Pearl Farm is a first-class resort located in a secluded cove on Samal Island off Davao City, Mindanao Island in southern Philippines. The resort is known for its beach, the suites and air-conditioned cottages set on stilts or perched on a hillside overlooking the sea.
The 14-hectare resort was once a pearl farm where thousands of white-lipped oysters, transported from the Sulu Sea, were cultivated for their pink, white and gold pearls. Today, the resort offers luxurious villas and is popular among well-heeled locals and foreign visitors. The resort has facilities for wind surfing, water polo, jet skiing, and scuba diving. Pearl Farm is 1.5 hours by plane from Manila, 50 minutes by car from Davao’s City’s airport or 45 minutes from the city port by boat.
Mabuhay ang Pearl Farm!
Tubbataha Reef is an atoll coral reef located in the Sulu Sea, Mindanao, southern Philippines. A marine sanctuary protected under the Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park administration, Tubbataha is located around 98 nautical miles (181 km) southeast of Puerto Princesa,the capital city of Palawan Province.
According to Wikipedia facts, the reef is made up of two coral atolls divided by an eight-kilometer (five miles) wide channel. Declared a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in December 1993, it is under protective management by the Philippines Department of National Defense (DND).
Tubbataha’s coral walls is known to divers for its great depths and provide habitats for many colonies of fish and sea life such as giant jacks, hammerhead sharks, barracudas, manta rays, palm-sized Moorish idols, moray eels and even the endangered hawksbill sea turtles
Hopefully UNESCO’s support can help enforce environmental regulations in the high seas considering the impact of commercial and indiscriminate fishing that is happening in Philippine waters.
Mabuhay ang Tubbataha Reef!
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