Maitum Turtle Sanctuary

Maitum, Sarangani

Maitum Turtle Sanctuary is located in Maitum, Sarangani and has a size of 9.7 hectares and is the nesting grounds of the Olive Ridley Turtle.

Maitum Turtle Sanctuary News

  • Endangered Sea Turtles Thrive In Sarangani Province

    Endangered Sea Turtles Thrive In Sarangani Province

    Whenever the weather is fine here, the vast Celebes Sea usually offers a spectacular view of the sunset, a fitting moment to end the day in a glorious mood.

    It is usually during these times when a bunch of local fishermen often gather to share a round of tuba or coconut toddy to soothe away their tired nerves after a hard day's work.

    Along the shorelines dotted by tall coconut trees swaying from the ocean breeze, they banter and laugh, or share stories on how their day went through, some pouring their woes, as the local wine intoxicates them while the night goes deeper.

    As part of Fil ...

  • 9 Tourist Spots In Sarangani Province That Will Make You Awe

    9 Tourist Spots In Sarangani Province That Will Make You Awe

    The Philippines, a tropical place, is home to many favorite vacation spots. With beautiful sandy beaches and hospitable locals, our country has pulled in more and more tourists every year, especially during the summer months. Despite this, there are still many areas (mostly in the far south) that are left unexplored. At the tip of our second largest island in Mindanao is the SOCCKSARGEN region and one of the popular provinces is Sarangani, famous for their beaches, great vacation activities, and sanctuary preservation areas. Just a three-hour drive from Davao, it is something that shouldn't be ...

  • Pawikan Nesting Sanctuary In Maitum Sarangani

    You won't find much crowds gathered in this quiet corner of Sarangani. Instead, this quiet and peaceful beach is the site of Maitum's Pawikan Nesting Sanctuary and home to some endangered species of marine turtles. Visitors can come during early morning or late afternoon to help release baby turtles into the wild, hoping that they'll survive into adulthood and one day return to continue the cycle.

    Type: Sand and shingle

    Nearest Airport: General Santos International Airport

    How to get there: Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines have flights to General Santos City daily from Cebu, Iloil ...

  • Scuba Diving Triggersfish Attacked And We Disturbing Turtle

    Sandbar Lemlunay Dive Sarangani Province.

  • Releasing Baby Turtles

    A preview to the two-days educational tour/nature tripping of the students of AMACC Gensan Branch in Old Poblacion, Maitum, Sarangani Province.

    In this video the students of Web Development visited the Pawikan Nesting and Hatchery Learning Site. They learned the history of how the place was developed and they were lucky to be given the chance to release the baby turtles into the sea.

  • Pawikan Nesting Sanctuary a Visit

    Pawikan Nesting Sanctuary a Visit

    It's not a plan but we went for exploration. We are in the Maitum Municipal Hall Sarangani Province when the Kagawad tells us to visit their Pawikan Sanctuary.

    It's not my first time watching Pawikan but its different species compared to what I've seen before, Moreover, Theirs a lot of sea turtles in this Sanctuary.

    The Nesting and Hatchery Sanctuary has a story and inspired by one man, entitled Giving Turtles a Chance.

    Thousands of hatchlings have been saved thanks to this man's determination

    Its 4am and Danilo C. Dequiña is already awake. Holding a flashlight and carry a pail, h ...