10+ Tourist Spots in Barlig (UPDATED): Best Places to See

Here is a comprehensive list of must-see tourist spots in Barlig, Mountain Province.

Barlig is known as the “Last Ecological Frontier of Mountain Province,” owing to its pristine forest cover which hosts endangered species such as deer, wild pigs, monkeys, and the Philippine Monkey-Eating Eagle. It is, therefore, a promising eco-tourism site in the Philippines.

Hidden on its forest-clad landscapes are breathtaking waterfalls, enchanting lakes, mossy playgrounds, stunning limestone rock formations, and a plethora of flora and fauna species. It’s your ultimate getaway for thrill, fun, and adventure.

If you’re planning to visit, here are the must-see Barlig tourist spots you should not miss.

Behold Barlig Tourist Spots

1. Mt. Amuyao

Sea of clouds as viewed from Mt Amuyao of Barlig

Mt. Amuyao is one of the highest peaks in the Philippines with a height ranging from 2,702 meters to 2,862 meters. It’s the most popular and most visited Barlig tourist spot.

Trekking to its summit will lead you into a close encounter with the diverse flora and fauna of Barlig. From Mt. Amuyao’s peak, you’ll catch sight of an entrancing and panoramic mountain views.

If you’re lucky, you’ll chance on a breathtaking view of the sunrise and sea of clouds.

  • Environmental Fee: Php 25
  • Barangay Fee: Php 50
  • Jump-off Point: Macalana, Barlig
  • Trekking Time: 5-6 hours
  • Guide Fee: Php 1,500 for a group with a maximum of 5 pax

READ: Mt Amuyao Barlig, Mt. Province (Your Complete DIY Travel Guide)

2. Futitikun Falls

Hidden deep in a remote jungle, Futitikun Falls is one of the least explored Barlig tourist spots. It’s gushing waters come from pristine mossy forests upstream.

It’s two-layered with a collective height of 100 meters. Only a few hunters and local hikers were able to witness Futitikun falls’ grand beauty. It takes more or less two days of an arduous trek on jungle trails to get here. Leeches also abound especially during the rainy season.

  • Location/Jump-off: Lias Kanluran, Barlig
  • Trekking Time: 2 days
  • Guide Fee: Donation
  • Reminder: Only for extreme hikers

3. Lake Tufub/Tufog

Lake Tufub in Lingoy. One of the tourist spots of Barlig, Mountain Province.

Lake Tufub is said to be the crater of an extinct volcano, locally known as Mt. Puguis. Beautiful mossy forests surround the lake, thus, the greenish color. The locals believe that unseen deities and spirits inhabit the lake. During the rainy days, the lake is shrouded in mists, casting an enchanting view.

I have been visiting the lake several times already and I noticed some disturbing impacts. Among these include the clearing of vegetation around the lake.

A road has also been constructed leading near to the lake. Hopefully, the local authorities will implement measures to maintain the natural beauty of Lake Tufub.

  • Location/Jump-off: Sitio Chatol, Brgy Lingoy, Barlig
  • Trekking Time: 10 minutes from the national highway
  • Reminder: Pick up your trash

READ: Lake Tufub in Barlig, Mt Province (Your Complete DIY Travel Guide)

4. Kafiliw Twin Falls

Kafiliw Twin Falls of Lias Kanluran. One of the tourist spots of Barlig, Mountain Province.

Kafiliw falls is located deep in the forests of Lias. Like Futitikun Falls, only a few hunters and hikers ever caught a glimpse of this beauty. It takes 6 to 7 hours of a hike along slippery, and often, dangerous hunter’s trails to get here.

The falls measures more than 30 meters and when viewed from a distance, appear like two beautiful bridal veils cascading together. Dense forests surround the said falls, casting a verdant view.

  • Location/Jump-off: Lias Kanluran, Barlig
  • Trekking Time: 5-6 hours
  • Guide Fee: Donation
  • Reminder: Only for extreme hikers

5. Potec Falls

Potec Falls of Lunas. One of the attractions in Barlig.

Potec falls is located at sitio Mog-ao of barangay Lunas. From Chupac, it takes 2 hours of hike to reach sitio Mog-ao. From sitio Mog-ao, one needs to hike for another two hours following a brook to reach the falls.

The final challenge to conquer before reaching the falls is climbing a small waterfall while holding on to leaves, roots, and rock crevices. According to the locals, going here is dangerous since there are cobras lurking around.

However, the locals are experts in preventing untoward incidents. Potec falls is one of the remotest Barlig tourist spots.

  • Location/Jump-off: Lunas, Barlig
  • Trekking Time: 4-5 hours
  • Guide Fee: Donation
  • Reminder: Only for extreme hikers

6. Wonderful Rock of Allob

Allob Rock Formations in Latang. One of the tourist spots of Barlig, Mountain Province.

The Wonderful Rock of Allob is located at barangay Latang. It features beautiful stalactite and stalagmite formations. Surprisingly, this is no cave. It is located along a brook with cold waters.

When visiting this, you will also have the chance to glimpse of the Allob Falls and Allob Hot Spring.

  • Location/Jump-off: Latang, Barlig
  • Trekking Time: 2 hours
  • Guide Fee: Donation
  • Reminder: Keep your trash

7. Amfitayok Falls

Amfitayok falls of Kadaclan. One of the tourist spots of Barlig, Mountain Province.

Amfitayok falls is perhaps the most famous waterfall in Barlig as Mr. Dionie Chungalan, a local writer, has been featuring it in local newspapers. It measures around 18 feet high and has a deep and wide pool with cold, crystal-clear waters.

It takes an hour of a hike from Chupac to get here. Along the way, one can have a view of ladder-like rice terraces and mountain ranges.

  • Location/Jump-off: Ogo-og, Barlig
  • Trekking Time: 15 minutes
  • Guide Fee: Donation

8. Sayang Mossy Forests

Known locally as the “Playground of the Deer,” the Sayang Mossy Forest is truly a beauty to behold. It is one of the most pristine and thriving forests left in the region.

Deer, wild pigs, and various species of endemic birds live here. In addition, it is a botanical paradise because of the abundance of orchids and other flowering plants.

The mossy forests of Sayang can also match those of famous mountaineering destinations in the country like Mt. Dulang-Dulang, Mt. Pulag, and Mt. Apo.

Sayang mossy forest is the source of the mighty Sayang-Mapesak brook. Along this brook, one can find numerous waterfalls, some reaching a height of more than 100 meters.

Just like many promising Barlig tourist spots, Sayang Mossy Forest is not yet established for tourism purposes.

  • Location/Jump-off: Lias Kanluran, Barlig
  • Trekking Time: 2 days
  • Guide Fee: Donation
  • Reminder: Only for extreme hikers
Sayang Mossy Forest. One of the tourist spots of Barlig, Mountain Province.

9. Naculla Rice Terraces

These are just among the beautiful rice terraces of Kadaclan cluster. They are a masterpiece and a symbol of the people’s ingenuity, hard work, and unity.

These terraces are visible along the way going to Amfitayok falls. Abundant water supply coming from the forested mountains irrigate these terraces all year round.

  • Location/Jump-off: Ogo-og, Barlig
  • Trekking Time: 15 minutes
  • Guide Fee: Donation

10. Akanyang Sacred Stone

The enchanting Akanyang Stone. One of the tourist spots of Barlig, Mountain Province.

This gigantic boulder is one of the cultural Barlig tourist spots and it plays an important role among the I-Lias. Unseen deities and spirits inhabit the stone, according to local folklore.

There are several stories about the stone, however, it is best to hear these from the locals themselves. To get here, one needs to hike from the community proper for about an hour, passing across rice fields and the Karanag Falls.

  • Location/Jump-off: Lias Kanluran, Barlig
  • Trekking Time: 30 minutes
  • Guide Fee: Donation

How to Get to Barlig?

The primary jump-off point to Barlig is Bontoc, the capital town of Mountain Province.

Jeeps bound to Barlig are stationed in front of the All Saints Cathedral. The times of departure are 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm. If you’re heading to Poblacion, Barlig (town center), the fare is 80 pesos.

If you’re bound to Lias and Kadaclan clusters, the fare is Php 100 and Php 150 respectively.

NOTE: Always be at the jeepney station at least 30 minutes before the departure time. By the way, you may try top-load to give a thrill to your riding experience. Just make sure you are alert and the weather is fine.

Where to Stay?

  1. Poblacion (Barlig Centro). Travelers or visitors may stay at the following: Halfway Inn and Restaurant (Rate: 200 per head/ night); Seaworld Inn (Rate: 200 per head/night); Cozy Nook and Cafe (Rate: 300 per head/night, with hot shower).
  2. Kadaclan Cluster. There is only one tourism amenity namely, Kadaclan Tourists Homestay (150 pr head/night). This is located at barangay Chupac. It offers a panoramic view of rice terraces and mountain ranges. In addition, some locals may warmly offer their homes.
  3. Lias Cluster. There are no lodging amenities here. However, tourists and visitors may be warmly accommodated by the locals in their respective homes.

For More Information:

If you need more information that may help in setting up your itinerary to Barlig’s tourist spots, do contact the following:

  • Ms. Jansen Focad, Tourism Officer: 09264004717

You can also message us on our facebook page namely, Daniel’s Eco-Travels. I will be more than glad and willing to answer them whenever I can:)

14 Comments

  1. Grace Fikingas

    Good job Daniel! It has long been my desire to make a travel blog like this pero puro umpisa lang. Please continue promoting our beloved town and its beautiful scenic views.

    • Daniel's Eco-Travels

      thank you so much maam for the encouragement:) hopefully, we could meet for a chat over a cup of coffee:)

  2. This inspires me to visit Barlig again! Great photos too, Daniel!

  3. Hello!
    I plan to visit Barlig before holy week Second week of April. I want know wild deer
    , Philippine eagle , birds and rare wildlife. Maybe Barlignon interested for tribal wildlife sanctuary, Ican help them.
    Best regards.
    Butch

    • Daniel's Eco-Travels

      wow…its good po that you are eager to help in wildlife conservation…in reality, wildlife protection is not given much attention in Barlig…hunting has become a thrill among the younger generations in particular…there lacks laws on wildlife protection and even projects to sustain these…..i believe that the locals and the officials need to be capacitated on the importance of wildlife and how such will help in sustainably boosting community development..hope we can talk more about this:) you may proceed to the mayors office and share your perspectives to the mayor:)

  4. Jimmy Gascon

    I wish my childhood best friend the late Baguio police, detective officer Larry Fabian ( hanger bldg natengan, t dimmakelan mi) still around, his parents were from barlig, siguro et mabalin nga ipasiarnak et barlig, way to late, I learned from his son he is already with the supreme commander maybe hopefully someday before I kick the bucket I can pay a visit, bontoc etc.

    • Daniel's Eco-Travels

      sure po:) so long as our schedules for visitation coincide, then why not? I would gladly tour you around my hometown

  5. Before I will reach 65, I would love to visit these 10 places you mentioned. I am from Chupac, but have not been to these places except Lake Tufub.

  6. Shaina Mae Poschor

    Hoping that I could visit these wonderful tourist spot of barlig someday..

  7. Would like to ask for advice in planning a trip to Barlig. Hope you can get in touch.

  8. Maria Chalanen-Ladiong

    My 6-month stay in Barlig wayback 2011 was a wonderful one.It was a pleasure working with the people of Barlig and the priceless experience of witnessing its prestine beauty. I have been to Mt. Amuyao multiple times but it never fails to amaze me.

    • Daniel Maches

      Wow. I am glad you have fond memories during your stay in Barlig. Thank you for sharing your wonderful experiences.

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