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Things to do in Bantayan Island

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Island
“On arrival at Santa Fe port, or the Santa Fe gasoline station, you will be met by numerous boys on tricycles to take you to your destination of the Sunday Flower Hotel. At reception, ask about what to see, where to eat, what to do. take a pump boat to outlying islands, visit Paradise beach, visit underground caves, take a motor cycle or a push bike to explore. In the Santa Fe city, numerous eating places are present, markets and Churches to visit, along with a vibrant night life. Batayan city is worth a visit......a small island dozens of attractions close together, beaches, sunsets and fishermen to watch...great for all to enjoy.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Kota means “fort,” which was what used to stand here before it was transformed into a park. The fort was built by the Spaniards in the 1790s but natural forces have had its time with it.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“On weekends, they have a local band playing mostly "island vibe" music. We love the fact that it's outdoor and right by the road. People watching, food experience and music. We like to order their sizzling sausages and grilled tuna or salmon. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“It's very peaceful and calm in Paradise Beach. You can swim and frolic from morning till sundown (5 pm, the latest)The amenities are limited, just a tiny hut and bench to leave your belongings. After all, you only need the beach and the sands beneath your feet! But don't forget to bring your own towels, dry bag with clothes, a waterproof camera, and lots of water & food too!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Lodging
“Amazing staff & cooks that serve you good food, like their famous local dried fish danggit & labtingaw, mango shake & their square-ish pancakes that children will love!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Establishment
“Breakfast near the beach is always great, they serve delicious tapsilog. The best area to see the sunrise and the sunset.”
  • 1 local recommends
Route
  • 1 local recommends
Lodging
  • 3 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Just lazing around makes you feel you want to take the rest day off forever. It’s the best place to do snorkeling with your children. At knee-Deep high your kids will enjoy spotting small to medium fishes. Probably their corals are still intact that you can even see the fishes near the shoreline. And if you want to experience swimming in clear and aquamarine blue waters in the middle of the sea, brave on because it’s truly worth it!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Beach
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“On weekends, they have a local band playing mostly "island vibe" music. We love the fact that it's outdoor and right by the road. People watching, food experience and music. We like to order their sizzling sausages and grilled tuna or salmon. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“The place is a marine sanctuary. It is good to see some coral reef formation and school of fish. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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