Attractions - Local Philippines


Balagbag Falls is located in Real, Quezon, Philippines. Balagbag Falls is the biggest of the three falls located in barangay Mapalad. It has about 100 feet of cascading water.

Balanacan Harbor  is located in Barangay Balanacan, Mogpog, Marinduque, Philippines.A panoramic view of Balanacan. The general area is ideal for scuba diving and snorkeling.  

Balanan Lake is a freshwater lake in Siaton, Negros Oriental, with a shape resembling a figure eight, the narrowest point between the two main portions of the lake being only 90 meters wide. Lined with century-old trees, the lake is ideal for swimming, relaxing, and other recreations. The lake is surrounded by mountain ranges, and is fed by three three tributaries, all located in the northern end. These are the Lamarao creek, the Balanan creek, and the Nasig-id creek at the Northwestern end. Read more about Balanan Lake here and how it is like to go there.  

Balanga Catholic Church Belfry is located in Balanga, Bataan, Philippines. The spiritual ministration of Balanga formerly belonged to Abucay. Balanga became an independent missionary center in 1739. Rev. Benito Rivas, O.P., strengthened this church by fortifying its wall. Rev. Juan Antonio Vicente, O.P, roofed it with galvanized iron and decorated the interior. Rev. Mariano Ma. Minano, O.P., from 1838-1845 constructed the arch of the choir loft and made the baptismal font out of granite from Mariveles. The parochial ministration under the Filipino clergy started with Rev. Mariano Sarili, June 21, 1898. The church was used as the site for Japanese artillery bombardment of Mt. Samat where Filipino and American forces gave their last stand during the last world war.

Barotac Viejo
Seek refuge from the summer heat at Balaring Beach. A unique feature of the beach is its carpet of multi-colored stones. Locals frequent Balaring Beach for its cool crystal clear waters. Dive in the waters of Balaring and see its exquisite corals and tropical fishes. Read more about Balaring Beach. 

Bago City
Built in the late eighteen hundreds, the house is a typical bahay na bato, an architectural style prevalent in the Philippines during the Spanish Era.  In 1906, Juan Anacleto Araneta acquired and occupied the house as he wanted to live within the poblacion for the remainder of his life. Without delay he moved in his large family and the place became a microcosm of social and political life.  It was the center of the towns activity especially on November 5 each year when he celebrated the anniversary of the revolution. On October 3, 1924 General Juan Anacleto Araneta passed away in his room. Today, the house is managed and maintained by the city. In 1996, it opened the house to the public as a lifestyle museum. Balay ni Tan Juan is now a community museum housing the rich socio- cultural heritage of the people of Bago City. Read more about Balay ni Tan Juan.

Balbagon Island is situated in the northern part of Panay, declared part of the tourism site of Region 6. Balbagon Island, being a Coral Reef is more vegetated with coconut and of white sands. The Island is a paradise for divers and beachlovers. It is accessible from the fishing port of Estancia, Iloilo which is approxilately 8 nautical miles. About 1-hr ride by banca from Estancia goin to the Island. The shoreline of Balbagon Island is about 3 kilometers.  Read more about Balbagon Island. 

Balbalasang National Park is located in Balbalan, Kalinga, Philippines.  The forest is protected by the Elders of Balbalasang, who among the Kalinga tribes, have the final say in tribal matters.   The Banao tribe, a subtribe of the Kalinga, to which the people of Balbalasang belong, are fiercely protective of nature, particularly after a number of natural disasters like mudslides and a forest fire. After that the Elders and barangay officials set strict guidelines and regulations on the use of the forest, complete with penalties such as the payment of a full-grown carabao to the community. Selective and limited logging for example, is allowed for justifiable reasons like the building of a home, and for a fee paid to the community.  The result is the preservation of the forests on the mountains under the jurisdiction of the barangay.  

Baler Catholic Church is located in Poblacion, Baler, Aurora, Philippines.  The structure is an old church with a simple facade. Here, the last Spanish garrison of four officers and 50 men was besieged by Filipino insurgents from June 27, 1898 to July 2, 1899. This was the last pocket of resistance of the Spanish Armed Forces to surrender to American troops. This is also where the La Campana de Baler, an ancient bell, was used and later stored as a relic.

Maria Aurora
Balete Park is located in Brgy. Quirino, about 3.5 km. from the town proper of Maria Aurora, Aurora, Philippines.  The park features the huge Banyan Tree believed to have existed 3 to 4 hundred years ago. This flora specie could mesmerize visitors for its bulky trunks and gigantic canopy. It has a height of approximately 60 meters, the space occupied by its roots is between 10 to 15 meters in diameter, and its canopy measures almost 60 meters. Within the vicinity are a skating alley/ring, view decks, rest house, guesthouse, and conference hall. Source: