Bantigue Island Sandbar recently earned nationwide attention after a group of scientists saw the potential of developing medical drugs out of marine sediments found there. This great news, which called for the protection of the sandbar where the microorganisms were seen, has drawn more tourists to the place.
appreciate that they can commune with nature at Isla de Gigantes without spending a fortune. If you’re on a budget, you can take one of the commuter pump boats that regularly have trips to the islands. If you’re going there with a big group, you can reserve a pump boat in advance for around PhP3,000 to PhP5,000.
The beauty of the islands at Isla de Gigantes is not the only thing that draws people there. The hospitality of the tour guides, who are at the same time the pump boat captains, the warm accommodation of the owners and managers of beach resorts, the deliciously cooked seafood, and the clean, crystal-clear waters surrounding the islands are all part of the reason why tourists are attracted to this hidden paradise of Iloilo.
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This article was originally published in Yoorekka on July 23, 2018.