Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Childhood buddies explore Funtastic Island at Gibitngil, Medellin Cebu

Last summer, me and my friends got a chance to visit another childhood friend who is now married and resides in  sunny Medellin. All it took was a quick call to band the gang together and taking no for an answer (for those who do will be dragged from their beds) all our schedules met and we headed right away for the weekend up north to explore this side's famed Funtastic Island off Gibitngil, Medellin and give the couple and the kids a wow of a sendoff before leaving back for Singapore.

In a zip, the experience was tops for we surely got a treat that's full of endless talk, laughter, lots of booze and of course we had our fill of the island's pristine waters, sun and powdery white sand beaches. 

Having a tongue for exotics, we also had a taste of a fish whom the locals call as "Ebid" which looks like a half janitor fish and manta ray but really meaty and taste's great to our delight for it certainly goes well grilled as "pulutan" with ice cold beer on the side. 

Other attractions of the island that we've also tried is it's zipline and the 40 ft+ high cliff jump which became a test if we'd pee in fear while still climbing up and viewing the long drop down. 

The rest of the story are told in these in amazing photos below.

Special thanks to our hosts Archie and Nanette Cadampog and family. Till our next escapade. 

Photos featured in this post from Archie Cadampog and Julius Reynes

A view of Funtastic Island at sunset from neighboring Kawit, Medellin Cebu.

The author posin with the day's host Archie and Nanette Cadampog. 

The gang huddles for an evening of booze by the waters of Kawit, Medellin.

All hot and very hungry, we made a pit stop at the couple's residence and had our tummies full of native chicken tinola and scrumptous humba that the couple prepared.

The island comes alive with birds chirping from just around every tree and every corner.

The author flyin through Funtastic Island's Zipline.



  1. will visit this place soon! awesome article!

  2. thanks for droppin by te Lyn, yup will certainly recommend this place especially for the family and the kids. lots of fun then ;-)

  3. Thank you for this helpful post. Me and my friends are planning to visit this place out next month for our team building.

  4. Hi Arissa thanks for droppin by. Always glad to help out in showing the best sites i've been to. There are a lot of interesting places in Cebu, one simply needs to check out and travel.

  5. 2 thumbs up for this post. been to this place a couple of years ago and its really great.

  6. Thanks for the visit Blinky. do drop by from time to time to read more updates.