FACTS & FIGURES
... At a Glance
Formerly dubbed as " La Montanosa" by Spanish administrators for its mountainous terrain, Mt. Province lies in the heart of the Grand Cordillera, known to be the Philippine's biggest and highest chain of mountains. The province is bounded on the North by Kalinga, on the south by Benguet and Ifugao, on the east by Isabela, and on the west by Ilocos Sur and Abra.
Mt. Province's total land area is 2,239.9 square kilometers, 23% of which are classified as alienable and disposable, and 77% as forest lands. Towering peaks and sharp ridges describe the central and western parts of the province, while gradually sloping and rolling foothills are the general features of the eastern towns.
To date, Mt. Province is growing in popularity as a "Spelunkers Delight and Weavers Paradise. " It is becoming a favorite destination of both local and foreign visitors.
Rizal Memorial Plaza (Bontoc) - found at the heart of the capital town. The statue of Dr. Jose Rizal stands towering the plaza which serves as a good respite and also as a playground and meeting venue for programs and other gatherings.
Bontoc Village Museum (Bontoc) - one must see the museum of artifacts and proto-types while in Bontoc.
Ato/Dap-ay - it is a place where the council of elders hold various ceremonies, meetings and happenings.
Barlig - a village famous for its basket weaving as a home industry.
Mornang Hotspring - 4 kilometers from Barlig proper.
Sadanga Hotspring - 29 Kilometers from Poblacion Bontoc
Caves/Hanging Coffins - feature shimmering underground streams with golden or silvery stalactite and stalagmite formations and cool nature pools inside.
Sagada : Matangkib Cave, Sugong Cave, Lumiyanf Cave, Sumaguing Cave, Balangagan Cave, Nangongogan Cave, Lapitan Cave, Cansil Cave.
Besao : Liang Burial Cave (can be reached through regular jeepney ride to the poblacion and hiking to reach the caves).
Lakes/Waterfalls - found amidst tall, green pine trees evoking feelings of freshness and tranquility.
Sagada: Bumod-ok Falls, Danum Lake, Bodong Lake, Aguid and Fidelisn Waterspots
Besao: Banao Lake
Tadian: Gawaan Lake
Mountais with majestic, towering peaks and sharp ridges
Mount Clitoris (Tadian) - formerly Mount Mogao is a conical shaped and stands proudly over 3 villages. It is considered as sacred and appears serene and solemn at dusk or dawn.
Mount Amoyao (Barkig) - thickly forested and beckons for wilderness walk and site of ABS-CBN and RCPI satellite.
Mount Calawitan (Sabangan)
Mount Polis and Mount Pagturao (Bontoc)
Mount Ampucao (Sagada)
Besao Sunset (Besao) - a primitive formation of two rocks where farmers can determine seasons by how the sun's rays fit into the crevices in the rock formation.
Alab, Bontoc Petroglyphs - a barrio where one can see petroglyphs carved on stone or rock boulders.
Chico River Panoramic View - the mountain tops and mountain sides provide panoramic/scenic viewing of the winding Chico River meandering through ricefields, rocks and sand as well as good vantage points to humble dwelling of the villagers.
Viewpoint: Gala (Sabangan), Mt. Polis, Pagturao (Bontoc), Maligcong
Cagubatan Enchanted Eels (Tadian) - the eels thriving in the Cagubatan spring are conceived to be sacred and thus could not be eaten, they are believed to maintain the continuous flow of water to irrigate the rice fields.
Rice Terraces - just as spectacular as the Banaue rice terraces.
Bauko: Bangen Rice Terraces
Besao: Besao Rice Terraces, Bucas Rice Terraces
Bontoc: Maligcong Rice Terraces, Bayyo Rice Terraces, Bontoc Poblacion Rice Terraces, Dalican Rice Terraces
Sagada: Kiltepan Rice Terraces, Tanulong Rice Terraces, Suyo Rice Terraces, Bulongan Rice Terraces, Bangaan Rice Terraces, Ambasing Rice Terraces, Fidelisan Rice Terraces
Sadanga: Sadanga Rice Terraces, Focong Rice Terraces
Natonin: Natonin Rice Terraces
Barlig: Barlig Rice Terraces
1999 Tourism Situationer
+ Photo courtesy of the PEENRA Project Team
Page last updated: April 19, 2012