Balbagon Island


Balbagon is a teardrop-shaped island in northeastern Iloilo, Philippines. It is one of fourteen islands politically administered by the municipality of Carles. There is a small beach resort on the island.

Balbagon is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates11°34′59″N 123°16′48″E / 11.58306°N 123.28000°E / 11.58306; 123.28000Coordinates: 11°34′59″N 123°16′48″E / 11.58306°N 123.28000°E / 11.58306; 123.28000
Adjacent bodies of water
Area42 ha (100 acres)[1]
Length1.5 km (0.93 mi)[1]
Highest elevation3 m (10 ft)[2]
RegionWestern Visayas

Location and geographyEdit

Balbagon is a narrow, low-lying wooded island northeast of the Panay Island coast in the Visayan Sea. It is 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) west of Gigantes Sur and directly west of Nabunot Island.[2] Balbagon is part of barangay Lantangan, on Gigantes Sur. The Coral Cay Beach Resort is on Balbagon and is accessible from Gigantes Sur.[3]

Two minor islands lie east and south of Balbagon. Ojastras Islet is a small cay 0.5 miles (0.80 km) south of Balbagon, while Turnina Islet is 0.75 miles (1.21 km) to the east.[4] Shoal spits connect both islets to Balbagon.[5]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Resort Feature: Coral Cay Resort (Carles, Iloilo)". Fire Your Imagination. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Balbagon Island". Mapcarta. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Municipality of Carles, Brief History". Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  4. ^ U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, Reuben Jacob Christman (1919). United States Coast Pilot, Philippine Islands, Part 1. U.S. Government Printing Office. p. 220. Retrieved 30 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Sailing Directions (Enroute) Philippine Islands" (PDF). National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. 2008. p. 93. Retrieved 1 July 2014.

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