Inabanga Tourist Attractions

Inabanga Church of Saint Paul

The Inabanga Church of Saint Paul, whose feast day is celebrated every 30th of June, is situated near the banks of Inabanga River. It is on an elevated area which is the highest point in the municipality and is protected by stone embankments.

The church was built in 1931 under the administration of Fr. Quiterio Sarigumba. It uses gothic elements in the facade and has a portico in front of the entrance. With modern interiors, the church boasts of an exquisite wooden tabernacle which dates back to the Jesuits era and murals done in the style of Canuto Avila and Ray Francia.

Inabanga River

The Inabanga River, in the town of Inabanga, is the largest river in the island of Bohol. it is 25 kilometers long and is seven to ten meters deep. It is similar to the Loboc River in its beauty however it is wider and even deeper.

The wide and winding Inabanga River is of a deep turquoise-green shade maybe due to river grasses on the soil bed or moss. Lush tropical vegetation, mostly of tall coconut palm trees, nipa palms, bananas, ferns and thick shrubs line the banks of the river.

Inabanga Nature Park and Fishing Village

This two-hectare village is virtually new and boasts of a large garden with wading pools and fishing ponds and an organic farm. Hammocks are provided, strung on tall coconut trees, where one can take a breather and relax, whiling away the time. Picnic tables are spread around the garden, some near the pools, ponds and restaurant.

One feasts there on roasted organic quail or a roasted chicken, crispy shrimps, steamed crabs, squid and other seafood, which Inabanga is rich of. Other native dishes are prepared upon order. Local fruits, especially ripe mangoes, are for dessert. For a wholesome experience, fish first at the ponds and have your catch cooked for your lunch.

Inabanga Mangrove Forests

Inabanga mangrove forests are thick and wide and are part of a broad strip of coastal mangrove swamps and sandy mudflats lying between Tubigon and Buenavista. Mangroves and nipa palms also line the Inabanga River which is 25 kilometers long and seven to ten meters deep.

Macavan Cave

The Macavan Cave is located at Inabanga, Bohol, Philippines. The cave is found at Inabanga River with its entrance seen just above the water level. Local residents often call the cave “Macavan City Cave”. Superstitions folks believe that the cave is the abode of supernatural beings or engkantos.

Folklore has it that people make lists of things that they needed and would borrow and put the list at the crack of the cave. More often than not, the things listed were found at the opposite bank the next day. This practice stopped though when the people were not conscientious enough to return the things that they borrowed from the engkantos.

Ilihan Falls

Ilihan Falls is presumed to be found in Barangay Ilihan. I have not seen the falls yet it is listed by the Inabangons as one of their town’s attractions aside from the Macavan Cave and the newest attraction which is the Inabanga Nature Park & Fishing Village.


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