Palaui Marine Reserve

Santa Ana, Cagayan

Palaui Island is one of the islands in the Philippines, located off the northeastern extremity of Luzon Island, the largest island in the country.

Palaui Island lies off the northwestern part of a large promontory in San Vicente, in the municipality of Santa Ana, Cagayan province. It is 10 kilometres at its longest and about 5 kilometres at its widest and moderately high. The wester ...

n shore of the island appears bold, but on the eastern side, a reef projects from its side for 2.4 kilometres, the edge of it being 0.8 kilometres from and extending around the small islet of Escucha, east of Palaui. The Dos Hermanos rocky islets lie off Cape Engano, in the northern point of Palaui, and there are some rocks off the northeast point of the island, about 1.6 kilometres eastward of the cape. Gran Laja island, a low rock islet surrounded by breakers, is one of the rocks located northeast off Palaui.

At the southwest end of Palaui Island is Puerto Point, a high, wooded bluff. East of the point and south of Palaui is Rona Island, a low, wooded island with a white base of sand and rocks. Escucha Island is a high and wooded islet east of Palaui, and beyond Rona Island when seen from southwestward through the channel between Palaui Island and the mainland, where a few more islets are located.

Palaui Island was declared as a National Marine Reserve in August 28, 1994 encompassing an area of 7,145 hectares. The waters around the island boast of 21 commercial species of fishes with about 50 hectares of undisturbed corals.

Because of its remoteness, Palaui Island is home to 105 species of rattan and similar commercially valuable timber producing wood species plus 25 imported shrubs and is the sanctuary for 90 migratory birds.

On May 2013, Palaui Island earned the 10th spot in the CNN's World's 100 Best Beaches list, with CNN praising its "raw beauty."  Wiki

Palaui Island and Marine Reserve News

  • Palaui Island In Sta Ana Cagayan: The Hidden Paradise Up North

    Palaui Island In Sta Ana Cagayan: The Hidden Paradise Up North

    With its abundance of hundred-year-old trees, centuries-old lighthouse and beaches, Palaui Island has been turned into a paradise for those who want to experience the raw beauty of the Philippines. Upon arriving in the island, the first thing that you will notice is the greeneries and the clear blue waters. This is probably what the director of the Survivor series saw when they filmed it here.

  • Saving Endangered Species Through Social Marketing

    Saving Endangered Species Through Social Marketing

    Meet "Barry," "Pawi" and "Debbie." They are the three mascots representing the flagship species of the protected areas in Cagayan Valley.

    Barry, short for barangan, is actually a rabbitfish Siganidae, the flagship species of the Palaui Island Protected Landscapes and Seascapes (PIPLS) in Santa Ana, Cagayan.

    International Coastal Cleanup

    Barry's recent launching highlighted this year's International Coastal Cleanup Day, a yearly activity spearheaded by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

    A global effort, the International Coastal Cleanup aims to protect coast ...

  • En Route Palaui Island

    En Route Palaui Island

    Palaui Island.

    I ran away.

    It was my initial answer to Newton's Third Law of Motion - my constant and convenient reaction when facing my giants. Ever since I had the means to escape my own little realities, I grabbed every chance there is to stay away from my situation. My 20-year-old self would've agreed to this proposition turn my back from confronting my own troubles and leave from time to time when I'm caught up in the middle of difficulty.

  • Cagayan Travel Guide: Where To Stay, What To Eat And Do And How To Get There

    Cagayan Travel Guide: Where To Stay, What To Eat And Do And How To Get There

    A trip to Cagayan is not for the fainthearted. Located roughly 500 kilometers from the Philippine capital, this massive coastal province in Northeastern Luzon entails a butt-numbing 10 to 12-bus ride, plus an additional hour or two to reach its islands off coast - a journey that is no less nerve-wracking.

  • Cagayan Valley Is Asias Next Travel Trade Jewel CEZA

    Cagayan Valley Is Asias Next Travel Trade Jewel CEZA

    Cagayan Valley or Region 2, particularly the northeastern coastal town of Santa Ana in Cagayan province, will be Asia?s next travel and trade jewel, according to the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA).

    Santa Ana town, known as a magnet for kiteboarders and windsurfers and host to Beach Volleyball Republic competitions at Anguib beach, is the CEZA headquarters in northeastern Cagayan.

    Region 2 comprises the provinces of Nueva Vizcaya, Quirino, Isabela, Cagayan and the island of Batanes.

    CEZA Administrator Raul Lambino, newly appointed presidential adviser for Northern Luzon, said h ...

  • DENR Opens Protected Areas To Special Private Use

    DENR Opens Protected Areas To Special Private Use

    Individuals, groups and companies can again apply for special use agreement of protected areas (Sapa), now that the suspension of its issuance has been lifted, Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu announced on Friday.

    But even with the grant of a Sapa, a protected area retains its status as such, with zoning regulations in place to ensure its regulated and limited use, said Meriden Maranan of the Biodiversity Management Bureau (BMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR).

    The DENR suspended the issuance of Sapas in 2011 because of the absence of a standard rate for the ...