Masinloc News

  • Promoting Green Travel

    Promoting Green Travel

    When you have Human Nature, Route +63 and Save the Philippine Seas (SPS) working together for a special project, know for a fact that more than their own establishments, it will be the environment and community that will benefit more.

    Human Nature is a pro-poor, pro-environment and pro-Philippines manufacturer and seller of 100 percent natural beauty and personal care products. Route +63, meanwhile, is a social enterprise that offers local, immersive and responsible tour packages for Filipinos.

    And Save the Philippine Seas, is an organization that aims to protect the country's rich but t ...

  • Be A Responsible Traveler

    Be A Responsible Traveler

    Summer season calls for so many water adventures and most of us are gearing for that outdoor fun on the open beach to take a dip in the water, snorkel, do some water sports, and take a deep dive to see marine life. With all these outdoor activities, we usually pack bottles and bottles of SPFs to shield our skin from the harmful rays of the sun. And that should be all right; with the current condition of our ozone layer, we need to arm ourselves with as much protection as we can to avoid skin damage. Problem is, if you are heading towards the open sea, you have to be responsible for the living ...

  • Discovering Zambales Marine Life

    Discovering Zambales Marine Life

    Haribon successfully concluded its "Blue Travel" through the San Salvador Island in Masinloc, Zambales for days of fun and knowledgeable experiences.

    The event, organized by the Haribon Foundation, together with the San Salvador local government and people organization Samahang Pangkabuhayan ng San Salvador (SPSS), was joined by Haribon members and staff and the local community.

    To kick off the activities, municipal environmental officer Olive Gregorio gave an orientation to participants about the Philippine marine biodiversity. He also taught basic fish and coral identification, mangrov ...

  • San Salvador Island in Masinloc Zambales

    San Salvador Island in Masinloc Zambales

    San Salvador Island is usually an island barangay underneath the jurisdiction with the municipality involving Masinloc, Zambales, from the northwestern Luzon. The reefs from the northeastern section of the island tend to be fringing, seen as a huge reef ripped with unexpected drop-offs from the crest. Spur in addition to groove creation is coming over the reef crest, particularly in your neighborhood facing the actual South The far east Sea. A 127-hectare sea food sanctuary along with a nearby Taklobo or even Giant Clam Farm is the usual appeal to diving enthusiasts.

    It is situated in the t ...

  • The Zambales Coast

    The Zambales Coast

    Long stretches of almost white volcanic sand, turquoise waters, serene lagoons lined by pine trees and pristine islets set against white sand beaches and rugged mountains dot the western seaboard of Luzon in the province of Zambales. Its proximity to the nation's capital region makes Zambales a popular destination. Several destinations in the province are ideal for day trips and on several occasions we were able to leave Metro Manila early in the morning and be back by nightfall when pressed for time. At other times we merely had to stay overnight.

    The Coves and Islands of Pundaquit, San An ...

  • Santuario de Taklobo

    Santuario de Taklobo

    It was Boston Gallery's Andy Estella who tipped me about the snorkeling site in Masinloc Bay, Zambales. He said that the site is rich not only in corals but also in giant clams, or taklobo- it being a giant clam sanctuary. (below right, a giant clam I saw at Anilao, Batangas) When I relayed this information to Bert Falsis, he immediately scheduled a trip to that place. It was May 2010.

    Bert took only three with him, since it was just a reconnaissance trip - me, his son John, and John's former classmate. The boats that took passengers to and from San Salvador Island (called Pulo) are moored ...