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Olango Island, Cebu Island
(2.8/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web)
The Olango Island Group is a group of islands found in the Central Visayas region of the Philippines and is a part of Cebu Province. It comprises Olango island and 6 satellite islets namely: Sulpa, Gilutongan, Nalusuan, Caohagan, Pangan-an, and Camungi. Olango Island and its neighboring islets has a total land area of approximately 1030ha. The island group is under the jurisdiction of the city of Lapu-Lapu and the municipality of Cordova. It lies 5km east of Mactan Island and a major tourist destination in Cebu. It is known for its wildlife sanctuary.GeographyThe Olango Group of islands consists of seven islands. Located east of Mactan Island, Olango Island and its satellite islets lies between the Cebu Strait to the south and the Camotes Sea to the north. To the east is the Olango Channel (separating it from Bohol) while to the west is the Gilutungan Channel, which separates it from Mactan Island.Land areaOlango Islands has a total land area of approximately. The reef flat-lagoon surrounding the island of Olango is considered one of the most extensive reef areas in the Central Visayas. A total of of extensive sandy beach, rocky shoreline, inshore flats, seagrass beds, coral reefs, mangrove forest, mudflats, and salt marsh grass surround Olango and its satellite islets.
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  • This place is really a waste of time and money. The area and the islands are indeed incredible, but this place is really not worth visiting, just stick to the other islands. There is a very small area...  more »
  • Olango is great for a morning visit. Given the sometimes high temperatures, aim for the morning and preferably on a cloudy day. Bring sun protection (we got tanned even on a cloudy day to SPF 50) and ...  more »
  • Great day trip from Cebu for snorkeling. However, don't get ripped off by the island hopping 'tours' that charge 3,000 to 6,000 pesos. The Ferry Ride is 12 peso from Angasil Port, or 15 peso from Hilt...  more »