Bakhawan Eco Park

Kalibo, Aklan

The Bakhawan Eco Park is a 220-hectare mangrove forest located in in Kalibo, Aklan, Philippines. The mangrove reforestation project started in 1990 when the local government and several non-government organizations transformed the muddy shoreline of Barangay New Buswang into a mangrove reforestation site to prevent flood and storm surges in the community. The park is dubbed as the Philippines' mos ...

t successful mangrove reforestation project.

Today, the Bakhawan Eco-Park is considered as one of the most popular tourist attractions in Kalibo. The centerpiece of the Eco-Park is a 1.3-kilometer bamboo trail that takes visitors deep into the mangrove forest. The park is an ideal destination for Eco-Tourism, it is home to different species of mangrove trees and it serves as a sanctuary for various types of birds and marine species. Other features in the park includes a watchtower, souvenir shop, canteen, massage area, charcoal briquetting, picnic huts and a Center for International Mangrove Studies.

Bakhawan Eco Park Mangrove Sanctuary News

  • DENR Earmarks P25 Million To Jump-start Biodiversity Projects In Coastal Areas

    DENR Earmarks P25 Million To Jump-start Biodiversity Projects In Coastal Areas

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has set aside P25 million from its budget to boost biodiversity-friendly enterprises in coastal communities next year.

    Director Theresa Mundita S. Lim of the Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) said Secretary Roy A. Cimatu has approved the proposal, dubbed "Financial Assistance for Biodiversity Enterprise Project", under the Coastal and Marine Ecosystem Management Program of the DENR-BMB.

    "Next year we can provide financial assistance for communities for their biodiversity-friendly enterprises," Lim told the BusinessMirror in an ...

  • Jollibee Sets Chicken Bucket For Mangrove Propagules In Aklan

    The Jollibee Foods Corp. will officially launch its "Chicken Joy" bucket program in exchange for mangrove propagules.

    In a news forum here, Jen Orven Ariel Zaragoza, Trade Marketing Officer of the Jollibee Foods Corp. Visayas, said each bucket of Chicken Joy sold to the costumers in their four Kalibo branches will help purchase mangrove propagules.

    In 2014 a store in Kalibo started to plant mangroves at the Allen Salas Quimpo Bakhawan Ecological Park. After this, it started to grow, encouraging other volunteer groups to join our tree-planting activity. We are going a notch higher this y ...

  • Kalibo Mangroves Eco-park An Environmental Marvel

    The Kalibo Bakhawan Eco-Park, a mangrove forest in Kalibo, Aklan, in Western Visayas region, is helping the town mitigate disasters, such as flooding and air pollution.

    Medelyn Quadra of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (Penro) said it also balances the ecology of the province.

    The 220-hectare mangrove forest in Barangay Old Buswang in Kalibo is rich in biodiversity being a habitat of a variety of species, such as fishes, shellfish, crabs and birds, and help protect the area against natural disasters and siltation, and a nutrient enhancer, among others.

    Quadra, ...

  • Exploring Bakhawan Eco Park In Kalibo Aklan

    Exploring Bakhawan Eco Park In Kalibo Aklan

    Before heading to Boracay, I decided to stop and explore Kalibo for a couple of days. Aside from their famous Ati-Atihan Festival, there is actually so much more to see in this very peaceful town of Kalibo and one of the many is the BAKHAWAN ECO-PARK.

  • Kalibo Mangroves Eco-park an Environmental Marvel

    Kalibo Mangroves Eco-park an Environmental Marvel

    The Kalibo Bakhawan Eco-Park, a mangrove forest in Kalibo, Aklan, in Western Visayas region, is helping the town mitigate disasters, such as flooding and air pollution.

    Medelyn Quadra of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (Penro) said it also balances the ecology of the province.

    The 220-hectare mangrove forest in Barangay Old Buswang in Kalibo is rich in biodiversity being a habitat of a variety of species, such as fishes, shellfish, crabs and birds, and help protect the area against natural disasters and siltation, and a nutrient enhancer, among others.

    Quadra, ...

  • Bakhawan Eco-Park Philippines Mangrove Paradise

    Bakhawan Eco-Park Philippines Mangrove Paradise

    Aside from the famous Boracay Island, there is an eco-tourism attraction that's worth a visit in Aklan, Philippines. The Bakhawan Eco-Park is a mangrove forest located in Brgy. New Buswang, Kalibo, Aklan, Philippines. It is a joint-project of the government and several non-government organizations to create a mangrove reforestation in Brgy. New Buswang to prevent flood and storm surges. It is dubbed as one of the Philippines' most successful mangrove reforestation project. The word "bakhawan" literally meant "mangrove" in their local dialect.

    How to get there

    From Kalibo, take a tricycle ...