Caohagan Island in Cebu Philippines

caohagan island

If you are a foreigner and a first timer in Cebu, Philippines, one thing I would highly recommend doing is to visit our neighbouring  islands like Caohagan. Some of the tourists in our place usually spend their vacation on big beach hotels in Cebu which they would really enjoy as well, but if I were you, try to visit Caohagan island too!

Caohagan is just a small island in Olango. There are only a few people who live on this island. Caohagan is the one of the tourist destination islands here in Cebu.  This place is rich with white sands that looks like a sand bar during low tide. The island has a great crystal clear water during high tides. At high tides too, you can clearly see some fish swimming near you and even seashells are very visible to the eyes. During low tide, you can also walk  from Olango to Caohagan island, but just be sure not to step on sea urchins as they are abundant in this place.


How To Get There

To go there, you need to book for an island hopping agency like our very own Cebu Island Hopping Tour. You  can choose to book either a packaged tour that includes the boat rental and lunch or mainly just renting the boat for the whole day. If you stay within Cebu hotels, it may take 2 hours to get to the boat wharf on weekdays because of the traffic jam in the city. If it’s  Sunday, it would only take one hour to get into the Maribago pumpboat wharf. If you stay within Mactan hotels, it is only approximately 15-30 minutes to get to the pumpboat wharf. You are going to ride a boat to Caohagan and it would take 30 minutes from the mainland Maribago going to this island. The island hopping duration is good only for 6 hours so you  better make the most of your island cruise and escape before you run out of time.


Activities On the Island

There are a lot of activities to choose from on the island. Most of the tourists there spend their day sunbathing.  They love it because of the direct heat of the sun and the seabreeze is really convenient. Snorkeling is another great activity on this island. As stated above, the island has crystal clear water and it is really nice to do snorkelling where you can interact with some sea creatures. Another activity that some locals love, or even foreigners too is playing beach volleyball. It is such a great activity to play volleyball under the heat of the sun and in the waters. 


Is There a Restaurant on the Island?

As far as my knowledge is concerned, there is no restaurant on the island. However, there are a  few locals who sell live fish and sea shells. If you buy from them, they will offer to cook your seafood for free. Fish like grouper, giant crabs, lobsters and giant prawns are usually offered on the island. The locals would cook your bought fresh sea foods and you will be offered to eat them on their cottages near the sea. It is a very nice way of eating seafood along the seashore and you must give it a try while there!



This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. Tasmia Ferdous

    This article is Excellent. I read your post, the post is really informative. Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful informative post with us. .

    I got to know your medium about Caohagan Island in the Philippines. The island I loved so much, I will share this post with my friends. I hope they win. And I plan to visit Caohagan Island, Philippines soon. I love the fact that the locals on Cebuhagan Island in the Philippines offer free cooking.
    I hope that the trip to Caohagan Island in the Philippines will be very comfortable, and I will share my travel experience with you very soon.
    I want everyone to know about this island. So I will share this post via social media.

    1. admin

      Love your idea. 

  2. shariful islam

    Thank you so much for sharing such a beautiful article with us.I traveled to the Philippines earlier this year and a trip to the Philippines was a very memorable trip for me.Our main objective was Sebuhagan in the Philippines.And I like the island, but at the suggestion of a friend of mine, I went from Sebuhagan to Cohagan Island and this island is very nice to me because people are so low.Consistent with a white sand and wide tide, this sea water is extremely clear.After reading your article, everyone will know about Kohagan Island and get full idea of ​​how long it takes to get there and what road to take, and share new experiences with you.

    1. admin

      Thanks Shariful! Caohagan is very cool island.

  3. jahangir alam

    Hi, admin. Thank you for writing an article about beautiful and suitable places to visit. I am a traveling traveler. When I see a beautiful tourist attraction in my eyes, I am anxious to get there.The article you wrote in Caohagan Island in Cebu illustrates the beauty of the tourist center so that after watching it, those who love to visit will be tempted to go there. I am glad that there are a variety of marine fresh fish to eat and play volleyball.If you visit the Philippines by chance, I will not miss this wonderful place.After sharing there, I will share my feelings with you.Looking forward to more beautiful travel articles like this in the coming days.

    1. admin

      thanks, looking forward to see you here.

  4. Tashibaarzu

    Many thanks for sharing such a wonderful article about Caohagan Island in Cebu Philippines. I am a traveler. I have traveled around the world. I have gone to many places. Especially in summer vacation, I visit many places. I have traveled to Philipines two times. But it is a matter of great sorrow that I hadn’t visited Caohagan island in Cebu. But reading your article I have found my destination. I will go there soon.

    Your article is helpful because you have posted about a nice destination. Again you have told us how to reach there, about the restaurant, and also about activities. So one can mindset easily to go there. Thank you again for the wonderful tourist destination.

    1. admin

      Thank you for visiting my post, hoping to see you here.

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