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  • Historical belltower Co-ca river sandy beach of Natba
    Hello Bacarra, get a stop over at Bacarra on your way to Pagudpud. It is worth visiting. It's historical belltower is outstanding, the tallest in 18th century. How about riding a raft at the Co-ca river, a man-made river built 230 years [...]
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Bacarra History

Spanish government ruled the town in 1778 leaving much influence in terms of clothing, festival observance, home and church structures. As to how it got its name, folks accounted that inhabitants were fishing when the Spaniards passed by asking the name of the place. One of the fishermen uttered “Bacbacarra, Señor” thinking it was the name of the fish that was asked of. They didn’t speak Spanish, that’s why. It’s funny how they started calling the place Bacarra since then. The second theory was that there were many cows (baca) grazed in pasture lands before. Thirdly, some townsmen told that early inhabitants treasured some rice [...]

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