Apo Island is a small island 30 km from the Philippines' south-east tip of Negros Island. It is best known for its dive sites and snorkeling.
The island has one of the world's best-known community-based underwater sanctuaries. It is home to over 650 known fish species, believed to have over 400 corals. It's a must-dive for any extreme Philippine beach and island enthusiast.
The island is just only 3 km wide on top of the cliff, but it's hilly. After arriving via a guided tour or by renting a boat, you can walk up to the south-eastern coast (through Apo village) lagoon and coral beach. A steep staircase leads you up the hill to the lighthouse. Only follow the stairs to reach it.
Since there's one line, you can't get lost. You won't miss the sweat as the view from top of the lighthouse is stunning.
The island is an all-year round destination so you can pay a visit anytime.
Upon arrival, the island fee will be paid per user. This tax is even though you don't stay overnight. The island is very good, the locals are incredibly polite.