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

  • Scenic Hiking On Palaui Island Cagayan

    With a name echoing that of a Pacific island nation, Palaui Island in Cagayan province is a tropical paradise in its own right. Lush, roughhewn and deserted, it exudes an ends-of-the-earth beauty reminiscent of faraway Batanes, despite being only a swimming distance away from the Luzon mainland. It is refreshingly devoid of commercialization and home to no more than a humble fishing village of 600 people. Here, raw beauty is the major drawcard, especially for those who love hiking and watching wildlife.

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  • Travel Guide Palaui Island Cagayan

    After days of rain and gloomy weather that hampered our activities in the mainland, the sky finally cleared on the last day of our trip. Just in time too, since our destination for the day was the beautiful island of Palaui, just off the coast of Sta. Ana in Cagayan

    The first time I set foot in Palaui was back in 2011. I remember the roller-coaster like waves that propelled our boats towards the island where the ruins of an abandoned lighthouse sat atop a hill. There were a few rumors from locals that the hit reality show Survivor was going to be filmed there. Fast forward six years later, ...

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    Ask questions like "Where to go if I visit Luzon?" or "Where are the nearby places I can go to escape Manila?", and each Filipino is bound to have a list of his or her own. Many of the better-known places are swarmed by tourists and locals alike, but there are other hidden gems that are underrated but definitely worth the road trip.

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    Kabigan Falls

    Thi ...

  • Corals Of Palui Island Sta Ana Cagayan

    Look at the different kinds of corals underwater in Palaui Island located in the municipality of Santa Ana, Cagayan.

  • Wild Honey By Aetas Gaining Popularity

    Wild Dorsata honey hunting or harvesting is one of the more challenging but profitable ways to make a living among the Agta tribe in the thickly forested and mountain areas in Cagayan Valley.

    The Agtas, who are also known as Aetas, are indigenous people who live in scattered, isolated mountainous parts of the island of Luzon. They belong to an ethno-linguistic group who are characteristically short, dark-skinned, and kinky-haired, and are considered one of the native peoples of the Philippines.

    Also known as "Agays" in Palaui Island in Santa Ana town in Cagayan province, the Agtas have b ...