White Island (Philippines)

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White Island
Medan Island
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White Island with Hibok-Hibok Volcano and Mt. Vulcan in the background
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Geography
Location Mambajao, Camiguin
Coordinates 9°15′30″N 124°39′20″E / 9.25833°N 124.65556°E / 9.25833; 124.65556Coordinates: 9°15′30″N 124°39′20″E / 9.25833°N 124.65556°E / 9.25833; 124.65556
Length 700 m (2,300 ft) - Variable
Highest point None, island is flat
Country
Region Northern Mindanao - X
Province Camiguin
Municipality Mambajao

White Island is an uninhabited white sandbar located about 1.4 kilometres (0.87 mi) off the northern shore of Mambajao in the volcanic island of Camiguin in the Philippines. The island is generally horseshoe shaped, although the tides constantly resize and reshape its exact form. There are no trees or shelter of any kind, and it is composed solely of white sands.[1]

Accessibility[edit]

White Island attracts thousands of tourists every year. The island can be accessed from Brgy. Agoho or Brgy. Yumbing in Mambajao about 4 to 6 kilometres (2.5 to 3.7 mi) west of the poblacion or town center. Small boats can be hired from any of the beachfront resorts that face the island.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Landmarks and Tourist Attractions". Camiguin: A Tropical Paradise. Retrieved on 2011-08-04.
  2. ^ "White Island". Visayan Silent Gardens. Retrieved on 2011-08-04.

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