It is the most northerly island of the province. The island's area is approximately 2,820 hectares (excluding neighboring islands Bantoncillo, and the Dos Hermanas, Carlota and Isabel). It has a mountainous and rugged topography due to its volcanic origin. Thus, rice agriculture is difficult in the island, and the only chief industries are copra farming and fishing. Other crops include root crops, vegetables, and fruits. The locals also engage in livestock raising and small-scale shipbuilding.
The island is known for its white sand beaches such as Macat-ang, Tabunan, and Tambak beaches. There are also numerous caves, some of which contained remains of ancient settlers in the island. The highest elevation in the island is Mount Ampongo. The island also has well preserved coral reefs which are perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving such as the Northwest Wall and Times Square.
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