After Carnaza Island in Daanbantayan broke the internet last week for its breathtakingly beautiful beach comes another “hidden gem” that will surely capture the hearts of many local and foreign tourists. Introducing, the Guintacan (Kinatarcan) Island in Bantayan, Cebu. Yes, you read that right, there is another noteworthy island apart from the world-class Sta. Fe, Bantayan Island.
Guintacan is an island of the province of Cebu. It lies about 25 kilometres (16 miles) off the west coast of Cebu, 12 kilometres (7 mi) northeast from Bantayan Island, and 10 kilometres (6 mi) from Hilantagaan Island. The island is within the municipality of Santa Fe, Bantayan and comprises three barangays: Hagdan, Kinatarkan and Langub. The locals call this place as Kinatarkan.
What to do here?
WHITE SAND BEACHES
PERFECT SUNRISE & SUNSET
CORAL CLIFFS COVE
Rates & Other Information
- P180 per head (one-way) – Bus fare from North Bus Terminal to DaanBantayan
- P10 – Tricycle
- P50 per head (one-way) – Regular Passenger boat
- Going to Laaw Lagoon? P50 per head (motor, one-way); or P200 per head for whole day tour with the driver as the guide.
Want to stay overnight? You can bring a tent or rent a tent at Manong Willy’s place. Unfixed amount, just pay minimum of P300 per night for one tent.
HOW TO GET THERE?
Travel time: ~4 hours from Cebu City to Daanbantayan + ~60 minutes from the port to Guintacan Island.
From the North Bus Terminal, take a bus bound for Daanbantayan, tell the driver or the Bus conductor to drop you off at the Daanbantayan Public Market. Then ride a tricycle going to the port bound for Guintacan Island where regular passenger boats are lining up. Ask for a boat bound to Pasil Kinatarcan Island.
If you’re going there as a group, you can rent a boat from Daanbantayan for only P2,500 roundtrip (10-15pax).