Awesome Amlan

Dreamland Nature and Adventure Park   #DNAP    Tambojangin  4.6km

Just ten minutes from the highway, Dreamland Nature and Adventure Park (DNAP) in Tambojangin, Amlan beckons you to come and experience all the park has to offer.  The Nature Park features two sections:  the Bahay Kubo—a showcase of best practices in agriculture, and the mighty Animal Kingdom. Doubling as a rescue and conservation center, the Animal Kingdom is home to a collection of endemic and exotic wildlife.  There are so many activities for families, students, and all young at heart. At the Animal Kingdom, you can cuddle a lovebird while feeding it out of your hand; have a chicken dinner and a conversation with a Philippine saltwater crocodile as you feed it via a rod with chicken on a string—don’t forget to tell him about your day; and let’s not forget our curious albino python, who will give you a loving hug if you hang him round your shoulders. If you still want more then stay for snacks and the animal parade.

Fell in love feeding the love birds
grass owl
Try your falconry skills here
Photo op with the Burmese python is a must when visiting the Animal Kingdom

Equally as popular is the Adventure Park, which features the muscle-stretching and mind-boggling Aerial Walk rope course– if you’re not afraid of heights, we dare you to try it.  After successfully traversing the Aerial Walk, splash around and refresh yourself by River Tubing on the crystal-clear Amlan River. The park is open from 9am to 5pm, everyday; however, early birds’ get the worm as well as have the most fun—it takes at least two hours to soak in the park’s many wonderful experiences. See you soon!

How to get there:  Take Poblacion-Tambojangin Road (Amlan Municipal Hall crossing) and follow it for approximately 3.5km.  You know you’re close when the road makes a sharp left ascent.  Go up and follow the sign to DNAP.

Admission:      P100.00 Adult             60.00   Child

Don’t let acrophobia get in the way of your adventure
Safety briefing before getting wet in Amlan River
Hold tight, don’t break the chain
It’s slow and easy at the start of the river tubing adventure

Tandayag Marine Sanctuary   #tandayagmarinesanctuary  Tandayag  2.4km

Dive into the world of lionfish, stonefish, sea snakes catfish and more at the 6.58 hectare reserve just meters off the coastline. The sanctuary has been rated one of Tanon Strait’s best.  For beginners, snorkel sets can be rented out for a nominal fee.

A lot of fish species depend on corals for food and habitat
tandayag marine sanctuary
Coral limestones mark the shoreline of the reserve
A soft live coral
Coral reefs are often called the rainforests of the sea

Bio-os Takot Diot Marine Sanctuary   #bioosmarinesanctuary  Bio-os 3.8km

Another must-dive destination in Amlan, the fisherfoks association managing the sanctuary has been very successful in rebuilding the local marine biodiversity and supporting local fish population as well as other endemic marine species.

The local MENR Office doing an assessment of the sanctuary’s coral cover
Soft live coral
Corals come in dazzling array of shapes and colors
Some corals also depend on the grazing by certain fishes for reproductive success
Corals provide essential habitat structure and energy in coral reef system

Amlan Boulevard   #amlanblvd  Poblacion 100m

Early morning and late afternoon promenades are a way of life among the locals here.  The boulevard will soon host an array of aquatic adventure sports.

The boulevard’s black volcanic sands
Drone shot of Amlan Boulevard
Drone shot of Amlan Boulevard, with Mount Palingpaling and Lantawan Amlan in the background
Soft sands are good places to play beach volley
Early afternoon “rush-hour”


Lantawan Amlan #lantawanamlan   Jantianon   18km

The summit provides an amazingly unobstructed view of Amlan, the nearby towns, as well as  Tanon Strait and Sulu Sea, and is a great refuge during the hot and muggy Philippine summer.  Overnight stays are recommended as once can witness both sunrise and sunset on both sides of Negros island.


The summit is covered with vegetation
….inching our way close to the top.
Up and up we go…
At the summit

Ungon Cascades  #ungoncascades  Silab  14km

Long a hidden gem of the locals, this two-tier cascades beckons those daring enough to conquer the difficult terrain to get to the attraction.  Towering fern plants provide cool shade.  Allow the area’s atmosphere relax your weary souls and replenished your energies as you get to explore more of this amazing natural wonder.  Canyoning down the two cascades is a must for the intrepid.

Soaking in to relax your tired muscles.
The first tier of the cascades.

Wayboga Festival   #wayboga 

Borne out of the town’s desire to be smoke-free and encourage locals to maintain a healthy lifestyle, this festival is hosted every July and is participated by different schools in the municipality.

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Amlan Pasalan #amlanpasalan Silab  16.51km

Get in a wetsuit, put on a climbing harness for a day of canyoning and feel the rush of pure adrenaline. Or you can spend lounging around and getting soak from the fall’s spray.  The area also has natural pools for a cold dip.

Majestic and captivating – the proud Amlan Pasalan
Amlan River on its mad dash downstream


Kan-Ungtol Falls   #kan_ungtolfalls  Silab 16km

A few meters from Pasalan, and smaller in size, Kan-untol mesmerizes in its own right.  Be warned though, as the area doesn’t have any mobile signal so you should be ready to get off the grid.  Now communing with nature is easier without all those distractions.

Several swimming lagoons are found between Amlan Pasalan and Kang untol Falls
Massive boulders provide a dramatic landscape to the area
The little sister of Amlan Pasalan, Kang untol is a major tributary to the Amlan River


Cantalina Falls and Naparil   #cantalinafalls  #naparil   Silab 9.66km

Another hidden gem in the ridges of Silab, this falls is the most accessible from among the many falls the town has. And for those who wish to jump off from a cliff into the deep plunge pool, be wary.  It also boasts an array of swimming lagoons, both shallow and deep that can cater to small and large groups.

Cantalina Falls invite those daredevils to make a big splash in its plunge pool
The relaxing power of rushing water
The waters in Naparil as it makes its headway to Cantalina Falls
Beat the dog days by dipping in Naparil

Naibid Cascades   #naibidcascades  Jantianon  18.96km

Getting here can be a challenge but for adventure seekers and intrepid travelers, the cascades are worth a visit.  You can even rappel down and feel like the star of an action film.


Naibid’s first cascade
The second
Third and final drop

Amlan Forest Reserve One



Holiday notes

For a feeling of being really out there, where the natural world overwhelms your senses, ride on the several bike trails connecting the villages all over town.

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You wont be lost in the maze of bike trails in town

If you just want to spend the day relaxing just taking in the beauty of turquoise water, take your pick from a string of black volcanic sand beaches from several choices in Mag-abo and Jugno.

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Lovell Beach,  Mag-abo Amlan

For novel souvenirs, check the stall of Marina for her cogon-grass paper creations and Jovencio’s sea and coco shell products.

Fans made of cogon grass
cogon picture frame
This picture frame is an ideal souvenir item
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The intricate edging of the picture frame

Grab a pack and put on your walking boots and go on a trek in Silab and Jantianon.

Trekking on the edge of Cantalina Falls
Final groupfie before the teams heads back to town