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Giant Clam Sanctuary

Kantaan | Guinsiliban, Camiguin, Mindanao, Philippines, Mindanao, Philippines
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Ranked #8 of 17 attractions in Camiguin
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Mandaue, Philippines
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We were surprised. Not by the clams, but by the corkage fees they imposed to our own snorkeling gears. (50 percent of the rental fee). But the guides were really great. They make snorkeling really enjoyable and informative.

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Iloilo City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Nestled in a cove near Cantaan, Guinsiliban, is a beautiful beach with white sand. This beach facing Mindanao is already a surprise. But actually the real surprise is the Giant Clam Nursery. It is a pleasure to observe the Giant Clams. They react on your movements and close their shells with astonishing speed. When you approach more carefully, or wait... More

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Ubud, Indonesia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Maybe you've never heard of giant clams. I've heard of them but assumed they lived in deep, remote waters where I'd never get to see them. Here, you can swim right up and put your arm or head inside one (but please don't). The real deal, you can see the water pumping in and out of its mouth... and surprising... More

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King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

A least expected Hidden Gem in a little bit of isolated location in Camiguim Island. One of the island's best attraction.

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Beijing, China
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12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We were told about this place by another traveler on Camiguin and were able to find it while riding our motor bike around the island. As other reviewers mentioned, it is not easy to find, the road is a little bit difficult to navigate, but once you do, it is quite enjoyable and worth it. The location means that it... More

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Mambajao, Philippines
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11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Difficult to get too but worth the effort, the staff who maintain the reef and Clam Sanctuary are very knowledgeable and helpful. We even swam with guides to observe the work they do in action, you'll need at least 2/3 hours to really chill n see everything. Bring your own food, there is food available but limited options.

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Taguig City, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

This might be the least known spot for tourists in Camiguin since the place is not included in tour packages, no ads, no signs and promotions and what have you, and I think that is a good thing. Going there is very challenging, it's mostly dirt road and some spiky ditches that you have to drive through all while being... More

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Lund, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We hired a car to get around the island with a local and so we didn't have any troubles finding this place. There is a small entrance fee. There is almost no point going here if you are not going to snorkel as the beach is stoney and not much for chilling (although it has beautiful sorroundings). The sancturay is... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

Little disappointment from this natural park with beach. Its stone beach so not good for chilling around. They have nice exemples of huge shells in tank(only 5 pieces). I was not snorkeling thus maybe i cannot offer reasonable rating. Maybe snorkeling would increace given rating.

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San Francisco, California
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113 reviews 113 reviews
30 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

It's tricky to find this place on your own if you're traveling solo. There is no sign to mark it, but maybe that's a good thing. If you have a map, just use other landmarks around there and stop and ask somebody when you feel you are close. The road down the beach is rough, but beautiful. When I arrived,... More

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