Carabao Island Travel Guide

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Carabao Island Things to Do

  • by gerum Written Aug 9, 2011

    The best beach in Carabao Island is found in Barangay Inobahan, San Jose Romblon, on the eastern part of the island. More Infor below:

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    by PamelaHill Written Mar 11, 2008

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    Carabao has some pristine reefs with new dive sites being found all the time.

    Based at Ivy's Vine resort there is a small operation with the personal touch geared to individual divers and their experience levels.

    PADI and SSI Instructor is very patient and experienced in teaching from complete beginners to Dive Master level.

    Snorkelling equipment can also be hired at reasonable rates from the shop.

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    by sirenna Updated Apr 26, 2006

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    One good way to explore the island's beaches and scenery is by mountain bike. Due to it's relatively small size (less than 10km long ans 6 km wide from Lanas to San Jose) this can easily be done in a day. You can take the coast road around the island, or cut across the middle directly to San Jose on the eastern coast. It's unlikely you'll find mountain bikes for rent on the island (though if you ask around the locals you can rent a motorcycle), but you can rent them in Boracay and bring them with you.
    Carabao also has some impressive looking hills (in particular at the southern end of Lanas Beach) which will tempt those who enjoy hiking.

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Carabao Island What to Pack

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    by sirenna Updated Apr 27, 2006

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    Luggage and bags: If you are daytripping from Boracay, just bring your regular beach gear - sunblock, hat, camera, sarong or towel, picnic & icebox with cold drinks. A medical kit might come in handy too. If you plan to stay for a night or two, mosquito repellant and a net will also be useful.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: If you plan on hiking, you'll need appropriate footwear. Mountain bikes and snorkel equipment will need to be aquired in Boracay and brought with you.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Don't count on being able to get hold of anything but the most basic things here (i.e. sachets of shampoo and toothpaste). Bring what you need with you.

    Miscellaneous: Bring a book - you'll have plenty of time to yourself!

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Carabao Island Off The Beaten Path

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    by sirenna Written Apr 26, 2006

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    There really isn't much to do on the island, but for me that is the beauty of it! If you are looking for a place to simply rest and relax, swim, snorkel or simply swing in the hammock with a good book, this is the perfect secluded hideaway. It would also be a great place for that romantic weekend with someone special. If you are easily bored though, a day or two in Carabao will be more than enough!

    Distant view of Boracay from Carabao
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    by sirenna Written Apr 27, 2006

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    Favorite thing: The calm, clear waters at Lanas beach are a great place to go snorkeling. You'll need to bring your own fins and mask though. If you are visiting from Boracay, you can rent those things there and bring them with you.

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    by sirenna Updated Apr 24, 2006

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    Favorite thing: As we grew close to the shore on our little boat, we were greeted by several fish leaping out of the water. They were quite large, perhaps a foot long. The water is really calm and clear, so I bet this would be great place to try a little fishing. You'll need to bring equipment with you though.

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