Tudela’s Marine Sanctuary
Tudela is eight kilometres (5 mi) east of the town center of Poro in Camotes Island in the province of Cebu. It has a population of 11,296 with a town center comprised of two barangays: Northern and Southern Poblacion. The nearly symmetrical arrangement of the streets allows pedestrians to navigate easily while viewing old houses, built in the early 1900s, standing side-by-side with new ones.
From the mainland of Cebu, Tudela may be reached by boat. From Cebu City, you may take a fast craft which will probably take an hour and a half to get to Camotes. Take a bus or van to Danao City, and a boat from Danao’s port will probably take three hours to get there.
One of the most famous attractions in Tudela is the Villahermos Marine Sanctuary. Visitors to the sanctuary will find several species of fish, turtles, corals, and thousands of giant clams, which is what the sanctuary is most famous for.
Under the RA. 8550 also known as the Fisheries Code of the Philippines, The Villahermosa Marine Sanctuary and Mangroves Forest are a protected area . Base on RA 8550, the Local Government Units of Tudela formulated an Ordinance in 2004 providing strict protection of the area. There are guides in the sanctuaries and facilities while guards and trained fish wardens monitor the area twenty-four hours a day.
For more information on Tudela, contact their Tourism Office.
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