Tuba reopens Colorado falls, other tourism sites
Tuba, Benguet has recently reopened its eco-cultural spots such as its landscapes, falls, and caves.
It will likewise reopen the Colorado Falls located in Twin Peaks, Camp 6 to the public on April 1 after six years of closure. The falls features an eight-meter fall, and the site offers various activities that could be enjoyed by tourists such as swimming, site-seeing, and rock hopping.
The pristine falls with a 10-feet dive pool was closed and opened in 2013 until it was closed for the longest time since 2017 due to drowning incidents.
Municipal Tourism Action Officer Elmer Montino said the municipality has improved the area by putting up more signages to remind the residents and tourists not to put their guards down even while enjoying the site.
Other emerging tourism spot in the municipality, the Eon Grace Adventure Farm, is found in Barangay San Pascual, which offers camping, biking, enduro, and overnight stay. The site also offers picturesque views like the I-heart Tuba, treehouse, and view deck which offers scenic views of the farmland.
The adventure farm recently hosted the Nangalisan Enduro Challenge where 75 motor biking enthusiasts raced through the four-kilometer route in the site. The adventure route provided adrenaline rush to the bike riders as they went through the rock slabs, mountains, and raced through the river at the site.
Not to be outdone, Barangay Taloy Sur is also developing its agri-tourism areas with one of the recently-awarded Best Tourism Villages in the Cordillera, the La Diyang Haven. The village offers forest bathing, huts, eco trails, and experiential farming for tourists.
The barangay also hosts the Panayayaman for adventure activities and the HD Mountainville for camping.
Also, the Ubong-ubong Cave Festival in Barangay Ansagan is slated to open this April with camping at Sitio Piminggan and caving at the Ubong-Ubong on April 1 to 2.
The Makedsang trail run featuring 45-kilometer, 32-km. and 12-km. categories is set April 16 while the first Ubong-Ubong enduro trail race is set April 22.
For more information on the Ubong-ubong cave festival, contact Kagawad Marano at 0950-952-0850, Amee at 0921-787- 5746, or Brian Guleng at 0920-748-0829.
To further ramp up its tourism programs, Barangay Ansagan is currently formulating its tourism development plan for 2023 to 2027.
Ansagan currently hosts 10 caves namely the Ubong- Ubong with seven caves, Wagitwit, Guesset, and Simimbaan.
For more information on the municipality’s tourism sites visit the Facebook account of Tuba Tourism. – Ofelia C. Empian