Monday, May 26, 2014

Desirable Island Beach Holidays in Concepcion

sandbar at Sandbar island Beach Resort in Sitio Bulubadiangan, Concepcion,
photo by Bombette G. Marin

Concepcion is one of the more popular island destinations in Iloilo where dreams of sun-drenched, palm-fringed tropical beaches are turned into exotic and romantic realities. With so many stretches of beautiful island beaches with kilometers of white sands, there will always be one perfect place for you to lie back, relax and enjoy in the island.

Agho Island, Concepcion, Iloilo, photo by Bombette G. Marin

Visitors can be as active or laid-back as they like. The pace of life on the islands is very relaxed and the people are very friendly. They will also find that the islands have various accommodation options. Few places in Iloilo are so perfect for a variety of vacations, from a family adventure to a romantic honeymoon. There will always be one perfect place for you to lie back, relax and enjoy in the island where a gorgeous day of sun and fun waiting for you.

Sandbar Island Beach Resort, Sitio Bulubadiangan, Concepcion, Iloilo,

photo by Bombette G. Marin

Of particular interest is the 15-hectare Sandbar Island Beach Resort in Barangay Polopińa, Sitio Bulubadiangan. It is Concepcion’s premier and most successful beach resort which annually attracts many pleasure-seeking visitors. The island has played an important role in the tourism aspect and with its increasing popularity it has made all of its adjacent beaches so lively as well. It can be reached within 30 minutes through a motorized boat ride from the municipal wharf.  Visitors will discover that island is equally beautiful beneath the surface. Its white coral sand beach and clear blue waters is perfect for swimming, snorkeling and sunbathing. The most attractive feature of this resort is its sandbar. Presently, it has one (1) close cottage that can accommodate 10 persons and three (3) open cottages also good for 10 persons. For those who would wish to stay overnight, tents are available for rent. Entrance fee is at P25. For more information, please contact Mrs. Henrietta “Bebing” Eusala at 09106339915 or Mr. Rex Eusala Jr. at 09487045123.

Sanggutan Rock Resort, Sitio Sanggutan, barangay Polopina, Concepcion, Iloilo, 

photo by Bombette G. Marin

Adjacent to Sandbar Island Beach Resort to the north in Sanggutan Rock Resort located in Sitio Sanggutan in Barangay Polopińa. It is a fishing community. People depended on fishing and for a living. The resort is highly recommended to those who seek a better accommodation facility, where the creamy sand, bright sun and clear blue sea are always pleased to welcome all vacationers.  The resort offers a wooden house with two rooms with unobstructed sea views. It is a perfect blend of comfort and simplicity. The upper portion of the house can accommodate 14 persons and another group of six persons on its lower portion. It also has two restrooms and a bathroom and an open shower with a commanding view of the neighboring islands. Its coastline has fringes of coconut trees offer vacationers pleasant atmosphere for relaxing and viewing the sun setting in the sea. Its calm sea is also suitable for swimming and playing all kinds of water sports for the whole year. The resort is an emerging destination appealing to those who love comfort and tranquility amidst its pristine nature. From the municipal wharf, it is a 30 minute motorized boat ride to the island. For more information, please contact Mr. Lester de Juan at 09297878618.

Agho Island, Concepcion, Iloilo, photo by Bombette G. Marin

Agho Island is another weekend picnic island destination catering mostly to families and friends. Set in serene surroundings on a dazzling white sandy beach with a sweeping view of the islands of Igbon, Mangalabang and Tambaliza, it is the perfect getaway for those seeking peace and tranquility. Its secluded locality offers travelers a refreshing holiday by its glorious seas. The alluring emptiness of its white sand beach offers a personal oasis in nature's tropical playground. Relax and listen to the sound of the breeze in the trees and the gentle waves on the beach. Bring your family, friends and even your corporate group on a journey through the waters of Agho Island or just a day on a private island. Personalize your excursion to fit your needs, whether you are a couple or a party of 10, the Municipal Tourism Office of Concepcion can arrange your day in paradise. Entrance fee to the island is at P25. For more information, please contact Mr. Augusto Familaran, Municipal Tourism Officer-OIC at 09306514876.

Barangay Taloto-an, Pan de Azucar island, Concepcion, Iloilo, photo by Bombette G. Marin

Barangay Taloto-an, Pan de Azucar island is a 45 minute motorized boat ride from the municipal wharf. Enjoying its laid-back lifestyle from an off the beaten path, the island offers an unforgettable experience without the distraction of tourism and commercialism. Though the island is inhabited approximately with 200 households with traces of destruction from the recent typhoon, a considerate portion in the island provides ample opportunity to relax in natural and secluded beauty on its beach with views of the islands o-f Bago Isi Gamay and Dako. There are no rooms with bathroom facilities, as tourists do not commonly visit the area. It is a great place to get your toes wet or just watch the local kids play.

Tambaliza Island, Conepcion, Iloilo, photo by Bombette G. Marin

The exotic island beach of Tambaliza will never lose an ounce of its appeal. Many visitors find that the isolated location is a blessing. When you are so far from home, you have no choice but to sit back and relax. A stay at Airishane Beach Park in Barangay Tambaliza Proper is perfect for those budget-conscious beach lovers. It has a house with one room that can accommodate a group of 10 persons, a mini living room and a balcony that faces the beach.  It also has tents for rent. The house rests at the foothill of the majestic Mt. Manaphag which serves as its backdrop. Its beach features golden sand, palm trees and shallow water that provide swimming, snorkeling and boating opportunities. Come in and discover the delight of this resort. For more information, please contact Mr. Daryl Balogo at 09157224923.

Barangay Taloto-an beach, Concepcion, Iloilo, photo by Bombette G. Marin

Concepcion is truly a popular vacation destination on the northern portion of Iloilo. It is an absolutely stunning and picturesque locale that is marked by gorgeous island beaches that are relatively secluded and almost always empty and are situated within very close proximity to other major island beach destination in the area.

The municipality is about 111.4 kilometers from Iloilo City and is possible to take a two-hour bus or van trip from Tagbak Terminal in Jaro to get to the town. For more information, please contact Mr. Augusto Familaran, Municipal Tourism Officer-OIC at 09306514876 or at the Office of Culture, Arts, History and Tourism, Province of Iloilo at telefax (033) 3384910.

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