When we talked about Bantayan Island. Obviously, what comes to your mind is a white sand beach. Let us admit it! 😃 Guys! Bantayan Island is not just all about beaches but they have got an Eco park where you can experience and learn something new. The Obo-ob Mangrove Eco Park.
The Eco park has a bamboo walkway through the mangroves which make for a refreshing stroll with good photo opportunities. You can also go kayaking or take a tour of the mangroves on a small boat.
During my 90 minutes jaunt to this amazing Eco park. I was not able to grab the kayaking activity because it was low tide during that time.
The place was all set for an Eco-style trip. To those who are foodie adventurist. The place has a restaurant to offer. “The Omageica Mangrove Garden”.It offers a good ambiance and atmosphere while you dine. The restaurant is open from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM daily.
As I walked along the bamboo walkway. I thought the place was almost surrounded by water. No? It was a Mangrove garden after all.
Along the bamboo walkway. I can see a lot of angles that would best for a photo walk.
As I took a photo walk. One of the captures that I can say the best. Is my photo captures on their “Bamboo Tower”
The tower was made of Bamboos and rope with an 8 feet tall. I was a bit nervous upon climbing the tower because it is a little bit shaky. But still, I conquer my fear because I like adventure.:)
The tower was my last spot and I had a chance to speak with one of the officials in Obo-ob Eco park. He showed me some photos of the garden that they captured before and after typhoon Yolanda hits the town.
Park Entry Fees:
Adults: 50.00 php
Children: 20.00 php
Kayaking: 150.00 php
HOW TO GET THERE:
From the town of Sta. Fe. I headed to Obo-ob Mangrove Garden.Traveling through a motorcycle is the best option. Pass under the “Welcome to Bantayan” sign and start looking for Obo-ob Road on your left. You can see a sign there to Mangrove Garden. Talking to local also is a big help. I am just grateful I have my friend living in the nearby place. It took us less than an hour to reach Omagieca. Really, it’s a wonderful road trip.
Special Thanks to:
Melona Baoy Lucero for joining my trip.
To the Vice President of Obo-ob Mangrove Eco Park. Daniel T. Giducos
For inquiries, you can contact the Eco Park VP Head at 09072387668