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Tubod Marine Sanctuary

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Address: In Front of Coco Grove Resort | San Juan, Philippines

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Best place for snorkeling

This sanctuary has not been hit by the recent typhoon so the coral is very healthy. There are things to see both in the shallows and the deeper parts. We saw many lion fishes... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Olivier_Le_H
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Reims, France
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Reims, France
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This sanctuary has not been hit by the recent typhoon so the coral is very healthy. There are things to see both in the shallows and the deeper parts. We saw many lion fishes ( both under the rocks and in the shallows ). Turtles are very friendly here and let you come very close and even swim along if... More 

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Moultonborough, New Hampshire
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Reviewed 1 February 2017

As in many other places in the Philippines, the word “sanctuary” is more about marketing than preservation. That said, the coral here is very beautiful, and collection of fish varied. I particularly liked the large number clownfish, a black banded sea krait (snake), and many different starfish. The reef is cavernous, which creates many cool places for sea creatures to... More 

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Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Amazing corals and fish diversity, we spent there like 3 hours and still have something to explore, really beautiful.

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Kelso, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I went 2 hours before high tide and was amazed by the number and diversity of corals and fish that I saw. Before I knew it I'd been exploring for 1.5-2 hours! The sea is very shallow so we were able to see everything so close up but this also meant we had to be very careful not to kick... More 

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Thank KatrinaKelso
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

Excellent snorkelling with lots of fish and coral. Not very deep. If you're not staying at the hotel, you have to pay 400 pesos which is redeemable at the hotel restaurant.

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Valletta, Malta
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

To find this Marine Sanctuary you have to go inside Coco Grove, even if you`re not staying in this resort, and then just pay 50 peso and enjoy some good snorkeling. Good to see Corals, and even Fish You have to check for the time of High tide, coz during Low tide, it s not much good to swim. You... More 

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Reviewed 18 October 2016

Since we stayed in Coco Grove, we had the chance to kayak for free. We were very careful not to tip over because even from the kayak, we could already see the marine life through the very clear water of Tubod Marine Sanctuary, and you could see plenty of sea urchins! Would definitely recommend a kayak over this sanctuary. It's... More 

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2 Thank Haeja F
United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Love this place. Always see loads of fish although it's tricycle to get into as it's "tied" to Coco Grove beach resort. Great well maintained sanctuary

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1 Thank 2Roaming
Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

Just in front of Coco Grove Beach Resort. Marine life abounds. Don't need to snorkel far to enjoy the underwater sea life. Clams, clown-fish, parrot fish, angel fish. There are, however, sea urchins during the summer.

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 8 April 2016

Pleasant enough white sand beach. It costs 50 pesos to snorkel here. This helps support the upkeep of the sanctuary. There is some nice coral not too far off shore. A fair amount of fish life too. Saw a few parrotfish, triggerfish and so on. Nice place to spend a lazy day.

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