Bawbawon is an island located less than a kilometre off the shores of Plaridel, a lovely town located in Misamis Occidental. The island got its name from the shallow water around it, where as in the local dialect “shallow” means “bawbawon” or “baobaoan”.

The island is about two hundred meters off a beautiful coral reef on one side & next to lavish mangrove forests on the other side. The island is home to coconut trees & wild bushes. The beautiful beaches invite for swimming in the clear water & the smooth wind brings the welcomed cooling during the sunny days.


Your visit will start at Le Bistro, which is located at the Port in Plaridel, Misamis Occidental.

travel to bawbawon

Bawbawon is located in Misamis Occidental which is located in the most northern part of Mindanao, this peaceful & quiet area is easy to be reached.

There are several ways of how you can travel to Bawbawon:

When you live in Mindanao, you can take a bus, a ferry or a car to travel to Plaridel. For example: Davao to Plaridel is about 8 hours by car or about 3 hours from Cagayan de Oro by car & ferry.

It is about 4 hours away from Dumaguete when using ferry & car.

You may like to check Rome2Rio to plan your trip.
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You can choose between a connection with Speed Craft (about 6 hours), a ferry connection (about 17hours) or by plane (about 3 hours).

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