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Tawi-Tawi's Panampangan Island: Home To One Of The Longest Sandbars In The Philippines

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Nanardz Navarro | Nov 24, 2017

Panampangan Island—part of the Municipality of Sapa-Sapa—is one of Tawi-Tawi's major tourist destinations. It is where the longest sandbar in the Philippines is located, stretching more than 3 kilometers!

Panampangan Island in Tawi-Tawi has a sandbar that stretches more than 3 kilometers - the longest in the country

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The Province of Tawi-Tawi consists of over a hundred islands with mostly untouched and pristine white sand beaches. One of these islands is Panampangan, in the Municipality of Sapa-Sapa—it is where the longest sandbar in the Philippines can be found.

Panampangan Island in Tawi-Tawi. Photo by Nanardx of MyMindanao.Com
Panampangan Island in Tawi-Tawi. Photo by Nanardx of MyMindanao.Com

Panampangan Island is just about 45 minutes to an hour away from Bongao by speedboat. It boasts of crystal clear waters, rich marine life, powdery white sand and a sandbar that stretches more than 3 kilometers!

The place is included in the long list of tourist destinations in Tawi-Tawi being promoted by Department of Tourism-ARMM.

How to go to Panampangan Island
 
Tourists wanting to have a glimpse of Panampangan Island are advised to coordinate with the Provincial Tourism Office of Tawi-Tawi. They can provide tour guides and assist in looking for boat that can take you to the island.
 
Contact numbers: 0905-478-1367 (Globe) 0998-275-7077 (Smart)

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