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Apo Reef Natural Park

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Warning! Heart is breaking, just thinking of leaving this place

No cell site here, perfect get away! but you have to be ready for there is no supply of fresh... read more

Reviewed August 30, 2018
Manila, Philippines

The Best place me and my friends stayed were in Tents at this place Just only 4 km from town.. Wow... read more

Reviewed August 20, 2018
Damien M
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Sablayan, Mindoro, Philippines
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Reviewed August 30, 2018

No cell site here, perfect get away! but you have to be ready for there is no supply of fresh water. I have never seen so many stars in my life when the night came. It was a cloudless night when we stayed there, could...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank tempe1228
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

The Best place me and my friends stayed were in Tents at this place Just only 4 km from town.. Wow the Sunsets were Amazing And the Star Gazing was Amazing It's A hidden Gem .. And I'm Sure they will end up putting a...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Damien M
Reviewed May 13, 2018

If you go to Apo Reef, plan to go diving. And if you can afford the ticket, plan on spending a couple of nights. We went, for a day trip of snorkeling only and even though we saw some beautiful coral and great fish, I...More

Date of experience: April 2018
5  Thank Byron C
Reviewed May 4, 2018

Very nice place for diving, and wonderful white sands. It was a great experience. It takes about 2.5 hours from Sablayan. You need to pay an environmental fee to disembark. Check the real price to make sure it is not inflated by your travel agent.

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Bustravel88
Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

Truly truly amazing!!! Pack ur tents, sleeping bags, and bring mineral water!:) stay longer to truly appreciate the great reef. Bring ur super torches for night dives! Sharks! Rays! Turtles! A freedivers/scubadivers haven!!!

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Gamaliel O
Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

Considered to be the world’s 2nd largest single coral reef and the Philippines’ largest atoll, Apo Reef Natural Park (ARNP) sits in the middle of Mindoro Strait between Coron, Palawan and Occidental Mindoro. It is part of the small town of Sablayan. Frequently called “mini...More

Date of experience: February 2018
4  Thank Cal_Mariko
Reviewed March 7, 2018

Daytrip, not cheap but absolutely worth the money! We left early in the morning, returned early in the evening and did 3 dives (7 sharks, 2 turtles, 1 seasnake, school of barracudas and more)

Date of experience: February 2018
3  Thank lefebo
Reviewed January 29, 2018 via mobile

Just got back from a long day trip to Apo Reef with Dugong Divers. Let’s start with the obvious negatives. Firstly, it seems to be a long trip wherever you’re starting point is. We set off from El Rio y El Mar resort on Busuanga...More

Date of experience: January 2018
7  Thank 19Simon77
Reviewed January 7, 2018

clean, clear pristine waters, bountiful marine life ( sharks, turtles, cuttle fishes, eels, different nudibranks --- and also soooo much much more )

Date of experience: December 2017
2  Thank EveR114
Reviewed November 6, 2017

Best visibility since many years and also many sharks, turtles, tuna, carangids, sea snake and corals.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Vittoriandfamily
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Response from Damien M | Reviewed this property |
Hi your best bet is to stay in Sablayan Occidental MINDORO There is 5 dive operations here in Sablayan Going to APO Reef offering 1 day 3 dives or 2 day 6dives prices very but as APO Reef is closest to Sablayan about 2-3... More