Apayao - Cordillera's
Last Nature Frontier
From its separation
with the province of Kalinga, Apayao has opened its
doors to its rich, vast, and unexplored underground
rivers, waterfalls, lakes, caves, and exotic wildlife.
The government, along with other organizations, is preparing
these scenic spots for tourism purposes
1. Population - 103,633
(as of 2007 Census)
2. Land Area - 4,083 sq. km
3. Capital - Kabugao
4. Language/Dialect - Ilocano, Isneg, English, and Filipino
- Calanasan (Bayag)
- Santa Marcela
Famous For ...
The Apayao River flows from the town of Calanasan to
Luna. This unpolluted river serves as the home of several
species of fish. Along the river can be found an array
of picture-pretty waterfalls that are varying in sizes.
Places of Interest
Location: Brgy, Mataguisa, Pudtol, Apayao
This church is considered as one of the oldest churches
in the country
Location: Flora, Apayao
One can have a full view of the Apayao River flowing
over wide plains and providing irrigation to farm lands.
This could have been the site of a Mega Hydro Dam which
was started in the early 80s but was not continued due
to sabotaging activities of the people opposing the
Location: Sta. Marcela, Apayao
A place where one could see a water impounding dam,
watershed area, natural and man-made lakes suitable
for boating and fishing. One could view the lush green
cassava plantations from this vantage point and also
in going to the place.
Balasig Falls Resort
Location: Brgy. Badduat, Kabugao, Apayao
The resort has cemented pathways, cottages, a platform
by the stream which makes it ideal for picnic and swimming
Location: Calanasan – Luna, Apayao
This river, crossing six towns of the province is navigable
by motorboat. Its unpolluted waters render fish and
wildlife visible along its banks. It offers extreme
challenge in shooting the rapids.
Location: Brgy. Eva, Calanasan, Apayao
A breathtaking picturesque of a cascading water falls
that soothes the tired eyes of tourist as they go along
Location: Calanasan, Apayao
One of the most admired falls in the locality, standing
at 30 feet more or less from the top to its base. The
picturesque and scenic surroundings attract hitch hikers
and adventurers who seek solace in its enchanting wilderness.
Location: Pudtol, Apayao
This is the highest peak in Apayao. From the Provincial
Capitol in Kabugao, visitors can have an overview on
the majestic size and height of the mountain.
Place: Kabugao, Apayao
Date: February 14
The province of Apayao was created on February 14, 1995
by virtue of Republic Act 7878. In honor of the foundation
anniversary of the province, locals celebrate with an
array of cultural and sports activities.
Pudtol Town Fiesta
Place: Pudtol, Apayao
Date: last week of May
This festive occasion is celebrated with agro-trade
fair, pageant, and sports activities.