Legend has it that the Camotes Islands got its name after the Spaniards asked some natives for the name of the place. Since the natives were harvesting camote or sweet potato at that time, they answered “camote,” thinking the foreigners were asking what they gathering.
The Camotes Islands is made up of four main islands: Poro, Pacijan and Ponson; along with one islet, Tulang. It has four municipalities: Poro, Tudela, Pialr and San Francisco. The island group is blessed with white sand beaches, amazing caves, excellent underwater marine life, and the biggest freshwater lake in the province of Cebu, Lake Danao.
Some things to keep in mind before going to the Camotes Islands:
- There are no ATMs in the island so you should bring enough cash with you.
- Mobile phone signals are limited in the islands.
- Credit cards are accepted in bigger resorts in the islands.
- You can hire a motorcycle driver to be your personal chauffer for the whole day.