HomeIloiloIloilo ProvinceNorthern IloiloCarlesGigantesIsla de Gigantes Sur 134 sharesA shroud of concealment and mysticism seemingly looms over Isla Gigantes, group of islands off the coast of Carles and Estancia in Northern Iloilo. If you ask most Ilonggos about Gigantes Islands, they will probably return your question ask you what that is. That’s because the northern part of Iloilo is the least visited and only a few have dared to travel to those parts since it is not as accessible compared to the towns along the main highways of Panay Island. The few that have gone there, however, are rewarded with a surprising experience of witnessing beautiful sceneries of virgin islands, white sand beaches, colorful marine life, and extraordinary land formations uncharted by the tourist crowd.For now we’ll take a virtual tour of South Gigantes Island, also called Isla Gigantes Sur, one of two big islands that comprise Isla Gigantes, located approximately 25 kilometers northeast or an hours travel from Estancia Port by boat. A kilometer stretch of white sand beach, where a small village settlement is located, greets first-time travelers to the island. On the right is a glimpse of the steep cliffs that characterize the southern coast of Isla Gigantes Sur.There are no resorts or hotels in these parts. Visitors wishing to spend the night in the island usually ask permission from one of the locals to spend the night in their house. There is electricity in the island that runs only at nighttime. To go on a boat tour around Isla Gigantes Sur and visit nearby islands, visitors could rent fishing boats from the local boatmen.Rock formationsThe picturesque line of jagged cliffs in the southern part of Isla Gigantes is worth a visit. The scene could almost be mistaken to be in the exotic seascapes of Palawan or in Thailand. It is astonishing how nature could have made these formations over centuries.Tangke Salt Water LagoonClimbing over one of the cliffs will take visitors to “Tangke,” a salt water lagoon formed by a surrounding wall of monolithic cliffs. Tourists can take a dip and immerse themselves in the serenity of nature.Pawikan CaveAnother exceptional place to visit in Isla Gigantes Sur is “Pawikan Cave,” which can be reached by conquering a steep cliff and entering a hidden forest on top. The trek to the top is not for the weak, the incline is around 45 to 70 degrees and 200+ feet high, however, the effort is worth it after seeing the spacious caverns inside the cave with its otherworldly mood and rock formations. The cave is surprisingly well lit because of several holes on the cave’s roof, which form natural atriums.Beyond Isla de Gigantes SurThere are still other islands that dot the waters of Northern Iloilo … so many sights to explore and discover! For those who want to visit Gigantes Island for themselves, Estancia Port is the main jump-off point to Gigantes Islands. There are no established resorts or hotels in the islands so visitors usually rent a room in one of the resorts in Estancia town proper and go to Estancia port during the day to find boatmen willing to take them on a boat tour.Don’t leave yet. There’s more!Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Comments Rogen rein alonday saysJuly 11, 2017 at 1:56 pmAnong year buwan at petsa na post eto? Pls. Answer need lang po namin ?Reply mckhiieye saysMarch 11, 2014 at 2:23 pmbabalik ako jan:))) i miss my alma mater hehehe sa mga teachers ko sa lantangan elementary school.. pati ang “tulisok”hahaha. namit na paksiwon inang ibalot sa dahon sa indian mango. makamis gid na ang manguha pakinhason kon hubas ba:))kag kon gab i manulo kmi hahaha.upod2 lng ko kanday tito padulong sa pakundo . kag kun kis a mag lagw sa white sand with family:))magsugba isda hehehe.Reply mckhiieye saysMarch 11, 2014 at 2:16 pmkuya marcus thanks sa pag featured nemu sa ggante, karun lang gid ko ka visit sa imo site.. ung mga picture na nacaptured mo na puntahan ko na. i really miss it:((naiiyak ako huhuhuhuhu..dumadaan pa ung pumpboat namin sa ilalim ng mga bato ung matutulis?hehehe madami ding mga unggoy jan lalo na pag dapit hapon , gapanghinguto sila hahaha.at jan sa tangke ,mei daanan jan sa ilalim na malaking butas papunta sa loob, all u nid to do is sumisid papasok, natry ko na yan hehe nakakatakot pag first time kc pag sa labas pa ng tngke malalim pero pag nsa loob kna mababaw..madami din kcng walo2 jan. kilala nyo ba si manang belen da?ung may ari ng 3 sisters na de pasahe?relative namin yan .. jan din minsan natutulog ung mga tourist .dyan sa lantangan:))imiss my relatives there:))Reply mckhiieye saysMarch 11, 2014 at 2:06 pmi really2 miss gigante kung san ako lumaki at nagkaisip.huhuhu namis ko gid ang maligo da sa tangke sang bata pa ko,labw na pag san juan:(( da pa gid ko nag graduate.6 years na ko wala ka balik to, but hoping to be there soon..punta kayo guys . ang ganda tlaga !! nakasulod nako da sa pawikan cave nahwakan ko na din sya.. may sarili kc kmi nga pumpboat da. didto kmi sa dapdap, kay nanay toto. kilala na sa da .. pero krun wala namn sa..Reply Mel saysOctober 15, 2013 at 2:20 pmWe’ll be there on nov 3….1 night LNG po:)) any suggestion para mas ma enjoy namin ang island? 8 po kami lahat:)Reply Missy l Sole of Missy saysJuly 21, 2013 at 2:02 pmbeen here last week. Too bad, we failed to visit Pawikan cave.Reply gersh saysJune 2, 2013 at 11:27 pmim from bacolod…. please help me how to get there….. our barkadas are planning to visit the place…. the more infos the better… thanks..Reply diosdado magallanes saysAugust 21, 2013 at 3:34 pmjust look for WILLIE BACAS (09486776946) for more info. He is an official tour guide in that place (Gigantes Island) he knows everything……..Reply Roaming Couple saysApril 29, 2013 at 10:58 pmMarcos, help us spread the word out about dynamite fishing in islas de gigantes. we were there a week ago. we have a clear picture of the incident – http://i1333.photobucket.com/albums/w636/gerardleny/dynamitefishing_zpsf8bd074a.jpg . since you’re somewhat an influential guy there, please do so.Reply Allianie Ann saysApril 21, 2013 at 3:54 pmWOW!!! cant wait,, gusto ko na talaganag puntahan tong isalnd na to! :)Reply back packers saysApril 15, 2013 at 5:37 pmhi,Recently ,I visited “Isla Gigantes” and rated the adventure amazing specially for people looking for a very quiet and peaceful area.have fun.backpackers [email protected]Reply Tour_Guide saysMarch 11, 2013 at 9:50 amHey, who wants with me going to GIGANTE ISLAND this summer? island hoping…just prepare your transportation expenses… 5k is enough to get there and back… only accomodation is free… my pleasure to be your tour_guide……..my bahay kami doon sa Brgy. Granada… call me @ 09073174611…..Reply Stephen Casios saysNovember 8, 2012 at 10:14 amjust called at carles shangri-la resort; the boat tour/trip going to isla gigantes is PhP 4,000 – for the whole day. they don’t make mention of how many pax are allowed/boat.Reply ernest saysAugust 28, 2012 at 11:48 amHi, me and my colleagues at work are planning to visit this wonderful place. I read the comments and they made me more excited. Can’t wait to see the place. It’s gonna be a great vacation i believe.Reply JOFFREY MAHIPOS saysAugust 25, 2012 at 4:27 pmu can try ANTONIA BEACHReply Guy Louis roger saysJuly 12, 2012 at 7:06 pmvery interesting islands, amazing destination!Reply amias saysJune 26, 2012 at 1:57 pmI would like to ask the admin if i could possibly post your photos in an FB page of isla Gigantes for promotional purposes. I’ll be hoping for favorable reply.If possible please like and see the page @ http://www.facebook.com/IslaDeGigantesIslandsThanks.Reply amias saysJune 26, 2012 at 1:54 pmActually Gigante Islands is of two parts, namely the Gigante Norte and Gigante Sur. The one that is being featured here is only the Sur. I also recommend Gigante Norte not because i am living there but because you can also find amazing caves and beautiful beaches in that northern part of the island. :DReply Vic saysMay 2, 2012 at 10:11 pmMithrill that was my statement of fact and stating the obvious . its like hey it’s summer , you better get on the beaches of Iloilo before the rainy season starts… this site is promotional just like cola drinks , its advertised every minute in every channel although we know already since birth theres cola drinks …. So now.. its summer and its best time to have tropical vacation …Reply mithrill saysMay 3, 2012 at 7:17 am>>Vic“my statement of fact and stating the obvious”Pretty much my point, there was no need to tell people that summer was the best place to go to the beach. I mean everybody knows that already! LOL So you’re part of the promotional for the Isla?Reply Vic saysMay 1, 2012 at 9:49 pmMithril yeah it works bothways . it goes without saying tooReply Mithrill saysMay 2, 2012 at 4:55 amNo. You have no idea what the saying means. It’s like saying water is wet. Obviously the rainy season isn’t the ideal season to go to the beach.Reply Mithril saysMay 1, 2012 at 10:11 am>>Kris Thanks so much sa info!>>Vic Obviously and it goes without saying.Reply Vic saysApril 29, 2012 at 7:10 pmBest time to get to Gigantes while its still sunny , ma enjoy mu pa ang summer and sandy beaches, yet when the summer is gone . Rainy Season na naman …Reply John saysApril 29, 2012 at 3:28 amNice!Reply Kris saysApril 29, 2012 at 3:26 amJust want to share something Marcus:@Johann I’ve been there last week and the place is really beautiful. FYI: there is a place where you can stay for 150/head. The place is owned by Joel’s family (almost all boatman know him). Electricity is available from 3PM to 11PM and their gen set stays on until you need it. There is unlimited supply of water fresh from the mountains so you can have your shower as long as you want-free of charge. There is no wet market in the area though. They will serve whatever is the catch for the day. The good thing is, you will only pay the amount as priced by the fishermen. There is a “sari-sari” store a few steps away. The resort owner will not ask you for additional charges. You just need to give some amount to the “chef” a hundred or two will be enough.Once you go for Island Hoping, you can even ask someone or even Joel to deliver your brunch in one of the islands there.We hired a “pump boat” from Estancia going to Isla Gigantes. We paid 3,500. This is good for a “round trip” travel, including Island Hopping. In our case, we visited 4 Islands and a cave. We hired the pump boat for more than 24 hours for only 3,500.Reply vher saysApril 6, 2013 at 2:50 am@ Kris..regarding the post:Kris April 29, 2012 at 3:26 amJust want to share something Marcus:@Johann I’ve been there last week and the place is really beautiful. FYI: there is a place where you can stay for 150/head. The place is owned by Joel’s family (almost all boatman know him). Electricity is available from 3PM to 11PM and their gen set stays on until you need it. There is unlimited supply of water fresh from the mountains so you can have your shower as long as you want-free of charge. There is no wet market in the area though. They will serve whatever is the catch for the day. The good thing is, you will only pay the amount as priced by the fishermen. There is a “sari-sari” store a few steps away. The resort owner will not ask you for additional charges. You just need to give some amount to the “chef” a hundred or two will be enough.Once you go for Island Hoping, you can even ask someone or even Joel to deliver your brunch in one of the islands there.We hired a “pump boat” from Estancia going to Isla Gigantes. We paid 3,500. This is good for a “round trip” travel, including Island Hopping. In our case, we visited 4 Islands and a cave. We hired the pump boat for more than 24 hours for only 3,500.Can you send me a contact number of Joel or any of his family member..we are planning to visit on the end of the month..here is my number 09395392266//./.pleaseReply Mel saysOctober 15, 2013 at 2:34 pmilang days po kayo??pupunta po Kasi kami dyan on nov 3,,overnight LNG kami,,,Kung mag ha-hire din kami ng pump boat what time po kami dapat sa estancia?para kahit 1 day lng,medyo marami din kami mapuntahan,though alam namin na marami parin kami ma mis Kasi 1 night LNG kami dyan,,,,any suggestion?salamat poReply chingzen saysApril 19, 2012 at 3:27 amGanda nito! Thanks to Marcus for posting this which encouraged me to go there. I drove my way there and we hired a pump boat. The sandbar was an awesome sight near Batigue(spelling?). There was a sort of pool inside one of the islands and really just something one should see. Careful of the sharp rocks though!Reply Vic saysJanuary 11, 2012 at 12:08 am@rose, EstanciaReply rose of brgy cano-an saysJanuary 10, 2012 at 10:09 pmhello good evening! na confused ako sini ah, din malapit mag agi sa estancia o sa carles going to Isla Higante? kay ma kagto kami da this coming feb. na 2012…plz post na ang naka hibalo bi, taga cano-an ako pero no how gid ko sini kay wala man ko da ng dako tiner sa home town naton… thank you gid!Reply ironmen saysDecember 16, 2012 at 6:30 amrose of brgy…you can join us if you want we are going on feb1 -3.Reply Elli Formento saysDecember 25, 2011 at 6:35 pmHi there, sorry for late reply…here’s Kuya Joels no. 09184685006 or 09237246751…Also on facebook Isla Gigantes He’s the tourism officer there…Reply alba ng saysDecember 13, 2011 at 7:00 pmWow nice pic… I missed this place…Reply rose t. saysSeptember 11, 2011 at 9:25 pmhi nice pics :) does anyone have a contact number, boat owners or accomodations to isla gigantes, im a bit confused, which is better jump off point going to isla gigantes, carles or estancia? thank you, planning to go there by october 2011, thanks in advance for those who will reply :)Reply Clarisa saysSeptember 6, 2011 at 11:55 pmhello po .. may I use your pictures for my Eco-tourism report this Friday? Iloilo is one of my two topics and I stumbled on this destination and I would like to use your pictures and if possible, the descriptions too. I’ll be waiting for your response. thanks :)Reply Elli Formento saysAugust 9, 2011 at 3:07 pmWe’ve been there last week (8/05-07/2011. It was so B.E.A.Utiful… We’ve only managed to visit 3 island b’cos we didn’t have enough time… but even so, just one island is enough to amazed you, especially Kabugaw Island… almost white sand beaches… it was so amazing. In the island we’ve meet Kuya Joel Decano a tourism officer and Kuya Jingle they’re so nice to give us a tour and assisted us when we stayed at Gigantes Hideaway Inn. Fresh seafoods are served at a very affordable price. Gigantes Island is 3 hour boat ride from Carles which is 3 a hour drive from from Iloilo.Reply Anna Gabo saysAugust 24, 2011 at 1:37 pmHi Elli! May I ask Kuya Joel or Kuya Jingle’s contact numbers? I and my friends will go to Iloilo next week. Thanks!Reply Villacrusis saysJune 16, 2011 at 9:01 pmhey, thanks for posting these awesome pics…the place looks amazing. would def. plan to go there. The home of my Great grandfather Melchor Villacrusis… watch out, we will visit this place pretty soon!!!Reply airman saysMay 18, 2011 at 11:01 amWOW!!! Gigantes Island the BEST!.. but vandalism sucks!!! Carles official should implement actions regarding VANDALISM. Thank you Joel for accommodating us!!!Reply Airman saysMay 7, 2011 at 7:25 pmWe are going to Gigantes Island this coming weekend! “Pawikan Cave and Tangke” yepey!!!!! Can’t wait!!!Reply Isay saysApril 27, 2011 at 5:42 pmTara na, Monica, Shayne and Royce!! Can’t wait, soooo excited!!Reply rose saysApril 19, 2011 at 7:37 ami just came from my one-week vacation on this place. i am truly enchanted with its beauty! i am so happy that places like this still exists in the philippines. hope the people will take care of such marvelous creations.:)Reply magallanes saysApril 1, 2011 at 3:37 amlong live magallanes escano clan lolo ko si tansiong ehehe the best guid man ang isla gigantes someday cgru ma modernize gd na ang isla importante ang tulogan sng mga tourista maski kubo2x lngReply boom2x saysMarch 29, 2011 at 1:23 amdoes isla de gigantes sur is located at concepcion iloilo?Reply joseph saysMarch 8, 2011 at 6:50 pmi was also born in gigante. i am the lost son but will come back with full armor. it is a beautiful place.Reply jona saysFebruary 1, 2011 at 2:25 pmi and my friends are exploring local places which are fascinated and kakaiba..only this place in iloilo i havent gone..please give us details f were ung sakayan, fare rates, kung san pwedeng mag overnyt dun? tnx m looking forward sa reply coz wer planing that this s our next destination this Feb.Reply Maricel saysJanuary 14, 2011 at 3:33 pmi’ve been there for more than a week….. i really enjoyed for my island hoping….unforgetable adventurous moment…. love it… sna makabalik pa me jan…!!!Reply Maricel saysJanuary 14, 2011 at 3:32 pmi’ve beent here for more than a week….. i really enjoyed for my island hoping….unforgetable adventurous moment…. love it… sna makabalik pa me jan…!!!Reply Maricel saysJanuary 14, 2011 at 3:32 pmi’ve beenthere for more than a week….. i really enjoyed for my island hoping….unforgetable adventurous moment…. love it… sna makabalik pa me jan…!!!Reply aiz saysOctober 16, 2010 at 11:41 amsuch a beautiful and relaxing place, come and join us….. just visit our place…Reply jaremf saysSeptember 13, 2010 at 3:13 pmhiya guys!! I want to go there too can u send me details fare,hours of travel,place to stay there in my email?? please..please..please!! tnxReply Magallanes Family saysOctober 23, 2010 at 3:46 pmadvice lang, kailangan marunong kang lumangoy….Reply Isay Torrecampo saysApril 27, 2011 at 5:39 pmAwtz!!! I’m going there this May, and I dunno how to swim!! ;( may n aine saysAugust 3, 2010 at 10:00 pmbleeh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!wala kamu ka experience sang gigante escapade!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!tanx gid gali sa nagpakaon xamun !!!!thanx!!!!!!!!!!!mwah!!!!!!!!Reply may n aine saysAugust 3, 2010 at 9:56 pmwoow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!nami2x!!!nkkdto na ako da!!!!!!!!!!nmi balik2kon!!!!guys you need to visit the place………AWESOME!!!Reply vonn saysJuly 1, 2010 at 5:58 pmi really love this place..thanks to the people who are behind this…isla gigante is the place i really love to spent my summer time as well as i have my vacation….the place were my mother was born and the place were i spent my 2 years in high school…yeah high school…pasaway…..but anyway…w/o experiencing those things i wont be in my stan d right know…..and im very much proud to say..isla gigante is a part of my life……Reply Magallanes Family saysOctober 23, 2010 at 3:43 pmMay tama ka dyan VONN, always tambay ka sa balay or tuma…. atubang sang high school….Reply clyn saysMay 31, 2010 at 8:30 pmi really love dz place….. i have went to dz place last 2007 together wid my clasm8….. our history teacher brought us there and we stayed der for 3 days at Rock Angel and der accomodation is good….. paradise is in our reach as we go island hoping….. everytime i mis it i just watched the video i downloaded in youtube…. another thing i like it der are scalops and rock crab.. yummy!!!! looking forward to go there again……Reply knarf saysMay 14, 2010 at 12:27 amlike it…how to go thereReply edduard saysMay 13, 2010 at 5:27 pmsobrang ganda tlga ng gigante’s island wlang katulad!Reply beth saysMay 5, 2010 at 8:02 pmluv your site.you are a big help for everyone esp those who love to travel.if not because of you,we won’t be able to know how majestic and beautiful our beaches here in panay are esp in the northern part.thanks to you.i am your fan. love traveling and taking pictures too.keep it up! great art!Reply NELIZA NG saysMay 5, 2010 at 2:52 pmAmazing! yan lang masabi ko,I’LL grow,up and spend my teens in barosbos gigante norte.almost 10 yrs di na me nakabalik doon,nangmakita ko yong mga picture sobrang napaiyak ako.di ko maisip na sobrang na miss ko yong place.godbless sana mapicture mo lahat ang magagandang spot sa isla gigante norte and sur.Reply jea saysJanuary 29, 2010 at 4:30 pmwow… i born in carles but i never visit in gigante island… its really beautiful… sana makapunta ako jan even once….Reply rose saysJanuary 18, 2010 at 11:50 am…wow…ang ganda aman po nun.. ..yung sa pawikan cave?..ang galing… ..di ko alm na totoo pla ang wento about dun.. …sna mapuntahan ko yun.. ..pti na rin yung tangke… …congratsx po sa nagpose.. …ang galing mu poe…Reply gwenythe saysDecember 9, 2009 at 4:03 pmis a day trip possible? if not, is there a place where backpackers can stay?Reply Angel B. saysNovember 22, 2009 at 7:29 amWow, I’m so proud my hometown got featured! :) Thank you ever so much for bringing our beautiful place into the attention of nature lovers. I got lucky enough I visited the Pawikan cave when I was 15. I didn’t regret my new slippers got ruined because of sharp stones on our way to that cave. :)God bless!Reply Cristina E. saysNovember 11, 2009 at 7:48 amHi Marcos, your article is awesome! I’m getting ready to go back to Iloilo and I’ll definitely follow what you’ve posted here. I’m hoping that Dec. 8-10 will still be fine… no tropical storm. I’m very excited! I hope you can share who your guides are and if they have contact information, that would be great!Reply Khiebz saysSeptember 21, 2009 at 9:21 pmso much thanks for this feature. Its really nice to know that there are also other people aside from us locals who admire the splendor of the islands of Gigante. Iâ€™m pretty sure you went to our part of the islands, Gigante Sur and you stayed in Brgy. Lantangan (I am from Brgy. Gabi). Without a second thought, I can easily point which part of the island you took your pictures and I even know the two teens sitting on top of the rock (24th picture from top). They are the sons of Brgy. Sec. Arcaya.I have been promoting Gigante in facebook and friendster through my accounts. I also took pictures of the islands and posted it but the the quality of your pictures are very good (pretty sure you have a high specs SLR), and also your angles are great. I can say that yours is the most fitting way to capture the beauty of our majestic place. For that, we will always be grateful to you.I also recommend that in your next trip to Gigante try to visit Gigante Norte and its wonderful caves, try also a climb to the summit of Gigante Sur (we call it â€œthe Boulevardâ€). Its approximately a 1.5 kilometer exhausting climb, but if you reach the summit, the view is very rewarding. There is also a plateau where you can set up a tent for an overnight stay, just be sure to bring portable light.Thanks and more powerâ€¦Reply Angel B. saysNovember 22, 2009 at 7:33 amKuya! Im really sure it’s you! Haha! So happy our place got featured. But I am a lil jealous thou.. It took me 8 years to go back there.. :( But Im looking forward to visit there next year! :)Reply Rocsheilgem saysSeptember 20, 2009 at 9:19 pmI am very proud to seen those photos from the island where I been. I miss back home to that island. Been years that I wasn’t able to visit that place but have home and sister and her family living there still. Anyway, hope one day that place will become one of the most famous attration for the tourist once there’s a portion that will be develop in that island as a beach resort.Thank you very much for those photos and hopefully more photos soon. More Power and God Bless.Reply TOPE saysSeptember 16, 2009 at 9:16 amHello there, I miss the place so much!!!!as in!!!!I was the tour guide of Coral cay,balbagon island.It was the best job for me exploring the islands everyday.locals were sooooo hospitable and accomodating.lipay-lipay gid mga turista kay nami na ang place kag sang mga tawo.sa cabugao,gin saloman kmi ka clam kag mga pinana nga isda!”UNBELIEVABLE”NEVER HAPPENED TO MY FAMILY BEEN SERVED LIKE THIS”!!!!!!ang hambal ka english tourist with his family.gindala ko sila sa tangke daw indi na mag talakas mga kabataan nya asta na lng mag low tide na.anyway…more pa gid tani dugang ko ba.got to go to work na.thanks gid sa mga pictures.mabuhay!!!!!Reply Osang saysSeptember 11, 2009 at 3:55 pmi like your pictures! I am an employee of the municipality of Carles and in my own little way would like to thank you for showing your pictures about our town being a potential tourist destination. We are trying to promote our place so as to maximize the benefits of tourism industry. At present, we are introducing package tours. We also have a number of beach resorts that offers overnight stay. for inquiries our e mail address is [email protected] Thank you and more to you Marcos!!!Reply Palma saysSeptember 8, 2009 at 5:09 amHello there, my parents once civilized the the Gabi Place, we lived almost 5 years in that Island, had Fishing boats and helped alot of people as far as I remembered. Now am living 17 years already in Germany and was amazed seeing this place again. there were alot of entchanted stories about this place but real facinating. Those who wants to visit the place you can as some native folks of they know the Palma Family. what a surprize seeing this in Internet. a nice Virgin Place but now I don’t know how publicly wellknow is the place.Reply Magallanes Family saysOctober 23, 2010 at 2:39 pmThanks for publishing my Beautiful and tourist destination place, i was born and grow-up there in Gigante Brgy. Granada. mapinalang-ga-on kag mga mabo-ot ang mga tawo didto, specially sa mga pangayaw. i always spent my vacation to visit my family there yearly…..Reply pinoyislands saysAugust 2, 2009 at 10:38 amifeature ko din to sa site ko :)Reply negosyanteako.com saysAugust 2, 2009 at 10:37 amganda naman panalo yung caveReply gem saysJune 30, 2009 at 12:25 pmwow are you a carleseÃ±o? wel I am.. I had pics in multiply http://ekrementosh.multiply.com/photos.. its quite scrambled ..heheReply margie saysJune 23, 2009 at 12:29 pmang ganda naman ng pawikan cave, musta pala ngaun yong sicogon islands?Reply bennyBARNETT saysJune 18, 2009 at 1:32 amMARCUS, thanks for the pixs almost everyday i go to your site…i miss iloilo so much thanks to you…USNReply chiqui saysJune 17, 2009 at 5:21 pmthere used to be a resort on balbagon island, a smaller island not far from gigantes. i wonder what happened to that resort kay katahum sang balbagon.Reply Magallanes Family saysOctober 23, 2010 at 3:37 pmBalbagon is a private place na subong, very strict na sila. wala may nagakadto nga mga tawo without permission sang tag iya…Reply FUHLYN saysMarch 6, 2012 at 2:01 ami was also burn in gegante.its a nice place.it needs a little development but the spots there is very attractive esp.the caves there,beach like y-dahun tangke.etc. ely ervin escantilla saysJune 15, 2009 at 11:08 amiv been there… for 2 nights. island hoping… tani naka saka kamu xa ila nga bukid. nami ang view. kta nyo tanan. damu pa ko pics…Reply Lee saysJune 7, 2009 at 1:45 amWOWWW! Ang galinnggg!!! Speechless about Pawikan CAVE shots, Marcos!! I thought Tangke was enough for the day… may ara pa gali pa-aman! Hehehe. I saw Isla Gigantes at a distance en route to Sicogon Island in the mid-90’s and I never thought nga may ara gali nga mystic cave didto!!! Not until you revealed it here! Again, EXCELLENT job, Marcos! BTW, did you take video as well? The shots reminds me of my favourite nature shows that I watched on HDTV. Couldn’t help myself but switched to intense imagination mode while panning around inside the cave! Hehehe…Danay guid, can’t help noticing the guy posing in your last shot…si Vince ato?Reply Marcos C. saysJune 10, 2009 at 12:01 amThanks Lee for the comment. I’ll make a post about Pawikan Cave next time, there’s a story behind it that the locals are very intrigued about. Unfortunately, no videos, I didn’t take a video cam. I wished we could spend an entire day to explore the cave, but oh well. It’s not Vince in the photo.Reply Lee saysJune 10, 2009 at 1:29 pmNow, you get me going here! Ikaw ato? Sirit na, who then?