The Buntod Reef Marine Sanctuary is a small islet and mangrove area in just off the coast of Masbate City. A marine sanctuary offers an easy and refreshing getaway because of its beautiful scenario.
The area that was abused and neglected because o illegal fishing activities is now a a protected area, with vibrant coral reefs for snorkeling and scuba diving.
Today, it is second in the “Most Resilient Marine Sanctuaries in Central Philippines”.
For a minimum fee, you can visit the marine protected area, enjoy the rich marine life and natural habitat. You can engage in low impact beach activities like swimming, snorkeling, boating, and trekking into the mangrove forest. If you’re looking for a quick day trip in Masbate City, this is a beautiful spot for a refreshing getaway.
Where is the location?
Buntod Sandbar and Reef Marine Sanctuary is located just off shore the city of Masbate, Philippines.
How to get there?
- Masbate City in the the province of Masbate is the main jump-off point for Buntod Reef Marine Sanctuary.
- From anywhere in Masbate City, take a tricycle to Rendezvous Beach Resort where boats departing for Buntod Reef Marine Sanctuary dock.
- The boat rental costs Php 500 (1 to 4 persons) to Php 800 (5 to 14 persons) for the two-way trip.
- Travel time by boat is 15-20 minutes.
Where to eat and stay?
There’s a large ranger station which contains the registration area, several tables and the sari-sari store. There are also several floating cottages you can rent out for day trips anda few cabanas on the beach. While overnight stays can be arranged in the cottages for P500/night, there’s no electricity and you will have to bring all your provisions. Most visitors usually only stay until 6:00 pm.
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