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Islas de Gigantes Guide
Getting to Gigantes Island From Caticlan
Caticlan Airport is the main gateway to the globally renowned Boracay Island. Officially the Godofredo P. Ramos Airport, it is more popularly referred to as Boracay Airport. Caticlan Airport is also an alternative jumping-off point for trips to Panay Island where the islands of Gigantes belong.
Some tourists who traveled to Gigantes and later on moved to Boracay for another fun experience use Caticlan Airport in going back to Manila.
You can fly direct to the Boracay Airport from Manila, Clark, or Cebu if you’re coming from those cities. If you are flying in from the US, Japan, Russian Federation, Indonesia, Canada, South Korea, France, UK, UAE, Dubai, Cambodia, or Germany, you also have the option of taking a flight to Caticlan, Aklan through Manila.
Chartering a private van is the most convenient in getting to Islas de Gigantes from Caticlan. If you do not want to charter a van that travels directly to Carles, you should take a ride to the van terminal that is headed to Kalibo. However, it does require transfers of some kind if you are heading to Gigantes Island. Exactly how it works is as follows:
- From Caticlan, you can get to Kalibo by taking a bus or an airport shuttle. The travel will take approximately 2 hours of your time.
- Then, take a bus or a van from Kalibo to Roxas City in the province of Capiz.
- Get off at the Lawaan Ceres Transport Terminal just before arriving at the domestic airport in Roxas City.
- From there, you can take the bus going to Estancia and get off at Balasan, where you can then take a tricycle to Carles (the municipality where Gigantes Island is).
Please see our Travel Guide on How to Get From Roxas City to Gigantes Islands for more details.
Do not forget to ask the driver to drop you off at the Port of Bancal.
You will head on an outrigger boat (locally called “Banca” to travel to Gigantes Island after getting off at the Port of Bancal in the town of Carles. It takes 1.5 hours to get there.
Explore mystical caves – Gigantes Island is home to several caves concealed by cliffs and steep rock formations. Many of them, including Pawikan Cave, have roomy chambers that are simple to explore. The large coffins discovered at Bakwitan Cave on Gigantes Norte, which housed enormous collections of human bones, are found to be the source of the island chain’s name.
- Joiners’ Package
- Private Tour
- Iloilo-Gigantes Tour
- Roxas-Gigantes Tour
Getting to Carles
Getting to Gigantes
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