We came for the white sands and pristine beaches of Camotes Island, and we got them and more!
Our first day was rocked with huge waves and an unexpected intense adventure on the high seas .
On our second day in Mangodlong Rock Resort , Mr Sun made up for the previous days of no swimming because of rough waves! Hurray! We woke up early, ate our silog breakfast at P80 per plate with free coffee. And then it was play time on the sand and beach!
The beach! The Beach! THE BEACH!
Tantan loving the sunny day
A trip to Camotes Island is perfect for your summer getaway or if your bored of the city, have a quick weekend trip to these group of islands North of Cebu. It’s easy to get here – we use public transportation all the way. Read our accounts in getting to the island : Camotes Island Here We Come!
Update: April 2018 we visited Camotes again and this time we took Jomalia Shipping fast craft!
We stayed at Mangodlong Rock Resort only for 2 days / 1 night. We fully enjoyed the waters, the sun and the view despite being pressed for time. Our Camotes Adventure itinerary was fairly simple – relax, experience and enjoy.
Don’t you just love the white sand, clear waters and calm waves? We certainly did!
Of course, I enjoyed the waters too!
Mangodlong Rock Resort only has a few guests when we were there which was a boon, it felt like we have the whole resort to ourselves and i was not so shy about posing for pictures just about everywhere hahaha.
Finally we explored the nooks and crannies of Mangodlong and the cottages that previously we can’t get to because of the huge waves.
Cottage without steps
We found a mermaid in Mangodlong!!!
A cottage on the rocky terrain
Kudos to the staff of the resort, everyone was there on the white sand picking up dead seaweeds, washed up debris and combing the beach very early in the morn. It was great to see everyone pitching in making Mangodlong resort look picture perfect again!
There were many tiny crabs, ghost grabs and hermit crabs all over the resort!
Construction of a new resort was in full swing just beside Mangodlong, I guess Camotes Island is becoming more popular and more travelers from Cebu and other places in the Philippines have discovered this hidden gem in North Cebu.
That new resort has already this breakwater in place with all the colorful flags. We resort-hop so we can get these pics 🙂
Nicko, my photoallergic brother, gave in and ‘posed’ for pictures here hahaha
opps I have a feeling this article is more like a Mangodlong photo blog
and not a blog post entry hehehe oh well 🙂
Now is anyone asking if we enjoyed Mangodlong and Camotes Island?
We hope to be back in Camotes Island since we did not experience Camotes day tour, our sched was tight. Tantan has a plane to catch at 8pm so he has to hurry along to the airport same day. More reasons to come back!
Sa susunod nalang kayo Lake Danao Park, Bukilat Cave, and all other tourist spots in the island.
See you again Camotes! Oh, we will be back, for sure!