Easily accessible through a port from Lapu-Lapu City by bangka (outrigger canoe), Olango Island is a must-see for all sea lovers and bird enthusiasts alike! The Olango Island is part of an Island group that comprises of Olango Island itself and six satellite islets namely, Camungi, Pangan-an, Sulpa, Nalusuan, Gilutongan, and Caohagan.
Home to several diving spots, Olango is a haven for those who are in love with marine life. The diving spots include Mabini Point, which is inhabited with dozens of sharks, Santa Rosa which is a patch of heaven for soft corals, and Baring, which is a deep wall dive. All of these dive spots are teeming with marine life and rich biodiversity.
In addition to that, the Olango Reef is one of the largest reefs in all of Visayas with a land area of up to 4.5 square kilometers. It’s just buzzing with life and it’s an ideal place for snorkeling, swimming, and just relaxing. And also, the reef is a government protected fish sanctuary so you have to be careful, as well!
Also in the island is the Olango Island Wildlife Sanctuary that is home to up to 60,000 migratory birds in 920 hectares of mangroves, seagrass, and mud flats. The sanctuary is a popular destination of many bird watchers.
So, when in Lapu-Lapu, take a short day trip in Olango Island! You surely won’t regret it.