When we talked about Bantayan Island. Obviously, what comes in your mind is a white sand beach. Lets admit it! πŸ˜ƒ 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 makes 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.Β 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 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 bit nervous upon climbing the tower because it is 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 with 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.Β Pass under the β€œWelcome 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.Β I am just grateful I have my friendΒ 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.Β Daniel T. Giducos

For inquiries you can contact the Eco Park VP Head atΒ 09072387668

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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15 thoughts on “Bantayan Island; Learn and Experience Something New in the Island

  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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