Banacon Island Mangrove

Getafe, Bohol

The Banacon Island Mangrove Forest is located in Getaffe, Bohol. It is said to be the largest man-made mangrove plantation in Asia. It is a low lying island where most areas are under water during high tide. Only a small elevated area is above the water. Vast intertidal sandflats are found around the island.

Banacon Island Mangrove Forest News

  • Banacon Island The Perfect Getaway

    Banacon Island The Perfect Getaway

    Banacon Island, Getafe in the northern coast of Bohol. Heralded by the Bohol provincial government as an ecotourism destination for what it considers to be the biggest mangrove plantation in the country.

    The island has 425 hectares of mangrove forests and its proximity to Cebu makes access easy for those seeking an outdoor adventure.

    From Tagbilaran City, a 3-hour bus ride to Getafe wharf followed by a 20-minute pump boat ride will take you to the island.

    But for residents of Ermita, Cebu City with relatives in Banacon, a visit to the island could mean just a short 30-minute ride on p ...

  • The Banacon Mangrove Forest Bohol

    The Banacon Mangrove Forest Bohol

    The Banacon Island Mangrove Forest is a 425 hectares mangrove forest in Getafe, Northern Bohol. About 15 hectares are on dry land and 410 hectares are on the tidal salt flat area. This widespread mangrove plantation is now a rising tourist attraction in the Visayan island province. The charming trails beneath intersecting mangrove (Rhizophora stylosa) trees are gasping to behold. These trees primarily make up the river systems, estuaries and off-shore islands of the Bohol province.

    This mangrove forest has attracted an increasing number of local and foreign tourists who come to do stand-up ...

  • Bohol Paddling Through Banacon Island Mangrove Sanctuary

    Bohol Paddling Through Banacon Island Mangrove Sanctuary

    "We can't find our boat!" paddling master, Buzzy Budlong, tells me after several attempts of trying to spot our convoy outrigger boat through the maze-like passageways of Banacon Island, north of Bohol. Buzzy was at the back of our double kayak as I was the one in charge to shoot. We wait for the others south of the largest man-made mangrove island in Asia. He switched places with my assigned-writer friend, Oggie, back to his favorite yellow stand-up paddle (SUP) board, Mango Float. His sight looked far to the mainland. "Let's head to that lighthouse!" he pointed. "Is he kidding?!" I thought. ...

  • Make it mangroves

    Make it mangroves

    Memory empties too fast for society's good. Last July 31, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) 7 halted a real estate developer whose project reportedly damaged 200 mangrove trees in Liloan.

    A cease-and-desist order was filed against the Psalm Property Venture and Development Corp. (PPVDC) for damaging mangroves in a timberland area in Sitio Tulay, Cotcot in its backfilling operations for the La Costa Ivyza Subdivision project.

    Last March, or four months earlier, the DENR 7 contracted 14 people's organizations (POs) to restore approximately 180 hectares of mangroves ...

  • DENR to expand mangrove plantations in Banacon Island by 400 more hectares

    DENR to expand mangrove plantations in Banacon Island by 400 more hectares

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is eyeing to expand within the year by 400 more hectares the mangrove plantations in Banacon Island through the P1-billion Mangrove and Beach Forests Development project.

    This after the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) released an initial amount of P400 million for the massive rehabilitation of mangrove and beach forests nationwide after the devastation caused by Supertyphoon Yolanda (international code name Haiyan) in November 2013.

    The expansion project is on top of the 100 hectares of mangrove plantations successfully ...

  • 3 lesser known places in Bohol

    3 lesser known places in Bohol

    Governor Edgar Chatto gives locals and foreigners more reasons to visit Bohol as he lists some of the lesser-known sights in the province.

    Bohol is set to be relaunched as a top destination in the Philippines via a travel fair at Glorietta mall in Makati from January 9 to 11. The event was initially scheduled last December but was postponed due to typhoon "Ruby."

    The Bohol Tourism office has tied up with AirAsia, which has mounted flights to Bohol, for the new campaign dubbed "Visit Bohol 2015."

    In an interview with ABS-CBNnews.com and selected members of the media late last year, Cha ...