Pescador Island in Province of Cebu, Central Visayas, Philippines - get details, & find more attractions to visit nearby

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Pescador Island

Pescador Island, Philippines


About Pescador Island

Pescador Island is an island located in the Tanon straight, the name Pescador is derived from the former Spanish Colonial heritage and the abundance of fish swimming on the reefs. The giant sardine ball made Pescador world-famous for both divers and snorkellers alike, of late the main school has been camped in Panagsama, with smaller offshoots still visible at Pescador. Despite this Pescador still offers two distinct fantastic dive sites on the Northeast side and the Southwest side.

Attractions near Pescador Island

Cabilao Island46.76km from Pescador Island

It lies in the western portion of the main island in the middle of the vast Cebu Strait. One of the smaller Philippine Islands, it has an approximate 8 square kilometers, laid-back lifestyle and a peaceful community. It was one of the renowned tourist centers in this area and it has three known dive spots that put this island on the list of the possible Bohol tourist destinations. Scuba diving and snorkeling around this island is so much rewarding.

Mount Canlaon59km from Pescador Island

Canlaon volcano (also spelled Kanlaon) on Negros Island is one of the most active volcanoes of the Philippines and the most active one of the Central Philippines. It forms the highest peak of Negros Island and is located west of Canlaon about 36 km southeast of Bacolod City and belongs to Canlaon National Park. it was one of the highest trekking destinations in this area and a lot of people visits this place nowadays.

Hinagdanan Cave60.07km from Pescador Island

Hinagdanan Cave is a famed Bohol tourist attraction for not only its unique beauty but also the interesting story of how it came to be. It meaning “Laddered” in Cebuano, is one of the many wondrous caves in the island province of Bohol. Hinagdanan also holds a bit of history from the Second World War. The cave was once used as a hideout by the locals to escape from the Japanese Imperial army, but unfortunately they were still found.

Abatan River62.73km from Pescador Island

A beautiful river which was located in the heart of Bohol and it is famous for so many tourist activities and also it is one of the main water resource for the locals.

Alona Beach62.93km from Pescador Island

This famed tourist attraction quickly became a crowd favorite among local and foreign travelers looking for a relaxing escape from the city. Its wonderful white sand beaches, stunning reefs, and crystal clear waters will surely leave you fascinated. Daily a lot of tourists visits this place every day.

Panglao Island63.09km from Pescador Island

Panglao is a famous tourist destination for its white-sand beaches and world-class diving sites. Panglao is very accessible to other natural wonders of Bohol such as the Chocolate Hills, the countless springs, rivers, falls and caves, and the ever cute tarsier, the smallest primate in the world. Panglao beaches attract both local Filipino and foreign visitors alike. Many resorts and hotels have sprung up right along the beaches and some a bit inland.

Where is Pescador Island

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Province of Cebu5 attractions

Cebu is a province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region. Cebu is one of the most developed provinces in the Philippines with Metro Cebu being the second largest metropolitan area in the Philippines