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San Vicente Marine Sanctuary

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San Vicente, Lapu Lapu, Philippines
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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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"island hopping"
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"mactan island"
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"birds"
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"olango"
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"snorkel"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

To those who want to wander around the Island of Olango. San Vicente Marine Santuary is a must visit place not only know for their Boardwalk but you can also do swimming here & they also have a mini restaurant that offers fresh seafood.

Thank Jinky_0214
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are fond of the underwater world, San Vicente Marine Sanctuary is a great place to explore. The place has improved through the years. The receiving area is beautiful and I love that they used raw and local materials. The staff was very friendly...More

Thank dhanbc
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Reviewed 6 May 2018

This place is unique, and gorgeous! The iconic bridge is a great place to test your wide angle lens :D There's lots of little fish around, and taking a snorkel is highly recommended here, you'll see loads of fish around. A nearby sanctuary has a...More

Thank ChuckOfAllTrades
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Reviewed 20 April 2018

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 13 April 2018

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 27 November 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 25 September 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 14 September 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 6 July 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 23 May 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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