Magalawa Island Palauig Zambales

Pictures by: Magalawa Armada
When: January 2010

Magalawa Island another perfect getaway this summer. With its creamy white sand, pristine waters and abundant water resources, Magalawa is ideally perfect for swimming, water/sand sports, jetskiing, scuba diving, snorkelling and some more activities one can imagine in an island

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2 Response to "Magalawa Island Palauig Zambales"

  1. demeter says:
    6 March 2011 at 20:15

    Hi! Be careful of sandflies on this island as these are very small bloodsuckers that are abundant in their sands (NIKNIK). I blogged about them last 2006 when I wrote about Magalawa Island. The island was very different back then. Totally no material about it on the net yet so I just brought my trusty GPS and looked for the place. The beach areas were very unkept because very few tourists went there. Thanks so much for your blog and updates. I can see that the group of boy armada has setup some small cottages already and are cleaning up the place? Incidentally, two factions are currently fighting for the rights to this island, that group of Mr.Armada and a certain “MISSISS”. Be careful not to get in the middle of this argument as people there feel very passionate about it. There have been some threats and even deaths reported as a result of bickering amongst the locals. I believe the cottages pictured here along the beach are owned by the Armadas. They also own the magalawa facebook page. However, I think a majority of locals feel and support the authority of this “Mississ” as owner of the island so do be warned and be careful when you stay at anything owned by the Armadas on the island.

    If you wish to read what I wrote back in 2006 then here is the link.

  2. demeter says:
    6 March 2011 at 20:16

    By the way, please be sure to bring FRUITS when you go there this summer. This will help augment the bland fare they have available on the island.

    Altogether, Magalawa island is STILL truly a beautiful place to go to. Did you know there is a marine sanctuary between this island and Pulo (San.Salvador Island). I saw it once and it was BEAUTIFUL!!! Lots of corals and fish. I believe that prior permission is required and a fee of 50 per head is exacted from tourists who wish to explore there. Please contact the Tordillo family (Mily, Junior or Raymond) at SMART# 0909 341 4621 or 0907 275 6995

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