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Sablayan

Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro is located at the heart of the province and is also home to the second largest coral reef next to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. It’s great for a little exploring.

The Apo Reef, at 34 square kilometers, is the largest atoll-like reef in all of Asia. It serves as a home to over 350 marine species.

Sablayan is also rich in history. The island was where the Mindoro indigenous people first settled during the Spanish colonialism era up until the Japanese occupation in World War II. It maintained its history and culture despite opening its doors to tourism and modernization.

Aside from that, Sablayan is famous for Pandan Island. This small island is a private resort founded by a Frenchman in the late 1980’s. Since then, it has been a tourist favorite for those who want to get a little peace and quiet. This little gem is blessed with white sands and clear waters, making it perfect for a little hideaway with your friends, family or even a special someone.

Adventures await while staying in Sablayan! Backpackers have a choice to go scuba diving in the Apo Reef, kayak to and from the islands, trek the hills of Mount Agsuli or Mount Iglit-Baco, swim to Malatungtung Falls, or even explore the vast jungle rivers on the island. And that’s not even all of it.

You might even want to end your trip by viewing the stunning sunset at Parola Park or climb the Apo Reef Lighthouse to see a 360-degree view of the reef. Sablayan with all of its activities to do and sights to see, truly is a haven for adventure-seekers and curious backpackers.

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