Bucket List: Top Best Things To Do In Abra Province
What was once a civil war battleground has become an upcoming premier tourist destination for everyone to discover. Abra is a great combination of history and mother nature. The province's wonders can be seen through the body of waters, caves, and museums.
How to Get There
There are plenty of routes you can take on the way to Abra Province. Some of the roads you can take are the Abra-Ilocos Sur Road, Abra-Kalinga Road, Abra-Cervantes Road, Abra-Ilocos Norte Road, Bangued Cadre Road, and Lagangilang Access Road. The route you should take depends on your geographical location. Here are some of the activities you can do during your visit:
Swim in Kili Falls
Tourists cannot afford to miss the waters of Kili. Kili Falls is a place to swim and be isolated from the world as you are surrounded by rocks and cliffs. This is because Kili Falls is located in the remote city of Tubo in Abra. You can expect that the waters will be cold and clear. While swimming in Kili Falls, you will notice how the scenery is complemented by smooth gray rocks and the continuous bursts of water near the cliff edge. You might also encounter locals who are looking to catch fish from the falls.
Relax in Kili Hot Spring
If you prefer a more relaxing swimming experience, then the Kili Hot Spring is located around the corner. The Kili Hot Spring happens to be located on the right side of Kili Falls. This hot spring is a man-made Spa. However, the water comes from below the Earth's surface, heated by the surrounding local rocks. Kili Hot Spring is a great place to relax as you can dip in warm water as you watch the fast-flowing Utip River. Staying in this hot spring is also a good way to obtain possible health upsides.
Pass by the Kili Rice Terraces
Before you reach Kili Falls and Hot Spring, you get to pass by the Kili Rice Terraces. This tourist spot is complemented by the scenic view of mountains, trees, and river banks. What makes the rice terraces sustainable is the retainer walls, which make the passing by possible. There are also plenty of rice terrace linings in this area. If you plan to see more and take pictures of the rice terraces, you can ask your habal-habal driver to pass by certain viewpoints to get a better look at this tourist spot.
Experience Kaparkan Falls
Kaparkan Falls is a sight to behold because of its unique structure compared to other bodies of water. The falls consist of multi-layered white limestone terraces as waters flow continuously downwards. This tourist spot is similar to a set of stairs on the way to aqua blue lagoons. The usual color of the waters is emerald-green. However, Kaparkan Falls should only be visited during the rainy season from July to September since the water flows will be constant. Visiting this spot is not recommended during dry seasons because the waters will be muddy. Kaparkan Falls is locally recognized as the Mulawin Falls.
See the Apao Rolling Hills
The Apao Rolling Hills is the city's most majestic hills. The hills provide a panoramic view of the entire scenery. One of the things you will immediately notice is the hills have a wave-like pattern. These hills have a consistent color of brown land and green grass. The Apao Rolling Hills has become such an attraction that tourists will need to register in the Municipal Hall for a visit and local tourism officials' advice. You need to be mindful of not littering to conserve the hills' natural beauty during your visit.