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Bantayan is a 1st municipal income class municipality on Bantayan Island in the province of Cebu, Philippines. It is located 136 kilometres (85 miles) by road and sea from Cebu City. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 79,084, making it the island’s most populous town as well as the largest. In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 39,721 registered voters.
It is bordered to the north by Madridejos and to the southeast by Santa Fe. The municipality also includes numerous smaller islands, such as the Don Islands (Botigues, Doong, Lipayran), Hilotongan, and Yao.
For short journeys within population centres, then trisikads are readily available. They can carry two or three adults plus goods, a total load in excess of 250 kg (550 lb). They are available only where land is flat and level.
For longer journeys, such as from the municipal centre to outlying barangays, then motor tricycles are available. Smaller ones are motorcycle-sidecar combinations, and can carry about 4 passengers. Larger ones, known as multis, have some sort of saloon behind the driver, and are usually shared between as many as eight passengers, plus some goods stowage.
For the longest journeys, such as from Santa Fe ferry pier into downtown Bantayan and onwards, there are larger jeepneys, which can carry around 20 passengers with rooftop goods stowage.
There is no public bus service as such.