Mantalip Reef in Bindoy
The municipality of Bindoy is about 70 kilometers north of Dumaguete City. It is known all over Negros Oriental for the coastal wonders it offers and the for their abundant marine harvest all year round. It is no wonder that the Mantalip Reef is one of the most visited Tourist Spots in Bindoy.
Getting to Mantalip Reef in Bindoy
In order to get to Bindoy, one can take a bus or a van for only about 120 pesos. The ride from Dumaguete City to Bindoy will only take about 2 hours and will past the following municipalities and cities: Sibulan, San Jose, Amlan, Tanjay, Bais City and Manjuyod. Upon arriving at the town proper of Bindoy, one must take a habal-habal to the JJ Island Boat Terminal; where you can ride to the Mantalip Reef.
JJ Island – Mantalip Reef Boat Terminal
The JJ Island is used today as the boat terminal going to the Mantalip Reef. The JJ Island is also famous to locals for the white sands and shallow waters surrounded by mangrove trees. It will take only about 10 minutes from the shores of Bindoy to the Mantalip Reef. In order to get a ride, one must contact the Tourism Office of Bindoy for the transportation. (See the Contact of the Tourism Office below)
Sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling and diving are some of the must do while visiting the Mantalip Reef of Bindoy. For a minimal fee one can enjoy the vicinity and waters of the whole place. If one would wish a quiet time alone with friends and families, renting the whole place is possible! Just get in touch with the Toursim Officers of Bindoy. Visiting the Mantalip Reef will bring you much closer to nature and the ocean. There is signal in the area however there is no wifi. But one could always improvise with some charcoal for barbecue and some playing cards.
Information Officer: Mr. Joey Serna, 0975 965 7874
Bindoy Tourism Officer: Richard Balauro, 0906 478 9981