Still, wondering where to go in Cebu? Camotes Island might be the best place for you if you’re looking for a less crowded and peaceful place to visit there are various tourist destinations in Camotes Island that you can include in your itinerary. The island is also known to be the “Lost Horizon of the South,” and it is located between east of Cebu Island and Southwest of Leyte Island. Camotes Island is not just an island, but it is composed of four islands named Poro, Ponson, Tulang, and Pacijan.
Being one of the hidden gems of the Philippines, Camotes Island is slowly gaining its reputation as one of the outstanding vacation spot ever.
So, here is our list of the top things to see and to be added to your itinerary while you are in Camotes Island.
We’re starting off with Timubo cave. Aside from the white sand beaches, Camotes Island also offers wondrous deep caves. The Timubo Cave is situated in Barangay Sonog, San Francisco, in the middle of the farm. The fresh water coming from the cave supplies the residents around the area.
The Timubo Cave also offers a secluded freshwater pool where you and your family can enjoy dipping in. The main pool is around six feet deep good for someone who is tall and can swim well while the children are advised to have their guardian with them, everyone should be cautious since it is very dark and the concrete can be a bit slippery inside the cave.
Paraiso basically means paradise, and upon entering Paraiso cave, you will be welcomed by the beautiful garden sitting on top, which is good for picture taking and picnic. This cave is quite small compare to other caves in Camotes Island but definitely won’t disappoint you as you can enjoy it’s cool and clean water inside. The place is also very well kept and has a kind tourist guide that can assist you throughout your stay. Definitely worth visiting!
Lake Danao is also known as “Lover’s Lake,” and it is one of the top tourist destinations in Camotes Island.
The Park is located north of Mangodlong and Santiago Bay.
You can take a kayak or Saknaw to explore the scenic view of the place.
After a tiring day of cruising and traveling, you might consider Mangodlong Resort for a place to stay in. Greeting you with it’s nice and friendly staffs. This 28-room resort offers a full-service lodging facility intended for relaxation and recreation for you and your group.
To give you an idea, here is the list of facilities and other services available in Mangodlong Resort:
- Infinity Pool
- Bamboo cafe
- Sunset bar
- Pool bar
- Beach volleyball
- Souvenir shop
- Room service
Another tourist destinations in Camotes Island is the Santiago Bay, which is the sister resort of Mangodlong Rock Resort, you can expect the almost same vibes and facility but much cheaper room rates which clearly marks as a wonderful place to stay. This 19-bedroom resort has an overlooking view of the white sandy beach. The place is a few minutes away to the town and the ports of San Francisco and Poro, making you accessible with more different places.
Staying at Santiago Bay Resort can access you as well on one of the most admirable white-sand Santiago Bay Beach.
Here is the list of facilities and other services available in Santiago Bay Resort:
- Swimming Pool
- Parking Space
- On-Site Restaurant
- Sea Access
- Non-smoking Rooms
- Laundry Services
- Conference Facilities
The Bay Walk or the Bay Walk trail of Camotes Island, Cebu is located just a few meters away from San Francisco Port, the main town of Camotes. This is undeniably a good place to spend your time having a picnic, a romantic date, or just stroll around and enjoy its scenery.
Imagine, for just only ₱10 per head as an environmental fee; you will get the chance to experience and savor its natural white sand and crystal clear water. The beach also has a restaurant that serves all your food cravings. What’s best with Tulang Diot is you could also spend the night and camp here. You can also try snorkeling as well as boating. So don’t miss to mark Tulang Diot as part of your island tour.