In Cebu, Bantayan Island is the most destined place for summer vacation by locals and foreigners. There are several places to stay here from a very affordable price to expensive ones. You can even bring your own tent and go camping there. The food is accessible, from a local carenderia in the market to restaurants owned by some foreigners .
The image above was taken from the ferry boat. Sta. Fe Beach Club is the first resort you can see before arriving the port.
Guide on How to get to Bantayan Island
1. Go to North Bus Terminal. A taxi or a jeepney can take you there. From Colon Street or near Elizabeth Mall, take a jeepney with a route 01K.
2. At the North Bus Terminal, you can choose a Ceres Bus Liner or Cebu Auto Bus to ride with the sign going to Hagnaya. You can also opt for a taxi or van for hire but very expensive.
3. It takes 3 hours for the land transportation. Much better if you bring food or snacks with you during the trip. The bus will have its stop-over in Danao or Bogo.
4. You are near to Hagnaya when you are already in Bogo.
The ferry schedules are:
It takes 1 and 1/2 hours for sea transportation.
Note: The schedule posted above may subject to change without prior notice.
5. Upon arriving at the port of Sta. Fe, you can see a lot of pedicabs and multicabs to bring you to the resort of your choice. Or a van owned by a resort you are going to stay will be waiting for you as your service.
6. If you happened to arrive beyond 4:30 PM, a pump boat will take you to the island worth 300 pesos to 400 pesos.
I hope you’ll find post helpful on getting there to Bantayan Island.