Top Visited
  • Callao Cave in Peñablanca

  • St. Anne Parish of Buguey

  • Isla Paraiso of Pamplona

  • Cassily Lake and Resort in Tuao

  • Calayan Island

  • Basilica Minore of Our Lady of Piat

  • Calvary Hills in Iguig

  • St. Peter and Paul Metropolitan Cathedral in Tuguegarao City

  • Portabaga Falls Park and Resort in Sta. Praxedes

  • San Jacinto de Polonia Bell Tower in Camalaniugan

  • Cagua Volcano in Brgy. Magrafil, Gonzaga

  • Duba Cave and River in Sitio San Miguel, Baggao

  • Palaui Island in Sta. Ana

  • Ar-Aro Cave in Brgy. Naddungan, Gattaran

  • St. Dominic Church in Centro, Lal-lo

  • Tabaco Cave in Brgy. Luga, Sta. Teresita

Christmas is fast approaching and you might have already prepared your bucket list of things-to-do for the upcoming Christmas break. Before finishing your list, you might probably want to reserve some space for this ecotourism park that we will introduce to you.

This is none other than the Biuag and Malana Eco Tourism Park in Rizal, Cagayan. The park opened in 2015 when the LGU of Rizal saw the potential of the 986.5-meter Mount Mauanan to become a remarkable tourist spot. Mauanan, according to an old folktale, was where the epic battle of Biuag and Malana took place. Since 2015, the place has had four view decks and a hanging bridge above the Matalag River that is perfect for viewing the picturesque green vegetation of the Mauanan Mountain. But before this year ends, the park will be making the viewing of these scenic floras more exciting as we can now picture it while we fly in the air. This December 04, 2017, an early Christmas gift for Cagayanos is the Biuag and Malana Eco Tourism Park’s official opening of their dual zip bike, zip line and cable car for tourists. These facilities were already present months ago but the LGU of Rizal still had to make sure that operations will be smooth, particularly the safety measures for future riders of the wired gears, before they start to offer it to visitors. With just 100 pesos for each bike, visitors can now enjoy a back and forth ride of the park’s dual zip bike which is also situated above Matalag River beside the hanging bridge. Even without web-shooters, one can glide like Spider-man for 650 pesos on a round trip slip with their zip line which, according to Rizal's Tourism Officer John Frey Bauag, is 1.8 kilometers long and one of the longest in the country. It is 300 meters longer than the one in Hoyohoy Stone Chapel Adventure Park, Misamis Occidental which was dubbed as the longest in Asia in 2015. Tourists can now also have some San Francisco feels in Cagayan with the 550-meter travel on the engine-powered cable car for 200 pesos. These three amenities, according to Bauag, are all situated 100 meters above the ground which will definitely give you a breath of mountain breeze - a perfect way to commune with nature. For cases of emergency, a clinic is readily available in the park. There are six kiosks that can be rented for 300 pesos for a day which are suitable for picnic purposes, too. A Tourist Information Center can also be located in the park which will soon be selling Rizal’s local products. Finalize your bucket list now and make sure you’ll be able to put a check on the box of Biuag and Malana Eco Tourism Park before we bid goodbye to 2017. Conquer your fear of heights while blending in with Mother Nature in Rizal, Cagayan!

Fast Facts
  • MALAUEG CHURCH @ 400

    Malaueg Church in Rizal, Cagayan, which is one of the oldest churches in the Philippines, turned 400 years old on November 21, 2017. It is one of the country’s National Cultural Treasure as declared by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts in 2001.

  • CAPTIVATING CAGUA

    Cagua Volcano in Gonzaga, Cagayan is one of the 23 active volcanoes being monitored by PHIVOLCS as of 2015. But there’s nothing to worry about because the Philippines only has five volcanoes with Permanent Danger Zones (Bulusan, Taal, Mayon, Kanlaon and Hibok-Hibok) and Cagua is not one of them. It has already erupted twice; the first was in 1860 and the last one was in 1907. Cagua is a stratovolcano joining the likes of Pinatubo and Mayon.

  • YES, WE HAVE A ZIPLINE IN CAGAYAN!

    In 2016, the first zipline in Cagayan was launched in Portabaga Falls Park and Resort, Sta. Praxedes. The zipline project has a length of 210 meters with an average riding time of 23 seconds and has two types of rides, the Superman Ride and the Hip Seat Ride.

  • Buguey is the “Crab Capital of the North” (some say “of the Philippines”), while Iguig is the “Pottery Capital” because it is rich in clay.  (http://twistthewayiseethings.blogspot.com/2011/03/10-interesting-facts-about-cagayan.html)

  • THE FIRST SUSPENSION BRIDGE IN ASIA

    Magapit Suspension Bridge in Lal-lo is the first suspension bridge in Asia linking the first and second districts of Cagayan leading to the Ilocos region.

  • THE OLDEST BELL IN THE FAR EAST

    The bell found in the San Jacinto de Polonia Church belfry, Camalaniugan is the oldest bell in the far east. It was forged in the year 1595 and was brought to Manila in February 1987 as one of the attractions during the 33rd International Eucharistic Congress.

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How to get there

Tuguegarao City (TUG), the capital of Cagayan, may be reached by plane from manila (MNL) through the daily flights of Air Philippines and Cebu Pacific. By land, Tuguegarao City can easily be reached by various air conditioned buses with very comfortable seating capacity 9-11 hours from Manila. For independent motorists, take the North Diversion Roan and exit at Sta. Rita Cagayan may also be reached via Ilocos Norte, passing by the picturesque Patapat Bridge.

How to get around
How to get around

Vans, buses and jeeps take main roads of Cagayan while tricycles and calesas(horse-drawn carriages with mag-wheel tires) can take you around Tuguegarao City or the other towns. Vans and others vehicles are also available for rent on a daily basis to any point in the province.