About Cabilao Island

Cabilao Island, Bohol, PhilippinesBohol is surrounded by a large number of small islands. One of them is Cabilao Island, which lies on the West of the main island of Bohol, facing Cebu island. Cabilao Island covers an area of approximately 8 square kilometers and is one of the smaller Philippine Islands. It is located in the Visayan Sea between the neighboring islands of Bohol and Cebu.

Cabilao island consists of five barangays (villages), Talisay, Cambaquiz, Looc, Pantudlan, and Cabacongan and belongs to the Municipality of Loon. The island has a roughly 5,000 inhabitants, who mainly live from fishery and agriculture. Many inhabitants have left the island and now work in the cities or abroad from where they often remit money back home.

Just walking around the island without much motorized travel is an attraction in itself. It is a good way to get an impression what life must have been in the Philippines a century ago, without the hustle and bustle of modern life. You come across people herding a few goats or a cow; small houses with children playing. However, also on the Island, Cabilao has nice things to offer.

On the island, hunting of birds is forbidden, and, as a result, you can see more birds here than in most of Bohol. A walk to the nearby island lake offers an insight to the daily life on Cabilao. Far away from mass tourism and commercialisation you may discover the originality of the country and its people.

In a place where time seems to stand still, a true paradise for divers reveals itself. The dropoff which borders the island, gives the opportunity to dive in many varying divespots. Without doubt Cabilao Islands listens into the most beautiful dive areas in the Visayas and the Philippines.

Marine Park- and Scuba Diving Fees

Cabilao has been declared by the Department of Enviroment and Natural Resources (DENR) as a Marine Park/Reserve and therefore the following fees applies. The collected fees are used for the conservation of the Marine Park.

One time entrace fee for divers and non-divers (DENR) Php 100.00
Scuba Diving Fee per Person and Day (Municipality of Loon) Php 150.00

More Information about The Municipality of LoonBohol and the Visayas in Wikipedia.


Polaris Beach and Dive Resort
Pantudlan, Cabilao Island
Loon, Bohol
Philippines, 6327

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