Bayokbok Falls: The Hidden Beauty of Tuel, Tublay

Whenever I am in La Trinidad, Benguet and my craving to chase waterfalls strikes, the first that would come to mind is Bayokbok Falls. It is a hidden beauty of barangay Tuel in Tublay, Benguet. However, ongoing development efforts would soon bring Bayokbok falls to ecotourism limelight. After all, it is a God-given gift deserving […]

Lias (Barlig): The Rustic Paradise of the Hinterlands

If I am to choose a place where the rustic beauty of nature and the rich culture of the people intertwine, that would definitely be Lias, Barlig. It is a hidden hamlet worthy of further exploration and admiration. Lias is one of the clusters composing Barlig in Mountain Province. It composes of two barangays namely, […]

Sadanga (Mountain Province): Top Ten Places to Visit

Sadanga is called the “Living Museum of Mountain Province,” owing to its rich and vibrant culture. It is one of the least explored municipalities in terms of tourism offering. However, it deserves a place as a promising ecotourism hub in Mountain Province.             In fact, the locals themselves have willingly expressed their interest to open […]

Bontoc (Mountain Province): Top Ten Places to Visit

When we talk about tourism in Mountain Province, Sagada would certainly come to mind first. Bontoc town, on the other hand, is often overlooked though it is the provincial capital. More often than not, tourists go to Bontoc for side tripping after exploring Sagada.             Surprisingly, tourists don’t know that they are missing beautiful and […]

Relishing Asin Hot Spring and Tuel River of Tublay

Tublay is now a growing ecotourism hub in Benguet. Recently, Gina Lopez, former DENR Secretary, has been visiting the municipality to help in developing ecotourism projects. Such initiatives will be a big help in uplifting the local communities while promoting the conservation of the natural wonders of Tublay. One of the locally-popular destinations in Tublay […]

Exploring the Hidden Gem of Bontoc: The Blue Lagoon

I used to think that Bontoc would not appeal much to tourism in Mountain Province. Hello? Who would even visit a crowded and urbanized center when everybody nowadays is looking for a rustic experience? But Blue Lagoon belies this.             As I go on exploring Bontoc, my initial assumptions were completely shattered. Yes, it now […]

Bagong (Sablan): The Hamlet on the Foot of Mt. Pokgong

If you want a rustic memory somewhere near Baguio or La Trinidad, then Bagong is definitely one of such. Nestled on the foot of the majestic Mt. Pokgong, it is a hamlet that belies the difficulties and challenges in getting there. Once there, fascination and thrill await. Bagong is one of the remotest barangays of […]

Barlig (Mountain Province): Top Ten Places to Visit

What are the top ten places you must see in Barlig, Mountain Province? Barlig is known as the “Last Ecological Frontier of Mountain Province,” owing to its pristine forest cover. Both mossy and dipterocarp forests cover more than 85% of Barlig’s land area. These are crucial sanctuaries for endangered species such as deer, wild pigs, […]