Naujan Lake National Park

Naujan Lake National Park Oriental MindoroNaujan Lake National Park in Oriental Mindoro is the fifth largest lake in the Philippines. It is volcanic in origin and receives water from local run-off with no major effluents. There are large areas of shallow water with an abundant growth of aquatic vegetation. Most of the people in the area depend upon the lake for their livelihood, particularly through fishing. Naujan Lake National Park is bounded by the Municipalities of Naujan in the north, Victoria in the west, Socorro in the south and Pola in the east. The park lies between 13°04’ to 13°15’ North latitude and 120°17’ to 120°27’ East longitude. It is located in the northeastern coast of the island of Mindoro Island which is under the administrative jurisdiction of the Province of Oriental Mindoro. Continue reading

Siargao Island

Burgos, Dapa, Del Carmen, Gen. luna, Pilar, San Benito, San Isidro, Santa Monica, and SocorroSiargao Island is composed of 48 islands and islets-politically divided into nine municipalities: Burgos, Dapa, Del Carmen, General Luna, Pilar, San Benito, San Isidro, Santa Monica, and Socorro. Siargao Island contains the largest mangrove forest reserves in Mindanao, at Del Carmen. Long stretches of wetlands indicate a potential for commercial seaweed propagation. Siargao Island is greatly influenced by the winds and currents coming uninterrupted from the Pacific Ocean, intensified by the Mindanao current running westward through the Siargao Strait. Siargao Island’s coordinates are 9°52′N, 126°03′E. Offshore, a classic tropical island lies protected within its surrounding coral reef with dozens of coconut palms dressed in the center circle of the island. Off to the right, well within the massive coastal reef, lies a shining white sand bar, (Pansukian, or Naked island) Continue reading

Sohoton Cove on Bucas Grande Island

Sohoton Cove Bucas Grande SiargaoSohoton Cove is situated in Bucas Grande Island, also a part of Siargao Island. This enchanting cave is half-submerged in water most of the time and accessible only during low tide. Inside is a lagoon with countless islets and crystal waters that sparkle with the bright reflection of the sun. Lush vegetation abound in its periphery. Continue reading