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Address: In Front of Coco Grove Resort | San Juan, Philippines
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Good snorkeling & diverse marine life in shallow waters; snorkeling gear rental available

It's a beautiful beach area with some pretty diverse marine life. The corals are healthy enough to provide visitors with good snorkeling. It's not as amazing as other spots in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
marian16rox
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Bacolod, Philippines
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Bacolod, Philippines
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143 reviews
58 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a beautiful beach area with some pretty diverse marine life. The corals are healthy enough to provide visitors with good snorkeling. It's not as amazing as other spots in the Philippines in terms of coral sizes/colors and abundance of fishes, but it's still a lovely place. The downside is that waters near the beach were too shallow even meters... More 

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Iloilo City, Philippines
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152 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We were checked in at Coco Grove and half of the hotels beach area is covered by this marine sanctuary. We rented goggles and snorkel thing from Coco's dive shop, but after 5 mins returned it back. You don;t need to have one, specially if its low tide! You would be able to see the schools of small fishes. Not... More 

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Lapu Lapu, Philippines
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44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

The snorkeling in the protected marine sanctuary in front of the resort is a wonderful experience. The array of soft and hard coral and the variety of fish makes it an enchanting experience … the best we’ve experienced in our time in the Philippines. Mixed with a few hazards like clusters of black sea urchins and the occasional black and... More 

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Thank Patrick M
Metro Manila, Philippines
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We stayed here at Cocogrove. It;s ideal for snorkeling/scuba diving. You can only go swimming in the morning when it's high tide.

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Thank TheClingyCouple
Manila, Philippines
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148 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

No need to go deep as a few steps from the shore you can see schools and schools of fish darting in the water.

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Thank Jim28Manila
Sydney Australia
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76 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Take a dive boat trip and dive or snorkel. You don't need to stay at Coco Grove to access the sanctuary. There is a pedestrian access track with a sign on the main road between the three acces roads to Coco Grove. 50 peso once you get to the beach. Old and well used gear can be rented for 250... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

It's the beach of the coco grove resort. You can acces trough the fisherman portion of beach tha it's in between the resort. There it's a chart with fees to pay, but nobody it's around to collect, like in any of the other beaches, so just keep walking. There are some interesting things to see, urchin, clown fish, sea stars,... More 

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Las PInas
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131 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

I did not see this in particular but my wife and kids saw the marine life around and were delighted by it.

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Paris, France
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Very well protected marine reserve. Careful you don't step on an urchin at low tide. The snorkelling is the best on Siquijor.

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USA
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73 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Lots of jellyfish! Did not enjoy it much because of the sting! Use a rash guard. Sting marks lasts for weeks.

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