Malatapay Coast Guard Office

This is the office of the Malatapay Coast Guard, the coast guard here states that you have to leave Apo island at 4PM at the latest because the bancas taking you back and forth to Apo Island are not allowed to carry passengers after sunset.

MAlatapay Coast Guard

The coastguard office is right next to the visitor registration area and the banca boats. first time we went out to Apo Island we got charged a parking fee by an old lady sitting in one of the small stores there, I am pretty sure she didnt have anything to do with anything there, but she still came over and demanded P20 :-)

On the trip yesterday nobody came around to collect any fees which adds to the theory that the first old lady was just trying to get a few pesos for herself.

Apo Island Pictures