Pulong Ibon (Bird Islet) | Things to do in Polillo-Quezon

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Located off the western coast of Polillo, Pulong Ibon is a small rocky islet that serves as a bird sanctuary. Covered with a dense clump of mangroves, the islet is a favored roosting spot of a population of herons. The ideal time for birdwatching in Pulong Ibon is right before sunrise when the birds haven’t left yet to hunt for food. During low tide, the area surrounding the islet gets too shallow, which may cause even small motorized boats to run aground. It’s best to go there during high tide to avoid damaging one's boat.
Open: Everyday, open 24 hours.
Address:  , Polillo, Quezon
Fee: Free
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Nearby attractions

Bato Beach
3.86 km away

Bato Beach is a stretch of rocky coastline surrounding Agta Point, the southern tip of Polillo Island. Aside from the craggy landscape, its most notable feature are the giant concrete blocks erected on a bedrock on one end of the beach. These are the ruins of an abandoned pier which was built by the Japanese in the 1940s. Travelers can go swimming and set up camp on the beach. There's a picnic spot on an elevated area overlooking the shore with cottages available for rent.

Polillo Handicrafts Store
3.95 km away

Managed by the municipal government of Polillo, the handicrafts store sells various souvenir items such bags (P100 to P300), hats (P100 to P150), bottle holders (P180), baskets and trays (P75 to P500). The products are made of forest vines and coconut materials, which are sourced from Barangay Pinaglubayan, an inland village in the southern Polillo. Currently sharing a space with the municipal library, the store was opened to provide a venue for local handicraft makers to display their products.

Culalanom Falls
4.25 km away

Culalanom Falls is located in Barangay Pamatdan on the eastern part of Polillo. About five meters high, the waterfall drops to a large pool around nine meters deep before flowing into a stream. Visitors can go swimming or climb on the rocky edge and dive into the pool. Getting to the falls requires a 30-minute trek from a dirt road, which can only be accessed by motorcycles. The hike going there, while not too difficult, involves balancing on narrow slabs of concrete that are part of the local irrigation infrastructure. Reminder: Watch out for lipa, a noxious plant similar to poison ivy, on the trail.

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 , Polillo, Quezon

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