Photographer's Note

This photo was taken early morning around 6:15am in Bantayan Island last year. No filter used here, just natural sunrise colours. My previous sunrise posting was taken at around 5:45am ... it always fascinates me how quick the sky color changes from redish to this during that half an hour period. You can take both sunrise and sunset at the same spot in the island.

Bantayan Island is located at the western portion of the northern tip of Cebu which is well known for its fine white sands and crystal clear waters. It is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Cebu composed of three municipalities, namely Bantayan, Madridejos & Santa Fe. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 68,125 people in 13,213 households. By land, one can take the two-hour bus ride from the northern bus terminal in Cebu City up to San Remigo. From there, inter-island ferries to Santa Fe in Bantayan Island are available.

The island is reported to be within the migration route of fish coming from the equatorial belt of China Sea, thus fishing is one of the main industry. It is also widely known as the 'Egg Basket' in the neighboring regions generating over one and a half million eggs a day to supply the demand of eggs for mainland Cebu, Negros, Panay and even Leyte.

Because of its powdery white sand and crystal clear blue waters, many travelers compare it to Boracay less the commercialize atmosphere. There are plenty on resorts in the island catering to different budget.

Bantayan is also famous for its grand and festive Holy Week celebration. Resorts are fully book during Easter ... six months advance reservation is essential if you are planning to travel to the island during this time of the year.

Photo Information
  • Copyright: Renier Figuracion (kiwi_explorer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1834 W: 81 N: 2710] (12209)
  • Genre: Plaatsen
  • Medium: Kleur
  • Date Taken: 2006-11-06
  • Categories: Natuur
  • Belichting: f/5.6, 1/400 Seconden
  • Fotoversie: Originele versie
  • Date Submitted: 2007-01-31 5:23
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