Guest Post: Bugnayan Point Marine Sanctuary

It’s never too late to change your Holiday destination! How far will your 300PHP go?

Bugnayan Point Marine Sanctuary

Let’s go to Bugnayan Point Marine Sanctuary, Brgy. Lawigan, San Joaquin, Iloilo. It’s just around 2.5 hours away from the city. Yes it is quite far but it is worth it.

Bugnayan Point Marine Sanctuary

The sanctuary is being managed by the barangay of Lawigan. Last time I went there, one of the Brgy Councilors revealed to me the main reason why Bugnayan Point was opened to the public.

Bugnayan Point Marine Sanctuary

It is a Marine sanctuary and the access is limited. It is a little risky because the coral reef that was taken good care of the locals may get destroyed.

Bugnayan Point Marine Sanctuary

Bugnayan was opened not to expose its beauty but to safeguard it. There are resorts nearby and there are times that the visitors of other resorts may be not aware of the reserved area.

Bugnayan Point Marine Sanctuary

In order to guard the sanctuary and also to give livelihood for the locals, the marine sanctuary is opened to the public.

Bugnayan Point Marine Sanctuary Itinerary

From Iloilo Terminal Market (super) ride a San Joaquin jeepney. Choose the one passing Lawigan route.

Bugnayan Point Marine Sanctuary

Kindly as the konduktor (the one collecting the fare) to drop you in Bugnayan Point. This is located along the way so you’ll never miss this spot.

Super – Bugnayan Point -80php
Bugnayan to Mohon/super 70php/80php
Food 140php


Good news here is you can let the caretaker of the resort cook for your lunch. You can buy pork barbeque or marinated fish in thr market and request someone from the sanctuary to cook it for you.

You can also bring your packed lunch.

Cottages cost 500pho up good for 10 pax or more.

Bugnayan Point Marine Sanctuary Activities

✔photo opportunities; the place got beautiful rock formations for instagrammable photos
✔scuba diving for 1500php

This is a guide made by Lester Ronco for those who wanted to see the beauty of Bugnayan Point Marine Sanctuary. The itinerary is optimized for people coming from Iloilo and Iloilo City.

*Disclaimer: Prices other information like rates and fees may change from the date this blog is posted.


Lester is a certified adventure-seeker. He likes to travel and create DIY posts about the places  he has been through. He is both a mountain and a beach person.

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