Friday, December 4, 2015


Pawa Mangrove Nature Park is the City's biggest area of natural mangrove growth. with over 300 hectares of Mangrove plantation and 1.3km boardwalk made of bamboo.


---From the down town area of Masbate ride a tricycle going to Pawa ( fare Php150 pakyaw rate ) just tell the driver to drop you off at the Pawa mangrove nature park. ( 15-20 minutes of travel )
---Going back to Masbate proper you can just commute ( tricycle going to Masbate way ) fare Php15/ pax. 
This will be your landmark area the N. Delos Santos Elementary School.

 Constructed in 2005, this walkway was intended primarily to serve as an alternative route for community members. Later, as the coastal road was developed, the walkway become less accessed as a route. With this establishment of the mangrove part this walkway was transformed into a tourism facility.
 As one of the tourism sites, the area offers an ambiance suitable for tourist who are looking for a quiet place to relax with a marine nature’s feel. A day of nature trip to the mangrove park would be more than just trekking but also a day of experiential and facilitated learning. The park is the site for the mangrove tree planting activities and serves as the same area for reforestation and carry the deep sense of environmental advocacy. 

At the area, this are the lovely creation you will see ( different spices of birds ) tiny little crab, growing mangrove, and some fisherman harvesting.  


---Just relax and observe the beauty of the place.
---Feel the fresh air here.
---Don't be too noise.
---Bring your camera to take your moment
----Take nothing but picture
----Leave nothing but footprints
----Ware shades for sun protection.
----Ware comfortable shirt / sandals
----Perfect time to come here is late afternoon around 4-5pm to capture the sunset.  

But, ( bare with me ) not lucky enough for this day December 2, 2015 ( 10:45am ) because at the middle of the bridge is under construction ( haaaahay......... ) maybe early next year this project will be done for good.... and for sure i will be back here to finish my 1.3km walk of bridge made of bamboo that are surrounded by mangroves.

Going here, from N. Delos Santos Elementary School this will be the road you may encounter ( pond area / houses ) 5 minutes walk. just pass it by. then follow the path way on the way to mangrove area.

Then, the beauty of  Mangrove is waiting for you at the end.



By bus
There's a daily trip going to Masbate via RORO bus, the terminal is locate at Cubao, this is part of the nautical highway, the bus will be carried by the RORO boat,from Pilar to Masbate City port, is just ₱1,050 one way for aircon buses, ₱800 for one way for ordinary buses.

By plane

Airphil express, flying daily is now the only carrier from Manila to Masbate as Zest-air ceased flying to Masbate in May 2013. Cebu pacific also flies four times weekly from Cebu to Masbate having taken over the vacant Zest air slot.Please be aware that both airlines can and do cancel at very short notice, and it is not unusual to be returning to either Manila or Cebu when in flight due to poor weather conditions at Masbate. Both airlines leave from their respective terminals during early morning.

By boat

Via Pilar in the province of Sorsogon. By Fastcraft, it is a two hr ride from there, much longer if using other ferry options, which is what most of the people traveling to and from the province use. There are also boats from Lucena in Luzon and Cebu in the Visayas.


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