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Endowed with some of the most beautiful islands in Palawan,

surrounded with diverse and luxuriant coral reefs and open seas,

and covered in lush forests,

we are home to a wide array of wildlife,

including the Critically Endangered Irrawaddy dolphin and the Philippine forest turtle, 

several species of marine turtles, marine mammals, endemic birds,

and many other species that are globally significant for conservation. 

 

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Fuerza Santa Ysabel de la Paragua
The historic Taytay Fort, the Fuerza de Santa Isabel, built in 1667 under the Augustinian Recollect Fathers and named in honor of Spain’s Queen Isabela II in the 19th century, was used as a military station during that period. This famous relic was completed in 1738. It was mainly used to defend against Muslim warrior-raiders in their colorful war boats while the Spanish soldiers fire at them with their huge cannons. The fort’s small chapel and cannons are still intact.[6] The fort is now under the supervision of the National Museum. The Moro action must be understood not as an act of piracy but as a showdown of power and challenge to Spanish hugemony over the islands. It can be viewed as the Tausug’s efforts to recover what was once theirs. Similar raids were also carried out against Christian converts in Spanish Cuyo, Dumaran, Linapacan and Culion.
Lake Manguao Municipal Conservation Area
Lake Manguao is a 640 ha freshwater lake located in the hilly section south of the town proper of Taytay. It has a catchment area of about 4425ha of monsoon forest with at least 50% forest cover. The lake was declared as a Municipal Conservation Area by the local government of Taytay due to its outstanding biodiversity conservation value. It is home to at least 136 species of birds, three lake endemic fish species and numerous other wildlife that are globally threatened. It is also one of the most pristine lakes in the Philippines.
Taytay Bay
Taytay Bay is located east of the town center, dotted by more than 20 islands and islets that are ideal for island hopping. The islands are mostly fringed by coral reefs ideal for snorkeling and even SCUBA Diving. At least three Marine Protected Areas have been established in the bay to promote protection of the municipality’s marine resources.
Malampaya Sound Protected Landscape and Seascape
The entire Malampaya Sound and its surrounding forest has been declared as a protected area by the Philippine government owing to its rich natural resources particularly for the fishing industry. The sound is also one of the three locations in the country where the Critically Endangered populations of the Irrawaddy dolphin may be found. There are also numerous islands and islets in the sound where island hopping and snorkeling activities may be offered. The majestic Mt. Capoas stands mightily over Malampaya Sound at 99m above sea level.
Liminangcong
The village of Liminangcong in the northwestern coast of Taytay serves as the gateway to Malampaya Sound. The place is famous for its typical fishing village communal feel, where one can still witness the old glory of Liminangcong 60 years ago. This is also a good jump off point for exploring the nearby islands of El Nido and the beaches in the west coast of Taytay.
Mt. Capoas
Mt. Capoas stands 1012 meters above sea level and rises majestically at the Western Coast of Taytay, in the famous Malampaya Sound Protected Landscape Seascape. As the highest peak in Northern Palawan, Mt. Capoas is considered by many mountaineers who have scaled its heights as one of the most scenic mountaineering destination in Palawan. The views from the summit includes Bacuit Bay and the town of El Nido to the north, San Vicente’s Long Beach to the southwest, West Philippine Sea to the west, Malampaya Sound, Taytay town and Taytay Bay to the east and the municipalities of Dumaran and Roxas to the south. It is also ideal for birdwatching, trips to waterfalls, and camping along its numerous perennial streams.
Pabellon Island
Pabellon Grande and Pabellon Piqueňo are two limestone/karst islands located in Taytay Bay. These islands are popular for their white sand beach, pristine coral reefs, cave systems and lagoons. It is also the site where the premium class nests of the Edible nest swiftlet are gathered by residents, who are locally known as “boceadores”.
Cuyaoyao Nature Park

Important Announcement: Cuyaoyao Nature Park will be temporarily closed to visitors starting March 28, 2019 until May 31, 2019 for restoration and rehabilitation purposes. 

Cuyaoyao Nature Park is a community-managed ecotourism site in Northern Taytay in the village of Cataban. Central feature of this site is the 5 series of water falls in a 2km stretch of the Cataban River. Wildlife abounds in the area, including many of Palawan’s endemic flora and fauna such as Palawan peacock pheasant, Blue paradise flycatcher, Palawan blue flycatcher, and Palawan tit. The famous Palawan stink badger is also a regular resident.

Pasinggatan Festival

Pasinggatan is a Cuyuno term from the word “singgat” which means glimmer and luster.  Glimmer for the “Star of the North” or “Estrella del Norte” of Palawan which is Taytay.  This festival is celebrated annually with the preliminary activities beginning in March and the culmination activities during the first week of May. For more updates, please visit the Pasinggatan Festival Page: 

https://www.facebook.com/PasinggatanFestival/

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