San Salvador Island

Masinloc, Zambales

San Salvador Island has a Marine Ecology Learning Program that includes a trip to the Mangrove Island, marine protected areas and Giant Taklobo Farm. Two other marine sanctuaries were established in sitios Panglit and San Lorenzo, managed by the Marine Protected Area managers or Bantay Dagat volunteers.

San Salvador Island and Clam Sanctuary News

  • The Bacala Sandbar And Rest House

    The Bacala Sandbar And Rest House

    Leo likes to do a lot of research before going on a trip but no amount of scrutiny will cover everything there is to discover about any given destination. Many of the highlights we've had in our travels over the years belong to the categories of the unplanned and the unsought. Those are some of the things that make a journey truly exciting, pleasurable and meaningful.

    Four years ago we visited Magalawa Island in the town of Palauig, Zambales, another off-the-beaten track destination in our bucket list at that time. On the second day at Magalawa the resort caretakers offered a ride to the gi ...

  • 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 ...

  • Giant Clam Taklobo Farm Mangroves Forest Island Bacala Guesthouse And San Salvador Island

    Giant Clam Taklobo Farm Mangroves Forest Island Bacala Guesthouse And San Salvador Island

    Spent our 11th anniversary by taking part of the Ecotour provided by the exquisite municipality of Masinloc, Zambales, which according to Guinness, is home of the sweetest mangoes in the world! We had a once-in-a-lifetime experience by snorkeling, seeing giant clams, corals, and mangroves, eating delicious seafood at the Bacala Guest House, and enjoying the clear waters, and fine, white sand of San Salvador Island.

    The municipality of Masinloc is also notable for being smoke-free! It means, no cigarettes are allowed in the whole town, and fresh, clean air could be enjoyed by everyone!

    W ...

  • San Salvador and Magalawa Island

    San Salvador and Magalawa Island

    Zambales Expedition: Discover the Rich Biodiversity of San Salvador Island in Masinloc and Magalawa Island in Palauig.

    If you are looking to enjoy an unusual travel experience in Luzon without having to hop on a plane or a ferry, the five-hour drive from Metro Manila to this northern town of Zambales province may be well worth the time and effort.

    How to get there:
    From Cubao, Take a Victory Liner Bus going to Olongapo (it'll take about 3 hours to get there)then Ride a UV Express Van going to Sta. Cruz (another 3 hours). Tell the Van driver to drop you off in Masinloc "Bayan". It's Easy ...

  • Rediscovering Zambales A Biyahe ni Drew itinerary

    Rediscovering Zambales A Biyahe ni Drew itinerary

    There are many reasons why Biyaheros love Zambales. It is accessible and tourist-friendly compared to other vacation places but its beaches are not as crowded as the ones in Palawan and Boracay.

    The best part: there are still many lesser known places in the province that are just waiting to be discovered. Find out some of these in "Biyahe ni Drew's" itinerary to Zambales.

    How to get there

    Zambales is only three to four hours away from Manila by car. If you prefer to travel on a bus, simply head to the Cubao or Caloocan terminals and look for trips going to Iba or Masinloc, Zambales. ...

  • 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 ...