While we were out exploring one afternoon on Boracay Island, we decided to go and see the Mangrove preservation project near to Bulabog Beach. We had no idea what to expect, but nevertheless, we had read about the mangroves on My Boracay Guide so we decided to check it out. The “Roots for Boracay Mangrove Rehabilitation Project” covers 8,692 square meters as initial target to restore the mangrove vegetation in Boracay Island. This ecological project involved the planting of 2,000 mangroves, and then the construction of a boardwalk, in order to create awareness amongst tourist and locals. The project aims to preserve the mangroves on the paradise island of Boracay.
We found the mangroves by walking to the southern end of Bulabog Beach. There we crossed an open grassy area with a few scattered palm trees, fallen coconuts, goats munching on grass, and local boys playing basketball in a clearing. Nearby was a paved road which took us passed some local thatch-roofed convenience stores, a KTV (Chinese karaoke) bar, and a small village. We walked for roughly 15-20 minutes before we came to the “Roots for Boracay Boardwalk”. Thankfully, we were able to buy cold water from the small stores along the way. It was a hot afternoon and much of our walk was not shaded by any trees. It turned out that there wasn’t tons to see at the mangrove preservation, but the area is peaceful and it was nice walking on the boardwalk. Here are some pictures from our explorations…
|The Ati Village|
|Back on Bulabog Beach|