Tourism

Natural Attraction in Tubigon

Natural Attraction in Tubigon

Natural Attractions
Tubigon is blessed when it comes to natural attractions. Among these are its six island barangays with white beaches and sandbars, hills and mountain ridges for trekking, and its birds and marine sanctuaries.

Historic Cultural Attractions

Tubigon was one of the coastal settlements founded by Jesuit friars who first came to Bohol in 1596. It was in this settlement where the Jesuits started converting the natives into the Catholic faith. The old stone church became the focal point for the expansion of the settlement, which later became the town. In the tradition of Spanish settlements, the convento was built next to the church, the open space in front of the church, across what is now the national highway, became the plaza, and nearby was the municipio. Significant in the old stone church features are the artistic paintings on the whole ceiling.

Another heritage of Tubigon is manifested in its handicrafts such as the loom weaving in Pinayagan Norte and Sur, Panaytayon, and Ilijan Norte and Ilijan Sur. The Tubigon Loom-Weaving Multi Purpose Cooperative and the Bohol Countryside Souvenir Shop have been producing bags, placemats, coasters, etc. with distinct Tubigon characteristics.

Tubigon Loomweavers Multi Purpose Cooperative

Tubigon Loomweavers Multi Purpose Cooperative

Tubigon also has a fair share of table fare that is distinctly Tubignon and the word lambay (blue crab) is almost synonymous with the town’s name.

Tourism Activities
The following list shows the potential activities Tubigon can offer to its visitors / tourists:

  1. island hopping
  2. mountain trekking / climbing / camping
  3. calesa / carabao rides
  4. eco-tour (marine and bird sanctuaries, handicraft industry, caves, mari-culture project, etc)
  5. resorts and dive sites
  6. mangrove plantation tour
  7. religious and historical landmarks
  8. festivals
  9. culture and crafts