Dicatian Lake and Crocodile Sanctuary

Divilacan, Isabela

Dicatian Lake and Crocodile Sanctuary is located in Barangay Dicatian, Divilacan, Isabela. Dicatian Lake is situated in the Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park (NSMNP), the largest and biologically the most diverse protected area of the Philippines. Nature loving tourists are welcome to visit the lake and see wild Philippine crocodiles and other endemic wildlife up close.

Dicatian Lake and Crocodile Sanctuary News

  • Worlds Most Threatened Crocodile Released Into The Wild

    Worlds Most Threatened Crocodile Released Into The Wild

    Philippine crocodiles released in Luzon

    August 2009. 50 captive-bred Philippine crocodiles (Crocodylus mindorensis) have been released into the wild in Dicatian Lake, Isabela Province, Luzon Island. This was the end of a long journey for the 1.2m long crocodiles which began their journey in Palawan, were flown to Manila before being transferred to their release site.

    Ten of the crocodiles have been fitted with radio transmitters and their movements will be monitored by the Mabuwaya Foundation and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to see how they adapt to their new habit ...

  • Dicatian Lake at Divilacan Isabela

    View around the Dicatian Lake and Crocodile Sanctuary at Divilacan, Isabela.

  • Divilacan Isabela a Wonderful Diversion

    Divilacan Isabela a Wonderful Diversion

    It's a shame it took us a delayed flight to visit this gem of a place. "Of all the places we've mapped in the coastal towns, Divilacan Isabela is the most beautiful and is our favourite!" said one of the NSO Mappers we met at the flight check-in counters in Maconacon. The working duo has been mapping Eastern Isabela for months already and are ready to go home. But the fickle status of our flights had other plans in mind. Our flight was cancelled and had to stay here for another day which is not unusual for this region. But wonders never cease as we met the cheerful Tourism officer of Divilacan ...

  • Crocodile Tourism In Isabela Mulled

    Crocodile Tourism In Isabela Mulled

    Crocodile tourism? Why not?

    The Department of Tourism (DOT) is considering developing the crocodile sanctuary in Isabela as another tourism attraction in the region.

    The Mabuwaya Foundation, a foreign-assisted private environment group, said the DOT is considering promoting crocodile-centered tourism activities in Isabela, home of the endangered Philippine crocodile, said to be rarer than the Philippine eagle.

    Mabuwaya (from the words Mabuhay or long live, and buwaya or crocodile) is a non-government group working for the conservation of Philippine crocodiles.

    The plan to use Phili ...

  • Palanan and Maconacon June 2011

    Palanan and Maconacon June 2011

    This trip started in Cauayan City, Isabela, with a 23-minute Cyclone Air flight to Palanan on the east coast of Luzon, on a single-engine 7-seater plane flying low over the rain forest of the Sierra Madre. From Palanan we took a bangka to Divilacan, and from there land transportation to Maconacon. We then flew back to Cauayan City from Maconacon on the same Cyclone Air flight. There is no road passable to vehicles leading to Palanan, or from Palanan to Divilacan and Maconacon.

    The Flight to Palanan

    Palanan is a town of about 16000 people that can only be reached by boat in 7 hours from A ...

  • Off The Beaten Track In The Philippines

    Off The Beaten Track In The Philippines

    This trip started in Cauayan City, Isabela, with a 23-minute Cyclone Air flight to Palanan on the east coast of Luzon, on a single-engine 7-seater plane flying low over the rain forest of the Sierra Madre. From Palanan we took a bangka to Divilacan, and from there land transportation to Maconacon. We then flew back to Cauayan City from Maconacon on the same Cyclone Air flight. There is no road passable to vehicles leading to Palanan, or from Palanan to Divilacan and Maconacon.

    PALANAN is a town of about 16000 people that can only be reached by boat in 7 hours from Aurora Province, by foot i ...