How to go to Bantayan Island

Bantayan Island - Home to One of the Best Beach Destinations in Cebu

Bantayan Island is composed of three (3) municipalities, namely Santa Fe, Madridejos and Bantayan.

Santa Fe, Bantayan Island is my favorite beach destination in Cebu Province. This beautiful paradise island in far northern Cebu is blessed with beautiful white sand powdery beach with longer shorelines and is home to Virgin Island, Camp SawiParadise Beach and Skydive Greater Cebu. It will take you 4 to 4.5 hours ride from Cebu North Bus Terminal.
How to go to bantayan island Santa Fe Beach
Santa Fe, Bantayan Island is home to one of the best beach destinations in Cebu, Philippines 

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Budyong Beach, Santa Fe, Bantayan Island, Cebu


How to go to Bantayan Island by Bus/Van

BY BUS: Go to North Bus Terminal (you can go there as early as 5:00 am or even earlier) in Subangdaku, Mandaue City and ride a bus going to Hagnaya Port. We went there on a private vehicle. Just prepare P200 for the bus fare (one way). At the port of Hagnaya in San Remigio, buy a ticket bound for Santa Fe. The fare is 180 pesos (May 2015). (Update 2017: There are now direct buses plying the route from Cebu North Bus Terminal to Santa Fe and vice versa, fare could be higher)

Super Shuttle Ferry going to and from Bantayan Island in Cebu Philippines at Hagnaya Port
You can purchase your ticket here in Hagnaya Port

How to go to Bantayan Island by Private Vehicle Taxi Grab or Uber

BY CAR: If you're from Cebu or if you have rented a car in Cebu, go straight to Hagnaya Port in San Remigio then once there, park your car nearby. There are ushers that will offer you parking spaces for rent. You can then purchase a ticket for Santa Fe at Hagnaya Port. Fare for the ferry is 180 pesos.

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Santa Fe, Bantayan Island, Cebu

BY TAXI: I do not recommend taking a taxi for long distance trip as it will be too costly especially if you are traveling alone but if you are not on a budget, you can get a taxi or book a Grab anywhere within Metro Cebu area. Tell the driver to drop you off at Hagnaya Port then once there, buy a ticket for the boat bound for Santa Fe.
How to go to Bantayan Island by Seaplane Air Juan

BY SEAPLANE: You can also go to Bantayan Island via seaplance, check out Airjuan

How to go to Bantayan Island from Palampon Leyte via Bogo City

You can also go to Bantayan Island via RORO boat from Palompon Leyte to Bogo City. From Bogo City, transfer to a bus bound for Hagnaya Port, San Remigio Cebu then buy a ticket for a boat bound for Santa Fe, Bantayan Island. Daily schedules: Bogo City, Cebu to Palompon, Leyte – Daily at 12:00NN and Palompon, Leyte to Bogo City, Cebu – Daily at 7:30 AM


Hagnaya, San Remigio to Sta, Fe, Bantayan Island 7:00AM/8:00AM/10:30AM/12:30PM/2:00PM/4:00 PM
Sta. Fe, Bantayan to Hagnaya, San Remigio  

Link to Bantayan Island Boat Schedules

For your passenger tickets and cargo bookings, you may contact telephone numbers (032) 2310639, (032) 3455581 or call mobile numbers 0915 646857 and 0999 8899999.

Once you get to Santa Fe, the gateway to Bantayan Island, hire a tricycle to bring you to your accommodation. If you have not booked in advance, you can ask the tricycle driver, he can recommend a place for you. 

Hotels, Resorts and Places to Stay in Bantayan Island, Cebu Philippines
I have been to Santa Fe twice and intend to go back there someday. The first time I was there was with my former colleagues and the second time was with my family, both times, we stayed at Budyong Beach but you can also check out Kota BeachHoyohoy VillasSta. Fe Beach ClubAnika Island ResortYooneek Beach Resort, Sugar Beach, Beach Placid Resort, Bantayan Island Nature Park and Resort and Ogtong Cave Resort (as the name suggest, there is a cave inside the resort). Assuming the owners are still the same for both resorts (Santa Fe Beach Club and Octong Cave Resort), you are free to use the pool of Ogtong Cave Resort if you're a guest at Santa Fe Beach Club. When we went there with my former colleagues, we went straight to the cave and we swam right away at the swimming pool LOL (we stayed at Budyong Beach by the way, not their sister company lol) and because we were many we caught an attention from one of the owners and so he approached us and told us we were not supposed to swim if we were not a guest from their other property but he was lenient enough not to throw us away (lol). He's nice! God bless that guy! Hope we got his name, though. 

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