Arena Island is a 2 hours and a half away from Puerto Princesa by land and by boat. The resort offers an experience different from the usual tourist activities.
Established with a mission to protect sea turtles, or Pawikan, Arena Island has a program dubbed as “Pugad Pawikan” that advocates protection of these creatures by providing a sanctuary and breeding ground. Under this program, hatchlings are cared for and nurtured until they are ready for release into the seas. The program uses an internationally-recognized tagging system to monitor the return of the turtles to the island.
Visitors are encouraged to take part in this conservation effort through donations, for the purchase of equipment and supplies for the continued operation of this environmental program.
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