Tañon Strait

Swim, dive and play with dolphins and turtles in the biggest marine protected site in the country. Photo by @catcher_in_the_rai and video by globeph


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Tañon Strait, the largest marine protected area in the Philippines covering over 500,000 hectares, separates two of the tourist-friendly islands in Visayas: Cebu and Negros. In a three-minute video produced by Globe, actor and model Anjo Damiles explored the best spots along the famous strait. The team went from perfect white sand bars and playful dolphins in Bais Bay off the Dumaguete coast to free diving in Moalboal, Cebu's underwater paradise. 

How to get there
Fly to Dumaguete or Cebu via Philippine Airlines or Cebu Pacific. To get to Manjuyod Sandbar where Damiles' journey began, take a taxi from the airport to the Dumaguete-Bais bus terminal near the port or the Ceres Bus Liner at the Ceres Bus terminal in Barangay Calindagan. Ride a jeepney or bus and get off at Bais City, then hop on a tricycle to Capiñahan Wharf in South Bais Bay, where outrigger boats can take you to Manjuyod.

Contact Negros Oriental tourism or call Bais Tourism Office for tourist assistance at +6335 402 8338.

Cover photo by @catcher_in_the_rai on Instagram.

By Celia Nachura

Published October 2016