Capitancillo Isle of Cebu
Of all the thousands tourist destinations in the Philippines, the magical island of Cebu still stands out as one of the most beautiful places comprising the island archipelago. Dubbed as the Queen City of the South, it has the largest seaport in the Philippines, the second largest air hub and the second largest city in the country. The province boasts of natural resources like countless white sand beaches that give much pleasure to every tourist.
The town of Bogo in Cebu is one of its most picturesque places in the province because it is home to a whole range of natural attractions, and one of these is the Capitancillo Isle, a veritable paradise of crystal blue waters, pristine beaches and marine life as vibrant as they are numerous.
A tropical paradise
Although this island may not be known by most people, just a glimpse of this magical island will definitely leave an impression on you. Off the shores of Bogo, a solar-powered lighthouse stands amongst the ruins of an old concrete structure. Withstanding passage of time, it has been a relic of the rich past of Bogo. The island was named after the navy captain who beached his vessel on its shores during the days of the war.
Today, the city government of Bogo has spent considerable effort to make Capitancillo a marine dive spot and center of tourism.
Capitancillo is indeed a paradise. Every visitor enjoys its beauty in many ways. It is a perfect getaway for anyone yearning to spend some time amid unspoiled nature.
By Plane: From Manila, there is a daily flight going to Cebu City.
By Boat: Cebu City's domestic port is the country's busiest. Cebu City is home to almost 80 percent of the country's passenger vessels. The country's largest shipping lines, namely WG&A, Sulpicio Lines, Trans-Asia, George & Peter Lines and Lorenzo Shipping Lines, are headquartered in Cebu. Large passenger ferries with a capacity of 2,000 to 4,000 passengers ply the more distant routes such as Manila, Davao, Butuan City, Zamboanga, and Cagayan de Oro.
From the airport, you can ride a multicab, jeepney, or taxi. Simply ask around for which route to take. They are available 24 hr and cover most of the nooks and crannies of the city. Just be sure you know what part of the city the jeepney will take you to.