It’s More FUN In FUNtastic Island | Gibitngil Island, Medellin, Cebu

As I reached the Northern most tip of Cebu, I had the perfect dip to its stunning and untouched island in Gibitngil, Medellin, Cebu.

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It was the day of the week before Thursday, we took a 3 hours bus ride and 15 minutes boat ride before we caught the beautiful scenery of the island, called Funtastic Island.

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FUNTASTIC EXPERIENCE
My journey to Gibitngil Island was truly amazing since I am with Destination Dream- (A group of travelers ). We had fun indeed the fact that this is also a group team building. After working on a graveyard schedule, I headed directly to South Bus Terminal to meet the group. Didn’t sleep at all to prepare myself for Funtastic island experience .

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Kawit’s Port

After 3 hours of a land trip we then settled ourselves for a pump boat ride. The pump boat we hired was totally spacious and clean. That was not an easy ride because of the sea wave and we’re moving up and down. Fifteen minutes after, we finally arrived the secluded island of Gibitngil. But before that, we need to go through to a 10 minutes hike going to Funtastic island.

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Pump boat ride going to Gibitngil island

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A scorching hike going to Funtastic Island

Minutes later, we then finally saw colorful cottages and started enjoying the blue-green waters of Gibitngil.

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As we started to play with the waves, I got slapped in a slimy rocks and I endured many scars as the wave riffled me. huhuh :

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That’s Ram! Enjoying the ocean waves:)

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When we are about to start the games, I didn’t give attention with those painful scars. All I know is to enjoy and had fun.

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WHAT TO DO IN FUNTASTIC ISLAND?

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SWIM, SWIM and SWIM!

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Funtastic Island is not only a white sand beach but, of course, it has crystal clear pristine water. The beach is very much available to the public and great for most activities allowed by the management that watch over and maintains its natural environment.

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GO EXTREME AND ADVENTURE!

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You may zip your way from the top of the cliff down to a rock just near the cottages. Cost: P50. Unlike many ziplines, this one is unique because all you see when you look down is water. There’s no point getting scared of falling…even if you don’t know how to swim, you are fully equipped with a life jacket.

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CLIFF DIVING

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If you want to drift your adventurous soul, go ahead and climb your way to the top of the rock that stands around 40 feet. Jump and get splash!

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HOW TO GET THERE:

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Since we rented a private vehicle and pump boat. I asked the locals on how to get there via public transportation.As far as I remember, here are the following instructions on how to get there.

1. From North Bus Terminal take a bus ride going to Medellin. The fare is around 150 PHP (air-conditioned) one way. Tell the driver to drop you off at Kevin’s Beach Resort or Kawit’s Public Market.
2. From the drop-off point you can get a trisikad ride going to  Kawit’s coast where pump boats are waiting and the fare is 10 PHP per head. You can also walk going to the coast since it is just few meter away.
3. From there, ride a ferry and the fare is 20 PHP per head (one way) but you have to wait to for the ferry to get full depending on the size of the boat.
4. You can also rent a private boat that will cost you 1000 PHP back and forth ride. And good for at most 10 people.

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This FUNTASTIC experience would not be possible without the effort of Ram (Destination Dream President). We had so much fun and great experience during this Northern escapade. Cheers to all of us!

Here’s a quick peek of our Funtastic Experience at Funtastic Island!
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