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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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
This article refers to an island, for the body of water see Verde Island Passage.

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 created 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]

See also[edit source | edit]

Footnotes[edit source | edit]

References[edit source | edit]

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

External links[edit source | edit]

1. Official Website of the Local Government of Batangas City
2. Verde Island Resort