Team Building in Camotes

Stressed from work and want to have a short break to relax and all? Then there’s this island which is just a two hour away from the mainland of Cebu. Another place that Cebu should be proud of and can be compared to Bantayan Island and Malapascua Island.

camotes island

(c) Jan Placido

Summer has just officially started and, we, as a team are looking for a nice place to have our team building when they decided to go to Camotes Island. Team building in Camotes was a good idea since I haven’t been there yet. Yep, you read it right. I’ve never been to this place and please don’t ask me why ’cause I don’t know either.

Camotes Island has been featured many times as one of the summer destination for its beautiful white sand beach. Aside from that, they also have caves, lake and even their own cliff jumping.

How To Get There?
Take a V-hire in SM for 50 pesos or jeep for 35 pesos. Arrival to the port will depend on how heavy the traffic is. In our case, since we are leaving IT Park at 3:00 am, we rented the company’s van and arrived there at 4:00am.

Tickets for RoRo is 180 pesos for economy and 200 pesos for air-conditioned
Tickets for Fastcrafts is 200 pesos for economy and 220 pesos for air-conditioned

Unfortunately, when we arrived there, the first trip is already fully booked so we have no choice but to wait until 7am schedule.

Where to Stay?
We stayed in a private beach house beside Bakhaw Beach and it has 2 big houses – one is non-aircon while the other one is air-conditioned. So we stayed in the non-aircon house, which is only 3,500 pesos that includes refrigerator, stove, utensils, speakers and can accommodate 15 number of heads.

camotes island

(c) Jan Placido

camotes island

(c) Jan Placido

We also rented their multicab for only 2,500 pesos with 6 destinations. However, if you wish to go to Bulikat Cave and Buho Rock then you’ll have to add 500 pesos.

After we changed into our swimming attires, we started immediately to since we arrived late than expected. First stop is…… Timubo Cave.

camotes island

I’ve been to many caves already so this is not new to me. But one thing that made me amazed with this cave is that you have to trek deeper and even have to bend a bit for you not to hit the stones.

camotes island

(c) jan placido

camotes island

(c) Jan Placido

camotes island

(c) Jan Placido

Second spot is Lake Danao where we had our lunch and stayed longer ’cause of their rides. lol

camotes island

(c) Jan Placido

camotes island

(c) Jan Placido

For 50 pesos for 30 minutes, you can enjoy their paddle rides.

camotes island

(c) Jan Placido

camotes island

(c) Jan Placido

camotes island

(c) Jan Placido

Next stop is Mangodlong Rock Paradise

camotes island

camotes island

(c) Jan Placido

Next stop is Bukilat Cave

camotes island

(c) Jan Placido

And the last stop is Santiago Beach but unfortunately, we arrived there late already so we just had our dinner there.

camotes island

(c) Jan Placido

After dinner, we went straight to the beach house and had some bottles of emperador and some chit chats. Next day, we took underwater pics using my GoPro camera.

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Camotes trip with the team was super fun! However, there are some tips that you need to remember.

  • There is no signal for Sun and Smart.
  • No ATM in the island
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One Response to Team Building in Camotes

  1. Vladimire says:

    Hi me and my team is actually interested in visiting camotes but we’re having problem where to stay there. Reading at your blog this pension house would be perfect, i just wanna ask if you have a # for the said house.

    Thank you.

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