Saturday, August 18, 2012

Skimboarding Bantayan Island

Skimboarding on Bantayan Island is certainly one of the pastimes that the island will cater for with the many beautiful white sand beaches. The island does not have a surf beach so skimboarding is the next best thing. The water is usually flat so flatland skimboarding is the best style.

Occasionally and more so in winter, the water can have a small swell so some small wave riding is possible too.

I'm still learning to skimboard myself and I have to say its a lot of fun, a cross between surfing and skateboarding. I plan to get around the island and take a look at various beaches and I will be reporting here in any spots that look good for skimboarding on Bantayan Island. So far I have only tried it around the south west side at Santa Fe where it is mainly flat on the white sand beaches.

I have created a video of my experience of learning to skimboard on an old wooden skimboard.



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Bantayan Island Airport

Flying to Bantayan Island From Cebu City

Private Air Charters are available from Mactan-Cebu International Airport.

Flight time is generally about 30 to 45 minutes, depending upon the aircraft.

Expect to pay anything from 10,000 pesos to 20,000 pesos, depending on the availability and airplane.

Apparently the charges are per flight - so 2 people flying could split the cost amongst themselves.

Contact Bantayan Airport or Mactan-Cebu International Airport for more information.

Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bantayan_Airport

Monday, August 6, 2012

Mine's Chicken

Mine's Chicken is a new diner in Santa Fe that is centrally located on the main road to Bantayan.

They have a range of light chicken burgers, chicken & rice etc.

Mine's Chicken Images:

Mines Chicken interior
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Mine's Chicken Map & Directions:


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