This trip to Islas de Gigantes sat long on the planning stage. But one fine day in October, we finally made it there. And it was everything I had heard and read about. The image above shows our approach to Cabugao Gamay Island. This is the iconic photo of Islas de Gigantes. We scrambled up a hill to get this unobstructed view of Cabugao Gamay and the Visayan Sea. It's a good thing we arrived early in the morning before the selfie crowd got in. This is the hue of the sea taken from Cabugao Gamay. How it nurtures the blue mind! The white sand beach of Cabugao Gamay is free from debris. Bantigue Island and its sandbar rises from the sea like a mirage. We stopped here for lunch of rice and fish. The Tangke Saltwater Lagoon on Gigantes Sur is surrounded by towering limestone cliffs. It was still low tide when we got there. Scallops are only one peso each. But at Bancal Port in Carles, you can buy them by the bucket. And it is so succulent.