Travel Guide: Magalawa Island, Palauig, Zambales

Magalawa Island is located in the town of Palauig, Zambales. The island, with its beige or light golden brown colored sand, is ideal for swimming and beach bumming. There's also a marine sanctuary near the island where you can snorkel and swim with the fishes. There's also a mangrove area in the island.

Magalawa is not a big island, but it has it's own electricity being supplied from the nearby barangay in the mainland. There are also resorts in the island for your accommodation needs. A fishing community also exist in the island and several families lives in Barangay Magalawa.

How to get there:

From Manila, ride a bus bound for Sta. Cruz town, Zambales, and then get off at Radio Veritas road at Barangay Pangoligan, Palauig town, and then ride a tricycle or motorcycle to Barangay Luan. From Barangay Luan, ride a boat to Magalawa Island.

Travel time:

Manila to Barangay Pangoligan, Palauig - 6 to 7 hours
Barangay Pangoligan to Barangay Luan - 20 to 30 minutes
Barangay Luan to Magalawa Island - 20 to 30 minutes
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