For photo enthusiasts, Yang-In Sandbar off Cagbalete Island is a MUST visit! Well, any beach lover will truly enjoy a couple of hours exploring this little sand bar that appears at low tide and disappears after the tide turns :) Nature lovers will appreciate the healthy stands of mangroves that surrounds it.
Yang-In is a popular destination for Cagbalete visitors who look for alternative destinations aside from the strip of beach that front all resorts in the island.
HOW TO GET THERE:
To get to Yang-In sandbar you need to hire a boat which will fetch you from your resort on Cagbalete, take you to the sand bar and vice versa. Prices vary depending on the size/capacity of the boat. The smaller ones (6 - 8 pax) cost about P1500/round trip (USD 36) and the big ones (25-30 pax) cost P3,500/ round trip (USD 84). You can probably try to haggle but the price range will not depart too far from the ones posted above.
With this part of the island being almost to yourself, with a long stretch of white sand, tiny fishes abound and birds preying on them, a nice blue sky and willing models, the photo opportunities are just unlimited.
You can do that in the island, the island is serene, the pace of life is very slow and you are allowed to just laze around.
If the beach is not calling you (as maybe it's too hot or the tide's too low and the water's too far), just lay on the hammock, get a book or just sleep. Bumming is all you can do.
And feel the surrounding. Except for the sounds of waves crashing on the shore, birds chirping not far away, silence, which is a luxury in the city, is all you'll hear.
:) Just pull up a chair and settle yourself under the shade trees facing the beach and spend your day reading to your heart's content.
The cool shade, the golden sand, the soft breeze...
What else do I need to say to convince you this is a fine thing to do? ;D
Cagbalete Island has a long stretch of white sand beach conducive for strolling anytime of the day. It is oftentimes deserted and quiet so that you can hear yourself think. :)
One good way of exercise and enjoy the beauty of Cagbalete Island is by walking around, sights like mangroove forest, bonsai island, fresh water river connecting to the beach, sand bars
A vacation would not be complete if there is no alcohol or beer on the side, one of recommended drink is the local alcoholic drink the Lambanog of Mauban.
A one way to exercise and loose those fats, this is exciting its just that you have to learn it first before you enjoy riding the skim
One way to go around the island or explore it is by riding a horse, Villa Cleofas has 3 horses for rent 100 pesos for 30 minutes.