Nagbukel Municipal Tree Park and Nature Resort

Nagbukel Cave
Nagbukel Cave

Located at Barangay Luttuad, Diffun, and Quirino with an area of 16 hectares. Its special natural features are its glamorous caves, rocky limestone mountains with forest vegetation of small trees and forest trees plantation lying beside the grandeur Ganano river a tributary to Cagayan River. Nagbukel can be the best described of its breathtaking landscape of a helmet look-like and towns. Presently there are road trails and rock walls terraces. A five (5) minute travel from the town proper.

The Nagbukel Cave is a round shape that was developed by the lamplighter, a religious sector. It is located along the provincial road of the town of Diffun, the first municipality of Quirino Province. It serves as view deck, as its top reveals the view of the surroundings and nearby Santiago city, Isabela.

 

TOURISM POTENTIAL – Existing to be developed

 

  • PUSUAC SPRING PARK
Pusuac Spring
Pusuac Spring

Located at barangay Rizal, Diffun, Quirino with an area of almost one (1) hectare with its mystic bubbling hot water and surrounded by secondary growth forest and surrounded by an ashen rock formation. A fifteen minute ride from the town proper via an all weather type of road. Local tourists love to visit the place for its alluring and unique spring water and held their picnic, fishing and swimming thereat.

 

  • MANUELA FALLS

Located at barangay Gabriela, Diffun, Quirino with an area of thirty hectares with enchanting waterfalls, enthralling lagoon and forest trees plantation that surrounds the area. It got its name from the wife of the former Governor Mariano J. Pimentel. The place is also best known for its natural monuments, wildlife habitat of mammal and birds and species of flora present. A twenty (20) minute ride from the town proper passing through an all weather road.

  • BATTUMBAKET FALLS
Batumbaket
Batumbaket

Located at barangay Don Mariano Perez, Diffun, Quirino with an area of thirty (30) hectares. Its special natural features are it’s almost 200 feet high clean and crystalline waterfalls down to its bluish lagoon and goes as tributary to the Ganano river, presence of virgin forest surrounding the area. Almost a one a hour walk on a trail from the Quirino provincial road passing through a blossoming flowers of wild orchids and forty five minutes for travel by a motorized vehicle from the town . The area is known for its natural monuments and wildlife habitat.

  • SUSONG DALAGA

Located at barangay Rizal, Diffun, Quirino with an area of ten (10) hectares and known for its panoramic breast shape like mountain and could view its surrounding fields and the Ganano river and local tourists love to visit the area during Lenten season for picnicking  and sightseeing. A ten minute ride from the town proper since half of the roadway is being cemented.

There were a lot of improvements and amenities that can be seen around the place like cogon cottages, steps and its agro forestry as it were manage by an Ina-ina, a religious sector who reside near the area. There were a lot of facilities that can still be introduced like construction of rest rooms, cemented steps and more cottages and hall.

  • LIWAYWAY CAVES

Located at barangay Liwayway, Diffun, Quirino with an area of 25 hectares. Its special natural features are its glaring limestone formation, wide array of secondary forest of small trees, 15 scattered caves series with enigmatic underground river and presence of bat caves in the area. The area is known of its natural monuments and wildlife habitat. A twenty (20) minute ride from the town proper passing through by an all weather road.

Its management is being claimed by LGU-Diffun. One of the caves was used before by the Union Esperitista for their religious worship and service. Eco-trails were also introduced by local folks. Yearly the caves are often visited by local tourists with its peak especially every summer season. Some caves were exploited by bat manure permittees and became a hunting place for wild birds and animals rampant collection of swift/nido nest.

Its present threats are as follows, illegal fuel wood collection/charcoal making inside the area, illegal hunting of wild animals & birds, illegal guano collection and kaingin inside the area. This tourist destination is very potential for an eco-walk, picnic, spelunking, mountain climb and swimming.

The intervention needed to address its pressing and alarming issues is the need for parks maintenance of protection, effective management and promotion of conservation activities.