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quick guides Bantayan Cebu Beaches and Destinations

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Bantayan is a 1st class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 79,084 people. It is located on Bantayan Island, 136 kilometres (about 4 hours travel by road) from Cebu City. Bantayan is bordered to the north by the town of Madridejos, to the southwest is the Tañon Strait, to the east is the town of Medellin and to the south is the town of Santa Fe.

The Origin of the name of “Bantayan”

According to folklore, these watchtowers were known locally as “Bantayan sa Hari”, meaning “Watchtowers of the King”, and they served as lookout towers for incoming vintas (Moro pirate vessels). In the course of their vigil, it became common to say, “Bantayan! Bantayan!”, meaning, “Keep watch! Keep watch!”, and that was how this island-group got its name. This watchtower stood still to this days.

Tinago Resorttinago bantayan(Photo: fb/TinagoResortatBantayanIsland)

Mayet Beach Resortmayet beach resort bantayan(Photo: fb/MayetBeachResort)

Abaniko Beach Resortabaniko bantayan(Photo: fb/Bantayan-AbanikoBeachResort)

North Ville Beach Resortnorth ville bantayan(Photo: fb/NorthVilleBeachResort)


About Peps

Ag Molde aka Peps like anyone other ordinary being, loves to travel to unwind and refresh oneself from daily routine. While exploring beloved Cebu, he have decided to blog adventures, escapades and thrills for the other's to discover and add to their bucket list. He also help other aspiring bloggers setup their own - dubbed as Technopreneur at Visit my site if you need one.

Top picks for Bantayan Cebu Beaches and Destinations

Virgin Island
Kota Beach Resort
Anika Beach Resort
Ogtong Cave
Omagieca Mangrove Garden
Hilantagaan Island
Sts. Peter and Paul Parish

Our blogs in Bantayan Cebu

Please check out our first hand blog in Bantayan Cebu. It is fun sharing the places and spots we've been to. Enjoy reading as much as we've enjoyed writing.

Sands Gateway in Danao City Cebu

Danao is a big City in Cebu and continually expanding. One advantage in Danao is the co-location of church, plaza and municipal hall inherited from Spanish era kind of a setup and you can visibly see these along the high-way […]


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Alegria Aloguinsan
Argao Asturias
Badian Balamban
Bantayan Barili

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This section of our blog are second hand information, sources are researched from the net and reviewed according to what we know about the municipality being a Lumad (native) of Cebu. We credited the owners for their work, if for some instance the material is copyrighted, let us know and we'll take it down for you.

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