Culion Island

Culion, Palawan

Culion is an island situated at the northernmost part of Palawan. It is part of the Calamian Archipelago in northern Palawan that also includes the municipalities of Busuanga, Coron, and Linapacan. During the Spanish Period, these were known as Las Islas de Calamianes, Provincia de Espana.

The Culion sea is teeming with a total of 201 fish species including commercially important fi ...

sh like Lapu-lapu (Groupers), Kanuping (Sweetlip Emperor), Maya-Maya (Snapper), Tanguige (Spanish Mackerel), Dalagang Bukid (Blue and Gold Fusiliers) and Bisugo (Breams). Squid, cuttlefish, shrimps, crabs, shellfish and sea cucumber or trepang are plentiful.

Three ecosystems sustain the rich marine life of Culion: mangroves, seagrass, and corals. 17 mangrove species cover the coastline of Culion. 9 seagrass species and 47 coral genera representing 60% of the total genera found in the Philippines are found in Culion.  Wiki

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  • The World Of Wonders In Palawan And More

    The World Of Wonders In Palawan And More

    Its a prison called an island. It wasnt barricaded with tall walls or solid iron, but it was cordoned off with vast expanse of unforgiving waters. If it was of any consolation, there were other islands in this ghostly neighborhood too far theyre just specks on the sky.

    On the verge of losing his mind, one pointed at those islands and asked, "Does anybody live there" A prisoner could just be lured into the ocean when things became mentally unbearable, while some, whose longings momentarily petered down to a stoic resignation, were lost staring blankly into space, perhaps wishing that if only ...

  • Buhay Isla El Nido To Coron Expedition HD

    Unbelievable 3 day/2 night expedition from El Nido to Coron with Buhay Isla. Days were spent snorkeling and island hopping. Nights were spent eating delicious food and drinking rum with the boat crew and fellow passengers.

    - All footage up until the 2:01 mark was taken in the Linapacan and Culion Islands in Northern Palawan.

    - 2:03 to 2:07 is a panoramic view of Coron Island.

    - 2:08 to 2:34 was taken at a WWII Japanese wreck near Coron Island
    - 2:40 until the end was taken at Barracuda Lake on Coron Island

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  • Best Places To Visit In The Philippines

    Best Places To Visit In The Philippines

    Let's start this 2017 with a round-up of the best places to visit in the Philippines. This list features every must-see attractions in the Philippines, from the islands in Palawan to recent highlights such as Kalanggaman Island in Leyte ??" as recommended by local and international travel influencers.

    This list of best places to visit in the Philippines is useful as a checklist for local travelers ("Have you visited them all?") or as a guide for foreign travelers spending a few weeks in the country.



    Tagaytay is definitely a must-see in the Philippines. When you visi ...

  • Culion Palawan Road Less Traveled

    Culion Palawan Road Less Traveled

    It was more than 15 hours ship ride from Manila to Coron. I know it is one grueling trip, but I'm excited to know what Culion has for us. We left the port of Manila, 1PM of Holy Tuesday and arrived at Coron, Palawan around 5am the next day.

    Excitement is in me as it has been years already since I last visited Coron. Coron is actually not our escapade that Holy Week, although part of our itinerary is to spend the weekend there. Our main destination is Culion, a far flung island almost forgotten for many years.

    A ferry ships passengers everyday from Coron to Culion at 2PM. Travel time is a ...

  • Chasing Mangroves In Palawan Why We Have To Conserve And Protect Mangrove Forests

    Chasing Mangroves In Palawan Why We Have To Conserve And Protect Mangrove Forests

    I began falling in love with mangroves when I visited the mangrove forests being protected in Culion, Palawan. It was holy week and we were at the end of the Good Friday procession which ended at the Jesuit Retreat House. I could see the patch of green trees below the place where we had the prayer at the end of the Via Crucis. Since then, I started to research on mangroves.

    A study on the Mesoamerican reef, for example, showed that there are as many as 25 times more fish of some species on reefs close to mangrove areas than in areas where mangroves have been cut down. This makes mangrove fo ...

  • Rocks And Shells As Teaching Aids Nanay Lilia Braves Raging Sea To Educate Tagabanuas

    Rocks And Shells As Teaching Aids Nanay Lilia Braves Raging Sea To Educate Tagabanuas

    How far can you go for your countrymen?

    Culion, a 500-square kilometer island in the Calamian Archipelago in Northern Palawan, used to be called as the Island of the Living Dead or the Island of No Return as it was once the largest leper colony in the world. Back when leprosy was still an incurable disease in the early 1900s, the American colonial government rounded up Filipino lepers from all over the country and sent them for isolation in the remote island.

    The island may now be a municipality of free men but its original settlers, the Tagbanuas, are still bound by the inadequacy of ba ...