Isla GigantesBy Connie Kehres
Last Updated: January 4, 2023
Gigantes Islands, or Islas de Gigantes as they are formally known, are made up of about 12 beautiful islands. They are approximately 18 km (11 miles) from the main island of Panay in northern Iloilo Province. The original name of the island group was Sabuluag or Salauagbut. It was later on changed as it was believed that coffins found in Bakwitan cave contained a gigantic set of human bones.
North Gigantes Island and South Gigantes Island make up the two main islands in the group. In addition to the two main islands several smaller islands and sandbars dot the region. Secluded white-sand beaches, white sand sandbars, caves, and stunning rock formations are found through the area. The scenery of the region is often compared to other resort area of the Philippines such as Boracay, El Nido and Coron.
Isla Gigantes are one of the best places in the Philippines to get scallops. Large quantities of cheap scallops and other freshly caught seafood are available including squid, crab, shrimp, and more.
The galleries below all contain pictures we have taken on our many trips in the area. It is our home after all…
Isla Gigantes Photo Galleries
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