Bangrin Mangrove Forest in Bani Pangasinan


Bangrin Mangrove Marine Protected Area (Bangrin MPA) is comprised of 42.25 hectares of mangrove forest. It is home to 53 species of migratory and indigenous birds, according to the Local Economic Development arm of the Department of Interior and Local Government. It is also one of the 13 bird-watching areas in the Philippines identified by the Department of Tourism. According to the most recent assessment of the Bani’s Agricultural Office, there are now 150+ bird species in Bangrin. Birdwatching activities in Bangrin can be done before sunrise as well as before sundown.

Contact Details:

For more information about Bangrin Mangrove Marine Protected Area (Bangrin MPA) please contact Bani Tourism Office.
Location: Barangays Aporao and San Miguel, Bani, Pangasinan
Phone: (075) 632-8562
Mobile: 0928-244-5119
Facebook: Bani Tourism Office

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Bangrin Mangrove Marine Protected Area(Marine Protected Area) Rates:

Environmental fee – Php. 30 / pax
Boat Tour – Php. 1,500 / 10 pax

Activities in Bangrin Mangrove Marine Protected Area(Bangrin MPA)
  • Bird watching
  • Bangrin Mangrove Marine Protected Area (Bangrin MPA) is a good spot for bird watching. It is also one of the 13 bird-watching areas in the Philippines identified by the Department of Tourism. According to the most recent assessment of the Bani’s Agricultural Office, there are now 150+ bird species in Bangrin. Birdwatching activities in Bangrin can be done before sunrise as well as before sundown.

  • Boat paddling
  • Boat paddling is one of relaxing activities offered in Bangrin Mangrove Marine Protected Area(Bangrin MPA). You can observe, taking pictures and experience birds (and other wildlife) in a new way.

  • Board walking
  • A 450 meters boardwalk was constructed across the area for visitors and nature-lovers to enjoy the view of Bangrin Mangrove Marine Protected Area(Bangrin MPA).

  • Forest adventure
  • Bangrin Mangrove Marine Protected Area(Bangrin MPA) will be an amazing place for people who love to seek challenging adventures out in the mangrove forest.

  • Fishing
  • Mangrove Trees provides food source for marine life including economically important shrimp, crabs, and fishes. Thats why Bangrin Mangrove Marine Protected Area(Bangrin MPA) is also a good spot for fishing.

How to get to Bangrin Mangrove Marine Protected Area (Bangrin MPA)

How to get to Bangrin Mangrove Marine Protected Area By your own Car

Guide: If you are using a car just use Waze or Google Map and pin Bangrin Mangrove Marine Protected Area(Bangrin MPA).

  • Take NLEx/E1/R-8 and N Luzon W Expy to M.H. Del Pilar St
  • Paniqui – Camiling Roadd in Paniqui 2 h 2 min (148 km)
  • Turn left onto M.H. Del Pilar St
  • Paniqui – Camiling Road
  • Continue to follow Paniqui – Camiling Road 29 min (19.7 km)
  • Follow Romulo Highway
  • Tarlac – Pangasinan Road
  • Olongapo – Bugallon Rd to Alaminos 1 h 37 min (77.8 km)
  • Take Alaminos – Bani Road
  • Bani Road Regional Highway 5
  • Head west on Burgos St toward Regional Highway 5
  • Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Regional Highway 5
  • Turn right onto Tugui-Aporao Twp Road to Pataga Fishport
  • From Pataga Fish Port hire a motorboat going to the Bangrin Mangrove Marine Protected Area(Bangrin MPA).
How to get to Bangrin Mangrove Marine Protected Area (Bangrin MPA) Via Bus

How to get toBangrin Mangrove Marine Protected Area(Bangrin MPA) from Manila Via Bolinao or Alaminos City Pangasinan

  • From manila Bus Station (Cubao or Pasay) ride a bus to Bolinao Pangasinan.
  • Travel time roughly 6 hours.You may take Victory Liner Bus or Five Star Bus.
  • Tell the driver to drop you off at town proper of Bani Municipal Town Hall. (From Manila riding a bus going to Bolinao and drop you off at Bani Municipal Town Hall is more convenient for commuters but just in case there’s no available bus direct trips to Bolinao, you can get a bus going to Alaminos City Pangasinan and ride a minibus or van in front of CSI Mall Alaminos Branch and tell the driver to drop you off at Bani Municipal Town Hall.
  • From Bani Town proper, hire a tricycle going to Pataga Fish Port.
  • From Pataga Fish Port hire a motorboat going to the Bangrin Mangrove Marine Protected Area(Bangrin MPA).

Victory Liner Bus Contact Details:
Address: 683 EDSA, Cubao, Quezon City 915054
Phone Number: (02)727-4688 / (02)410-8956 / (02)727-4534

Five Star BUS Contact Details:
Address: 2240 Aurora Blvd, Malibay, Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines
Phone Numbers:
Pasay : 853-4772 / 851-6614 / 851-6659
Cubao : 911-7359 / 421-4716 / 421-4717 / 2927.712.4349 / 0943.706.5083

Bangrin Mangrove Marine Protected Area in Bani Pangasinan Photo


Photo Courtesy: Bani Tourism Office