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Apo Island

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Apo Island is in the province of Negros Oriental, in the Central Visayas region of the Philippines.

Get in

You must arrange for transport from one of the local boats to come and retrieve you for a fee. It is a several mile trip in an outrigger canoe with outboard motor over open water, swells can be large and you can expect to be sprayed with saltwater throughout the trip (wear sunglasses).

Get around

The island is only 3 km around and 120 m high at the top of the hill, walking will get you anywhere you need to go on the island, including to the top of the hill.

See

One of the Philippines' famous diving sites, Apo Island has one of the world's best known community-organized marine sanctuaries. It is home to over 650 documented species of fish and estimated to have over 400 species of corals.

Do

Diving and snorkeling are the main activities around the island. Resorts on and off the island typically hold diving programs for different skill levels. Instructors are commonly PADI-certified. The diving is excellent, plenty of reefs, tons of fish and turtles-amazing visibility. Keep an eye out for the Giant Trevally[1] which is known in these waters.

Buy

There isn't much in the way of retail on Apo Island. It is advisable to bring anything that you may need with you because it is a long trip back to Dumagete. The local women will try to sell you t-shirts and kitsch when you arrive and when you leave.

Eat

Drink

Sleep

Several beach resorts at nearby towns regularly offer trips to the island, and it is more common among divers and tourists to get accommodations off Apo Island. Examples of hotels outside Apo Island are Thalatta Beach Resort in Maluay Zamboangita, Bahura Resort & Spa in Dauin and Wellbeach Resort www.wellbeach.com . Rates span from budget to splurge, with some hotels usually offering a range of activities that explore the mountains, water falls, sulfur springs and other beaches of Negros Oriental.

Get out



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