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Isla de Gigantes

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Address: Carles, Philippines
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Isla Gigantes is one of the hottest and best tropical tourist attractions...

Isla Gigantes is one of the hottest and best tropical tourist attractions in the Philippines today.

Composed of 13 islands--8 of which are lined with pristine white sandy beaches--Isla Gigantes has more to offer than just swimming in its crystal clear turquoise waters.

There are dozens of caves to discover, virgin remote beaches, a saltwater lagoon, and fantastic snorkeling areas.

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"Paradise"

We went there as a group for 3 days & 2 nights. Though the weather was quite gloomy when went off from iloilo city, we arrived with the sunshine greeting us. The island speaks for... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
mikasaasahi10
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Iloilo City, Philippines
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Iloilo City, Philippines
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went there as a group for 3 days & 2 nights. Though the weather was quite gloomy when went off from iloilo city, we arrived with the sunshine greeting us. The island speaks for itself with the clear waters and fresh air. We stayed at Scallop Front beach resort and the staff were very accommodating from the time we... More 

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Penang, Malaysia
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The island hopping was the best thing to do in Isla Gigantes. Visiting Tangke which is a sea water lagoon was just perfect for a swim. Cliff dive was a plus factor! The Cabugao Gamay trip was just awesome for the island selfie wherein you can the see island itself in the picture. The sandbar was just perfect for a... More 

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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is enchanting and beautiful. Literally the photos doesn't require any filters or photo editing- raw image will speak for itself. A great place for island hopping where you will absolutely enjoy the best catch of. seafood. The locals are very accommodating and friendly. Come and visit the place to re-discover a community with simple ways of living that... More 

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Thank Thepoohlover
Napier, New Zealand
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138 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we did island hopping which was great. Also able to go thru the villages and the folk were welcoming very interesting

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1 Thank Clinton G
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very laid back and the perfect place to do nothing. Having lived in the city all my life I can't imagine how people here can deal with everyday challenges that we take for granted - no mobile data signal, rotational electricity... there are only two boat trips going to the island and two going back to either estancia port or... More 

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Thank Benjie O
Cainta, Philippines
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

stayed in the island for 3D2N and noticed the simple life of the locals there..i realized that its fun to have a holiday in a place where there is no internet connection because you get to talk to your friends and reminisce a lot of fun memories while enjoying the cold breeze from the sea.. a lot of things to... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go to Gigantes Island in Iloilo when you want a place to relax with the serenity of its ambiance and superb travel.

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Thank maristell832001
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Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

These place is a gem. But if you get to talk to their locals, they are being controlled over by the municipality that does not really give a damn to the island but takes 50pesos per guests for the environmental fee.

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2 Thank mrvn d
Iloilo City, Philippines
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Reviewed March 14, 2017

I spent my birthday this year there. We bought a packaged tour from Iloilo Travel Max. We left Iloilo City at 5am and arrived at Estancia, Iloilo at 7am. A motorized boat was waiting for us there and the island hopping began. We passed by the famous Sicogon Island which is being developed to handle more tourists, then we stopped... More 

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Marikina, Philippines
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Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

Simple living with a time limit of electriciy from 6pm-6am. No cellphone signal either! And yet we still enjoy it since we have no choice but to really bond with each other. 😂 One can also have an unlimited scallops in every meal. 😆 The one we stayed in supports the nearby elementary school. Before and after going to school... More 

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