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Isla de Carabao!

just a 30-min boat ride from Bora. This island ist the quiet and peaceful version of La Boracay. You have to smell and feel the super fresh air as there are no public transpo... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
LaVitayBella
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Antipolo City, Philippines
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Antipolo City, Philippines
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8 reviews 8 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

just a 30-min boat ride from Bora. This island ist the quiet and peaceful version of La Boracay. You have to smell and feel the super fresh air as there are no public transpo. We went to St. Joseph Church, 5-13 Convenience Store (7-11 store), the small building near the beach, schools and the municipal hall. I recommend this place.

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Pasig, Philippines
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I love it because it has the feel and vibe of what an Island should be. Quiet and peaceful. It is better compared to its more commercialized next door neighbor Boracay. You can really relax here.

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Split, Croatia
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98 reviews 98 reviews
12 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

this island is perfect gateway from busy Boracay. Carabao is 3 times bigger than Boracay but has only 40 rooms to accommodate guests. pristine, few visitors, lovely people. several activities like island tour, bat cave, cliff jumping, diving, snorkeling can be done here. I loved it!

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Manila, Philippines
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Great island, friendly people who are happy and thankful for the tourists visiting Carabao. Great mountainbiking, snokeling and diving. Nice to be away from hasstle of Boracay.

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Boracay, Philippines
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55 reviews 55 reviews
48 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

It's my second time to visit the place, and this time..........a longer stay, larger itinerary and new discoveries. We stayed in Barangay Busay overviewing the Town of Santa Fe in the nearby island. People are friendly and approachable indeed especially the children. PLACES TO SEE: 1.Tagaytay Point (with a breathtaking view of Boracay Island) - Barangay Combot 2. Lanas Beach... More 

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8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

though the fee of boat is not cheap, but there's so quiet and natural, experience the local life there is the best choice!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

100% scenic, most beautiful island I've ever been to and I've been around the Caribbean, Bali, Koh Samui, Koh Lanta, Koh Rok, etc. The volcanic rock creates some great diving spots and gorgeous scenery. Also, has great caves and even a 33ft/11m platform to jump off into the ocean! What fun!

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Boracay, Philippines
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48 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

The best thing in my Isla de Carabao trip is experiencing the virginity of the place. Starfish and Sea Urchin are abundant near the beach. The white sand is not that exaggerated to compare to Boracay because it's true. The water is clean and the area is very peaceful. They should have additional schedule of Ferry Boat to Poblacion, San... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We went to Carabao as we didn't want to stay in Boracay, too touristy. It was a little difficult in the beginning to find information about how to get there and where to stay, but we took a tricycle in Caticlan that took us to the right place where a boat was actually going to Carabao. The island is really... More 

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Philippines
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

From Caticlan Jetty port, I ride a tricycle to Tabon Port for the 8:30 trip to San Jose, Poblacion , Carabao Island. The boat is full of passengers with cargoes of all sorts. Upo arrival at the Said Port, I look for a place to stay for a night and my feet bring me to Republic of Inobahan, a place... More 

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