How to Get to Cabilao Island in the Philippines

Cabilao is one of the numerous diving destinations around Bohol in the Philippines.

This island’s surrounding waters is host to numerous species of marine life like nudibranchs, clownfish, frogfish, sea turtles, pipe fish, lion fish and the elusive Pygmy sea horse – the smallest sea horse in the world.

Aside from the diving spots and the beach, Cabilao is known for its church which is purported to have the Philippines’ largest stone staircase.

Cabilao has several resorts where one can stay during a visit.

Cabilao beach club (contact no. 0917 454 5897) is located at the northern part of the island and has its own restaurant.

Polaris resort (contact no. 0918 903 7187) also has a restaurant and cocktail bar serving Asian and European dishes. Polaris has tree houses and cottages for accommodations.

La Estrella (contact no. 0918 904 4859) is another resort in Cabilao that has decent rooms.

To go to Cabilao, take a plane from Manila to Tagbilaran, Bohol. From there take a bus or jeepney to Loon and then to Macpoc. From Macpoc take a boat to Cabilao island. Alternatively you can go to Cabilao by boat from Panglao island, Bohol or from Mactan, Cebu.


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