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A. TOURIST DESTINATIONS

  1. FALLS
  • a.Destination: Kili Falls And Hot Spring
  • Location: Kili, Tubo, Abra

The magnificent falls and hot spring of the municipality known as the real natures spa located at barangay Kili, 15 kilometers from Poblacion, Tubo, Abra which is 465 kilometers from Manila which considered as the hottest attraction of Tubo and the province of Abra especially during summer season. This falls has a combinations of falls, pool, hot spring and rock formations making it as a perfect destination.

The mighty Utip river from the Buasao watershed blended with hot water emerging from a giant rock holes yielding a lukewarm water perfectly for bathing. On the upper part, a cave plunging hot ripples from rock holes which can cook eggs and fishes, while 20 meters downstream you will be bathed with a wide

& deep blue natural pool lived by exotic fishes while witnessing the awesome falls flowing to it.

This scenic spot is one of the best venue for Kayak in the Philippines, good for relaxing, picnic, reunions, birthday celebrations, nature health spa, bamboo rafting and fishing.

 

+ Panoramic view of Kili Falls and Hot Spring

GETTING THERE

+Public Transportation

 

Destination Mode of Transportation Route Trips Estimated Time of Departure Estimated Time of Arrival Standard Fare (Peso)
Kili Falls and Hot Spring Bus (Viron, Dominion & Partas) Manila- Bangued Vice versa Php 700.00
GMW Bus Laoag- Bangued
Public Utility Jeepney Regular trip Bangued- Tiempo Vice versa Daily (one trip) 8:00AM 1:00PM Php200.00
Tiempo- Kili Vice versa No regular trip
PU Jeepney Hire Bangued- Kili vice versa Thru Negotiation Depends on negotiation Php 8,500.00
Candon City, Ilocos Sur- Kili Php 8,000.00
Motorcycle Hire Bangued- Kili vice versa Thru Negotiation Depends on negotiation Php 1,400.00
Poblacion, Tubo- Kili vice versa Php 400.00
Tiempo- Kili Php 200.00

Note: From Candon City, Ilocos Sur: No regular trip, applicable for hire, no need to go to Bangued, Abra or used it as exit when you enter via Bangued, then you may choose it as exit from Kili- Candon City to Manila.

LODGING: Homestay @ P100.00/ head/ day

FOOD: Cater / by order

Exotic foods & Filipino foods @ P70.00- P 90.00 per meal

  • b. Destination: Langen Falls
  • Location: Bana, Kili, Tubo, Abra

  • c. Destination: Tagpew Falls
  • Location: Tubo, Abra

Tagpew resembling the upper visible female pubic area when inverted which is the term for the locals. A 120 meters falls found on the thick pine forest of sitio Dataan (former community of Tubo), part of Tabacda with an elevation of 1,000- 2,000 metars above sea level. A 3- 5 hours trek from sitio Batayan, Alangtin, Tubo, Abra through steep slopes pine forest ranging from 800- 2,000 MASL.

The various bullets sound of bulk water dropping on the tagpew which is a rock makes anyone frightened and amazed. Tourist/ visitors taught it was a battle exchanging of bullets but surprisingly the wonderful Tagpew Falls.

GETTING THERE

+Public Transportation

Destination Mode of Transportation Route Trips Estimated Time of Departure Estimated Time of Arrival Standard Fare (Peso)
Tagpew Falls & 7 mountains Bus (Viron, Dominion & Partas) Manila- Bangued Vice versa Php 700.00
GMW Bus Laoag- Bangued
Public Utility Jeepney Regular trip Bangued- Poblacion Vice versa Daily (one trip) 8:00AM 1:00PM Php180.00
Poblacion- Batayan

Vice versa

No regular trip
PU Jeepney Hire Bangued- Batayan, Alangtin vice versa Thru Negotiation 6 hours travel Php 12,0000.00
Candon City, Ilocos Sur- Batayan, Alangtin vice versa Thru Negotiation Php 12,0000.00
Motorcycle Hire Bangued- Batayan, Alangtin vice versa Thru Negotiation Depends on negotiation Php 1,500.00
Poblacion, Tubo- Batayan, Alangtin vice versa Php 500.00

Note: From Candon City, Ilocos Sur: No regular trip, applicable for hire, no need to go to Bangued, Abra or used it as exit when you enter via Bangued, then you may choose it as exit from Batayan- Candon City to Manila.

+ TRECKING

 

Destination Mode of Transportation Route Travel time
Batayan- Tagpew Falls trecking Foot trail 4-6  hours

+ Tour guide fee Php500.00/ day

ACCOMODATION/ LODGING: Homestay @ P100.00/ head/ day @ Batayan while during the trek you can do camping thru hammock and tent.

FOOD: Cater / by order, bring your own food

Exotic foods & Filipino foods @ P70.00- P 90.00 per meal

  • d. Name of Spot: Maeng Falls
  • Location: Batayan, Alangtin, Tubo, Abra
  • Distance: 1 Km north from residential area

  • e.Pang- ayeo Falls
  • Location: 30 meters southeast (60 meters) by Maeng Falls

Photo by Daniel Daagdag

  • Asin Hot Spring
  • Location: Dilong, Tubo, Abra

B. RICE TERRACES

  • a. Tourist Spot Name: Calabnay and Sayoyong Rice Terraces
  • Location: Poblacion, Tubo, Abra

  • b. Spot Name: Alangtin Rice Terraces
  • Location: 10 meters west of Alangtin Proper Residential area

Photo by: Daniel d. Daagdag (10/20/2017)

 

  • c. Spot Name: Kawayan Rice Terraces
  • Location: Alangtin, Tubo, Abra (3km away from residential area, 20 minutes walk)

  • d. Ataki Rice Terraces
  • Location: Kili, Tubo, Abra

 

  • e. Spot Name: Bangbangcag Rice Terraces
  • Location: Tubtuba, Tubo, Abra

Photo by: Daniel D. Daagdag (10/25/2017)

C. ROCK FORMATIONS

  • a.Gatin
  • Location: Tabacda, Tubo, Abra
  • Photo by Daniel Daagdag (30January 2011)

Photo by Daniel Daagdag (30January 2011)

  • b. Akyang Park
  • Location: Likowan, Amtuagan, Tubo, Abra

D.BURIAL CAVES

  • a. Mintangeb Burial Cave
  • Location: Tabacda, Tubo, Abra
  • How to get there: 4 hours trek via Batayan, Alangtin, Tubo, Abra

E. PARKS

  • a. Lovers Park
  • Location: Tubtuba, Tubo, Abra

E.CULTURES & TRADITIONS & FESTIVALS

  • a. BEGNAS FESTIVAL

Annual thanksgiving celebration of the Municipality of Tubo during the second week of December celebrated by the ten barangays of Tubo. It features the different cultures, traditions, talents, sports and One Town product of Tubo .

b. SIN-AG-I TAKO CAMPORAL (YOUTH) & LGU OLYMPICS

Sin- ag- I Tako Camporal & LGU Olympics is an annual reunion, festival & celebration of Tubo Energetic Youth Organization coming from the eigth (8) families (ancestors) in the municipality and LGU- Tubo on the months of April or May or vacation/ summer season. These are, Acnamen Family of barangay Amtuagan, Changcosep family of Kili, Dumling family of Dilong, Ladawan Family of Tiempo, Bagwang Family of Supo, Sannadan Famiy of Poblacion, Sumingwa Family of Wayangan and Tangkib Family of Tubtuba and Alangtin. These families are the origins/ descendants of most families or clans in the municipality nowadays.

Sin- ag-I Tako camporal is celebrated thru pageant, sports and cultural presentation which showcases the various cultures and traditions of the Maeng Tribe of Tubo.

This year 2018 was marked as the 31st  Sin- ag-I Tako Camporal held at Pobalcion, Tubo, Abra participated by TEYO and LGU.

  • c. AGEW DI SUPO (February)
  • d. JOSEPH THE WORKER PARISH FIESTA (1st week of May)
  • e. BARANGAY ALANGTIN FIESTA (2nd week of May)

  • f. Tiempo Begnas Festival (3rd- 4th week of December)

 

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