Wednesday, February 21, 2007

The Marine Sanctuary of Tabuk, Palompon

Tabuk island, just adjacent to the town proper of Palompon, Leyte boasts of a marine sanctuary that is fast becoming a destination for tourists and environmentalists. It has a three storey viewing tower and is the entrance to a boardwalk through its mangrove forest. Large number of fishes can be seen freely swimming by around the mangroves. Wild ducks and other migratory birds make this place as their home and stopover point. One can get to see them if you visit the place early in the morning. In one place of the mangroves, one can wade through a waist deep water to see thousands of giant bats (kabug) hanging upside down from the top of the trees.


The 3-storey watch-tower of Tabuk island, Palompon is a perfect place to see the sunset and the migratory birds coming in. From here one starts the tour through the mangrove forests on its boardwalk.



Frs. Bong Tiu, Ric Marpa and John Paul Pedrera enjoying their walk through the mangroves.



The view of the town proper of Palompon as one approaches the town from the marine sanctuary of Tabuk.


Wading through the mangroves to get to see the giant bats nearby: (l-r) Frs. Aaron, Ric, John Paul and Roy.



Just near the marine sanctuary are cottages right on the sea where one can go for picnics and swimming.

9 comments:

Joemill said...

Palompon might just be my next itinerary. :)

Shane said...

Sana lang marating ko ang ilang lugar na napuntahan nyo ng mga Fathers. Taga Leyte po ako kaya di po imposible, though dito na po kami sa Maynila nakatira....

Penge po ako nang mga pictures...ok lng ho ba?

Anonymous said...

i've been there and it was so nice...make palompon your tourist destination....

Anonymous said...

been there as well. i enjoyed walking through the manmade bridge and was amazed by the fire coral & colorful fishes there.

jun said...

see,...our sanctuary can make our beloved town palompon one of the best tourist spot here in leyte.

jun said...

visit our marine sanctuary here.

Anonymous said...

1st time to saw Bats,and watta lovely and amazing coral reefs

I really had fun on that time and I will never forget it till forever,,,,,

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This is the best the best experience we can get because that place is like the paradise just look the clean water we can see there and all its attractions.

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just beautiful bluff that are almost gone and a mangrove that is in danger of extinction worldwide, is unusual bright save these photographs for future generations