Bantayan

Bantayan

The municipality of Bantayan is the largest and most populous town in Bantayan Island. It is located at the center of the island, bordered by Madridejos in the north, and Santa Fe in the southeast.

Most people stick to pedicabs, tricycles and jeepneys when getting around Bantayan. There is no public bus service in the town.

Bantayan is rife with natural and historical places to explore. This is the place to go when urban life gets too much; however, be warned that public entertainment centers and metropolitan comforts (like cinemas) are scarce here. For those who are interested in tropical flora, you would enjoy a trip to the Obo‑ob Mangrove Garden, St. Helena Botanical Garden and Bantayan Nature Park. There are also nearby caves, like the Tiyaba Cave in Barangay Atop-Atop, and the Juagat Cave.

And of course, there are Bantayan’s famed beaches. The suitable beaches along the municipality itself is scarce, but there are several in its neighboring towns like Santa Fe and Madridejos. If you would like accommodations in the municipality itself, you could try Maia’s Beach Resort in Barrio Basawon.

Historical places include the Sts. Peter and Paul Parish, a church that was constructed during the Spanish occupation. There is also the D.C. Abello theater, an American-style building that basked in its glory days from the 1950’s, until the time it closed in the 1980’s. There is also the Casa de Antiguedades, which houses artefacts from Bantayan Island’s early dwellers, such as old carriages, parts of old houses and wood that is over a century old.

Top Rated Restaurants in Bantayan Browse All

  1. CouCou Bar and Restaurant
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  2. Balikbayan Restaurant
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  3. Le Petit Bonheur
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  4. Island Daddy Dok's
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  5. Arjaynay Sutukil Seafood
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  6. Chef Panyang
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Top Rated Hotels in Bantayan Browse All

  1. Anika Island Resort
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  2. Kota Beach Resort
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  3. Santa Fe Beach Club
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  4. Yooneek Beach Resort
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  5. Ogtong Cave Resort
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  6. Marlin Beach Resort
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  7. Maia's Beach Resort
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  8. Sunday Flower Beach Hotel and Resort
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  9. Tristan's Beach Resort and Restaurant
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  10. Beach Placid Resort
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Top Rated Places in Bantayan Browse All

  1. Anika Island Resort
    5.0 Stars
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  2. Virgin Island
    4.5 Stars
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  3. Kota Beach Resort
    5.0 Stars
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    4 Reviews View
  4. Hr Music Bar And Restaurant
    4.5 Stars
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  5. CouCou Bar and Restaurant
    4.0 Stars
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  6. Santa Fe Beach Club
    5.0 Stars
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  7. Yooneek Beach Resort
    4.5 Stars
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  8. Ogtong Cave Resort
    4.0 Stars
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  9. Marlin Beach Resort
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  10. Cafe Del Mare
    4.0 Stars
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Popular Areas in Bantayan

  1. Bantayan Island

    Bantayan Island

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