The great puzzle of ecotourism: how can large numbers of people enjoy nature without destroying it? A pioneering eco-development programme seeks to address this by designing a community built for balance. Combining commercial convenience and residential comfort with a solid fusion of nature and adventure, Hamilo Coast, an eco-tourism project of SM Investments Corporation supported by WWF, aims to be the new definition of a pristine coastal paradise.
Unique to Hamilo Coast is its commitment to local tourism by celebrating Philippine culture, flora and fauna. The development is taking the local eco-tourism industry a step further by ensuring that habitat disruption and resource depletion is minimized.
Meticulously designed to meet existing standards of international real estate development and social equity, Hamilo Coast also aims to enhance existing ecological features.
Composed of merging miles of soft white sand, 13 coves of varying sizes, vibrant coral reefs, limestone cliffs that touch the sky and virgin forests which host the endangered Philippine teak (Tectona philippinensis), Hamilo Coast also champions solid waste management, renewable energy technologies and coastal resource management.