Far away from mass tourism and commercialization you may discover the originality and uniqueness of Cabilao Island located in the Visayas region. A walk to the little villages and the nearby island lake offers an insight to the daily life of Cabilao and its people. Furthermore the surroundings of the lake host many rare and shy kingfishers, herons, other birds and butterflies. Snap pictures of the Blacked-winged Stilts and Egrets that inhabit the Cabilao lake area.
Cabilao island consists of five barangays (villages) namely Talisay, Cambaquiz, Looc, Pantudlan, and Cabacungan. Just wandering around the island is an attraction in itself. It is a good way to get an impression of what life must have been like in the Philippines a century ago, without the hustle and bustle of modern life. You can come across people herding a few goats or cows, small houses with children playing around, the occasional rooster, and so much more.
Diving in Cabilao
Cabilao boasts a diverse marine life and an abundant reef, which makes the island famous for diving. Pygmy seahorse, nudibranch, pipefish, frogfish and gobies are just some of a host of small creatures in the reef. Jacks, tunas, barracudas and napoleons linger around especially when the current is strong. Thresher and hammerhead sharks also glide about reef.