Nearing an islet’s beautiful white beach

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The boy held the heavy metal anchor of the outrigger boat, banca, to be exact, as we were approaching Cabugao Dako Islet in Isla Gigantes, Iloilo. His sun kissed skin contrasted with his loose white shirt. His mouth agape and was awaiting for the captain’s go signal to drop the anchor.

Cabugao Dako Islet is one of the many in the Isla Gigantes group that is part of Carles, the easternmost town of Iloilo province. I visited this beautiful part for its beaches as well as to unplug from work and online to celebrate my birthday last February.

This is just a very beautiful place.

Isla Gigantes Escape series coming soon.

Estan Cabigas is freelance photographer, blogger and writer based in Makati City, the Philippines. A true blue Cebuano, he makes stunning images and meaningful photo stories. His work has been published in local and international publications including National Geographic Magazine, Geo (Germany), Sunday Times Magazine (London) and other publications.

He is also a peripatetic traveler and has traveled to all 81 Philippines provinces.

I'm open for work, collaborations and inquiries, including hotel, restaurant and site features and reviews.

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