Are you up to traveling somewhere out-of-the-way and serene? If you are, you can go to Agutayan Island, a sandbar that houses valuable marine species. And you know where it is, right? It is off the shoreline of Jasaan, Misamis Oriental. Agutayan Island as an undressed island is 40-minutes away from the Jasaan highway. This island as a sandbar with its hemispherical shape is desolate. It only displays seaweeds, starfish varieties, and urchins, as well as the abundance of marine creatures. Indeed, this island holds its shallow coral reef that enthralls some eagle rays, kinds of surgeonfish, and other marine creatures.
Agutayan Island is a good place for snorkeling. You can do beach activities, as well. The two structures on the island, such as the guardhouse and the lighthouse, are two indicating constructions to serve as landmarks in the area. Additionally, this island serves as a breeding ground for imperiled giant clams and other sea creatures that are in danger of extinction. As such, fishing on the island is illegal.
One thing to note, the local government unit (LGU) controls the entry of the island. The local government works hard to preserve and protect the island from various forms of perils. The alluring crescent shape of a sandbar, which is empty by night, becomes a tourist site by day. Now, if you are ready for an exciting escapade, you have to be there. The shallow water and the astounding marine life of the island are quite idyllic for diving, snorkeling, and swimming.
So, what now? You know you can call or text the management, right? Please do, so you can follow further instructions.