• There is only one trip from Carnaza Island going back to Tapilon Port, if visitors are not getting a private boat. It leaves the island at 8:00 AM. But if they want to spend more time on the island, visitors can always hire an outrigger boat of one of the locals to take them back to the mainland.
• It is advisable to bring cooking implements when traveling to the island. Visitors should also buy all the necessary supplies before leaving for Carnaza Island. While there are some small convenience stores in the island, visitors should expect prices of the goods sold there to be quite expensive.
• Some locals sell fresh seafood for visitors who want to feast on the fresh catch of the day, so don’t forget to bring some cash.
• Visitors may opt to bring their own camping gear and ask locals where they can pitch a tent for the night. Some residents may also offer bed spaces or even a whole house for a fee. Visitors can simply inquire about the lodgings at the barangay hall.
• When taking a dip at the beach, it is advisable to do so away from the residential area of the island.
Frank Borman once said, “exploration is really the essence of the human spirit” and exploring hidden paradises demonstrates the inner wanderlust of man. Carnaza Island is proof that there are a lot more places in the archipelago that are yet to be discovered by locals and foreigners alike.
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Photos are from the Facebook page of Carnaza Island, Daanbantayan, Cebu
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This article was originally published in Yoorekka on October 15, 2016.