Ever miss the color green? The color of nature. The color that is sadly and largely denied from our eyes in the city. Take a break from all those gray skyscrapers.
Located at Brgy. Oboob, Bantayan Island, Omagieca Mangrove Garden/ Eco Park is a place that would feed all that vitamin green to your eyes.
You can have an absorbing walk into nature where an abundance of beautiful bright green and strong mangrove trees awaits. The mangrove shadows and soft sea breeze seems to embrace everyone who visits.
You can take picture of the beautiful scenery and have a pose on their famous signs, Camp Sawi and Camp Wagi. Moreso, its wide still green waters and the horizon view of the sea is breathtaking at the end of that walk.
Omagieca is a project of a community organization, as part of protecting the mangroves. They have here a restaurant to cater to our aching stomachs and resting stations along the foot walk tour. They also offer other activities like kayaking and boating.
Visit Omagieca and have that walk, literally in a green haze.
RATES & OTHER INFORMATION
- Entrance fee: P50 per adult; P20 per child
- Opening hours: 8AM to 5PM daily
- Open cottage: P150 (1st 3 hrs) and P50/excess hour
- Boating: P350/trip (5pax)
- Kayaking: P150/head/hr
- Personalized Mangrove Planting: P50
- Corkage fee: None
- Contact numbers: 09460069566/ 09072387668
- Email address: N/A
- Facebook Page: https://web.facebook.com/dtgomagieca
HOW TO GET THERE?
Exact location: Omagieca, Oboob Mangrove Garden, Bantayan Island, Northern Cebu – approx. 30 mins away from the port.
BY BUS: Go to Cebu City North Bus Terminal and ride on a bus bound for Hagnaya. Estimated travel time is 3.5-4 hours. Once in Hagnaya Port, you will ride on a barge bound for Santa Fe port (travel time is approximately 1 hr). The Tourism Office in Santa Fe port will collect P30/person for all incoming guests to the Island as per ordinance approved by local and provincial councilors as Environmental or Ecological Fee. After that, ride a motorcycle or tricycle to Omagieca.
BY CAR: Navigate with Waze or Google Maps and set your destination to “Omagieca” in Bantayan Island. Parking space is available.