Also known as Ermita de San Jacinto Church, an elevated church whose construction dates back from 1604, or more than 100 years older than the St. Peter's Cathedral. The Americans used this church as the headquarters during the Filipino-American war in 1899 and was reconstructed afterwards by the Americans.more
Callao Cave in Penablanca is a 7 chamber cave and is the the best known tourist attractions of the province, about 40 minutes from the town proper via hired tricycle at 250 pesos one way (you can also checkout the banca ride going to the cave). I asked a lot of people from the market on how to reach Callao Cave by banca, but everyone spoke of...more
In our hope to see the 7-chambered Callao Caves and its stalactites and stalagmites, we had the most memorable and scary adventure our life! Mistake # 1 Despite the reminder of the hotel personnel that we cannot reach the Callao caves since it was already 4 pm and it was monsoon season, my lady friend and I boarded a jeep for a 20 minute ride to...more
Dok's Carinderia is a local canteen located along the HiWay of Tuguegarao City, just across the Victory Liner. Don't expect much from a side street canteen though. it's the one nearest to the bus stations so I never had to scan for another Panciteria along. There's Jollibee but I wanted to try the pancit and it's good for only P50.00 for a full...more
I am an expat who often goes home to visit my parents in Cagayan Valley. While waiting for my flight back to Manila from Tuguegarao City airport, I would usually have buffet lunch in nearby Kusina Cagayana. Last March, I had a very unpleasant experience dining in this restaurant. I brought a cold bottle of my favorite soft drinks after shopping...more
Bus Schedules from Tuguegarao going to Ilocos Region (via GMW Buses) and Metro Manila (via Florida Bus & Victory Liner).Beware of riding the Shuttles plying around. They usually don't bring you to your destination or pull over somewhere and wait for more passengers.more
Buses going to Cagayan Valley are available on schedule basis.There are 2 big bus companies plying these route- the Victory Liner in Kamias and Pasay, and Florida Bus Lines in Cubao and Sampaloc. They got most of the trips at night since it is a 12 hour bus run. You can also choose which type of bus you prefer for a more comfortable ride. These 2...more
Give your orders to Julie so she can call in your order for you.
What to buy: Longganisa Recado that Julie serves for breakfast and the milk candy that the guides give for dessert while camping.
What to pay: P150/kilo for the Longganisa (pork sausage)
and P23/pack of the milk candy
In spite of the fact that spelunking, kayaking, and whitewater rafting sounds like they're sports only for the avid outdoor sportsman, they're all pretty safe if done under the guidance of experts...which we had.
Just remember to listen carefully to instructions and know that your guides will be there to help you.
Luggage and bags:
I took a backpack that held enough stuff for 4 days. Bring ziplock bags for whatever you don't want to get wet during the rafting trip.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bathing suits, nylon or polyester rash guards, sandals or aquashoes, a raincoat, and a sarong or malong for changing while you're out in the wild
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: paracetamol tablets in case you get too achy, band aids, betadine, sunblock and insect repellant
Photo Equipment: waterproof cameras are a must. disposable ones are perfect for the job.
Miscellaneous: Flashlights with extra batteries preferably the handsfree ones like our spy kids model. LOL
just came back from my tuguegarao trip if your planning to go Sta.Ana vans are available @180 pesos one way fare travel time is 3-4hrs.if your staying in the resort near the town proper don't expect white sands beach you need to go island hopping which is a bit pricey for me coz where only 2 person prices as i remember 1800/boat maximum of 10...more
About three hours from Tuguegarao City is the town of Sta. Ana. To get there, you may ride a bus going straight to the town from Don Domingo Bus Terminal in front of a market. To get to the bus terminal, just hail a tricycle and tell the driver that you're going to Don Domingo Bus Terminal, and you'll be delivered there. There are no aircon buses...more
The Chico River Dam was built as part of a 7-dam plan to provide hydro electric power to Northern Luzon. The plan failed and presently, the dam is just used for irrigation. I honestly think it's such a waste and the whole idea behind the project was feasible but it would have also meant flooding several villages before the project could be...more
..The place is famous for their native delicasies such as those in the picture. The white round one is called "Pawa" made from pounded sticky rice (made in the consistency of flour) with sweetened peanuts inside. "Tupig" is like suman but instead of steaming, it was roasted to give it a nice smoky flavor. I don't know the name of the delicacy in...more
Air-conditioned restaurants, hotels, discos, videokes, movie houses, and other amenities are found in Tuguegarao, offering a variety of entertainment, recreation and cuisine. Shops offering souvenirs and native products are found in the two public markets and around Calle Comercio. Convenience stores, boutiques, groceries and the markets offer a...more
Off I go with my kayak going down the river. It wasn't scary at all. Quite exhilarating actually. The guides were ahead of us in a boat and there were two others behind us on kayaks.I fell out of mine into the water but it wasn't as scary as it sounds. I'd do it over and over again! Anytime!more