Apo Island

 

Apo Island

Apo Island is a volcanic island covering 12 hectares in land area, 7 kilometers off the southeastern tip of Negros Island and 30 kilometers south of the Negros Oriental capital of Dumaguete in the Philippines. The name “Apo” was derived from a Filipino word for “grandchild”.

 

The marine habitat around the island is a marine reserve, protected by the Nationalsm po Integrated Protected Area Act (NIPA) and under the jurisdiction of the Protected Area Management Board (PAMB). It has become a popular dive site and snorkeling destination with tourists. There is also a ranger station and a lighthouse.

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The island facing Thalatta Resort and Negros Divers is under the jurisdiction of the municipality of Dauin, Negros Oriental, and is one of the municipality’s 23 barangays. As of the 2010 census, the island has a population of 918.