Friday, August 05, 2011

Bantayan Island - A Look Back

This post is a look back of my feature on idyllic and beautiful island of Bantayan. From the white beaches of Sta. Fe to the century old church of Bantayan Town and the ruins of Madridejos, hope you will enjoy the views as I have captured them. Let me share to you not only photos but stories of my experience as I feature one of the best trips I had in 2009.

Boats in the Shore of Alice Beach in Santa Fe


The Glittering and White Sand of Sugar Beach


The Century-Old Peter and Paul Church in Bantayan Town


Quiet Narrow Streets of Santa Fe


Spanish Watchtower Ruin in Madridejos


Drying Danggit by the Beach


Fisherfolks Near Dark

How to go there? Bantayan Island is accessible by air, land and sea. There are daily trips by bus (3 to 4 hours on Ceres, Rough Riders, Sunrays) and vehicles for hire at the North Bus terminal in Cebu City to Hagnaya and from there, one can take a ferry (1 hour, 15 minutes on Island Shipping) to Sta. Fe. There is also a night ferry from Cebu City to Bantayan (Palacio Shipping Lines) but you have to check the schedule because it often changes. Boats depart in Pier 1 in Cebu City.

Look Back Friday. Originally posted on November 20, 2009.

27 comments:

  1. Brilliant shots! Thanks for sharing them. It warms me up. My Muskoka is having driving rain and cold temperatures. Very close to it being snow.

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  2. LS: That looks like a wonderful island to visit. I love all the fish on the drying racks. The fisherman must have the Gods with them.

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  3. i am excited to see the rest of your Bantayan photos. i've been there twice or thrice...i miss the rustic beauty of the island and hospitality of the people.

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  4. You never fail to have the best...the best shots, the best descriptions, the best places. We don't pay you nearly enough!
    Sandi

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  5. this is the part of cebu that i want to explore and bring my family one day. you're so lucky to have experienced it! ...fantastic shots!

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  6. This will be perfect for anyone planning a quick getaway over the weekend. =)

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  7. I'm particularly interested about the old church and the danggit entries. I am looking forward to visiting again a danggit drying field. I think I saw one in Masbate, but I regret that I didn't take a picture then.

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  8. Wow. This place I gotta see. I'll be waiting for your next posts.

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  9. i like the last picture... is bantayan close to bohol??

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  10. Looks like a gorgeous place... nice teaser...look forward to see your remaining pictures and read your stories about Bantayan Island.

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  11. I have heard so much about Bantayan Island and its gorgeous beaches. Great shots.

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  12. Interesting place. Excellent photography.

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  13. Naglaway ako dun sa





    danggit!


    I am excited to see more pics of bantayan. Susunod, now na.

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  14. what a beautiful place to visit, you're very lucky.

    Gill in Canada

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  15. Bai,

    plano nako pumunta dyan.
    palihug ko details ang travel mo para maka subay ko sa agianan

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  16. Ganda no... paradise na paradise ang dating! jejejejeje

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  17. Lawstude---si Dongho ba nakapunta? bat dika naka-attend? uo. medyo dyahe yung ulan pero okay lang din namn.

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  18. Dream ko rin yang Bantayan Island na yan at Camotes----kaso kasuluk-sulukan na ng mundo. layo sa Cebu City. I just dont have the luxury of time.

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  19. Looks idyllic. The beach is so relaxing, and what a sky.

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  20. Bantayan is a beautiful place...been there too the time when photography was still not in my mind and when the age of camera was still on films. Great to see photos of the place here in your blog. Have a wonderful week ahead. You are travel buddies of Allan and Dong, right?

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  21. Love the white beaches :) and those dried fish too ;)

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  22. Looking through all your pics, I see that you have incredible talent for capturing breathtaking shots! Amazing!

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  23. Hi Lawstude! It seems that everybody is on holidays... Here it’s true, but someone has to stay... ;)

    Fabulous shot!! Great place, no doubt...

    Blogtrotter Two is preparing to leave St. Florent. Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend!!

    PS: There is some spam around...

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  24. What a wonderful shot! Heaven.

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  25. ito yung lugar na gustong gusto kong makita pero alam kong malabao hanggat me trabaho ako ng same sa ngyn na walang longholiday.dulo na aksi ng mundo tong paraiso na to eh.hehehe

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