Masbate Sights and Landmarks Guide, Philippines
Masbate is the passage way of Luzon to Panay Island and Cebu; it is one of the many provinces of the Bicol Region. Masbate is home to a lot of interesting City Sights that foreigners and people from other places in the Philippines should visit. For a visit in the city, a traveler has to pick from a lot of choices regarding where he would start his vacation. He can choose from a number of cultural attractions, natural attractions, man-made attractions, feasts and festivals.
To start it off, if the traveler wants to visit Masbate’s cultural attractions, he actually has two choices the Underwater Cave or the Limestone Hills. The Underwater Cave is a cave which has an underwater entrance and is located near the Barangay Boca. For average persons, it is around neck-deep on the time that it is low tide. When the traveler enters the cave, he will be greeted with 500 year old human caskets that are made of solid wood and still containing human remains. It is about 12 inches wide and 24 inches long that is frequently visited by travelers since it is so ancient. On the other hand, the traveler can go to the Limestone Hills in Aroroy, Masbate if he wants to take a look at the location where early Kalanay people lived, they were believed to be experts in jar burials.
If the traveler is more of the type of person who is interested in natural attractions, then he should go to the Catandayagan Falls which is located in Tical Island of Masbate and is considered to be the most attractive falls in the region. It is where one would see multi-colored fishes swimming on the marvelous body of water that cascades around 60 feet from top to bottom.
If he wants to see a spring coming out from a rock, then he can visit the very unique Matangtubig Spring that has a total of three sources with lush vegetation and a lot of trees that provide a beautifully shaded area circling the spring. Another one is the Sombreno Island which is a hat-shaped island with silvery white sand beaches.
For those who want to be awed by the Masbate’s man-made attractions, they can choose from either the Jintotolo Lighthouse built in 19th century style, the Bugui Point lighthouse which was made during the times of the Spaniards, and the Colorado Lighthouse which was constructed during era of the Spaniards, but the Americans were the one who renovated it.
Feasts and festivals that are worth watching or better yet participating in would include the Rodeo Filipino, the Corn Festival, and the Bantigue Festival. These festivals reflect the traditions of the people in Masbate and are often visited and attended by people living near Masbate because it is so much fun, challenging, and full of surprises.
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