Dumaguete came from the Visayan word “Daguit” which means “to snatch” or “to capture”. According to ancient stories, Moro pirates would often snatch beautiful young women and children from the coastal town. But today, that is not anymore the case as tourists and guests are now the ones captured by the beauty of the city and of course the charm of the people. They don’t call it “The City of Gentle People” for nothing after all.
Bantayan Island sits at the northern part of Cebu and while the south is known for extreme adventures, Bantayan offers a place to find yourself and packs a great set of activities both for the thrill seeker and laidback traveler. It’s a choose-your-own-adventure kind of destination, but to make it easier to decide on what you want to go for, here are 10 THINGS TO DO IN THE STRIKING ISLAND OF BANTAYAN.
Time to explore the northern side of CEBU! From island hopping, cliff diving, snorkeling and food tripping to witnessing and experiencing the local fish market scene. Here’s a 4D3N itinerary of Bantayan Island that will show you just why people are falling inlove with this side of the province.
Apart from the lechon and the historical cross, Cebu is a destination that tailors to any kind of traveller—may you be a chill beach bummer, a party hoot, or an adrenaline junkie—this often overlooked but auspicious island promises a lifetime worth of unforgettable memories. On your next trip to this province, skip the traffic, make your way down south, and step into an entirely new side of Cebu you’ve never seen before.