself to the Tagbak Terminal in the Jaro District from wherever you are in Iloilo City.

                Once you have arrived at the station, you should board one of the Ceres buses or vans heading in the direction of Estancia. The trip will take approximately three to three and a half hours by bus. Vans travel at a faster pace because they make fewer stops than other vehicles. The trip will take approximately 2.5 to 3 hours if taken by bus.

                The Estancia Bus Terminal will serve as a stop for all forms of public transit. You can then ride a tricycle to the harbor of Estancia from there.

                Getting from Iloilo City to Carles/Bancal Port

                Get yourself to the Tagbak Terminal in the Jaro District from wherever you are in Iloilo City.

                After you have arrived at the terminal, you will be able to board one of the buses or vans heading in the direction of Carles. The trip will take approximately 3.5 to 4 hours if taken by bus. Vans travel at a faster pace because they make fewer stops than other vehicles. The trip will take approximately 2.5 to 3 hours if taken by bus.

                 

                3. Get on the Boat That Will Take You to Islas de Gigantes

                To reach Isla de Gigantes from Gigantes Norte’s Langub Port, you will need to ride a passenger boat, regardless of whether you are coming from Estancia Port or Bancal Port (Carles). Although most of the well-known attractions can be found in Gigantes Sur, the majority of the island’s resorts can be found in Gigantes Norte, making this the more convenient starting point for visitors. The boat ride from Estancia to the other island typically takes between 1 1/2 and 2 hours.

                 

                Boat Schedule

                From Bancal Port (in mainland Carles) to Langub Port (in Gigantes Norte):

                • Fast craft: 10:00 AM and 4:30 PM – Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
                • Fast craft: 8:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 4:30 PM – Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
                • Public passenger boat: 10:00 AM daily

                From Langub Port (in Gigantes Norte) to Bancal Port (in mainland Carles)

                • Fast craft: 7:00 AM and 3:00 PM – Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
                • Fast craft: 7:00 AM, 10:00 AM, and 3:00 PM – Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
                • Public passenger boat: 3:00 PM daily

                From Estancia Port to Langub Port (in Gigantes Norte):

                • Public passenger boat: 2:00 PM daily

                From Langub Port (in Gigantes Norte) to Estancia Port:

                • Public passenger boat: ​​8:30 AM daily

                IMPORTANT: For a stress-free vacation, contact a travel and tours agency to help you plan your travel.

                Please note that the option, schedules, and fares discussed herein are subject to change and may need to be updated. Please contact us for updates.

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                Gigantes Island

                  The Municipality of Carles, in the province of Iloilo, is home to the stunning Gigantes Island (officially called “Islas de Gigantes” and generally referred to as “Gigantes Island” or “Islas Gigantes”). Long stretches of white sand, craggy rock formations, and turquoise waters are some of the destination’s appealing qualities, which visitors will undoubtedly admire once they arrive.

                  Some major attractions in Isla Gigantes include Pandan Islet, Bantigue Sandbar, Antonia Beach, Tangke Saltwater Lagoon, and the iconic Cabugao Gamay.
                  There are many activities to do here besides island hopping, like seeing the antique lighthouse and taking in the breathtaking 360-degree sea panorama., swimming, caving, and spelunking.

                  Even if you’ve been to other prominent Philippine islands, you absolutely must make a trip to Isla Gigantes.

                  White sand beaches, stunning rock formations, and wide sandbars can all be found in Isla Gigantes, just off the coast of Iloilo.

                  How Gigantes Island Got Its Name

                    Formerly known as Sabuluag or Salauag, the Gigantes Islands get their name from an indigenous tree species that can only be found on the islands. Its current name, “Gigantes,” originated from several other names for the species.

                    During the time that the Spanish were colonizing the islands, it is said that some of the caves on the islands were explored, and inside of them were found coffins holding gigantic human bones. Since then, the beautiful islands have been referred to using the Spanish word “gigante” which literally translates as “giant.”

                    According to a different piece of mythology, a giant and his fiancée were on their way to getting married when she was abducted by pirates. Just before he passed out, he flung all of the offerings into the ocean because he was so overcome with grief and wrath. He had no control over his emotions. These presents would eventually become a part of what is now often referred to as the Islas de Gigantes (Islands of Giants) or the Gigantes Islands. The giant’s body would transform into the islands of Gigantes Sur, while the body of his bride would turn into Gigantes Norte.

                    The Legend of Islas de Gigantes

                      Once upon a time, in the waters to the north of Iloilo, there lived a gigantic who was getting quite excited about his upcoming wedding. The visitors had come bearing an abundance of presents as well as food offerings. He had no idea that the pirates had kidnapped his bride and that she would not be able to attend the ceremony. After hearing the news, he was so overcome with grief and wrath that he flung all of the offerings into the ocean just before he himself collapsed. These offerings would one day be included into what is now known as the Islas de Gigantes (Islands of the Giants) or eventually the Gigantes Islands. The body of the giant would transform into the islands that make up Gigantes Sur, while the body of his bride would become Gigantes Norte.

                      The name “Cabugao Gamay,” which translates to “little pomelo,” is said to refer to one of the food offerings that transformed into islands at the “wedding” of the giant.

                      These islands, which were born out of grief, eventually evolved into places of natural beauty, complete with sandy beaches, karst formations, and crystal blue lagoons.

                      List of 20 Most Beautiful Places in the World, # 14 – by Forbes.com

                        In an August 2016 Forbes.com article, Cabugao Gamay (part of Gigantes Islands) was included in the List of 20 Most Beautiful Places in the World, landing at number 14.

                        Cabugao Gamay is the type of island resort that is affordable to a wide range of budgets while still being stunning and remarkable! On this island, the price of a night’s stay is comparable to that of a dorm room in Manila. However, seafood is much more reasonably priced, and even more surprising is the fact that fresh catches of the day are affordable. You may rest assured that everything you eat that comes from the sea was caught on the same day.

                        Although Cabugao Gamay is located in a rather inaccessible island, this may be one of the factors that contributes to its allure. The Islas de Gigantes archipelago has this dazzling little jewel as one of its islands. It is already becoming famous on the internet because to the breathtaking vistas that can be seen from its observation deck. Stunning vistas and selfies taken from the deck that is built high above the rocks at the end of the beach may be found by conducting a google image search for “Islas Gigantes” or “Gigantes Sur.”

                        On one side of this narrow strip of sand, the beach is harsh, with a strong undertow and heavy waves breaking on the rocks; on the other side of this narrow strip of sand, however, the beach is peaceful and pleasant. The sand is generally clean, white, and soft, however there are places where it is rather rough.

                        Since 2017, a stone fence that is carefully stacked serves as a focal point in the geographic center of the island. This man-made separation creates a big, open space that is dotted by a number of coconut palms and a few picnic tables for individuals who are having lunch. The two beaches are separated by this open space. Even if they are few in number, these trees are nonetheless able to offer some shade, which is much appreciated.

                        In this central part of the island, you will also be able to find beautifully arranged stones. This is an excellent example of eco-friendly sculpture. These sculptures give the impression of being a more organized version of the gigantic stones that appear to be constructing the little mountain that appears to rise immediately out of the depths of the sea.

                        A handful of huts and tents make up the accommodations at the modest resort on Cabugao Gamay. The low cost of staying there combined with its rather isolated location means that guests do not anticipate staying in luxurious accommodations. The majority of our guests come from the Philippines, but we also see a steadily increasing number of people from other parts of the world. The island is also home to a forest that is mainly undiscovered and covers the peak that is located on the northernmost tip of the island. The one and only resort in the area can be found at the base of this mountain.

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                        Island Hopping

                          Isla Pulupandan, Tangke Lagoon, Antonia Island, Tinagong Dagat, Cabugao Gamay, and Bantigue Island Sandbar are typically the six stops that are included on a typical island-hopping day tour in the Islas de Gigantes. These are some of the most well-known and beautiful locations in the Islas de Gigantes.

                          The Gigantes tour departs at Bancal Port, which serves as the departure point. Visitors looking to join on an island-hopping tour should report to this location beforehand.

                          The island-hopping day tour of the Gigantes can be had for as low as P999, and it includes a hearty buffet lunch. Those who are traveling alone or in a small group will find this to be a perfect situation. They have the option of asking to join a boat (also known as a “joiners’ tour”) in order to take advantage of the P999 rate.

                          The duration of the boat journey ranges from one to one and a half hours, depending on the weather and the waves.

                          2022 Travel to Isla Gigantes

                            The location of the Gigantes Islands, also known as Islas de Gigantes, may be found in the most northern area of the municipality of Carles. It is an island of islands that are known for having beaches with powdery white sand, crystal clear water, and craggy rock formations. In addition to this, the inhabitants are recognized for their warm hospitality and the abundance of fresh seafood, particularly scallops.

                            The Gigantes Islands are made up of ten individual islands. There are a few of large islands, a number of smaller islands, and an islet. This includes the Gigantes Norte and Gigantes Sur islands, as well as Cabugao Gamay Island, Antonia Island, and Bantigue Sand Bar.

                            The gigantic human remains discovered in coffins inside Bakwitan Cave in Gigantes Norte are thought to be the inspiration for the name of the Gigantes Islands.

                            Pulupandan Islet

                            It is common practice for island hopping trips to begin on Pulupandan, also known as Pulo Pandan. The Bancal Port is an hour’s drive away from here. It consists of coarse coral stones and sand that is white in color.

                            Cabugao Gamay Island

                            The Gigantes Islands are well known by their name, Cabugao Gamay. It is the one that is most frequently highlighted in blogs and other promotional materials.

                            The sandy shore of the island is nestled in between two karst formations on either side. You may get a great view of the island by climbing the set of wooden stairs that go up to the observation platform. You won’t have any trouble seeing in the water here, which makes it perfect for going for a swim. In addition to that, you can take shots of the flat stones that are balanced along the coast.

                            During the high season, you will need to wait in line to access the observation deck because there are a number of boats that are also bringing people to the island at the same time as you are. If you want to have the island all to yourself, the best time to go to Gigantes is during the weekdays or during another season when it is not the high season.

                            Antonia Beach

                            Some claim that the sand on this island’s beaches is finer and whiter than on Cabugao Gamay, yet the two islands are essentially indistinguishable from one another. Swimming is a fantastic activity that can be enjoyed here. Snorkeling in this location will allow you to witness schools of juvenile fish swimming around.

                            Tinagong Baybay Beach

                            This quiet stretch of white sand beach, also known as Tinagong Dagat, is characterized by the presence of limestone rock formations, similar to those found in El Nido.

                            Bantigue Sand Bar

                            This island is known for its sand bar, which moves about depending on the weather and the currents in the water.

                            On the island of Bantigue, there are residential houses where you can buy scallops for a price of one peso each.

                            Tangke Lagoon

                            The natural saltwater lagoon known as Tangke Lagoon is surrounded on all sides by karst formations. The greatest time to visit here is when the tide is high since that’s when the lagoon is completely submerged in emerald-colored water and you can go swimming.

                            Climbing to the top of the rock formations on the right side allows for a cliff leap of approximately 40 feet in height, which leads to the open water below.

                            Other locations in the Gigantes Islands that you can visit

                            You have the option of visiting the following additional places if you are staying the night:

                            The lighthouse in Gigantes Norte

                            During the Spanish colonial period, the Spaniards built a number of lighthouses and commissioned others to be built.

                            Cave of the Bakwitans

                            This ancient cave was constructed in 1853, and it has been known to serve as a place of safety during intense typhoons. Large stalactites and natural crystals can be seen at this location.

                            Pawikan Cave

                            A cave that is well-known for having ceilings that are one hundred feet high.

                            Travel Tips

                            • The summer is by far the most pleasant time to visit here. However, you should be aware that this is the busiest time of the year. You are welcome to visit during the winter months as well, provided the weather is agreeable. In the event that there are typhoons, it is possible that island hopping tours will be canceled, and certain places, such as Tangke Lagoon, may become inaccessible.
                            • Booking a pre-arranged island hopping tour is the most convenient method to go around the islands and see as much as possible. You will be able to enjoy the trip without having to worry about making arrangements for the boat, finding food, or finding a place to stay. In addition, as a result of increased competition, the prices have been brought down to a level where they are acceptable even for visitors on a tight budget.
                            • Island hopping in the Gigantes Islands is an excellent option for vacationers who are traveling alone or in groups.
                            • The Gigantes Islands are quickly gaining a reputation as the world’s capital of scallops. The price of a single scallop in this region is only P1, making them one of the most affordable seafood options. Meals provided by tour organizations may also include items such as scallops, wasay-wasay (a type of local oyster), and other types of seafood. Don’t pass up the opportunity to enjoy delicious, freshly caught fish, whether you’re going the do-it-yourself route or going on a tour!
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