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Camotes Island Cebu Philippines
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Camotes Island Destination Bukilat Cave in Camotes Island Cebu Province Camotes Island Mangodlong Rock Resort
Camotes Island Destination Bukilat Cave in Camotes Island Camotes Island Mangodlong Rock Resort

Camotes Island is located off the coast of Danao City in mainland Cebu and is known as the "Lost Horizon in the South" due to its unspoiled natural beauty. Camotes Island is very rich in culture, heritage and history. This island which is part of the Cebu Province is a perfect getaway to people who wants to escape from the hassle and bustle of the city life. This place is excellent for foreign and local tourist because you can have a total relaxation. This is one of popular vacation destination here in the Visayas.

Lake Danao Park in Camotes Island

Lake Danao Park in Camotes Island

Camotes consists of four islands namely, Pajican Island, Poro Island, Ponson Island and Tulang Island. Pajican and Poro Islands are joined by a paved road while Ponson Island is separated by the Camotes Sea and lies about four kilometers northeast of Poro Island. Tulang Island is located north of Pajican. There are four minicipalities in the island, San Francisco, Tudela, Poro and Pilar.

When the Spaniards arrived in the Camotes Islands, they met natives digging potatoes which are locally known as camote. When asked about the name of the place, the natives, thinking they were asked what they were digging, replied "camotes". Thus, the island came to be known as Camotes or Potato Island.

The Municipality  of  San  Francisco is  the biggest town in Camotes in terms of income,

land area and population. The town used to be called Suangan because of the abundance of Sawang trees. The town's name was later chnaged to San Francisco to honor one of the early settlers whose name was Francisco. One of the main attractions in San Francisco is Lake Danao which is shaped like the figure 8 and is the biggest lake in the Visayas. The lake has won awards as the cleanest inland body of water in the region.

The Municipality of Poro, meanwhile is a melting pot of cultures because it is where immigrants from Samar, mainland Cebu, Bohol and Negros stay. It came to be called Poro because the local name for this island is poro or pulo. A must see in Poro is its church which celebrated its 161st year presently.

The Municipality of Tudela was founded by Don Marinano Montibon in 1851 and the must see destinations are the Bukilat Cave and the Magagay-ay Beach. the Municipality of Pilar, meanwhile, was founded by solferino Borinaga who hailed from Cabalian, Leyte. The town was named after the wife of Solferino's son Martin. Martin became the kapitan of the area and his wife was well-loved by the people.

Getting there to Camotes Island in Cebu Province

The best way to go around Camotes is by motorcycle. The island can be reached by boat via Danao City in mainland Cebu and in Ormoc City in Leyte.

Click here for the Historical Background of Cebu Philippines

See also the Flight Schedules of Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific and Air Philippines from Cebu to Manila, Bacolod, Iloilo, Cagayan de Oro, Kalibo, General Santos, Puerto Princesa, Zamboanga and Davao and vice versa.


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