Manlanat Islets | Things to do in Jomalig Island-Quezon
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|Address:||Jomalig, Jomalig Island, Quezon|
Canaway Islets are a group of three small rock islands about an hour away from Sitio Moros in the main island of Jomalig. One of the islets has a patch of white beach with fine sand and shallow waters. It has an abundant population of small marine animals such as hermit crabs and sea snails. Thereâ€™s also a deep hole in the middle of the islet, which locals believe were dug by treasure hunters. Activities for travelers include swimming, snorkeling, and rock climbing (bring your own gear). Camping is also possible but only for small groups since the space for pitching tents is limited.
Jomalig's Mangrove Sanctuary covers 182 hectares with about 16 species of mangrove. The sanctuary is also home to a wide variety of fauna including doves, crows, snakes, and small marine animals. During high tide, travelers can go around the sanctuary on a paddleboat, but they would first have to take a 20-minute walk on muddy terrain to reach the mangrove area. In the 1970s, the original mangroves were cut down and made into charcoal. Meanwhile, the area itself was converted into fishponds. Reforestation took place between 2002 to 2004, although the rehabilitation program is still ongoing.
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