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Danjugan Island is a lush 43-hectare island and marine sanctuary located off the Southeastern coast of Negros Occidental, Philippines.

ABOUT US

Danjugan Island

The island is 1.5 kilometers long and 0.5 kilometers at its widest point, has 5 lagoons and is covered with limestone forests providing asylum to many wildlife species that struggle to exist in the mainland.

What once used to be a threatened and over-fished area is now a protected sanctuary with a dazzling array of marine and terrestrial life. Today, the island serves as an outdoor classroom for students, a research area for conservationists, and a haven for tourists eager to experience nature at its purest.

Danjugan Island is a project of The Philippine Reef and Rainforest Conservation Foundation, Inc.

Danjugan's five lagoons, numerous coral reefs, and vast limestone forests provide asylum to many wildlife species.
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572
fish species belonging to 139 genera
244
hard corals species
22
butterfly species
72
birds species
The island has incredible biodiversity given its small size. At least 72 bird species have been recorded on the island, including a nesting pair of White-breasted Sea Eagles (Heliatus leucogaster) that have been breeding atop the Typhoon Beach Camp since 1974, and Tabon scrub fowls (Megapodius cumingi) which are common around the island.

At least 10 bat species and 22 butterfly species (with Pachliopta phlegon recorded for the first time in Negros Occidental) have also been documented.

At least 17 species of mangroves, 572 fish species belonging to 139 genera, 244 species of hard corals, 8 species of seagrass and 74 species of macroalgae have been recorded.

Commercially important marine invertebrates such as giant clams (Tridacna crocea,T. squamosa and Hippopus hippopus) are observed in the reefs. A restocking program for the endangered Tridacna gigas is being implemented in collaboration with UP-MSI.

Other commercially important invertebrates observed are Abalone Haliotis asinine and Spiny lobster Panulirus spp. The endangered coconut crab (Birgus latro) still frequent the island. The western beaches of Danjugan Island are known nesting sites of the Hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata) and Green Sea (Chelonia mydas) turtles.
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FACILITIES

Danjugan Island

DANJUGAN IS NOT A RESORT
We are a marine reserve and wildlife sanctuary. We are an ecotourism destination aimed towards conservation, environmental education, sustainable livelihood, science and research. We welcome all visitors to experience nature and immerse themselves in the sanctuary we have preserved for future generations. Please visit us with an open heart, and an open mind.

Danjugan is open to visitors who wish to get away from it all and experience a pure, back-to-basics, adventure. Our island guides will take you on hikes through the forest where you can catch a glimpse of our resident sea eagles or marvel at the bats roosting in their cave. Kayak in the island's five lagoons and snorkel through the pristine coral reefs. There is something for everyone here.

Keep in mind there is no electricity or running water in the island. All our facilities are solar-powered and water is preciously utilized. While that may prove inconvenient to some, we feel it's an important part in keeping as low a carbon footprint as possible and giving our guests a truly rustic, one-of-a-kind experience.

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Accommodations

Danjugan Island has two different types of accommodations.

Moray Lagoon Camp
Located on the Eastern side of the island, this camp has five eco-cabanas with a magnificent view of a lagoon. Guests sleep in dorm-style single mattresses draped with mosquito nets set up inside roofed, open-air eco-cabanas. Shared water toilets and showers are located at sea level. Lights are generated by solar power; phone charging not available. There is mobile phone reception in this side of the island. Best time to visit: Habagat and summer seasons. Maximum capacity for Moray Lagoon Camp: 32 guests / 8 guests per eco-cabana.

Typhoon Beach
Located on the Western side of the island facing the Sulu Sea. This facility currently has 4 private rooms with en suite toilet and bath, a private lounge area, solar powered lights and fans. Phone charging available here, but there is no mobile phone reception. The Nudibranch Bar is also located here. Best time to visit: Amihan and summer seasons. Maximum capacity for Typhoon Beach: 16 guests / 4 guests per room.

Activities

Snorkeling
Snorkeling gear are available on the island. Danjugan's shallow reefs are teeming with marine life! A great place to snorkel.

Kayaking
Danjugan has several lagoons to kayak in. Kayak use is at a first come first served basis.

Trekking
There are numerous trails around the island crossing our lagoons, bat cave, watchtower (which gives a 360 degree view of the island), birdwatching viewdeck, beaches, and more! Experience trekking into our limestone and mangrove forests, and appreciate close encounters with wildlife.

Bird Watching
With about 73 species of birds in such a small island, Danjugan is a haven for birdwatchers and bird photographers. The island is a sanctuary for a nesting pair of white-breasted sea eagles, the rare Tabon scrubfowl, and colorful kingfishers and pigeons, to name a few. Binoculars are available for guests who want to look for these amazing animals.

Sailing
Sailing lessons or rides on a hobie cat or local paraw is available upon request.

Scuba Diving
Please visit Easy Diving, Bluewater Expeditions, or Scuba Planet Philippines for diving tours to Danjugan Island. Diving is arranged and paid separately.

Food

All meals are served buffet style, making use of locally available produce sourced from the nearby community and our organic vegetable farm in the mainland. We offer a variety of dishes that cater to each individual’s dietary requirements. Please make arrangements in advance should you have special requests (vegetarian, no pork, etc.)

Conservation of Resources

There is no freshwater source or power lines on Danjugan Island. We encourage guests to be mindful of this and to reduce their consumption of water and electricity.


Rates


ECO-TOUR - PhP 950 per person
Recommended ONLY for guests booked at nearby resorts.
3 Hour Guided Tour: Island Tour. Purified drinking water also provided. Gears for snorkeling or kayaking are for rent at a separate cost, and depending on availability.
Boat transfers: From the mainland (Bulata) to the island and back. (If the Eco-Tour group has less than 7 persons, an additional PhP 600.00 boat charge applies).
Conservation Fee: Contribute to PRRCFI's Conservation Projects

DAY TRIP- PhP 1,950 per person
Inclusive of:
Meals: Lunch and 2 snacks. Purified drinking water also provided
Boat transfers: From the mainland (Bulata) to the island and back
Trekking & Snorkeling Guide
Unlimited use of Kayaks: First come, first serve basis
Free use of Snorkeling Gear: First come, first serve basis
Conservation Fee: Contribute to PRRCFI's Conservation Projects

OVERNIGHT AT MORAY LAGOON CAMP - PhP 2,950 per person per night
Inclusive of:
Accommodations: See accommodation & facilities section for description
Meals: 3 main meals and 2 snacks per day. Purified drinking water also provided
Boat transfers: From the mainland to the island and back
Boat tour: Go around the island on your the first day
Trekking & Snorkeling Guide
Unlimited use of Kayaks: First come, first serve basis
Free use of Snorkeling Gear: First come, first serve basis
Conservation Fee: Contribute to PRRCFI's Conservation Projects
Accident Insurance

OVERNIGHT AT TYPHOON BEACH - PhP 3,950 per person per night
Accommodations: Private room and bathroom
Meals: 3 main meals and 2 snacks per day. Purified drinking water also provided
Boat transfers: From the mainland to the island and back
Boat tour: Go around the island on your the first day
Trekking & Snorkeling Guide
Unlimited use of Kayaks: First come, first serve basis
Free use of Snorkeling Gear: First come, first serve basis
Conservation Fee: Contribute to PRRCFI's Conservation Projects
Accident Insurance

VISIT



COME VISIT! BUT MAKE SURE YOU BOOK WITH US FIRST.
To keep in line with our low-impact tourism model, we can only accept a certain number of visitors at any given time, therefore bookings are essential.

HOW TO MAKE A BOOKING:
Send us an email at experience@danjuganisland.ph and let us know your desired dates and duration of stay and we will get back to you with a confirmation.
You may also contact us at +63 915 234-7145 / +63 908 525-4108 / +63 34 441-6010

HOW TO GET HERE:
BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT
From Manila or Cebu, take a one-hour flight to the Bacolod-Silay Airport.
From the Bacolod-Silay Airport, take a taxi to the South Ceres Bus Terminal at Lopez Jaena St.
A bus ticket costs P180 (non-aircon) or P250 (aircon).

Take the bus bound for Hinoba-an. Trips are almost hourly starting at 2:30 AM until 6:30 PM. The 4-hour bus ride will have multiple stops but inform the bus conductor that your drop-off is at Crossing Remollos-Quadro de King. This is located at Purok 3, Baranggay Bulata, Cauayan.

Once at Crossing Remollos-Quadro de King, boatmen of Danjugan will be there to guide you to the shore where a "bangka" or outrigger boat will take you on a 30-minute boat ride to the island.

BY PRIVATE VEHICLE
From Bacolod, take a 3-hour drive along the Negros South Road to the direction of Cauayan.

Upon passing through the town center of Cauayan, keep driving until you reach ANTOL, marked by a signboard on your right. This is after the "Welcome Bulata" and KM 143 marker.

Enter the driveway to the Antol carpark, a private property exclusive to Danjugan Island's guests where you can leave your vehicle.

Boatmen from Danjugan waiting with a "bangka" or outrigger boat will then take you on a 30-minute ride to the island.


CAMPS

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Danjugan isn't just a place to visit. It is also a place to learn about conservation.

Increasing environmental awareness in the youth has been one of the major priorities of PRRCFI. The Danjugan Island Environmental Education Program (DEEP), funded by the Foundation of the Philippine Environment (FPE), endeavors to teach Biodiversity Conservation, Sustainable Development, Climate Change Issues and Values to teachers and students of Cauayan, Sipalay and Hinobaan.

To learn more about DEEP, and to sponsor a camp and send these local kids to Danjugan, email us at deep@danjuganisland.ph.
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Marine & Wildlife Camps

We pioneered the first Marine and Wildlfe camp in 1992 with one main goal: to inspire Today's Youth to become Tomorrow's Conservationists.

In these camps, youngsters come and live together in Danjugan, and are taught by scientists, teachers, and environmentalists who are at the forefront of forest and marine conservation. Activities include snorkeling, trekking, bird watching, beach clean-ups, art activities and games. Lecture topics include - Marine Ecosystems, The Coral Reef, Philippine Biodiversity, Climate Change and much more.

Throughout the years, these camps have inspired many who have pursued careers in marine biology, environmental science and conservation. Many former campers are now successful experts in the field and return to share their knowledge with the younger generation.

Marine and Wildlife Camps are usually offered in the summer months (March - May). However, we also conduct exclusive camps for schools at their own schedule. Camps are usually 5 days and 4 nights, and this can change depending on the need of the school.

To find out more about these camps, drop us an email at deep@danjuganisland.ph.

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Throughout the years, these camps have inspired many who have pursued careers in marine biology, environmental science and conservation. Many former campers are now successful experts in the field and return to share their knowledge with the younger generation.

Marine and Wildlife Camps are usually offered in the summer months (March- May). However, we also conduct exclusive camps for schools at their own schedule. Camps are usually 5 days and 4 nights, and this can change depending on the need of the school.

To find out more about these camps, drop us an email at deep@danjuganisland.ph.
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Help us give back to the communiy

We are a non-profit organization and all proceeds go into the maintenance and further development of the island as well as funding our educational and research programs. It has also been through the generosity of many individuals and companies that we have been able to sustain this program and we always welcome support from new friends.

Account for those paying for Nature Tourism, sponsoring a student or joining a Marine and Wildlife Camp
Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI)
Savings Account No.: 1393-1583-08
Account Name: Philippine Reef and Rainforest Conservation Foundation, Inc.

Account for Donations
Bank of Commerce, Lacson Branch
Savings Account No.: 025-00-001069-6
Account Name: Philippine Reef and Rainforest Conservation Foundation, Inc.
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CONTACT US
PHILIPPINE REEF AND RAINFOREST CONSERVATION FOUNDATION, INC.
Bacolod Office: Door #7, Teresa Building, Mandalagan, Bacolod City 6100, Philippines
Contact Numbers (Business Hours Only): +63 915 234-7145 / +63 908 525-4108 / +63 34 441-6010
Email: experience@danjuganisland.ph
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PARTNERS

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