National Geographic defines a marine sanctuary as a “general type of marine protected area (MPL).” It is a section of the ocean or, in this case, the sea where limitations are placed on human activities. There different types of MPLs with each type allowing certain activities in these areas. These activities include recreation, scientific research, and even commercial fishing.
Arbor Marine Sanctuary
The Arbor Marine Sanctuary of Boljoon was established in 2002 by the local government with the support of the Coastal Resource Management Project (CRMP). It consists of nine hectares of the municipal waters of Boljoon. The main thrust of the project is to protect and maintain the marine and aquatic resources of this southern Cebu town.
Your journey to the Arbor Marine Sanctuary of Boljoon starts at the Cebu South Bus Terminal where you should hop on a bus headed for the town. Once you reach the town, you can ask the locals how to get to the marine sanctuary. They will gladly point you in the right direction.