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Explore These Island!

These small islands in the Philippines flourish with different vacation destinations. They have amazing shorelines, as well as have other common and recorded recognizes that voyagers will discover fascinating. These Philippine islands are so little (extending from 9 to around 605 sq km) you can circumnavigate them in only a day while ceasing to visit some of the attractions they offer to explorers.

Be that as it may, to go to these islands in one day, you should begin right on time, to benefit as much as possible from your experience. On the other hand, investigate these Philippine islands the day or night before to benefit as much as possible from your endeavors from dawn to dusk.

# Corregidor Island : A World War II Stronghold

Just around a hour or less far from Manila, Corregidor is the closest where one can undoubtedly wander and it is so little, this island can be visited in one day. The most straightforward path is to take the visit bundle by means of the Sun Cruises, where you are carried to and from the island, take you to the different sights around Corregidor on cable car, have a luxurious lunch at the Corregidor Inn, and enter the Malinta Tunnel. In any case, who says you can’t investigate different parts of this World War II stronghold in an alternate way?

You can climb through the wilderness or you can bicycle or drive an ATV around the tadpole-formed island, from its go to its tail. Zip far from the Inn toward the South Beach, where you can likewise kayak once you arrive. Best of all, circumvent the island on board one of the outrigger water crafts and see close-by islands, then top it with some game angling before you make a beeline for Manila.

How to get there :

Take the Sun Cruises ship from the Esplanade Seaside Terminal. Ship admission is a piece of the bundle.

# Camiguin Island : An Island With Many Volcanoes

Another island that you can explore in a day is Camiguin. Start your whole day quest of experiencing what Camiguin has to offer from Barangay Mahinog, the western part of the island, where Benoni Port is located. Better to hire a multi-cab, which are usually parked at the port and can take you to the attractions you want to visit and enjoy. Take a dip at the Katibawasan Falls then proceed down south to the Kibila Beach and Giant Clam Santuary. Take the circumferential road as you go clockwise towards the Sto. Niño Cold Spring and Tuasan Falls before visiting the ruins of the Old Gui-ob Church and cross the sea to the Sunken Cemetery.

If you have more time, sunbathe at the sand bar called The White Island or end your adventure at the Ardent Hot Spring. Don’t forget to buy some pastel as souvenir on the way back to your starting point.

How to get there :

From Cagayan de Oro, take a bus to Balingoan port, which is about 2 hours away, where ferries going to Camiguin leave every hour. The ferry takes an hour long and fare starts at Php 100 as it varies from one ferry line to another.

# Siquijor Island : Veiled in Mystery

Known to be a mystique island because of the many healers that dwell here, Siquijor is often skipped by travelers, not knowing the many natural and historical gems this place holds. You can visit the various attractions of the island in just a day. As you arrive at Siquijor Port, you are instantly greeted by the breathtaking view of the clear water, white sand, and the green mountains. At the port, tricycles offer travelers a tour of the island. Better yet, rent a motorbike that you can ride as you circumnavigate the island.

But first, drop by at the St. Francis of Assisi Church, which is just outside the port. Ride to the town of San Juan, which is lined by beach resorts. Stop by the Century Old Balete Tree as you enter the town of Lazi and get some ticklish foot spa from the fishes. Visit the San Isidro Labrador Church and Convent at the town proper, then have a thrilling swim at Cambugahay Falls where you can swing by the tree and dive to its waters. From there, cliff dive at the Salagdoong Beach in Maria town. As you go counterclockwise circling the coastal areas, stop by some beach fronts or visit a healer for some relaxing experience. After that, continue on and before you know it, you are back at the Siquijor Port.

How to get there :

From Dumaguete or Cebu or Tagbilaran, take a ferry that plies the Siquijor destination. There are several ferry lines and schedules each day that you can choose from. The shortest route is from Dumaguete, which takes an hour long and fare starts at Php 160 as it varies from one ferry line to another.

# Guimaras Island : The Land of Sweet Mangoes

Guimaras Island is another destination that you can tour within a day. Arriving at the Jordan port, you will find the Tourism Assistance Desk that can provide you with information on how you can tour the island, along with tricycles that you can hire as you go around Guimaras. In Jordan, you can see several attractions, such as the Smallest Plaza, Museo de Guimaras, Balaan Bukid Shrine and the Trappist Monastery.

Know more about the sweet mangoes of Guimaras at the Mango Research Center. Turn south to Nueva Valencia town, where the Guisi Lighthouse and Beach, Villa Igang Mangrove Trails, and Alubihod Beach are found. Go counterclockwise as you go to the western part of the island up to its northern tip. Visit mango plantations along the way, have fun at the Camp Alfredo Adventure Resort in Sibunag, view the Guimaras Windmills in San Lorenzo, go to the Roca Encantada and Navalas Church in Buenavista, then return to Jordan. If you are staying for the night, devote the next day for an island hopping tour to the smaller islands nearby.

How to get there :

From Iloilo’s Parola or Ortiz Wharf or from Pulupandan, Negros Occidental, there are ferries that travel to Guimaras on a daily basis. Fare from Iloilo is about PhP 14 and it takes 15 minutes while the one in Pulupandan takes 45 minutes at Php 75 per person.

# Samal Island : The Island Garden City

The Pearl Farm may be the main attraction that instantly comes to mind when one mentions Samal Island. But there’s more to this place than this beautiful resort. What’s the best way to explore this island? Start from the Babak District on the north, down to Samal District in the middle and to Kaputian District at the south. Why not try cycling through some parts along the way? You will find in Babak the Mamacao Spring, the Mangrovetum, and Monfort Bats Conservation Park, where about two million bats reside and found its way in the Guinness Book of World Records. It is in Samal District where you will enjoy Hagimit Falls, Putting Bato, and Balete Caves.

Kaputian also boasts of several other caves like Mangongawong, Kiniko, and Simbahan Dako. Tagbaobo Falls, Samal Mariculture Park, Bandera Nature’s Park and Botanical Garden, and the rice granary in Barangay Aumbay are also found in this district. To see the whole island through another perspective, cruise around it to view the beautiful resorts dotting its coastline.

How to get there :

Ferries ply to Samal from Davao City’s Sta. Ana or Km. 11 wharfs on a daily basis. Fare is about PhP 50 and it takes 45 minutes.