Olango Island: An Underrated Paradise in Cebu

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Known for its wildlife heritage, this paradise is located offshore from Mactan Island in Cebu.

The Olango Island Group comprises of Olango Island and its neighboring islets namely: Sulpa, Gilutongan, Nalusuan, Caohagan, Pangan-an, and Camungi. It is about 1,030 hectares large and is a great destination for people seeking peace and relaxation. With its scenic environment, it continues to attract both local and foreign nature lovers.

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If you are a huge fan of the coastal environment, this place has ports around where you can catch a good view of offshore coral reefs, flatlands, and the sunset.

Scuba diving is also a fun activity you can do while visiting Olango Island. For advanced scuba divers, Tingo Point is a popular dive site to see thresher and hammerhead sharks as you swim down a sandy slope.

Olango Island, Cebu, Philippines

For a more relaxing experience, there are numerous resorts to accommodate your swimming and other aesthetic needs.

Listed below are the two most popular hotels in Olango:

You can also check for more hotel deals through Agoda.

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Visiting Olango Island between September to March, especially during the peak seasons of November and February, means you get to see the oodles of migratory birds coming from China, Japan, Siberia, and Australia. What more! You can opt for a kayaking experience and get a perfect glimpse of the birds and wildlife on display.

Indeed a great way to spend your day!

 

HOW TO GET TO OLANGO ISLAND:

  • From Punta Engaño Port. Ride a jeepney or taxi to Punta Engaño and have yourself dropped off at the port beside Movenpick Hotel (formerly Hilton Hotel). From the port, hop on a boat going to Olango Island.
  • From Angasil Port. Ride a jeepney or taxi to the port near Mactan Newtown Beach (formerly Portofino Resort) and hop on a boat going to Olango Island.

Both rides take about 20-30 minutes and cost Php15 including the terminal fee.

Enjoy!

 

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Olango Island, Mactan, Cebu, Philippines

Author: April Fuentes

April is a 20ish-year-old daydreamer who thinks that life is as beautiful as the summer she was born. When she’s not playing her guitar or reading her favorite book, she’s outside exploring places with childlike wonder. Take a peek into her world and follow her as she wonders and wanders.

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