Ayoke Island Marine Sanctuary

Cantilan, Surigao del Sur

Ayoke Island Marine Sanctuary is about 30 minutes away from Cantilan. The things you will find in Ayoke Island are very common, to say the least: a secret cove, white beach, riot of palm leaves, blue skies and clear water. Ayoke Island was through its guard house for the marine sanctuary. The fine white sand beach of Ayoke is something to behold as well. The beach area is wide and long leading to ...

the sanctuary.

Ayoke Island Marine Fish Sanctuary News

  • Life In Surigao Del Sur Now

    On an islet of stone crowned by grass and a fence of trees, the fisherfolk of General Island stand guard over their marine protected area ??" their source of life and livelihood.

    On the clear July afternoon of my visit, it seems their foe is imaginary.

    Surrounded by dazzling waters off the coast of Surigao del Sur, the fishers are carefree. Children chase each other on the grass, mothers hold their babies to their breast, enjoying the breeze.

    But come December, the start of the rainy season for this part of Mindanao, the waters around the islet turn coffee-brown.

    The source of this ...

  • Tick Off The Bucket List Be An Islander In Ayoke

    Tick Off The Bucket List Be An Islander In Ayoke

    You get white sand and calm beach on one side and surfing breaks on the other side in Ayoke.

    Surigao del Sur, the 56th province in the Philippines, has 4,932.70 square kilometers land area and is populated by 561, 219 residents according to the 2010 census.

    It has forest lands, agricultural farms, waterfalls, rivers and lakes, and a long coastline in the east facing the Philippine Sea where small islands can be found-- one of these is Ayoke Island.

    Ayoke Island has 100+ residents whose main livelihoods are fishing and copra-making. They live a simple life away from the hustle and bu ...

  • The Surigao Del Sur Ayoke Island

    The Surigao Del Sur Ayoke Island

    Part of my 5.5-day Surigao del Sur itinerary is to visit this not-so-famous island: Ayoke (Auqui) Island. I have heard so much about how dreamy this island is and that it offers a lot of adventures for a seeker like me including surfing. Day 5 and the weather was cooperating. It was raining the past few days and I was so happy to wake up with a better day that day. Thank you universe for letting me go to the isla!

    Ayoke island is not for the jaded tourist. There are no resorts or restaurants in the island and the only home-stay I know is Kuya Allan's house. He offers his beachfront room f ...

  • Cherry Ravelo Salazar And The Isla Ayoke Fishers

    Cherry Ravelo Salazar And The Isla Ayoke Fishers

    In early October, Rare Fellow Cherry Ravelo-Salazar of Cantilan, Philippines, joined more than 500 participants convening on global ocean conservation at the second "Our Ocean" Conference, hosted by Chilean Foreign Minister Heraldo Muñoz and Secretary John Kerry in Valparaiso, Chile.

    Secretary Kerry started the "Our Ocean" Conference, now in its second year, to assemble people from NGOs, academia, research, industry and other institutions to talk through major challenges facing the ocean worldwide. Participants discussed ways we can globally create sustainable fisheries, mitigate marine po ...

  • Caraga Region Ep 6 In Ayoke Island Surigao Del Sur

    Just a simple 45 minute bangka away from the town of Cantilan on the coast of Surigao Del Sur...

    The little island of Ayoke is paradise!

    With a small, friendly local community living amongst beautiful coconut trees, beautiful white sand beaches, crystal clear and clean water, epic surf, and some beautiful views...

    I can't say anything else but...

    Beautiful!! Simply beautiful!

    This is my experience on the island :)

    Super Apir!

  • Small town takes on big mines

    Small town takes on big mines

    Red bald mountains loom over the green stretch of the coastal town of Cantilan, Surigao del Sur, the last town in the ore-rich region of Caraga to resist the encroachment of giant mining companies.

    The people, however, are not just fighting mining through mass mobilizations and campaigns, they are offering an alternative that can bring in the money to more people: tourism.

    On an outrigger boat toward Ayoke island, a sitio of Barangay General of the more 233 years old settlement, you catch glimpses of the barges and ships loaded with mounds of red soil that dwarf the backhoes that shovel ...