Isla Romantika is a small man-made island roughly (based on my estimation) 300m off the shores of Alegria, Cordova, Cebu. The name Isla Romantika is derived from “island” and “romantic”, so it could either mean Romantic Island or Island of the Romatics.The island has an area of roughly 50 square meters, it’s that small.
There is a rare number of jeepneys that is directly bound for Cordova, so if your impatient self kicks in, you may ride a jeepney bound for Opon Market and ride another jeepney bound for Cordova from there. You may tell the jeepney driver that you want to go to Isla Romatika or just Alegria. They would know where to drop you off. Once you will be dropped off in Alegria, you will need to ride a trike (traysikad) going to the shores near Isla Romantika. Upon reaching the shores facing Isla Romantika, you will need to take a 3-5 minute banca ride to reach Isla Romantika.
For just a few hundred pesos, we were able to spend a very romantic afternoon in Isla Romantika. We felt like we owned the island. We are planning to go back and stay overnight in the island with some friends. Yes it is quite dangerous knowing that the island is secluded and there is no electricity, but it is not as if Pirates will come rushing down the shores and hold all of us captive.
What’s a romantic afternoon in Isla Romantika without Sunset shots? Here are complimentary silhouette and sunset shots from Isla Romantika.