Zamboanga Sibugay, having only been recently established and carved out of Zamboanga del Sur, provides the perfect hotspot to host important wildlife habitats on land and at sea. With the Sibuguey Bay bordering its southern coast, it has plenty of coral structures that provide sanctuary to bustling marine life. Check out these destinations where you can snap photos of pristine natural wonders and wildlife in the province.

Aerial view of Buluan Island.

Buluan Island in Ipil is a diving mecca because of its rich marine life, which are protected against destructive activities like fishing, hence the corals remain intact and the waters pristine. Its northern tip is also marked by a curved sandy shoreline nicknamed Buluan Freedom Beach.

Aerial view of Kabug Mangrove and wetland. Photo courtesy of the Department of Tourism.

Siay Community-based Mangrove and Wildlife Ecotourism This coastal transformation initiative restored the area’s marine life and ecology, which was once far from the teeming wildlife hub that it is now. It is also a perfect example of the importance of mangroves in preventing coastal erosion and storm surges.

Colony of bats in flight over Kabug Bat Kingdom. Photo courtesy of the Department of Tourism.

Kabug Bat Kingdom is part of the abovementioned community-based ecotourism project which provides sanctuary to an abundance of giant bats  and various bird species that live off of the nutritious wetland and mangrove ecosystem.

Malagandis Falls. Photo courtesy of the Department of Tourism.

Malagandis Falls in Titay is regarded as the grandest waterfall in the town, if not the whole province. It features a wide curtain of water that evenly spills over a cluster of flat-topped boulders.

Discover more destinations to see, experience, and savor in Zamboanga Sibugay. Visit these links to map out your next journey across the Philippines. 

Travel Safely!

All these tourist destinations have health and safety protocols in place to protect locals and visitors alike. Everyone is expected to comply by wearing face masks, regularly washing their hands, and practicing physical distancing.

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