Attractions - Local Philippines


Atimonan Church is located in Atimonan, Quezon, Philippines.  The church was first built in 1640 but was burned during an invasion. Rebuilt in 1642, it was partially destroyed again by fire. During the Second World War, the whole town, including the church, was leveled off by bombings. Reconstruction of the church started in 1979.

Atimonan Dam is located at Brgy. Zone II – Poblacion, Rizal Street, Atimonan, Quezon, Philippines.  An old water reservoir, used to provide potable water for the poblacion, Stands on the top of Andres Bonifaci Shrine.

Atimonan Rockclimbing is located in Atimonan, Quezon, Philippines.  The abandoned rock quarry 165km south of Manila is easy to get to, and offers a variety of routes, some suitable for beginners, others quite difficult. The rock limestone, with a mixture of pocket holds, vertical cracks, and overhangs. There are six established routes, ranging from 10 to 40m in height, with difficulty ratings from 5.8 to 5.11. Large areas of rock, including some of the highest points, remain unexplored and the potential for new routes is excellent. The Tayabas Mountaineers, based in Lucena, climb here regularly, and will often accompany guest climbers without charge.

Ato/Dap-ay is located in Banaue, Philippines. Ato/Dap-ay is traditionally used as a place for meetings and events,  however it is more known as a public structure that is used as a dormitory for young boys, widowers and visitors in the village.  Source:

 Atulayan Island is located in Sagñay, Camarines Sur, Philippines.  A cinema-like paradise of an island, you can easily pull your heart down and complete your collection of rare shells and stones. Once the site of the French-Italian movie "Mutiny in the South Seas". Its ivory-colored beaches provide the best setting for the movie. Source:Regional Development Council V

Aurora Quezon Marker is located in Poblacion, Baler, Aurora, Philippines.  Not far from the Lt. Gilmore Marker and the Baler Catholic Church is the historic marker built in honor of Doña Aurora Aragon Quezon, the wife of Commonwealth President Manuel L. Quezon. Aurora Quezon was known for her untiring efforts in social welfare, especially for the benefit of the people of Aurora province. Like her husband, she was born in the town of Baler. She died in an ambush on the mountain roads of Nueva Ecija leading to the province that now bears her name.

Ave Maria Islet is located in Lawi, Jordan, Guimaras.   It is a white sand beach islet situated right in front of Sitio Lusay. Although, there are no available overnight cottages or picnic huts in this area, this place is perfect for excursion, swimming, and snorkeling.  How to get to Ave Maria IsletIt can be reached by boat, 20 to 25 minutes from Fort San Pedro or Parola Wharf 15 minutes from Ortiz to Jordan Wharf and 1 hour ride on jeepney/pumpboat from Jordan Wharf to Ave Maria Islet or it can be reached by boat from Raymen Beach Resort to Ave Maria Islet in 15 minutes boat-ride.

Rodriguez (Morong)
The AVILON MONTALBAN ZOOLOGICAL PARK is the largest zoological park in the Philippines to date. Nestled in the picturesque valley of Barrio San Isidro, Rodriguez (formerly Montalban),Rizal, Philippines, the 7.5-hectare land area of the Zoo was once raw rice land.AVILON had its un seeming beginnings when Mr. Jake Gaw, an avid animal hobbyist who,at the age of four had his first encounter with animals while staying at his grandpa's farm in Sta. Ana,Manila (still quite rural then) mingled among goats, cows, pigs and chickens at the farm. This initial encounter would make such a lasting impression on young Jake that he carried his interest in animals from then on. Thus, from guppies and budgies, Jake over the years extended and expanded his interest and collection to arapaimas and eagles and lions and macaques, pythons,etc.COME CELEBRATE LIFE AT THE AVILON ZOO!Source:Avilon Zoo Official Website

The museum is a unique show window of Philippine history and culture. Features 60 dioramas (Tri-dimensional portrait) of half a million years of Philippine history, scaled down reproductions of native boats and foreign ships, and the making of a Filipino statesman of international renown in the Carlos P. Romulo Room.     Source:Ayala Museum Official Website

Bacalbag Waterfalls is located in Brgy. Mablad, 8 kms. away from Barbaza in the Province of Antique.   The natural attraction is 50 feet high. Caves are abundant around the waterfalls, and some are just waiting to be explored. One particular cave is believed to have seven rooms.  How to Get to Bacalbag WaterfallsSan Jose de Buenavista(the capital town) is accessible via passenger plane, Asian Spirit, three times a week from Manila, and from the major cities of the country through Iloilo City.  From Iloilo, it's a two-hour ride by bus or van. If you are coming from Boracay Island, the province can be reached through RORO buses from Boracay terminal in Malay, Aklan and regular buses plying Nabas, Aklan to the northern part of the province down to the capital town of San Jose de Buenavista.    Source: