Macahulom Reef

Sagay City, Negros Occidental

Macahulom and Panal Reefs are part of the Sagay Marine Reserve in Negros Occidental. The reefs are known for their colorful coral and abundant marine life, and the presence of migratory birds.

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  • Ecotourism Site Spotlight Sagay Negros Occidental

    Ecotourism Site Spotlight Sagay Negros Occidental

    Sagay City, located in Negros Occidental, is blessed with one of the largest marine protected areas in the country - 32-000 hectares in total. The Sagay Marine Reserve or SMR was initiated by then Mayor Alfredo Maranon in the 1970s and has become a perfect example of marine diversity. It was opened to the public only in 2009 and has already attracted a significant number of tourists. This marine reserve is composed of small islands, sand bars and shallow coral reefs.

    One of the most popular sites in SMR is Carbin Reef where you can snorkel to see a variety of corals, schools of fishes, hund ...

  • Choosy Ka Ba 5 Reasons To Choose Sagay City Tongue-Shaped Sandbar Marine Sanctuaries And More

    Choosy Ka Ba 5 Reasons To Choose Sagay City Tongue-Shaped Sandbar Marine Sanctuaries And More

    Explore the beautiful marine reserve and tourist destinations in the northern part of Negros Occidental.

    1. Islets
    Molocaboc Island is home to Sagay's fisher folks. If you're planning to do a mangrove planting activity, this is one of the best sites and to help the community maintain its mangrove reforestation. This is where you'll also find the miracle hole "amatong" fishing.

    Suyac Island is the newest island attraction of Sagay City. It's a mangrove eco-park located near Carbin Reef.

    2. Reefs
    Carbin Reef is part of city's 4000-hectare marine sanctuary. This tongue-shaped white san ...

  • Sagay Marine Reserve

    Sagay Marine Reserve

    Independence Day until June 14. And during my stay I learned so much about the great importance of Marine life conservation.

    Welcome to the most abundant marine reserve in Philippine Islands ??" Sagay.

    Sagay City is 84 kilometers away from Bacolod. Ride for more than an hour from Bacolod and you can reach Sagay.

    Sagay Marine Reserve is a 33 hectares wide covering those islands of Negros Occidental and has the following areas of interests:

    Carbin Reef, Panal Reef, Macahulom Reef, Suyac Island and Molocaboc Island.

    We went to these amazing islands and saw the beauty within.

    Fa ...

  • When in Negros Soak in the Crystal Clear Waters of Panal Reef in Sagay

    When in Negros Soak in the Crystal Clear Waters of Panal Reef in Sagay

    I've been searching for the best beaches in Negros and I've definitely found my one true love. Just a short road trip from the capital of Bacolod City, the rich marine life of Sagay City is just an easy reach. Unlike any other beaches where its remoteness and virginity can only be experienced with the hustle of long travel time, this place has maintained its quality due to the strict rules implemented by its tourism and through the cooperation of the tourists to limit overcrowding and unmanaged waste disposal.

    Sagay City has the largest marine reserve in the Philippines enveloping 32,000 ...

  • Nature Adventure and Eco Tourism

    Nature Adventure and Eco Tourism

    Alinsayawan Falls (San Carlos City) is approximately 45 minutes away from the city proper, ideal for nature lovers and local tourists.

    Bagacay Falls and Asaw Asaw Falls (Brgy. Mailum, Bago City) are located at a place accessible only by foot; it is an ideal retreat for nature lovers.

    Bagacay Cave (Calatrava) is about 8 kilometers from the town proper. Mat weaving inside this cave has been a source of living of the residents.

    Busac-busac Spring (Brgy. Tinampa-an, Cadiz City) is the main source of potable water in the city. Spouting out of the toe of the hill and adorned by surrounding ...

  • Diversity Thrives In Sagay Marine Sanctuary

    Diversity Thrives In Sagay Marine Sanctuary

    For nature lovers, the Sagay Marine Reserve (SMR) in Negros Occidental has lots to offer.

    The 32,000-hectare marine reserve area in Sagay City, which was started in the 1970s as a personal crusade of then mayor Alfredo Maranon Jr., has become a shining example of marine diversity in full bloom.

    More than 3 decades after its establishment, the SMR is now a significant tourist destination in Negros Occidental, with the number of visitors increasing by about 250% - from 1,941 in 2009, when it first opened to tourists, to 7,185 in 2012.

    The SMR is composed of Carbin Reef, Macahulom and Pa ...