Pitogo Island – Cebu’s Close Neighborhood




Cebu is closely surrounded by three big neighboring islands – Negros, Leyte, and Bohol. Among these three islands, Cebuanos often visit Bohol because of its world class tourist destinations and white sands beaches. These beaches are located mostly in Panglao Island.

Though I’ve been to Panglao and its neighboring islets several times already, I still can’t get enough and wanted to spend my vacations there again and again. But, this post is not about Panglao, this is all about Pitogo Island. This, may be is the first time you heard about Pitogo. So let me introduce it to you.

Pitogo Island

A shot from “Moto”.  That’s barangay Lapinig, part of the island municipality of Pitogo.

Pitogo Island or President Carlos P. Garcia is an island municipality surrounded by four big islands – Mindanao, Samar, Leyte, and Cebu. Residents in the island are mostly fishermen and farmers but there are also professionals like teachers, policemen, doctors, and nurses.

Though Pitogo is considered as a 4th class municipality, you’ll be surprised at how advanced they are now it terms of technology. Just a few years back they already have their own mobile satellites (Sun, Smart, & Globe), and just recently, everyone in the island now have an access to broadband internet. Aside from that, they also have their own hospital, clean port, and a tennis court.

Some of the island’s residents prefer to study here in Cebu than in Tagbilaran (Bohol’s Capital City). They believe that school institutions here have better trainings compared to the universities in their mainland.

Tourist Attraction

A lone fishing boat between the beautiful islets.

The island has no specific tourist spot or destination. Unlike Panglao, it has no white sand beaches and you need to take a long travel before you can find a decent beach. But, there’s one beautiful spot that attracts me a lot and I often visit every time I go there. It’s the “Moto”. I’m not so sure if I spelled it correctly but that’s how they called the place. I will take photos the next time I will go there. It has breathtaking views that are a must-see for every traveller.

How to Go There

If you are from Cebu, you can take a 4-hour direct route by taking a motorboat from Looc, Mandaue to Pitogo Port. That’s the fastest transportation you can have. But, if the weather is not good, you are advised to take the ferry boat (i.e. Ocean Jet) bound to Tagbilaran and then take a motorboat in Ubay which has a direct route to one of Pitogo’s tiny ports. You can also take a ship but it would take you like 12 hours to arrive there.

About the Author Agnes Embile Jimenez


Agnes often finds herself either lost inside her mind or lost in beautiful scenic places. She's currently doing the things she loves while maintaining a frugal lifestyle. This blog is all about her struggles to live a frugal life, her quest to see the world via budget traveling, and her love to share to people everything that she is passionate about.

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12 Responses to Pitogo Island – Cebu’s Close Neighborhood

  1. Hmmmm… I will conquer this island some day.

  2. Nice tukudan ug resort didto, Master Gregg. Then edevelop ang beach aron mahimong white sands…bwahahahahah…

  3. suzen says:

    Hi this is nice information about the Pitogo Island – Cebu’s Close Neighborhood.

    Thanks for sharing this information.

  4. I wish I could visit this place. I am from a land locked country so I have great interest in this place.

  5. sukienki says:

    There is really beautiful. But my Torun in Poland is also nice. 🙂

  6. Agnes Embile Jimenez says:

    @Dipendra

    What do you mean land locked country?

    @sukienki

    Turon is an island? Will check it out. Thanks for dropping by. (:

  7. keji says:

    Agnes often visit Bohol because it is her bf hometown 🙂 … hehe (of its world class tourist destinations and white sands beaches. These beaches are located mostly in Panglao Island.)

  8. […] holidays and my partner’s work vacations, we often go to his hometown, a small island that’s detached from the main island of Bohol.  My USB broadband stick doesn’t work […]

  9. […] the end of October, Dude and I, along with Minette, will be moving to Pitogo Island.  We will be basing their temporarily or for good (there’s no final plan yet).  We’ve […]

  10. iBoholana says:

    See you Twinee! So excited.

  11. […] I can’t help but noticed that the sceneries are moderately similar to what I see there in Pitogo Island. Mounds of green hills, islets here and there, and the open […]

  12. kim jing says:

    asa dapita sa Aguining pwede mag Paddle boarding?? nag.rent mu ato?? thanks.. 🙂

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