Calauit Island Safari Park and Wildlife Sanctuary is a game reserve and wildlife sanctuary located in Calauit Island, a 3,700 hectare island in the Calamian Islands chain that lies off the coast of Palawan in the MIMAROPA region of the Philippines. It is known for its wildlife sanctuary with a substantial population of African animals, including giraffes, zebras, and antelopes, as well as local fa ...
una that all roam freely in a game reserve created in the 1970s.
Endangered local species are also protected in the sanctuary. As of 2005, these included 1,200 Calamian deer, 22 mousedeer, 4 Palawan bearcats, 5 crocodiles, and 2 wild pigs. The sanctuary has also been home to Palawan peacock pheasants, porcupines, sea eagles, wildcats, scaly anteaters, and pythons. There have also been programs to rejuvenate and protect the island's marine resources, forests, and mangroves. In the island's waters live dugongs, sea turtles, and giant clams. Calauit's coral reefs, once badly damaged by invasive fishing practices, have recovered and are now rich breeding grounds for fish and crustaceans.
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The first time I was in Coron, Palawan was in 2015. I only spent three days exploring Coron Island and was not able to fully enjoy what the place had to offer. Here is my blog entry of my first visit to Coron, Palawan
Coron has also been in the news, because of the announced plan of Nickelodeon to construct an underwater resort there. This plan was opposed by many environmentalists because of the ill effects that it may cause on the ecological balance on the islands. So what better time to go back to Coron, while it still remains pristine.
So when Cebu Pacific had a seat sale sometime ...
The beauty of Coron will surely capture ones' heart. It is an exquisite, serene island situated in the province of Palawan. Every year, thousands of people are drawn to its diverse natural beauty. It offers breathtaking limestone cliffs, powdery sand beaches, rich marine life, and fascinating views.
How to get to Coron?
1. There are multiple airlines that fly directly from Manila to Busuanga airport.
2. From the airport, you can take an air-conditioned van that brings you to the town proper or straight to your hotel. Travel time is approximately about 30-45 minutes and fare is Php 150 o ...
Ever been on an African Safari in the Philippines!?
This is "Part 3" of our #BecomingFilipino: Your Travel Blog Palawan Episode...
Here I will bring you to the peak of Mt. Tapyas overlooking beautiful Coron and then head off to go on an "African Style Zebra and Giraffe Mission" in Busuanga.
A couple of years ago, I launched a passion project called Project Pilipinas. The goal was simple: help spread information about the beautiful places in the Philippines by posting about my past travels within the country along with some useful information (how to get there, how to go around, places to stay, tips, etc.). So hopefully, when researching about the Philippines, some random Googler (be it foreigner or local) will come across my blog and be encouraged to visit all those places. Read more about that project here.
"OMG there it is!"
I was like a starstruck fan seeing my favorit ...
Our visit to see the different kinds of animals in Calauit Safari Park located in Busuanga, Palawan.
Palawan cannot be described in a single page. There is so much to see and talk about that I have to depict its beauty piece by piece. Let's start with Coron, found in the northern part of Palawan. I had the opportunity to explore its exquisite beauty six years back and the memory of its lush surroundings and breathtaking landscape still lingers in my mind. Typhoon Haiyan has already ravaged this part of the province but Coron has risen from the challenge.
Overlooking the Bay
There were about 720 steps to climb before we reached the peak of Mt. Tapyas where a huge white cross stood tall. ...