A missed ferry ride to Camotes Island brought me to a private paradise not so far away from the City.
I haven’t heard of Olango Island, not until a quick Google search of beaches near Lapu-lapu City. This small island is approximately 15 minutes away from Mactan, making it an ideal day trip if you have spare time in Cebu.
Olango Island is basically known for its Wildlife Sanctuary. Aside from that fact, my friend and I just asked the locals to bring us to a good resort since we just wanted a place to crash for the day.
A few minutes from the wharf, we ended up in Casa Blanca by the Sea Resort.
First thing’s first, this place is picture perfect!
Quick Guide to Olango Island
Ride a multicab that passes by Movenpick Hotel Mactan, the wharf is literally beside the resort.
Boat ride to Olango Island: PHP 15
Terminal fee: PHP 5
Travel time: 15 minutes
*Boat leaves every 30 minutes, the last trip is at 6.30PM.
From Olango Wharf, hire a tricycle going to Casa Blanca (or if you prefer to visit the Marine Sanctuary)
Tricycle ride fee: PHP 150 (this is good for the whole group, so it would be better to share ride)
Casa Blanca by the Sea rates:
Daytrip (updated rate as of April 2017): PHP 500, 8am-6pm
*Additional fee applies if you will avail their lunch package or just bring your own food as they charge NO Corkage Fee.
For more information, just visit their website. 🙂
From Olango Wharf, choose the boat ride heading to Newport Mactan. You may have your dinner here.
Safe travels! 🙂