Throwback Travel – Trip to Camotes Island

A friend sent a message to me through Facebook and asked if I’ve been to Camotes Island and blogged about it. Sure, I was there last 2012. I have blogged it on my personal blog but the pictures were all messed up so I need to re-blog it here.


This was an overnight stay in Camotes Island so I only have few places to show. But first, I need to write a travel guide to Camotes Island.

1. Since I’m from Naga, I took a bus ride going to Cebu South Bus Terminal then walked for less than 5 minutes going to Elizabeth Mall.

2. Ride a jeepney going to North bus Terminal with 01K route.

3. It’s better to leave early at 7AM from North Bus Terminal to Danao City (1 and 1/2 hour traveling) in order to catch the ferry boat that will leave at 10AM.

4. From Danao Port to Consuelo Port is a 2-hour travel. Check out the Jomalia Shipping schedule below:

Danao to Consuelo Port
5:30 AM
8:30 AM
10:00 AM
12 NN
5:30 PM
9:30 PM

Consuelo to Danao
4 AM
5:30 AM
9 AM
12 NN
2 PM
4 PM

My choice of stay was in Santiago Bay Garden and Resort. It’s nice to be there with your partner or with friends. The Habal-habal ride cost P50 per head. The non-aircon room cost P1,000 last 2012. I will create a separate post for this experience.

Check out these beautiful places in Camotes Island:

Lake Danao with entrance fee of P15 as of 2012

Timubo Cave with entrance fee of P15 as of 2012

Bayview where you can buy food for snacks or dinner

Mangodlong Rock Resort, entrance is free if staying in Santiago Bay Garden and Resort

There are still many places to discover in Camotes Island so an overnight stay is not enough. But spending your weekend is really great here especially if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Camotes Island is a perfect weekend getaway.  For an overnight stay, P2,000 is already enough per person while staying at Santiago Bay Garden and Resort.

I want to go back to this island! ^___^ I’ll create another blog post of the places I visited.


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