Top 5 attractions to explore in Tawi-Tawi
The province lies at the southwestern tip of the country, situated between the Sulu Sea in the north and the Celebes Sea in the south. It is home to fascinating coral reefs and diverse sea beings.
Bud Bongao is Tawi-Tawi’s most famous mountain, rearing steeply 340 meters above the sea. It’s a revered pilgrimage site for both Christians and Muslims. Today the mountain is a 250-hectare treasure trove of biodiversity and one of the last remaining moist forests in the Sulu archipelago. Now It is an icon of terrestrial biodiversity conservation and eco-tourism in Tawi-Tawi because of the wealth of its wildlife and its unique cultural importance.
A small island located in the Tawi Tawi, which was one of the beautiful places in the area. It is the third-largest of the Philippine Turtle Islands at 51 hectares with the highest elevation at 58 metres and it is also part of the Turtle Islands Wildlife Sanctuary.
Panampangan Island is an island in the municipality of Sapa-Sapa, Tawi-Tawi. With an area of 0.1 square kilometres. It is located inside Basibuli Shoal, to which its sandbar extends to 3,128.37 metres. It is considered as the longest sandbar in the Philippines and is characterized with the fine white sand beach in the Sulu Archipelago.
Turtle Islands, formerly known as Taganak, is a coastal municipality in the island province of Tawi-Tawi. Turtle Islands is part of the Sulu Archipelago which is composed of approximately 400 islands of varying shapes and sizes. It was proclaimed as Wildlife Sanctuary under Proclamation No. 171 on August 26, 1999, and identified as Extremely High for biodiversity conservation. The only major nesting habitat of Green sea turtles in the Philippines.
Map of attractions in Tawi-Tawi