When in Dumaguete City, don't fail to do a side trip to Apo Island. How to get there? From Dumaguete, go to Ceres Bus Line and take the bus going to Bayawan. Fare cost is 25Php for ordinary bus and 30Php for aircon bus. The travel time is 45 mins. Let the driver or conductor know that you get off at Malatapay Market. Walk until you reach the coast line. You will see the coast guard station and boat station. Medium boat cost 2,000Php that good for 4 persons and big boat cost 3,000Php for 8 persons. This is a wet ride so better wear your diving and snorkeling outfit before heading to the island. Boat ride will takes you another 45 mins. Upon reaching Apo Island, register at Maritime Protection Office. General Admission is 100Php.
|Clear water of Apo Island|
Have your lunch at Libetry's Lodge restaurant.
Unfortunately, we were not able to swim and snorkel at the sanctuary. It is temporary closed. Part of the sanctuary was damaged by the typhoon Pablo. However, we were able to snorkel at the main beach and swam with the turtles.