Bantayan Island; Learn and Experience Something New in the Island

When we talked about Bantayan Island. Obviously, what comes to your mind is a white sand beach. Let us admit it! 😃 Guys! Bantayan Island is not just all about beaches but they have got an Eco park where you can experience and learn something new. The Obo-ob Mangrove Eco Park.

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The Entrance

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The starting point

The Eco park has a bamboo walkway through the mangroves which make for a refreshing stroll with good photo opportunities. You can also go kayaking or take a tour of the mangroves on a small boat.

During my 90 minutes jaunt to this amazing Eco park. I was not able to grab the kayaking activity because it was low tide during that time.

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Bamboo walkway

The place was all set for an Eco-style trip. To those who are foodie adventurist. The place has a restaurant to offer. “The Omageica Mangrove Garden”.It offers a good ambiance and atmosphere while you dine. The restaurant is open from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM daily.

As I walked along the bamboo walkway. I thought the place was almost surrounded by water. No? It was a Mangrove garden after all.

Along the bamboo walkway. I can see a lot of angles that would best for a photo walk.

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Welcome to Camp Sawi

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Photo walk

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Amazing Bamboo Trail

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Look so serene

As I took a photo walk. One of the captures that I can say the best. Is my photo captures on their “Bamboo Tower”

The tower was made of Bamboos and rope with an 8 feet tall. I was a bit nervous upon climbing the tower because it is a little bit shaky. But still, I conquer my fear because I like adventure.:)

The tower was my last spot and I had a chance to speak with one of the officials in Obo-ob Eco park. He showed me some photos of the garden that they captured before and after typhoon Yolanda hits the town.

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Park Entry Fees:

Adults: 50.00 php

Children: 20.00 php

Kayaking: 150.00 php

Boating: 350:00

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HOW TO GET THERE:

From the town of Sta. Fe. I headed to Obo-ob Mangrove Garden.Traveling through a motorcycle is the best option. Pass under the “Welcome to Bantayan” sign and start looking for Obo-ob Road on your left. You can see a sign there to Mangrove Garden. Talking to local also is a big help. I am just grateful I have my friend living in the nearby place. It took us less than an hour to reach Omagieca. Really, it’s a wonderful road trip.

Special Thanks to:

Melona Baoy Lucero for joining my trip.

To the Vice President of Obo-ob Mangrove Eco Park. Daniel T. Giducos

For inquiries, you can contact the Eco Park VP Head at 09072387668

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15 thoughts

  1. This is such an interesting spot to visit in Bantayan. I’ve been hearing a good deal of good things about Bantayan, but I haven’t been there. With all these amazing photos you have provided and very well written narrative, I am convinced enough to visit Bantayan. Thank you so much for the info and sharing your travel experience.

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