Enjoy no-frills island life in Danjugan, Negros Occidental
It's for a good cause!
(SPOT.ph) Danjugan Island, located off the southeastern coast of Negros Occidental, is not only a tropical paradise but also home to rich flora and fauna, some of which are endangered and threatened species such as the coconut crab and Tabon scrubfowls. It has five lagoons, is covered with limestone forest, and has magnificent coral reefs surrounding its 43-hectare piece of land. Suffice to say, Danjugan is one of the most biodiverse areas in the Philippines despite its small size. The best thing about it is that it's now a marine and wildlife reserve, all thanks to the efforts of The Philippine Reef and Rainforest Conservation Foundation.
Now that the non-profit organization saved the island from destructive fishing practices, illegal logging, and poaching, they are inviting anyone who wants to experience the beauty of this eco-tourism destination (and continue saving this paradise in the process). For P11,500, you get to live on the island for four days and three nights—meals, activities, and land and boat transfers to and from Bacolod included!
That's pretty cheap compared to booking a room in a luxurious island resort. But the cherry on top is that this Marine and Wildlife Camp has the mission to "inspire today's youth to become tomorrow's conservationists." So expect lectures on environment conservation in between snorkeling, trekking, and bird watching. How’s that for a memorable getaway!
For more information on Danjugan Island’s Marine and Wildlife Camp, log on to their website or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.