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Cantilan: Huyamao Island a.k.a Homer Simpson Island






If there is one icon that represents Cantilan , that would be the Island of Huyamao due to its distinct image that resembles the popular cartoon character of Homer Simpson from afar.

Aside from the lush vegetation  , the island is littered with white sand beaches that are comparable to the sugar fine white sand of Boracay.  The whole island is reported to be inhabited by isolated wild monkeys and some raptors or big birds dwelling in the secluded place.


Huyamao island is just across the pier located in Brgy. Consuelo in Cantilan , Surigao del Sur.  We opted to visit the beaches of Huyamao after our short trip in  Blue Lagoon , just 10-minute boat ride from Brgy.  Libtong. We were supposed to go to Casarica  islet , but due to the flock of people on the beach we decided to settle in a more subtle place just 20 meter across  Casarica .

Seeing the island for the first time ,the beach of Huyamao  simply awed me . It was already late in the afternoon and we did not waste a single second not to taste the water of this  unknown paradise set just fronting the mainland Cantilan.

My usual five minutes swimming in the marine water lasted for another thirty, as the warm tropical and crystal clear water was so irresistible to leave. 

How I wished to stay longer but the sun was setting fast and we need to get back to the mainland Cantilan before dark .

There are no entrance fee in the island and you can bring your food and drinks to have  family picnic and bask under the sun in this beautiful beach paradise in Cantilan, Surigao del Sur, Mindanao.

To get there , just check my previous post on Blue Lagoon.

11 comments :

  1. I may call Cantilan (Huyamao Island) as a paradise. Parang addict na rin ako sa beach, ah denz?

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  2. di ba nagpunta kau sa south .. gaganda rin kaya ng mga beaches dun ... pero mas gusto ko ung mejo di pa masyadong napuntahan ...

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  3. pwede po bang mag stay dito ng overnight ?like we have a tent...d kaya delikado if pwede?

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  4. Pwde po .. may mga cottages jan before .. pero napabayaan na ... you can set tents at the inner beach :D

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  5. maganda rin daw ang mga Surigao beaches sa Surigao.:-).

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  6. waaahh! So jealous! I wish I can join you in your trips to check out the biodiversity in those vegetation!

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  7. ang ganda ng beach nagugustuhan ko narin ang beach :)

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  8. very BEAUTIFUL. Another on my list of places to go. Yep, i definitely see Bart Simpson ...

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  9. I am originated from cantilan, cannot assure the safety in the island due to the raptors and monkeys that isolated the island but try to contact the local officials in cantilan, at the back of the island there's a cave in which you can reach if it is low tide, hidden secret is a crown of a king was been there and still missing as what my grandfather told me..the island is paradise..

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  10. i think raptors and monkeys do not pose any threat at all . they will even make the place more beautiful and look pristine because of the evidence of such wildlife thriving in the area .. meaning the place is a conducive for survival. High biodiversity means LIFE + Paradise ...

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  11. nice tlaga ang cantilan view jajajajajajajajajaja>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    kagana lam gjud isan na sa cabito-onan beach

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