Travelers, leisure lovers, and adventure seekers, pay attention for another of the country’s hidden gems is about to be wonderfully explored.
Sicogon Island, located in Northern Iloilo is a tropical paradise with pristine, sandy beaches, and clear, turquoise waters.
It is not only a great vacation spot but also an advocate of sustainable development as it has mangrove forests, lagoons, and secret coves. It also offers luxury lodgings that are environmentally friendly creating harmony with the Island’s natural terrain.
The island is slowly becoming known as the new hub for eco-oriented tourism in Western Visayas. Hidden away and left alone at the beach, you’d get to chill out on the sands, go island hopping Islas de Gigantes and Tumaquin Island, and eat rock oysters, and baskets of seafoods as it is one of the richest fishing and shellfish harvesting areas in the Philippines.
You can also enjoy snorkeling, kayaking, or biking through the island’s trails or trek with friends and family up Mt. Opao. And for those who find trekking not adventurous enough, there are adrenaline-filled activities such as cliff jumping, zipline, paragliding, and stand-up paddle-boarding.
After a whole day of living the best island life, you can book private dinners by the beach to end the day.
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HOW TO GET THERE?
Exact location: Sicogon Island, Iloilo
BY PLANE: Direct flights via AirSwift, a boutique airline, are available from Manila to Sicogon Island. Van transport from the Sicogon Airport Terminal is provided to resort guests; get a Sicogon Island map from the airport to help you locate various areas on the island.
BY BOAT: Go to Estancia Fish Port which is approximately 3 hours away from Iloilo City as jump-off point to Sicogon Island. Look for the ferry “M/V Princess Ann” which leaves at 11am once/day and returns to the mainland at 7am. Fare is P30 per passenger. In cases that you missed it, there are pump boats stationed around the port that can be chartered for P1,000 – P1,500 per way. Travel time between Estancia Fish Port and Sicogon is around 45 minutes.