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San Vicente Marine Sanctuary

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San Vicente, Lapu Lapu, Philippines
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Caohagan and Nalusuan Islands Hopping from Cebu
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“tricycle ride” (2 reviews)
“low tide” (2 reviews)
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San Vicente, Lapu Lapu, Philippines
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"tricycle ride"
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"underwater camera"
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"low tide"
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"entrance fee"
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"mactan island"
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"island hopping"
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"olango"
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"fishes"
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"snorkeling"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Wonderful views of the sea life... not a fan of the crowded parking lot atmosphere and sales/peddlers disrupting the experience (but we all have to make a living i guess)

Thank Joe P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I just came back from a short visit to Cebu Island and did the island hopping including this sanctuary, had an amazing time surrounding myself with many kind of fish and coral, warm water and beautiful turquoise and green water.

Thank isagotravel
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Reviewed November 27, 2017

one of the stops of our mactan boat tour package.. lots of snorkelling and swimming.. will definitely recommend

Thank 40stephsullivan
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Reviewed September 25, 2017

wow i don't think I've seen clearer water in a bath tub. Beautiful coral, fish and just a slice of heaven underwater.

Thank barbaramallory000
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Reviewed September 14, 2017

If you want a quick getaway from all the bad stress in your life, this place is the place to be. Just 30 minutes from the port beside Movenpick Hotel (15 minutes boat ride plus 10-15 minutes tricycle ride). The best thing to do here...More

2  Thank OrleyFue
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Reviewed July 6, 2017

Nice place to do snorkeling. This sanctuary place still have several variety of fishes. Be ready to take videos by your underwater camera.

1  Thank Jay C
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Reviewed May 23, 2017

Lovely boat ride to the sanctuary and hundreds of fish especially when you gave them bread. Lots of other boats in the area as well.

Thank Denise C
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Reviewed February 16, 2017

One of the good snorkeling spot in Mactan Island. You should bring your underwater camera or gadgets when visiting this marine sanctuary.

Thank JRhecel
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Reviewed December 12, 2016

San Vicente has a great wall to dive, the coral is good and one of the attractions is a large shoal of Bat Fish that swim around in the area.

1  Thank Mike S
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Reviewed November 13, 2016

Not the best snorkeling site, but if you are staying on Mactan Island or in Cebu City and don't have time to go to the great dive spots, this is close and cheap. Ferry ride was 12 pesos each way. Tricycle ride to the sanctuary...More

1  Thank tazman1099
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