Mangroves (generally) are trees and shrubs that grow in saline coastal habitats in the tropics and subtropics. Meaning, it grow only in salty water. In the City of Mati, the sitio Guang Guang is where a 21,000 hectare of 18 variety of mangrove forest is located. This is protected by DENR and the Guang Guang locals.
This sanctuary is known as Guang-Guang Mangrove Park. For DENR, it is called as Guang Guang Marine and Research Center where it also turns into a nesting sanctuary of sea turtles (pawikan). It is also astonishing to note that at some point, one could catch a good view of migratory birds flocking at one place. Looking at it from afar was truly spectacular.
My friends and I didn’t waste time taking pictures at the place. Wendel even said he had to capture the chance because he may not be able to see such a spectacular view again. Phillip on the other hand tried to study every inch of these amazing trees. Amazed and mesmerized. Luckily, he brought his binoculars with him to take a closer view of these vast reserves.
For Maricar and myself,