Bantayan: Danggit, Bay?

Danggit is one of the fave pasalubongs from Cebu (aside from lechon and dried mangoes). Prices of danggit in Bantayan are way way cheaper than in the city so we made sure we'll buy there before we head back to Cebu.

So we scheduled an early morning trip to Bantayan Public Market on our last day.

early birds
The early birds.

By 6am, the 5 of us got up, prepped quickly and headed out of the resort while the rest were still asleep. Our original plan was to hire a trike to get to the market so we walked to the main street in search for one. We were approached by men in motorcycles and offered us a ride. We were hesitant at first but when they told us that tricycles are only available after 7am (because they take the children to school) and also assured us that it is safe to ride a motorcycle, then we gave it a go. (True reason: Wala lang kaming choice)

ang hangin
No helmet. Safe?

welcome to bantayan
Welcome to Bantayan? I thought we were in Bantayan?

I got confused while I was writing this blog so I made a little research. Bantayan Island is composed of 3 municipalities - Madridejos, Sta. Fe (were we stayed for 2 days), and Bantayan. That explains the photo above. 

It was supposed to be a 20-minute ride from Sta. Fe to Bantayan town proper but since we were driving slowly, we reached the market after about 30 minutes.

And did I mention that we had a flat tire? Malas. Haha.

flat tire
Tambay muna sa vulcanizing shop

Luckily, the market was only a few meters away from the vulcanizing shop. The other kuya took Vina to the market first then came back for me and Kabbie. Our driver told us that he would just meet us the market. So we left him at the shop.

Once we arrived, we headed directly to the only stall stelling danggit in that market.


The danggit sells for 120 per pack (1/4 kg). But you can have it repacked depending on your budget. They also sell other dried fish. They also have fish tocino which my mom requested, and dried squid.

We didn't have much time to tour the area but I managed to take a few shots while I was on the motorcycle. 

bantayan church

bantayan birthing home
Birthing Home

Bantayan fire station
Fire Station

 mini theatre
 Mini Theatre

smile kuya
Happy riders with our purchases

the BFFs

yabang ni bins

motorcycle shot back

Goodbye, Bantayan.