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Apo Island Marine Reserve

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Beautifully Basic island with Incredible Snorkling/Diving and a lovely beach

We stayed for 4 nights for a post new years eve Rest. Come here to relax, don't expect to have... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Turtle and underwater paradise

I have always wanted to see the giant sea turtles of Apo Island and I am happy I got to see them on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paranaque, Philippines
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Negros Oriental, Philippines
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We stayed for 4 nights for a post new years eve Rest. Come here to relax, don't expect to have action packed days. snorlkle in the reserve after 3 if you stay on the island. Day trippers, there's a reason why people go the turtle...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank fredhacking
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have always wanted to see the giant sea turtles of Apo Island and I am happy I got to see them on my birthday! I was in awe of their beauty, of their calmness despite heavy current, and of their gentle features. It was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jun_barnes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I still insist to do this tour despite my sprained ankle the night before . And a turtle about 2 feet long , feasting on the rocky moss infront of me when i just had a few steps into the water greets me . And...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank scoobyspc
Reviewed 12 December 2018

The Apo Island and Marine Sanctuary is a manmade resource that is both fashioned by the Divine and human geniality. Therefore, the Philippine government and its key agency must not take their political pleasures by simply looking at this ecological blasphemy without the swift implementation...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Phbeachholiday
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

A few years ago we spent a day on APO and did some diving and snorkling it was a beautiful experience so why not go back when we are closeby? Well, I can tell you why you shouldn’t go there. The beach is controlled by...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank guidotIchelman
Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

Really fell in love with Apo Island Marine Reserve. If you are not a diver no worries coz you with enjoy snorkelling. Words are not enough to describe the amazing experience.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank tifanny_5172
Reviewed 3 December 2018

Spent a day here from nearby Siquijor Island. This is a tiny island with no real amenities other than the sea. It is visited by tourists who come for the coral and sea turtles, but the locals gain very little from these visitors..

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank robertmcdonnell
Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

We loved our stay at Mario’s and the underwater world is amazing, but there is way too many people living on this tiny stretch of land. Also nothing is being done to teach the hordes of Chinese tourists about conservation. They just let them step...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank 42Veggies
Reviewed 27 November 2018

During my 28th birthday, I decided to visit Negros Oriental because I watched Atom Araullo's documentary "The Philippine Seas" wherein he visited Negros Oriental to learn more about the dolphins who live in the Tanon Strait. I was originally planning to go to Palawan but...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank itskatytoday
Reviewed 19 November 2018

Came over here from Negros Island! So glad that I did... got to swim with the sea turtles, relax on the beach and drink a lil.

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank TRVLBLK
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Response from Oriol M | Reviewed this property |
Fron Siquijor, only the resort in the South does the tour. They go at least once per week. We booked with 5 days before.