Suyac Island Mangrove

Sagay City, Negros Occidental

Suyac Island Mangrove Eco-Park is located just off shore from Sagacy City in Negros Occidental

Suyac Island Mangrove Eco Park News

  • Community And Conservation Tourism (Last Of Two Parts)

    Some participants of the recently-concluded Southeast Asian Bat Conference held in Bacolod City visited this small island in Sagay City in northern Negros Occidental.

    The main purpose of the visit was to see the bat colony that is present in the area, which is only about 30 to 45 minutes boat ride from the city proper of Sagay. A good number of flying foxes, including large flying foxes and island flying foxes, are roosting in the mangrove forest, now popularly known as the Suyac Island Mangrove Eco Park.

    The mangrove forest, estimated at 10 hectares, in the island is purely natural and ...

  • Community And Conservation Tourism (1st Of Two Parts)

    Ecotourism, a term coined for ecological tourism, has been the tourism buzzword in the Philippines for decades now, but I would say it is clearly illustrated and well practiced today in this small island of Sagay City in northern Negros Occidental.

    It is now popularly known as the Suyac Island Mangrove Eco Park, which has already won two awards for community-based ecotourism in the country. The local government of Sagay is making sure that standards and principles of ecotourism are surely implemented and sustained in this mangrove park.

    Ecotourism is not purely nature-oriented tourism. I ...

  • A Summer Day At Sagays Carbin Reef Suyac Island

    A Summer Day At Sagays Carbin Reef Suyac Island

    A few weeks ago, I had guests from Manila who arrived at the Bacolod-Silay airport. My blogs and social media posts on my travels around the province piqued their interest that they decided to spend a few days in Negros Occidental. And so, many months ago, they planned to visit me and have a summer escapade here in the province.

    After going around Silay, Talisay, and Bacolod, enjoying their delectable and sweet delights, we headed north to Cadiz City and spent a night at Sagay City's Balay Kauswagan.

    At the first hour in the morning, we headed to the Old Sagay port to the Tourism office ...

  • A Fun Day In Sagay

    A Fun Day In Sagay

    As we enter the month of June that ushers to the rainy season, we made one last summer hurrah in the City of Sagay in northern Negros. Our Camotes Islands adventure companion, Mr. E, arranged this trip with the Sagay City Tourism Office just days after our Cebu escapade. It was a two-hour drive from Bacolod City and we started our day early so we could fully enjoy the sights and attractions of Sagay.

    We first stopped at the Balay Kauswagan and found a number of people decorating the main hall for an upcoming event. Center manager Dana Gensoli received us warmly upon our arrival. Owned and m ...

  • Negros Occidentals Sweeter Surprises

    Negros Occidentals Sweeter Surprises

    Sweets and smiles.

    For decades past, the mere mention of the Visayan region's sleeping giant instantaneously conjures two titles: first??"for sweetening the Philippines and parts of the world with its vast sugar lands??"as the "Sugarbowl of the Philippines;" and second??"for its people's friendly demeanor??"as the "City of Smiles."

    But with 13 cities, 19 municipalities, and 661 barangays spread across 7,926.07 square kilometers of land, Negros Occidental unsurprisingly elicits more words of praise from its visitors.

    It is "breathtaking" for mountaineers who have trekked and reached Mo ...

  • 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 ...