Buntod Sandbar Sanctuary

Masbate City, Masbate

Buntod Sandbar and Reef Marine Sanctuary is located in Mobo Bay just off the coast from Masbate City, Masbate. The sandbar is noted for the immaculate white sand. Its beautiful surrounding water teems with exotic coral reefs. It is ideal for snorkeling and scuba diving.

Buntod Sandbar Reef Marine Sanctuary News

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    Once in the brink of extinction because of rampant illegal and destructive fishing, reef fishes and other marine wildlife now thrive in this 250-hectare marine sanctuary.

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    On my flight to Masbate City, this sandbar immediately caught my attention. Little did I know that this will be my destination on my first day in the province of Masbate. Welcome to Buntod Reef Marine Sanctuary, the place where the sandbar and clear waters meet the mangrove haven.



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