May 28, 2024

LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – The local government of Tublay reopened its tourist destinations to residents of the province, subject to health protocols and guidelines on the operations of tourism sites and activities amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Mayor Armando Lauro issued Executive Order 1 s. 2021, establishing the guidelines governing the operation of particular tourism sites and activities in the municipality from Jan. 7 to Feb. 7.
The tourist destinations opened for local tourists are the Asin Hotspring, Ahonda Caves, Rock Formations and Jungle Adventure and Balete Tree, all at Barangay Tuel, and the Ridge Café and Polig’s Berry Farm at Barangay Ambassador.
The local government considered the reopening of tourism destinations due to public clamor and in consideration of the need for people to restore their physical and mental health through outdoor activities.   
Visitors are required to present health declaration form and valid ID. They also have to abide with the carrying capacity of each site at a time.
At the Asin Hotspring, 15 persons are allowed at a time while 10 persons for the cottage and not more than 10 persons for Ahonda Caves, Rock Formations and Jungle Adventure, and maximum of five persons per tour guide for the Polig’s Berry Farm.
Personnel from the Municipal Police Station, concerned barangay officials, and their designated health and safety protocol officer will oversee compliance to health and safety protocols such as wearing of face mask and shield, observance of social distancing, and availability of hand sanitizers/disinfectants. – Susan C. Aro