Camotes is a group of islands in the Camotes Sea, Philippines. The island group can be found in the east of Cebu, north of Bohol and southwest of Leyte Island. To make it easier to locate, it is in central part of Visayas. It is composed of three major islands and one minor islet with four municipalities. It is quite easy to reach the island if you are from Cebu city. Poro is the main port, where the ferries from Cebu city dock. People from Danao will have to dock at the Consuelo Port.
There are a lot of places that you can visit in Camotes Island where caves, beaches and foods are the highlights. Santiago Bay is one of the most popular beaches in Camotes and this beach has a very relaxing and calm shoreline. You will really love the beach along with the awesome resorts surrounding it. It was low tide when we visited the place so we did not have the chance to swim but the beach is awesome and the locals are so accommodating.
Let’s discover the beauty of our next destination, the Buho Rock Resort where you can do cliff diving and enjoy the ocean breeze. Personally, I really love the place because it’s quiet and relaxing. This resort is very first-class with its clean environment and awesome view. Just prepare 20 pesos for the entrance fee.
Let’s move on and take some awesome pictures in Lake Danao. This lake is very calm and probably it’s one of the largest lakes I’ve visited so far. In fact, it is the largest lake in the Visayan region. You can do kayak and take a tour around the lake while soaking under the sun. They also offer other fun activities like horseback riding and fishing. If you choose to just sit beside the lake and camp or picnic, then you are free to do it here. There is also a restaurant beside the lake where they serve yummy sea foods and other sumptuous meals.
Next on our stop is the Paraiso Cave. This cave is located in the municipality of San Francisco. Inside, is a small pool of cold underground water and it is very tempting to immediately dip in. The entrance fee is just 10 pesos per person and 20 pesos for their shower room.
Camotes Island has a lot to offer and you should absolutely visit this place at least once in your life.