20+ Sadanga Tourist Spots (UPDATED): Best Places to See

Here is a comprehensive list of the eco-cultural tourist spots in Sadanga!

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. However, it deserves a place as a promising eco-tourism hub in Mountain Province.

I have been visiting Sadanga for a number of times as it gives me a rustic relief from the hustles and bustles of daily life. Whenever I visit, I discover and learn something new. Yes, it’s more fun here.

Behold Tourist Spots in Sadanga

1. Fuwaas Falls

Fuwaas Falls in Belwang. One of the tourist spots of Sadanga, Mountain Province.

Fuwaas falls/Fowaas falls is one of the locally-famous tourist spots in Sadanga. It measures more than 50 meters high and cascades on a wide and very deep pool. Up to date, the depth of the pool has not been accurately measured.

The waterfall has crystal-clear and very cold waters, enough to harden the muscles and give soothing relief. It takes more or less 30 minutes of a hike from Belwang to get here.

Along the way, one can have a glimpse of the beautiful rice terraces of both Belwang and Bekigan. For the locals of said barangays, the falls is an important source of water for irrigation and domestic use.

According to a local story, Fuwaas falls got its name from a farmer named Fuwaas. Before then, it was called Tip-ew. The story goes that Fuwaas was fixing the irrigation system atop the falls when he accidentally fell down. Luckily, he survived. But that incident spread, thus, the waterfall was named after him

  • Entrance Fee: None
  • Guide Fee: Donation
  • Jump-off point: Brgy Belwang
  • Trekking time: 30 mins-1 hour

2. Lake Angtadan

Nestled high on the mountain slope, this lake of beauty could blow one away in sheer amazement. Intact mossy forests surround the lake, giving it a serene and a very rustic view. Its waters reflect the green vegetation around.

Moreover, its waters feed a brook that leads to Saclit, another barangay of Sadanga. To get here, one has to hike for more or less a day, passing along grassy hills, and later on, pine and mossy forests.

Only a few hunters were able to glimpse of this lake. That is why this remains as one of the least known tourist spots in Sadanga.

  • Entrance Fee: None
  • Guide Fee: Donation
  • Jump-off: Brgy Bekigan
  • Trekking Time: More or less a day

3. Angoten Cave

Angoten Cave in Belwang. One of the tourist spots of Sadanga, Mountain Province.

Just above the gigantic Fuwaas Falls, this cave is said to be an extension of the Sumaguing cave of Sagada. It was named after Angoten, a local hunter who followed the cave until he reached Sagada.

Deep inside, one could catch a glimpse of stalactite and stalagmite formations. The locals of Belwang protect the cave since it is their primary source of water for domestic and irrigation use.

However, they are planning to open it for tourism since they are already developing a new water system for domestic use. To get here, one has to hike for more or less an hour from the village. Indeed, this is one of the must-see tourist spots in Sadanga.

  • Entrance fee: None
  • Guide fee: Donation
  • Jump-off: Brgy Belwang
  • Trekking Time: 1 hour

4. Kansil Cave

Kansil cave is also thought to be connected to the Angoten cave. It also features stalactite and stalagmite formations and shelters swarms of kubarrut (bats).

Compared to the Angoten cave, Kansil cave is drier and contains more rock formations. It has a narrow opening and literally, visitors must cling unto rock crevices and roots before entering the chambers inside.

  • Entrance fee: None
  • Guide fee: Donation
  • Jump-off: Brgy Belwang
  • Trekking Time: 2 hours

5. Akay-ay Falls/Acay-ay Falls

An untapped natural beauty of Betwagan, Akay-ay waterfall measures more than 30 meters high and has a very deep pool with cold and crystal-clear waters.

There is also another waterfall upstream. It is known as the Twin Falls as they cascade facing each other.

It takes more than two hours of a hike from the village to get here, following the Betwagan river and trailing across rice terraces.

  • Entrance fee: None
  • Guide fee: Donation
  • Jump-off: Brgy Betwagan
  • Trekking Time: 2 hours

6. Belwang Rice Terraces

Sadanga is home to beautiful rice terraces that can rival those of Banaue, Ifugao. These stone-walled masterpieces signify the people’s industry and unity.

One of the most magnificent of these are the rice terraces of Belwang. From the community, you can overlook these man-made wonders. It’s best to visit them before the harvest season when the fields turn golden brown.

7. The Turtle Village

Anabel village. One of the tourist spots of Sadanga, Mountain Province.

Anabel is often called as such because it sits on a small hill which resembles the back of a turtle. Extensive rice paddies and terraces carved on even higher mountain slopes also surround the village. The Chico river snaking its way provides a more scenic view of the barangay.

8. Mt. Tungil

Mt Tungil is one of the highest peaks in Sadanga, Mountain Province. However, it is not yet tapped for ecotourism purposes due to its remoteness. It takes more than a day of hike to get here and only hunters were able to stand on its zenith.

While atop, one could see the panoramic mountain ranges of Abra and Kalinga including the neighboring municipalities of Mountain Province. Dense mossy forests cover its higher elevations. These shelter endangered wildlife species like deer and wild pigs. The mountain also serves as a headwater to numerous rivers and streams.

  • Entrance Fee: None
  • Guide Fee: Donation
  • Jump-off: Brgy Belwang
  • Trekking Time: More or less a day

9. Maatong Hot Spring

Maatong Hot Spring. One of the tourist spots of Sadanga, Mountain Province.

Located within the village proper, these hot springs are a favourite bathing site among the locals. Its sulphuric waters help in cleansing the skin and relieving certain illnesses such as common colds.

There is a separate quarter for men and women. Both adults and the young come here not only to take a bath but also to socialize.

  • Entrance Fee: None
  • Guide Fee: Not necessary
  • Trekking Time: Some minutes away from the municipal hall

10. Lake Chananaw

Lake Chananaw. One of the tourist spots of Sadanga, Mountain Province.

This is only 15-30 minutes of a hike from the village. It is a favourite picnic and swimming destination among the locals due to its rustic and serene ambiance. In addition, fishing can also be done. Tilapias and clams are said to thrive. It is best to visit here during the summer.

  • Entrance Fee: None
  • Guide Fee: Donation
  • Jump-off: Brgy Sacasacan
  • Trekking Time: 15-30 minutes

11. Betwagan Rice Terraces

12. Bekigan Rice Terraces

13. Betwagan River

14. Demang Rice Terraces

15. Underground River and Hot Spring

16. Focong Rice Terraces

17. Balintaugan Mystery Stone

18. Mt Abew

19. Sacasacan Falls

20. Chico River View

How to Get to Sadanga?

Bontoc, the capital town of Mt. Province, is the jump-off point to Sadanga and its different barangays. Here are the transportation schedules you should take note.

Bontoc to Poblacion. Time of departures are 2:00pm to 5:00pm. The jeepney station is located on the side of the Mountain Province State Polytechnic College (MPSPC). The trip takes around an hour. From Poblacion, one needs to hike to get to barangays Demang, Belwang, and Bekigan.

Bontoc to Sacasacan. Time of departure is 1 pm or 2 pm. Fare is 45 pesos and travel time takes an hour and a half. The jeepney station is located on the side of MPSPC.

Bontoc to Betwagan. Time of departure is 2 pm. Fare is 30 pesos. Travel time takes 40 minutes.

Bontoc to Anabel. Time of departure is 9 am. Fare is 30 pesos. Jeepney station is also located besides MPSPC. Travel time takes 40 minutes.

Where to Stay in Sadanga?

For your accomodation, contact the following:

  • Ms Janet Coria-en (09071507656)-Homestay
  • Ms. Angie Galingan (0921400995)-Homestay
  • Ms Liba (09192833983/09164644519)-Homestay
  • Ms. Genevieve M. Farcanao (0910 531 7810)-Transient

In some barangays, the locals welcome visitors to their homes. However, it is still best to first consult with the local officials for recommendations.

Things to Remember:

  1. Always consult the local officials when planning to visit tourist spots in Sadanga.
  2. Respect the local culture and protocols by refraining from acts or statements which are offensive to the communities. Among these include wearing mini-shorts, Public Display of Affection (PDA), etc.
  3. Don’t ever litter. Bring back your garbage to where you came from. This is one way for you to help protect the tourist spots in Sadanga.
  4. Don’t ever pick plants or plant parts along the trails. People may assume that you are a bio pirate.
  5. Avoid taking photographs of sensitive and sacred occasions without due permission. Among these occasions are traditional council meetings, prayers, rituals, etc.
  6. Some barangays especially Belwang and Bekigan still actively practice the teer (rest day) system. During these periods, tourists and visitors are disallowed from entering the community. That is why always inquire from the local officials or tourism office to be informed if teer will be declared during your set visit.

For your Information:

If you need further information that may help in setting up your itinerary to the tourist spots in Sadanga, do contact:

Ms Nelly Grace Pandagos, Tourism Officer Designate – 09165415310, 09469384879.

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:)


  1. Sadanga my hometown
    There’s no place like home sadanga municipality ng mga magaganda

  2. Norma Paac Abeya

    list adventure for 2020,looking forward and plan for this place,love it

  3. joan bannagao

    my hometown,such a lovely place
    thank you for appreciating the beauty of it

  4. Jose A. Limmayog Jr

    Let Us B United In Promoting Tourism In Sadanga

  5. wow! very nice… Haha pagalaan iti asignment ti ading …jajaja.. very helpful.

  6. wow! very nice… pagalaan iti asignment ti ading hahaha …. very helpful.

  7. Hi! Where could i possible stay in sadanga that is near their municap hall?

    • Daniel Maches

      kindly contact po ung abovementioned na numbers. Lahat yan are just a walking distance from the municipal hall. Thank you.

  8. Jed Pangod Dunuan

    Thank u for visiting and promoting our Place Sadanga,. Ur always welcome to visit Our Place.

  9. Amsay Grace Coria-en

    hi I just want to comment on the recommendation in home stay po it’s not Ms Janet Furyaen (09291010067) but it’s Janet Coria-en po and the contact number is 09071507656 Thank po for advertising our place

  10. Hi. Thanks for the info and planning to visit the place. May I please know if cars (sedan) can get to the place / municipal hall, or an SUV is mandatory? Thank you.

  11. Salvador Antonio

    Very informative blog sir. Planning on visiting the place very soon.

    Sir possible ba sya mabyahe from ncr to sadanga via 2wheels? Wala ba tawid ilog or something?

    • Daniel Maches

      its possible po sir…diretso naman po ung road and cementado siya except pg malapit ka na sa town

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