One of the best beach resorts and accommodations Camotes has to offer is Mangodlong Rock Resort or fondly known as Mangodlong to locals. It is a sister resort to Santiago bay and occupies a small cove. It offers one of the best snorkeling spots in the island and it has a PADI dive center that charges the standard fee of $25 per dive known as Ocean Deep.
Mangodlong is located in Himensulan, Pacijan Island (which is now known as San Francisco Island) in the Philippines. It has a 2-hectare land area with coconut shaded garden close to the beachfront. A strange-shaped swimming pools attached to each other for both adults and children gives another option for visitors to swim. Near the beach are tropical huts built on a coral islet. One hut on wonderful rock formation now serves as concept of the logo design of Mangodlong. The clean, native style rooms have very clean bathrooms with cable TV option.
Mangodlong offers the same menu as Santiago Bay Garden and Resort. Wonderful huts located near the rooms are used as eating area and provide a classic dining experience. They offer a decent price for their luscious food and tropical drinks.
Entrance fee to Mangodlong for sight-seeing is only P15.00 per person. The parking and the short stay at the cottages is free. Snorkels are available for rent to both check-in and non-check-in guests at P250.00 for half day use. Life jacket use is at P50.00 for half day while fins and booties can be rented at P250.00 for half day. Just be sure not to lose the borrowed gadgets so you won’t pay a large amount.
At Mangodlong, one can experience the wonderful sunset of Camotes. The warm color of the sun and the reflection of the beach make it very spectacular during the afternoon at this resort. If you are planning to visit Camotes, Mangodlong is one of your best options. You can contact them at their office in Mandaue City, Cebu at phone numbers +63 32 3458599 and +63 32 4203385. Prices of accommodation at Mangodlong is around P1700-P1900.