Thursday, February 6, 2014

Leaving Shoe Prints: Cabugao Island, Isla Gigantes, Carles, Iloilo

I feel blessed and grateful that i was able to witness the beauty of this Island before it got totally ruined by the typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) last November 2013.

Summer of 2013 (May), travel shoes left some shoe prints at Isla Gigantes also known as an "Enchanted Island". It is located at Carles, Northern part of Iloilo, Philippines. 

Many stories and folk tales revolve around this mystical but splendid place. According to legends, long ago some feared that going to this island might mean, never coming back.  
It was also believed that the island was first inhabited by "Giants" hence its name "Isla Gigantes". Fossils and giant coffins measuring around 7 feet long were found inside the caves of some islands. Recently, the place is freely explored by locals and also some tourists because of its pristine and crystal clear white sand beaches. Isla Gigantes is composed of many different islands, each boasting a unique and majestic beauty. 

The photo was taken in Cabugao Gamay Island, one of my favorite spots. It is divided into huge rock formations and white sand beach. The climb at the top was quite challenging and daunting BUT the view at the peak was impressively beautiful. I am glad that I was able to conquer another place together with my Travel Shoes. 

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