Kalibo Save the Mangroves Association Inc. works around the clock to both preserve and expand the forest located in New Buswang, while simultaneously increasing worker productivity within the community.
Tour revenue funds the mangrove reforestation program, which supports both the environment and culture of the Philippines.
Any day by appointment
Adults, Families, Professionals
1 to 100
Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)
Clothing & Equipment
Hat, Light shirt, Rain gear, Sunglasses
This org is new to the travel industry
Your visit will make an extra impact! Expect off the beaten path conditions.
Hike through the man-made forest of Kalibo on misty bamboo boardwalks. Listen to the ambient sounds of Filipino wildlife and hear the soft rustling of the rustic trees on your journey through the natural world. Witness the captivating sight of the preserved mangroves that you are helping to protect. Visit the nearby beach and see majestic waves crash on the shore. Enjoy one of our succulent local meals made with native produce. If you're feeling brave, taste “tamilok”, a mangroves wood worm that locals nibble on!
Upon taking in all of the spectacular sights and sounds of the forest, gain an understanding of our motivation to raise awareness for this extraordinary slice of environmental diversity. For the past twenty years, Kasama's work has helped expand the forest by over 175 hectares and has supported the quadrupling of trees over that same span, and now you will be helping to continue that work!
Kalibo Save the Mangroves Asso Inc. Bakhawan Eco-Park, New Buswang, Kalibo, Aklan, Philippines
Via airplane: from Kalibo International Airport, take a tricycle going to New Buswang terminal at wet market, then ride another tricycle going to Bakhawan Eco-Park.
Via ship or RORO: From jetty port, Catiklan, Malay, you can take the bus or van going to Kalibo. From the Kalibo terminal, ride tricycle going to New Buswang terminal then ride tricycle going to Eco-park.
Kalibo Save the Mangroves Association (KASAMA) aims to protect mangroves and raise awareness in the Philippines for the numerous benefits that mangroves can offer for both the community and environment.
Planting mangroves (more than 1.6 million mangroves have been planted so far).
Preserving the mangroves.
Organizing community access to the mangroves to take shells .
Maintaining the bamboo boardwalk for tourists and organizing guided tours.
Inviting researchers who study biodiversity in the man-made mangrove forest.