Manabo - Abra Destinations


Manabo is part of the municipalities that comprises Abra. Today, there are over 10,000 people who lives in Manabo.

The Pakiling Cave is one of the places of interest in Manabo. Travelers can go spelunking and enjoy its marvelous stalagmites and stalactites.

Manabo has lots of resources. Timber, bamboo and other naturally grown trees are just some of its forest resources. Its mineral resources include limestone, gravel and sand.

The name "Manabo" came from the word "Anabo," a thorny herb used for making twines of rope, growing luxuriantly in the fields between San Jose Sur and Poblacion. One time during the Spanish regime, a group of Spaniards passed by the place and asked the name of the thorny herb. The people answered "Anabo." From that time on, the Spaniards called the place Manabo.