Burdeos Ecotourism
The Municipality of Burdeos with its coral reef and forest preservation area shall become one of the alternative Eco-Tourism Center of the Infanta-Polillo growth area. It is envisioned that the Municipality of Burdeos will be transformed into an economically progressive area that would compliment the development vision of Infanta-Polillo Growth Area, that is, to propel and enhance the growth and development of Quezon Province and its adjoining provinces.

Consistent with the Tourism Act of 2009; that as a national policy to promote tourism as indispensable element of the national economy and industry of national interest and importance which must be harnessed as an engine of socio-economic growth and cultural affirmation, the municipality declares sustainable tourism as an essential means to spur investment, employment and growth towards sustainable development and to inculculate and enhance the sense of heritage and pride for all Burdeans. Towards this end, the Municipality shall seek to:
    • Recognize sustainable tourism development as a measure to improve the quality of life of the Burdeans through the development,  promotion and marketing of competitive tourism destinations and products.
    • Promote and develop the tourism industry that is ecologically sustainable, responsible, participative, culturally sensitive and ethically and socially equitable for local communities
    • Encourage private sector participations and collaboration and linkage with various institutions.
    • Create and secure safe environment for tourists and communities.

Burdeos has many natural tourist attractions such as natural beaches, and other sights. Natural beach resorts includes the Binunbunan Island; Minasawa Birds Sanctuary & Game Refuge; Anilon Island; Ikulong Island and Malaguinoan Island. There are three natural waterfalls in this municipality that are not yet developed. Waterfalls at Sitio Bayabas and Sitio Bulalon, which is 5 kms. And 7 kms. away from the Poblacion proper, respectively. Another waterfalls is located at Barangay Aluyon with an approximate distance of 10 kms. from the Poblacion. Other tourists’ sights includes the natural caves that is underdeveloped and located at Sitio Bulalon, Barangay Poblacion. This cave serve as shelter for “laying-layang”, a kind of bird wherein their discharge can be used as fertilizer. Passing inside this cave is a stream with a clear and naturally cold water.

In terms of tourist accommodation, please click Travellers Links. People’s hospitality for visitors also cannot be underestimated. Adding colors, extravagance and bee-like attraction to these natural spots are the different fiesta celebrations in the various barangays and sitios, something to be enjoyed year round.

Tourist Destinations:

  • Kabalo Sandbar
  • Minasawa Island
  • Anilon Cave
  • Anilon Island
  • Bakaw-bakaw Island
  • Binunbunan Island
  • Isla Puting Bato
  • Buguitay Island
  • Anawan Island
  • Tikling Island
  • Malaguinuan Island
  • Pulong Buhangin
  • Pandan Island
  • Calutcot Island
  • Chubak Island
  • Payong Islet
  • Makagilid Island
  • Palasan Island

Why should Burdeos promote Ecotourism?(*TIES) 

Ecotourism is a responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education. Education is meant to be inclusive of both staff and guests.  Ecotourism is about uniting conservation, communities, and sustainable travel. This means that those who implement, participate in and market ecotourism activities should adopt the following ecotourism principles:

  • Minimize physical, social, behavioral, and psychological impacts.
  • Build environmental and cultural awareness and respect.
  • Provide positive experiences for both visitors and hosts.
  • Provide direct financial benefits for conservation.
  • Generate financial benefits for both local people and private industry.
  • Deliver memorable interpretative experiences to visitors that help raise sensitivity to host countries' political, environmental, and social climates.
  • Design, construct and operate low-impact facilities.
  • Recognize the rights and spiritual beliefs of the Indigenous People in your community and work in partnership with them to create empowerment.
*The International Ecotourism Society (TIES)  

Conservation

Offering market-linked long-term solutions, ecotourism provides effective economic incentives for conserving and enhancing bio-cultural diversity and helps protect the natural and cultural heritage of our beautiful planet.

Communities

By increasing local capacity building and employment opportunities, ecotourism is an effective vehicle for empowering local communities around the world to fight against poverty and to achieve sustainable development.

Interpretation

With an emphasis on enriching personal experiences and environmental awareness through interpretation, ecotourism promotes greater understanding and appreciation for nature, local society, and culture.