The Picturesque Sambawan Island

Sambawan Island has long been on my bucket list along with Isla de Gigantes of Iloilo. I call them twin islands. Google it to see the resemblance. And this time, I had to draw a horizontal line through the center of Sambawan Island on  the list. We planned to be in the island before sunrise for the shots but as always, plan is just a plan. We arrived at 9:00am. Filipino time. 😛

Sambawan Island is a 1 hour boat ride from the town of Almeria, Biliran. Kawayan is also another option as jump off point. But if you want a shorter travel time, then you have to be in Maripipi Island which would take only 45 minutes to Sambawan island. However, you need to take a ferry from Naval to Maripipi Island.

If you are expecting a powdery white sand beach, you’ll be disappointed. But the view at the top is amazing. I am sure that either sunrise or sunset, the  view is majestic. So if you’re after those stunning shots, better spend a night in the island. Just prepare to shed some cash though. 😉

The vulcanic island of Maripipi
The vulcanic island of Maripipi
Welcome to Sambawan Island
Welcome to Sambawan Island
Sambawan Island shore
Sambawan Island shore
Flags.
Flags.
Wooden bridge to get around to the beach area.
Wooden bridge to get around to the beach area.
Docked boat.
Docked boat.
Not sure if unfinished or abandoned boat.
Not sure if unfinished or abandoned boat.
Sambawan Island from the other end.
Sambawan Island from the other end.
Cliff jumping!!! JK. :P
Cliff jumping!!! JK. 😛
View from the top. Either side of the island is majestic.
View from the top. Either side of the island is majestic.
Vantage point.
Vantage point.
Pa-lonely lonely para ibigin #blagirPose
Pa-lonely lonely para ibigin #blagirPose

The author J-Boy Cagumbay

Full stack web developer at Batmaid. Native Boholano. Lives in Poland. Loves to Travel. Hobbyist Photographer.

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