Benguet eco-tourism draws hundreds of visitors

Baguio City Councilor Pinky Rondez on Tuesday observed that Benguet Province’s eco-tourism drew hundreds of visitors during the recent Holy Week.

Ambuklao Dam
Ambuklao Dam

The local tourism leader said that Benguet’s eco-tourism campaign focused on the attractiveness of its mountains, springs, dams and waterfalls.

“Several families spent days of picnics at forests in Bokod town overlooking the giant Ambuclao Dam, others went to savor the medicinal hot springs and swimming pools of Asin, Tuba, Benguet; others found their way climbing Mount Ugo and Mount Pulag in Mankayan; while the rest enjoyed the natural swimming pools of Itogon, Benguet,” Rondez observed. Continue reading Benguet eco-tourism draws hundreds of visitors

Amadeo “Coffee Capital of the Philippines”

More than 80 percent or 3,913 hectares of the 4,790 land area of Amadeo are planted with coffee, thus without doubt, the abundance of coffee makes it as the coffee capital of the Philippines.

coffee amadeo
Amadeo Coffee

Because of its immense potential for economic growth, Gov. Jonvic Remulla and the different cooperatives including coffee experts have put great emphasis on the province’s coffee industry.

The provincial government earmarked an initial funding of P5 million for the development of close to 1,200 hectares of coffee plantation under the “Adopt-a-Coffee Farm” program in the upland areas of the province, particularly in the towns of Amadeo, Alfonso, Indang and Bailen (Emilio Aguinaldo) to attract potential private individuals into coffee growing business and continue the trade of the commodity. Continue reading Amadeo “Coffee Capital of the Philippines”

Benguet’s Ambuklao dam fast becoming a tourist attraction

Municipal Vice Mayor Rey Telio Friday said the wide fringes of Ambuklao dam here since a year ago have become one of the favorite destinations of tourists.

Ambuklao Dam
Ambuklao Dam

Telio said that most of the visitors, especially during summer season, are those who love outdoor activities like picnics where they relish the locally-grilled fresh “tilapia”, carp and other fresh water fishes.

With the completion of the Benguet-Nueva Vizcaya Road two years ago, more local and foreign tourists are attracted to the area which offers wide shades of thick Benguet pine trees and similar picnic grooves. Continue reading Benguet’s Ambuklao dam fast becoming a tourist attraction