Palaui Island

Palaui Island is one of the islands of the Babuyan Channel in the northwest of the great cape at San Vicente on the northeastern tip of Luzon Island, in San Vicente, Cagayan Province, Cagayan Valley Region, Philippines, which is 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) long and a width of 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) in the richest fish-rich coral in unaffected coral reefs.

Palaui Island has a thick western edge and on the east side is a 2.4 kilometer (1.5 mile) coral project that has a 0.8 kilometer (0.50 mile) tip around Escucha Island. The Dos Hermanos is a rocky island on the Cape Engaño as the northern point of Palaui Island and some miles about 1.6 kilometers (0.99 miles) to the east.

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Gran Laja Island is a small coral island surrounded by rocks in the northeast of Palaui. At the southwest end is Puerto Point as a high cliff and wooded. Rona Island is a lowland island in the wooded east, with sand and white rock.

Escucha Island is a tall and wooded island east of Palaui being a popular spot to watch the landscape of Rona Island through a channel where several small islands are located. The island of Palaui was declared a National Wildlife Reserve on August 28, 1994 covering an area of 7,145 hectares (17,660 hectares).

The waters around the island are home to 21 species of commercial fish with about 50 hectares (120 acres) of undisturbed corals. The remote island has 105 species of rattan and commercially valuable timber species, 25 species of shrubs and shelters for 90 migrant birds.

The northern tip of the island is Cape Engaño where at the top of a 92 meter high hill lies the ruins of Cape Engaño Lighthouse from stone construction, 14 meters tall and built in 1892. Cape Engaño has a history of World War II as part of a larger battle in Leyte Bay. The Japanese carriers Zuikaku, Zuihō, Chitose and Chiyoda were repeatedly bombarded and drowned, including three light cruisers and nine destroyers.

Engaño Cove is a small bay to the southwest of the lighthouse as a station for the landing of small boats by fishermen in quiet, sheltered waters. The footsteps and concrete 229 steps from the bay take travelers to Cape Engaño Lighthouse to watch the ruins and ocean views.

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Location: San Vicente, Cagayan Province, Cagayan Valley Region, Philippines.

Routes and public transport: Flights to Cagayan North International Airport in San Mariano and Dagupan, then drive to Port of San Vicente in Santa Ana for a boat to Punta Verde on Palaui Island or to Engaño Cove in the north. Camping is permitted around the lighthouse.

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