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What to Do in Islas De Gigantes

By Mustachio @mustachio2011
DAY 2Some -ings to do at Gigantes
HikingTake a walk around the island.When you step out of the inn turn left and follow the road until you get to this dirt path. What to Do in Islas de Gigantes Or if you're too lazy to walk, take a motorcycle.When you reach the end of the concrete path, start walking. What to Do in Islas de Gigantes
SpottingWhile taking a walk, spot some unusual things... like this squid trap.What to Do in Islas de GigantesKeep your eyes peeled.After five minutes of following the dirt path, you will see a rusty gate on your right and a lighthouse beyond.What to Do in Islas de Gigantes What to Do in Islas de Gigantes
TrespassingSorry, you can't enter thru the gate. Go round back. Peer thru the windows and scare yourself. (Best to do this at night.)What to Do in Islas de GigantesWhat to Do in Islas de Gigantes
ClimbingClimb the lighthouse's four (or was that five?) flights of steep stairs.What to Do in Islas de Gigantes
But first, ask the three-feet tall key keeper to unlock the lighthouse door.What to Do in Islas de GigantesJoefer (in white) and the key keeper (in blue)Donations for the key keeper are appreciated.What to Do in Islas de Gigantes 
When you reach the top, enjoy the view.Look left. Look right.What to Do in Islas de GigantesWhat to Do in Islas de GigantesLook down. Look around.What to Do in Islas de GigantesWhat to Do in Islas de Gigantes Look close. Look far.What to Do in Islas de GigantesWhat to Do in Islas de Gigantes
HoppingRent a boat for Php 1800 for up to 3 pax (Php 2000 for 4-6 pax)...What to Do in Islas de Gigantes...and hop from one island to another. There are ten islands after all.
Allocate two days if you want to visit all the islands of Gigantes.
Because we only had a day to island hop, these are the places we visited:
Bantigue Sandbar
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 Tinagong Dagat
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 Antonia Beach
Entrance fee of Php 20 is collected on this beach.
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 Tangke
Tangke means tank. The water in here rises and falls with the tide. 
What to Do in Islas de GigantesTo get to Tangke, be brave enough to jump from the boat to the rock.
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Cabugaw Gamay Island
Donations for the caretaker are most welcome.
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SnorkelingGrab your mask and spy on the sea creatures at Antonia.What to Do in Islas de Gigantes
Watching
Look for monkeys around TangkeWhat to Do in Islas de Gigantes 
SwimmingSwim in the beach of every island you visit.What to Do in Islas de Gigantes
JumpingEnter the cave (pay Php 20) in Antonia...What to Do in Islas de GigantesWhat to Do in Islas de GigantesWhat to Do in Islas de Gigantes...and jump into the water on the other side.Only if the tide is high.What to Do in Islas de GigantesWhat to Do in Islas de Gigantes
CavingGo visit the cave in Gigantes Norte (Php 200 for a guide).
With that comes hiking, slipping, crouching, crawling, and sweating. Bring a headlamp and wear proper footwear.
Short legs and fear of slipping might be a problem. There are no ropes and harnesses.What to Do in Islas de GigantesWhat to Do in Islas de Gigantes
StaringStare in awe at mountains and mountains of scallop shells.What to Do in Islas de GigantesWhat to Do in Islas de Gigantes
HuntingGo look for bones.What to Do in Islas de Gigantes
SpendingHere's how Gigantes bore a gigantic hole thru my pocket
What to Do in Islas de GigantesIf you scrutinize this list you might find something missing... the fare from the bus terminal to the airport. We called upon some relatives who kindly drove us to the airport. Vans from SM to airport are available and will cost Php 70.
Islas de Gigantes in two parts:
Going to and Eating in Islas de Gigantes
What to Do in Islas de Gigantes (you're here!)

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