Quick Guide - 2017 Camotes Island Cebu Itinerary

February 06, 2017







Camotes Islands are one of the most famous summer destinations in Cebu. Locals and foreign tourists will surely fall in love with the island and, to help you, here's a simple travel guide to Camotes Islands this summer. Surely, i
t doesn't only have one of the best beaches in the country, but you can also find Camotes Island tour packages for a very affordable price which is something you shouldn't miss.

Here's a quick guide to help you plan your vacation, hope it helps!


How to get to Camotes Island from Cebu City?

As of the moment, there are two routes to get to Camotes Island from Cebu. Let's start with the cheapest way, but slightly longer. 
  1. Go to the North Bus terminal, that's near SM City, and ride a bus to Port of Danao.
  2. Ride a RoRo to Consuelo Port, Camotes.

How much is the fare and what are the schedules from Port of Danao to Consuelo Port, Camotes?

Here's a quick visual of the fare, accommodation type, and schedule from Port of Danao to Consuelo Port. Remember, this is just the second step to the shores of Santiago Bay. The schedule and fare is set by Jomalia Shipping. 


Cebu City Pier 1 to Consuelo Port, Camotes

A Cebu to Camotes Island ferry schedule can also be taken at Cebu City Pier 1. You can book your ticket at any Ocean Jet ferry ticketing outlet. You may also call them at 0917 638 0000 for inquiries. Check their website for more schedule, fare, and promos here.



Please note that all the fare and schedule are subject to changes without prior notices from the vessels you choose to travel on.


Where to stay in Camotes Island?

Please do book an accommodation prior to going to Camotes. We've made this bad decision not to  secure a room, fortunately, we found a cheap room that caters to group accommodations. However, if you want to go prepared, here is a list of some of the best Camotes Island resorts.

Santiago Bay Garden and Resort



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According to their page, Santiago Bay Resort, Santiago, San Francisco Camotes has 51 bedrooms. The resort is one of the best places to stay when in Camotes because its amenities and it's close to most of the restaurants in the shore. 

Mangodlong Paradise Beach Resort

Mangodlong Resort is not located in Santiago Bay, Camotes. It's in the other side of the island, just 10-15 minutes away from the slightly busy Santiago Bay. Their room rates starts at P3,000 for a standard room. For inclusions, bookings, and ammenities, you can check their website here

Payag Beach House Resort

The resort is also located in the Santiago Bay that offers a cheap accommodation in Camotes. Their room prices range from P800.00 to P3,500.00. Reach them at these numbers for inquiries and reservations: 032-5136176 or +6399227125542 or +639261444461 and look for Purita Diango.

Aiziwa Beach Resort



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Kesha Beach Resort

Located at Bakhaw, Camotes and also has great reviews. Some say that the beach there is better than in Santiago Bay. However, bring your food and drinks when you decide to stay here as there are very few stores in the area. Call them at 09298925792 for inquiries and reservations. 

Tent 

Some of the resorts and other establishments have tents for rent starting at P300.00. You can also bring your own tent and camp at the designated campsite. You only need to P50.00/pax as a camping fee. 

What to do in Camotes Island?

There are a lot of things you can do when you're in San Francisco, Camotes. Here are some of the Camotes Island tourist spots you shouldn't miss:

Swim or Skim at Santiago Bay

I haven't been to a lot of beaches, but Santiago Bay is definitely one for the books. Here's hubby doing his thing.

Kayak at Lake Danao Park

Kayaking is just one of the activities in Lake Park Danao. You can also go around their park by horseback riding. There's also a pool there and a restaurant where you can dine and unwind.

 Swim at Timubo Cave

How to get around the island?

One of the best way to go around the island is by motorcycle. There are motorcycles waiting at the port that you can rent for a day tour or to bring you t your hotel or resort. The fare is P50.00 and a day tour price usually starts at P500.00.

There are also vans for hire at the port. I suggest that you hire them especially if you're traveling by group of 5 or 10. A day tour price usually starts at P1,000.00.

Have you been to Camotes? Share your experience and itinerary as we're planning to go back.

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22 comments

  1. nice place i plane to travel ther this year

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  2. very informative! looks like a lovely place!

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  3. Really useful information! It saves a lot of trouble when someone wants to go there!

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    1. Thanks for noticing, I really want to help other travelers :)

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  4. I haven't been there, and I've never heard about that but I love adventures! Will put that in my bucket list!

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  5. ps. love the picture of the beach , it's beautiful! reminding me of my summer and definitely making me want to take another trip :)

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  6. I have never rode in an airplane before nor knew that the ticket price would be so economical to visit a place of paradise thank you for sharing
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  7. Great post! Thanks for sharing this resource list. This looks like a beautiful place to visit.

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  8. Wow you have gathered and shared so much information which is really helpful! The place looks wonderful from your pictures, somewhere I would loveto visit!

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  9. Hi Carol, i wish i saw this before now. do you know my team wasted alot unnecessarily? lesson learnt. thanks alot

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  10. I never heard anything about this place but looking at the images and the way you have described it, I would love to visit this place. Definitely going on my travel list :) Thank you for sharing your experience with us.

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  11. These beach look amazing and so peaceful. I have not heard of this place so thank you for en-lighting me.

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  12. I've never been to Camotes before but it looks like a nice place to visit. The beach is beautiful and its calling my name. Adding this to my travel list.

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  13. You must had so much fun.The beach is so beautiful,hope one day i get to travel there.

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  14. What a beautiful place! I would love to go there. It reminds me of Punta Cana, where my hubby and I went back in 2013 for my daughter's destination wedding.

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  15. What a gorgeous place to visit! I would love a few days here!

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  16. This is very beautiful, I hope when I manage to come to the US I will be able to visit here!

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  17. I heard a lot of things beautiful things in Cebu. And i have put this on my travel list. I hope i can visit here soon.

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  18. What a great place to visit, Cebu is a beautiful city and I would love to visit there again and again.

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  19. Hi Admin permission to post :), i am brian. I own the facebook page travel Camotes the lost horizon of the south. I am a local tourguide, driver/operator in the island. You may also want to reconsider my services if you have guests coming in/visiting Camotes. :) i am a tourism accredited guide with a lot of knowledge about the tourism here on the island. :) you may contact me at my numbers 09484151337, or my globe 09951022072. I have lower rates which gives guests more places at a lower rates for those who wishes to travel and visit Camotes and this is in line with the tourism department's rate here in our island. Please feel free to contact me :)

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