Apo Island Travel Guide

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Apo Island Things to Do

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    by buenababe Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    You will appreciate the beauty of Apo Island more if you will take a glimpse of how life is underwater. And yes, the best thing to do there is snorkeling or scuba diving...Since it is a marine sanctuary, the corrals and the fishes are just breath-taking.

    snorkeling! Apo Island's Marine Sanctuary corrals sea cucumber divers...
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    by Lewor Written Nov 18, 2010

    Snorkeling or diving is definitely a must. If you've been to Palawan's Pandan or Starfish Island, this one is much, much better. The water is good for swimming too as this is very clear. Although, it's not that calm as the waters in Boracay and Palawan. If you want to flex your legs muscles, go and ascend the hills. There are stairs going up. The lighthouse is about 30 to 45 minutes away from the shore.

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Apo Island Nightlife

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    by buenababe Written Jan 24, 2011

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    Apo Island doesnt really have the "night life" with all the bars and loud music. Since electricity goes off at 9pm, the best thing we did to enjoy the night was just to sit at the sea shore, talk, laugh with our heart's out (as we recall all the "bloopers" we did from the past), listen to the waves, and do stargazing...

    We had fun and it was simply priceless.

    Dress Code: anything comfy...

    stargazing with friends...
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Apo Island Transportation

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    by buenababe Updated Jan 23, 2011

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    From Malatapay (a town 45minutes away from Dumaguete City) to Apo Island, the means of transportation is a boat. When we went there, we contacted the owner of the Lodging place we booked and she arranged the boat for us. We are a group of 13, so we had the big boat which accomodates upto 8persons at P2700 pesos and the smaller one for 5 people which costs P1700.

    If in anyway you want to go to Apo Island without an arranged boat prior to the trip, the personnel at the port is very accomodating to assist and arrange the boat for you. The coast guard allows the trip up to 4-5pm only.

    the boat from malatapay to apo island boat fare need help? welcome! coast guard station
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Apo Island Warnings and Dangers

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    by buenababe Written Apr 4, 2011

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    Plenty of rocks, bigs and small ones, surround Apo Island especially its shore and the beach... So when you go hiking or swimming or snorkeling, watch out of those rocks coz they can scratch!

    wound from a sharp rock rock formation seaside... sea shore mountain of rocks
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    by Lewor Written Nov 18, 2010

    Secure a large boat. When we got there, there was no available larger boat. We managed to get there using a boat good for 4 only oncluding the one manning the boat and his assistant. If you are not used to it, back out. Secure your things. You'll be literally bathing with salt water. Bring drinking water. You can use it to wash our face. Be warned of water inside the resort's comfort rooms. Don't flash them on your face. They were fetched from the sea.

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Apo Island Off The Beaten Path

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    by Lewor Written Nov 18, 2010

    We though that the path going to the lighthouse is less traveled by tourist. There are siniguelas trees (Spanish Berry) scores of meters away from the lighthouse. We feasted on their fruits. It was a surprise that nobody was picking them.

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