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In the northernmost tip of Aklan, about two hours away from my hometown Kalibo is a zen zone of sparkling white sand, crystal clear waters and virgin coast, that can surely captivate a heart. It is known as Hinugtan, one of the few remaining unspoiled natural wonders of Buruanga.
Since I wanted a beach all to myself, I decided to explore this neighboring beach of Boracay. I rented a habal-habal from Caticlan going to Alegria Port of Buruanga and from there asked a local boatman to take me to Hinugtan. Boat ride is l ...
Pagatpat Mangrove Park is a fish sanctuary located in Barangay Panilongan, Buruanga Aklan. Facing the crystal clear water of Sibuyan Sea, a refuge to various species of marine life.
The park offers a stroll with its elevated pathways connecting the mangroves. It offer a function room which can accommodate up to 100 guests ideal for meetings, retreats, weddings, birthdays and baptismal.
It is famous for its serenity where you can hear are only the splashes of school of fish, the waves striking the natural limestone encircling the park and the trunks of the mangrove.
Going to Pagatpat M ...
Pagatpat Mangrove Park is a fish sanctuary located in Barangay Panilongan, Buruanga Aklan.
The Northwest Panay Peninsula Natural Park is located on the island of Panay, in the provinces of Aklan and Antique of the Philippines which was proclaimed a natural park by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on 18 April 2002 (Presidential Proclamation No. 186, 2002).
The Northwest Panay Peninsula Natural Park has an area of 120.09 km2, found within the municipalities of Nabas, Malay, Buruanga, Libertad and Pandan. The site is home to a wide range of flora and fauna of the Western Visayas, as the Visayan leopard cat, the Visayan warty pig, the Visayan spotted deer, the Negros bleeding-heart ...
The story starts sometime in March 2011 at the UPLB Dairy Farm, where I met a lone British birder called Duncan Wilson. He had been birding around the Philippines and told me that he had just seen the Negros Bleeding-Heart in Northwest Panay. We exchanged email and he later sent details and contacts for birding in Panay. The site was a biology research station I had never heard of before, Sibaliw Station, and the contact was Dr. Eberhard Curio (Eberhard.Curio@rub.de), the head of the NGO managing the Station.
I emailed Dr. Curio who promptly replied with all the necessary local ...