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Apo Reef Nationa Park, Occidental Mindoro

Apo Reef was declared as a protected area through Presidential Proclamation No. 868 dated September 6, 1996. It has three islands: Apo Island, Apo Menor and Cayos del Bajo with white sandy beaches ideal for recreation and sporting vacation.

With an area of 15, 792 hectares, Apo Reef is one of the largest coral atoll in the Philippines with a wide variety of habitat types.

The reef waters abound with 385 species of marine fishes including families of sharks, sting rays, mantas, school of jacks and snappers and 500 species of corals which include soft corals and branching type of hard corals. Moreover, the presence of shipwrecks in the area makes this dive site popular among diving enthusiasts. It can also be a fishing ground for the local community and transient fishermen.


Location
Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro


How to get there
Via ferry Manila to Batangas Pier (bus)
Batangas Pier to Abra de Ilog Pier (ferry)
Abra de Ilog to Sablayan (bus)

Batangas Pier to Sn Jose Pier (bus)
San Jose to Sablayan (bus)

Via airplane Manila Domestic Airport to San Jose Airport
Air Philippines or Zest Air t
San Jose Airport to bus terminal (tricycle)
San Jose to Sablayan (bus)


Activities:
Scuba diving, swimming, snorkeling, wind surfing, kayaking, fishing, river cruise, sport fishing, waterfalls trekking, camping, hiking, mountain climbing, caving, birdwatching, Mangyan Culture and Community Tours, Rural Life Tours, Penal Farm Tours and Bio-diversity Conservation Tours


Contact person / Ofiice
Mr. Medel Bundang
Provincial Tourism Officer
Sablayan, Occ. Mindoro
Tel no. : +639213908390

Ms. Daisy Clemente
Municipal Tourism Officer
Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro
Tel no. : (043) 711-1861


E-mail address : [email protected] yahoo.com.ph


Website : http://ecommunity.ncc.gov.ph/sablayan

 

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