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PANUMBAGAN WHITE SAND BAR

Exuding with its lazy charm is our Panumbagan Sandbar, located at the 5.5 kilometers shoreline of Barangay Bantayan. It is only a thirty- minute ride aboard the motorboat from Pilar Pier. The sand bar rich in fine white sand has a tamarind-shaped lagoon.

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MANGROVE

The municipality of Pilar has so many tourist attractions and getaway options. Those who love to soak in the peaceful bucolic life, a tour to Pilar is just right for you. Amongst these unspoiled natural attractions are the century old mangroves growing abundantly in the rugged coastline of Baliwagan area and Panikihan area which are being offered for mangrove familiarization activities.

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SEAGRAPES

Adventure in Pilar will not be complete without visiting the Panlatuan Bay. First to taste a freshly harvested “Lato”, our sea grapes, abundantly found the Panlatuan Bay. And, to take a brief look at the remnants of Astillero de Panlatuan, the once famous shipbuilding yard established after the Galleon Trade ended in 1650. The Panlatuan Bay is a cove covering the barangays of Lungib, San Rafael and Inapugan. It has a pure seawater, which is considered as high saline, with 28-31 ppt as tested by a refractometer. With said environment, the “lato” or sea grapes grows naturally and abundantly in the muddy sand, with an area of about ten hectares , as estimated by the Municipal Agriculture Office Technician. The term “Panlatuan” is a local dialect meaning, a place where “lato” came from.

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KULAWKULAWAN COVE

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