Verde Island

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Isla Verde
Native name:
Pulo ng Verde
Verde island Batangas2.JPG
View of the Island
Isla Verde is located in Philippines
Isla Verde
Isla Verde
Location within the Philippines
LocationVerde Island Passage
Coordinates13°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 elevation300 m (1000 ft)
Highest pointLiponpon Peak
CityBatangas City
  • Liponpon
  • San Agapito
  • San Agustin East
  • San Agustin West
  • San Andres
  • San Antonio
Population5,075 (as of 2020)
Ethnic groupsTagalogs

Verde Island is a volcanic island situated along the bodies of Verde Island Passage between the islands of Luzon and Mindoro, Philippines. It was in 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]


Verde Island lies south of Brgy. Ilijan, Batangas City and is separated from Luzon by the North Pass. It takes 1 hour and 30 minutes by a boat or 25 minutes by a ferry boat from Batangas City Port to reach the island.[3]

Famous destinations in the island include:

  • Mahabang Buhangin, a kilometer-long stretch of white sand beach.
  • Cueva Sitio, a cave that leads to the other side of the island.[4][5]

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Local Government of Batangas City 1999, pp. 11
  2. ^ Local Government of Batangas City 1999, pp. 12
  3. ^ Local Government of Batangas City 1999, pp. 11
  4. ^ "Batangas City.Gov.Ph: Tourism, Natural Sites". Archived from the original on 2010-07-26. Retrieved 2010-06-13.
  5. ^ Local Government of Batangas City 1999, pp. 12
  6. ^ Local Government of Batangas City 1999, pp. 11


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

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