Pujada Island, Mati, Philippines
About Pujada Island
This 156-hectare island of lush mountainous greenery that rises to a height of 558 feet surrounded by a shoreline of powdery white sand beach, lies within the pristine blue waters of Pujada Bay. Despite the Island is a major tourist attraction, it remains undeveloped, with no resort or even a single cottage that would shelter visitors. The bay has been declared a marine protected area known as the Pujada Bay Protected Landscape and Seascape.
Attractions near Pujada Island
The Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary has an elevation range of 75–1,637 m above sea level and provides critical habitat for a range of plant and animal species. The property showcases terrestrial and aquatic habitats at different elevations and includes threatened and endemic flora and fauna species, eight of which are found only at Mount Hamiguitan. These include critically endangered trees, plants, and the iconic Philippine eagle and Philippine cockatoo.
The San Salvador del Mundo Church is the parish church of Caraga, Davao Oriental. When the Jesuits took charge of the spiritual administration of the town in 1871 from the Augustinian Recollects, a stone and wooden church was built in 1877 to serve as mission station of Spanish Missionaries in propagating Christianity in the eastern side of Mindanao. When it was completed in 1884, the church was dedicated to San Salvador del Mundo .
The Monfort Bat Sanctuary is home to 1.8 million Geoffroy’s Rosette fruit bats – the largest known colony of the species in the world. The bats all live in a single cave – guests aren’t allowed to enter, but they can peer over bamboo railings into any of five openings where the seething masses of sleeping fruit bats can be seen coating the cave walls. it was one of the beautiful attractions in this area.
Lon Wa Buddhist Temple is one of the biggest temples in the Philippines and probably the biggest in Mindanao. Renowned for its intricate architecture and interiors, this shrine is definitely one of the must-visit attractions in Davao City. A short stopover to this shrine is a worthwhile experience especially for those who are interested in the teachings of Buddhism or for those who simply want to marvel at the temple’s architecture and interiors.
People's Park is a cultural theme park located at the center of Davao City. It is the brainchild of the then-mayor of Davao City, Rodrigo Duterte. The old park has transformed into a clean and beautiful park adorned with tropical rainforest trees, large sculptures, interactive fountains, ponds and waterfalls, a durian dome, a shady and open plaza, and a statue of a gigantic Philippine eagle, and is frequented by locals, visitors, and foreign tourists.
Considered to be the tallest of its kind anywhere in the country by hydraulic engineers for its series of 84 falls, each step of which measuring an average of 69 feet, the Aliwagwag Falls truly stood out for its kind as a towering piece of nature. They recently developed a park that will surely boost the region’s tourism. It was now one of the famous tourist attractions in this area.
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