Verde Island

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Verde Island
Native name: Pulo ng Verde
Verde island Batangas2.JPG
View of Verde Island from
Brgy. Pagkilatan, Batangas City
Geography
LocationBatangas City, Batangas
Coordinates13°33′N 121°05′E / 13.550°N 121.083°E / 13.550; 121.083Coordinates: 13°33′N 121°05′E / 13.550°N 121.083°E / 13.550; 121.083
ArchipelagoPhilippine Archipelago
Highest elevation300 m (1,000 ft)
Highest pointLiponpon Peak
Country
Philippines
BarangaysLiponpon, San Agapito, San Agustin East, San Agustin West, San Andres and San Antonio
Demographics
Population1000+
Ethnic groupsTagalogs
 
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This article refers to an island, for the body of water see Verde Island Passage.
Verde Island
Native name: Pulo ng Verde
Verde island Batangas2.JPG
View of Verde Island from
Brgy. Pagkilatan, Batangas City
Geography
LocationBatangas City, Batangas
Coordinates13°33′N 121°05′E / 13.550°N 121.083°E / 13.550; 121.083Coordinates: 13°33′N 121°05′E / 13.550°N 121.083°E / 13.550; 121.083
ArchipelagoPhilippine Archipelago
Highest elevation300 m (1,000 ft)
Highest pointLiponpon Peak
Country
Philippines
BarangaysLiponpon, San Agapito, San Agustin East, San Agustin West, San Andres and San Antonio
Demographics
Population1000+
Ethnic groupsTagalogs

Verde Island is situated along the bodies of Verde Island Passage between the islands of Luzon and Mindoro, Philippines. It was on 1988 when a small village was connected to mains electricity through the effort of a European project using technologies such as solar panels for the island's self-sufficiency. Since then, it has been declared by the Philippine Tourism Authority as one of the country's marine reserves.[1][2]

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Verde Island seats south of Brgy. Ilijan, Batangas City and is separated from Luzon by the bodies of North Pass. It takes 45 minutes by a boat or 25 minutes by a ferry boat from Batangas City Port to reach the island.[3]

One of the famous destination within the island is Mahabang Buhangin, a kilometer-long stretch of white sand beach. Another one is Cueva Sitio, a cave that leads to the other of the island.[4][5]

Verde Island has been a destination for tourist and divers in Batangas City since 1999, after the Pastor clan opened an P80 Million resort at Brgy. San Antonio.[6]

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References[edit]

  • Local Government of Batangas City (July 23, 1999), Batangas City Profile 1 (1), Batangas City, Philippines, pp. 11, 12 

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