Campomanes Bay Marine Sanctuary
Campomanes Bay is about is several minutes boat ride further south of Punta Ballo. The bay itself was a former port area and is now a protected marine sanctuary. The waters are full of diverse marine life including fish, coral and a couple of shipwrecks for the scuba diving enthusiasts.
As you enter the bay, there are rugged, towering limestone cliffs, which I was reliably informed by a former geologist co-worker of mine, were formerly underwater coral formations. When you look closer, it’s easy to see how this could’ve occurred.
The Sipalay Eco Port in the foreground, with the amazing limestone cliff formations as the backdrop.
The bay itself is totally amazing with very still waters and limestone rising up everywhere.
The beach isn’t the most pristine beach, but it’s clean and very peaceful with only local fisherman around.
Heading out towards the Sulu Sea on glass-like water