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Donsol is a coastal town located in the northwestern part of the Sorsogon province on the peninsula of Bicol in southern Luzon. It is divided in 51 barangays and in 2007 the town had a population of 43,996 people. Donsol is better known as the whale shark capital of the world which is the main reason why tourists go there. Locals had known about the presence of these giant animals for more than 100 years but they believed that these animals were dangerous. In 1998 a group of divers discovered the whale sharks in the waters outside Donsol and filmed them. They passed the video to the media and the WWF and from this time on Donsol has started its way up as one of the major tourist destinations of the Philippines. Between the months of November and June (peak time between February and May) whale sharks or as locals call them “Butanding” can be seen just right outside the coast of Donsol. It is even possible to swim/snorkel with these huge, amazing animals. As the whale sharks move on starting in June, so do the tourists and in the off season the town is pretty much empty. It is a real adventure to swim with the giant whale sharks. If you have never experienced that before, you should definitely go there.

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  • I like to invite tourists from around the world to come and visit our Gentle Giants, the Whaleshark or Butanding in our dialect. Our Butanding interaction here in Donsol, Sorsogon, Philippines is dubbed as the, “Best Animal Encounter in Asia”. Im a travel agent and the Manager of Donsol Aqua Tours and Services. I will make sure that everyone who will come and visit will left with a smile and excitement with their adventure here in the Philippines especially here in our town, Donsol, the home of the Whalesharks. You can watch some of my videos in the youtube with my Filipino and French guests. One can contact me via Email, with a number 63+921-743-5677. Come and visit our town, VISIT PHILIPPINES, THE PEARL OF THE ORIENT…. Mr. Rosalindo M. Briones Jr. Mngr. Owner. Donsol Aqua Tours and Services
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