Olango Island Located five kilometers east of Mactan Island, Olango Island lies between the Bohol Strait to the south and the Camotes Sea to the north. To the east is the Olango Channel while to the west is the Hilutungan Channel. It has seven barangays, one of which is Sta. Rosa, where the islands wharf and parish church is located.
OLANGO WILDLIFE SANCTUARY Olango Island supports the largest concentration of migratory birds found so far in the country. Migration starts from the breeding places of birds in Siberia, Northern China and Japan. Anticipating the scarcity of food and winter cold, these birds fly as far as Australia and New Zealand from late July until late November. This is usually referred to as the Southward Migration. By late February until May, these birds return to their breeding grounds in the reverse Northward Migration. Based on data gathered so far, the birds use Olango as a major refueling station as well as a wintering ground. At Olango, the birds can replenish their fat reserves by feeding on rich supply of invertebrates in the intertidal mudflats. These fat reserves must fuel the birds on the next lap of their journey which may cover from 3,000 to 15,000 km. of non-stop flight.
OLANGO MARINE SANCTUARIES The western edge of the reef facing Hilutungan Channel opposite Mactan Island presents beautiful coral gardens and a dense fish population. The eastern side has better coral corners and more game fish.
CEBU is today regarded as the most dynamic metro area in the country, with growth rates generally twice as high as the national average. It is home to a surprising range of industries, including semiconductors, shipping, education, watch making, food-processing, high-end furniture, and of course tourism. Cebu is located in the heart of the Philippines, totally surrounded by much larger islands. This means that most typhoons never reach Cebu, and the rare storms that do are already much-weakened. The danger from tsunamis is effectively zero; there is no known seismic fault in this area and any long-range tsunami would be blocked by other islands. The Pacific monsoon drops most of its moisture on other islands prior to reaching Cebu. Thus, there is no pronounced rainy season and the weather here is clement year- round. Although it can rain at any time of year, most rains are brief and quickly followed by brilliant sunshine. Cebu is awarded the safest major city in the Philippines several years in a row. No risk of Malaria in urban areas and the island of Cebu.
Philippine Tourism Industry: The Philippines is at the center of global travel and tourism growth and Development. Tourism contributes to the country's GDP, generates jobs and attracts investments to the Philippines. The tourism industry enjoyed a good year 2003. Although less than the figures from 2002, it still was a remarkable achievement considering they were realized after severe drops from the start of the year until August. Arrivals from China continued to increase significantly. Overall the US market remained the major generator of tourists. Other markets that contributed significant shares included Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Australia, Singapore, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany and Malaysia. The Department of Tourism also continues to intensify its campaign to generate interest among Filipinos. The Volunteer 12 program aims at attracting visitors abroad by tapping Filipinos as tourism volunteers. Under this program, all Filipinos are enjoined to invite their relatives and foreign friends abroad to visit the country. It offers cash prizes and other incentives to volunteers. Moreover, the Philippines enjoy the highest repeat visitors in Asia, showing that the tourism sector can survive external threats and competition in the region. The number of hotels has increased last years. Opportunities for hoteliers also arise from the country's strategic location. The Philippines is situated in the center of Asia, home of the fastest-growing economies in the world. Moreover, government, industry association and trade union cooperation provides the industry with a strong support system. Recommendations to enhance the hotel industry's competitiveness include the promotion of sustainable tourism. Natural sites should be protected and strict provisions added to prevent pollution and to control the use of energy and natural resources. Existing cultural practices in such areas, which are helpful to safeguarding the sites, should be upheld. Eco-tourism should be promoted.
Manila Times 10/26/07 First-class Resorts Underway Businessmen are investing billions of pesos in building new first-class resorts or expanding existing ones in Palawan and Visayas to accommodate the rising number of foreign and domestic tourists. At least three posh resorts in Palawan were adding new villas and suites as a part of their expansion programs. These resort are El Rio Y mar Island Resort, a sister company of Club Paradise Resort in Coron; Amanpulo Resort in Pamalicalan Island, which is touted as the most expensive resort in the Philippines; and Dos Palamas Island Resort & Spa in Honda Bay in Puerto Princesa. El Rio is reportedly building 80 new rooms while Dos Palmas is adding 88 new villas. No details were given to the expansion plans of Amanpulo, which is attracting rich foreign tourists and a number of wealthy Filipinos. Another Upscale resort, Eskaya Beach Resort and Spa, recently opened on Panglao Island in Bohol province. Investors have reportedly committed to invest nearly a billion pesos in the resort. The 200-room Shangri La Boracay Resort & Spa, would open in August 2008. The Imperial Palace Waterpark Resort & Spa on Mactan Island Cebu, meanwhile, is scheduled to open in 2009. Investors also completed the Camiguin Higland Resort on an eight-hectare lanzones plantation. In eastern Samar, a multi-million-dollar resort is being constructed on Calicoan Island, which is emerging as a surfing destination in the Visayas. In Bicol, Masibis Land was developing a first-class resort, with its own cable cars, on Cagraray Island near Legazpi City. These projects were part of the P 160-billion investments currently being poured in the industry. The government expects more than three million foreign tourists to come to the Philippines in 2007, and about five million by 2010. Foreign businessmen are also scouting for opportunities in the global café chain, visited Manila to explore the posibilty of putting up a hotel, a casino and two more Hard Rock cafes in the country by 2008. Hard Rock’s hotel projects would entail investments of at least $160 million. The company was looking at various modes of business partnerships that could benefit the expansion plans in the Asia-Pacific region.
The property consist of two titled adjacent lots, each lot has an area of 24,995 square meters, a total of 49,990 square meters, both attached to the main road which is a cemented road, with a very wide opening. The other side of the property is also attached to a foreshore lot, with a beachfront, with an area of 70,000 square meters. This is the best property you can find in this island. The property is facing Mactan Island Shangri-La Resort, Hilton Resort & Spa and a spectacular sunset. Only 10 minutes away with a local passengers motor boat ride, or less with a speed boat, to the site, with a very convenient port for commuters. Olango Island is famous for its bird sanctuary, many well known diving spots and floating restaurants that serves fresh live sea foods. It is increasingly visited by a lot of tourists each year. I am also open to joint venture. Otherwise I would like to offer the whole property, package deal, along with the 70,000 sq m ( 7 hectares ) foreshore lot and white sand beachfront, for only 150 million in Philippine pesos. A down payment of 20 million Philippine pesos for reservation fee, and the remaining balance payable through 3 monthly installments, or negotiable. First come first serve basis. I will shoulder all expenses for the transfer of rights and title, as well as the capital gain tax. I will also be glad to be of service to you if ever you need my assistance in the application of a business permit, or for anything that applies to the property. This property has a very big potential. It is perfect for a beach resort with restaurants and bars, water sports, villas, residences, vacation houses for sale or just lots for sale, condominium (optional), spaces for rent and many more.
I encourage you to visit Cebu, Philippines, experience the country as a whole and the culture, it is truly a magnificent experience. For more inquiries, please don’t hesitate to call or e-mail me. Phone / Fax: +63 (32) 2737279 Cell: +63 9188578888 Website: www.touristseasideresort.com E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you and best regards, Grace Colmenares Proprietor & President, Tourist Seaside Resort Poblacion, Talisay City, Cebu
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