Danjugan Island | Marine Sanctuary Philippines | Cauayan | Negros Occidental
–WHAT TO SEE IN DANJUGAN–
I did a tour that’s arranged. I believe it’s not even allowed to go around the island without a guide, but correct me if I am wrong!
It’s p1950 per head, including lunch and snacks, the boatride to the island and back to the shore. Note you’ll still need to go to the pick up point by tricycle. From Takatuka this was 300 pesos one way (so 600 back and forth). If you make friends and get into the tour together it will be cheaper 😉
Island is very small only 0.5 km wide and 1.5 kilometer long. It’s a sanctuary which means it’s not allowed to do fishing in most area’s around it, and there are a lot of places for birds to nest. With your tour you help preserving the island.
You’ll support the island with your visit (it’s a protected area) You can fly the drone here though!
Staying overnight on the island is possible too. In basic (very basic) huts on one side or a bit more relaxed and comforting on the other. There is no wifi, and no signal on the more relaxed place, you’ll need to walk a bit for that.
–WHERE TO SLEEP IN DANJUGAN–
There are basically 2 options on the island itself. One more basic (very basic) and one more luxurious. They’re on opposite sides of the island. It depends on your liking really.
The more basic place is more windy in general, and does not have a beach. I liked the more luxurious option a bit better, because it’s more chilled, there’s a beach and it feels more homey! But again, it depends on your liking and budget.
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