Travel Log: Ipil Sibugay

… The island of Sea Snake Sanctuary

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wing to its natural land form, the province of Zamboanga Sibugay is blessed with an impressive range of excellent tourist destinations – interesting mountain formations, picture-perfect waterfalls, caves in which dwell thousands of bats as well as stalactites, hot springs, white sand beaches, and fish and sea snake sanctuaries.

WHAT TO DO
Sibug-Sibug Festival — Celebrated during foundation day on the province of Sibugay on February 26, with colorful Ethnic Street dancing with rituals illustrating good harvest, wedding and healing rituals.

WHAT TO EAT
Oysters — During the festival, it endorses its number one product which is the oyster or talaba in tagalong which has been known to be the biggest, juiciest, and meatiest oysters in the country.

GETTING THERE
By Land
Available types of land transportation are buses, jeepneys, vans, and motorcycles. The major transportation companies are Lilian Express Inc., Marymay Express, BL Express, Rural Transit Inc., Godspeed Company, RC
Express.

By Air
There are three airports in Sibugay Province. One is public, located in Ipil, and the other two are privately owned, located in R.T. Lim owned by the Zambowood Product and the Philippine National Oil Company airport in
Malangas.

WHAT TO SEE
Sibuguey Bay — Bounding the province's southern peripheries, Sibuguey Bay has sites ideal for snorkeling and diving. This underwater must-see is blessed with several coral formations that function naturally as fish sanctuaries.

Tantanan Bay — It is the largest fish sanctuary found in the province. Tantanan Bay is located within the municipality of Alicia, encompassing an area of five hectares.

Sources: http://www.wowphilippines.com.ph/explore_phil/place_details.asp?content=thingstodo&province=51 http://www.philtravelcenter.com/philippines/travelinfo/zamboangasibugay-natural.html