Cocobana Beach Resort


Boats to the neighbor islands

Boat Connection between Malapascua and Santa Fe (Bantayan Island)

A special ride from Malapascua Island to Santa Fe on Bantayan Island cost P/3000. Travel time is about 2 hours 30 minutes.

Boat Connection between Malapascua and San Isidro (Leyte)

There is a daily boat service from San Isidro (on Leyte) to Maya. The boat depart at 7am. Fare: P/250. Journey time: 2 hours. Departure from Maya to San Isidro at 10am. A special ride from Malapascua Island to San Isidro cost P/3000. Journey time about 1 hour 30 minutes.

Ferry- and Bus-Connection Bogo (Bulanbato)-Palompon-Tacloban (Leyte)

Since 2010 there is a Ferry/Bus-Connection from Bogo (Bulanbato) via Palompon to Tacloban. Daily with Super Shuttle Ferry (Car-Ferry) to Palompon. Journey time 3 hours 30 minutes. The Bus which is on the Ferry goes on to Tacloban. Journey time 3 to 4 hours, or to Ormoc 2 hours.

New Boat-Connection Bogo (Bulanbato)-Masbate-Pilar (South-Luzon)

Every Monday and Wednesday Trans-Asia Shipping Lines goes via Masbate to Pilar (South-Luzon). Journey time to Masbate 14 hours and from Masbate to Pilar another 2 to 3 hours. Travel time by Bus from Pilar to Legaspi 3 hours and by minivan 2 hours. Only 30 minutes travel time by Jeepney from Pilar to Donsol.

Whale Shark and Firefly Watching

The inconspicuous and sleepy coastal town of Donsol in southern Luzon is worldwide famous because of its huge whale sharks, which are up to 18m long and 40 tons! During the months of February to May up to 15 of these mammals hold on here! upstream in the bay of Donsol. Only one boat is allowed per whale shark and not more than six swimmers with snorkeling equipment allowed simultaneously approaching an animal.

In contrast to the Whale Shark Interaction, Firefly watching is possible throughout the whole year. Countless fireflies offer every night an impressive natural spectacle in the mangroves of the Donsol River. The tours last one hour and are held between 6:30 p.m. to 22:00 p.m. at the river bridge.