Verde Island

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This article refers to an island, for the body of water see Verde Island Passage.
Verde Island
Native name: Pulo ng Verde
Verde island Batangas2.JPG
View of the island from
Brgy. Pagkilatan, Batangas City
Geography
Location Verde Island Passage
Coordinates 13°32′59″N 121°4′15″E / 13.54972°N 121.07083°E / 13.54972; 121.07083Coordinates: 13°32′59″N 121°4′15″E / 13.54972°N 121.07083°E / 13.54972; 121.07083
Highest elevation 300 m (1,000 ft)
Highest point Liponpon Peak
Administration
Region CALABARZON
Province Batangas
City Batangas City
Barangays
  • Liponpon
  • San Agapito
  • San Agustin East
  • San Agustin West
  • San Andres
  • San Antonio
Demographics
Ethnic groups Tagalogs

Verde Island is situated along the bodies of Verde Island Passage between the islands of Luzon and Mindoro, Philippines. It was on 1988 when a small village was connected to mains electricity through the effort of a European project using technologies such as solar panels for the island's self-sufficiency. Since then, it has been declared by the Philippine Tourism Authority as one of the country's marine reserves.[1][2]

Geography[edit]

Verde Island lies south of Brgy. Ilijan, Batangas City and is separated from Luzon by the North Pass. It takes 45 minutes by a boat or 25 minutes by a ferry boat from Batangas City Port to reach the island.[3]

One of the famous destination within the island is Mahabang Buhangin, a kilometer-long stretch of white sand beach. Another one is Cueva Sitio, a cave that leads to the other side of the island.[4][5]

Verde Island has been a destination for tourist and divers in Batangas City since 1999, after the Pastor clan opened an P80 Million resort at Brgy. San Antonio.[6]

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References[edit]

  • Local Government of Batangas City (July 23, 1999), Batangas City Profile, 1 (1), Batangas City, Philippines, pp. 11, 12 

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