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 Hemmed in the towering mountain ranges of the Ilocos on the west and the Cordillera in the east, the province of Abra occupies the western portion of the Cordillera region. This landlocked province is a melting pot of the lowland people of dominant Spanish ancestry and the unique ethnicity of the upland Tingguian tribe.

Insulated by the mountainous gazebo, nature has remained prestine in Abra and life goes on in a relaxed pace away from the humdrum of urban cosmopolitan living. The seat of the provincial government is at Bangued, its capital town which is four hours from Baguio City and 10 hours from Manila.



Abra River

Abra River

Abra River is the most popular river among the numerous rivers criss-crossing the valleys of the province, being the biggest and longest. An ideal place for swimmers as well as those fond of fishing with spacious and clear water. Read More…



Libtec Underground River

Libtec Underground River is an enchanting underground river located in Barangay Libtec, Dolores.

From a distance, this enchanting underground river looks like a cave protruding at the surface of a seemingly empty field. Underneath the surface though is actually a flowing underground river that mirrors the jutting stalagmites. Believed to be a home to mysterious water creatures, this river is located inside a cave and surrounded by extruding stalagmites that provides both a feeling of wonder and eerie among the visitors .



Boliney Hot Spring

Boliney Hot Spring

Boliney Hot Spring is ideal for swimming. The place boasts of its hot springs located in a rich natural setting. Traveling to the site amidst the mountains also offers a memorable experience for the tourists. Read More…



Kimkimay Lake

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The Kimkimay Lake is a favorite picnic ground of both local and foreign travelers as it has clear waters suitable for family gatherings and sport fishing. This is one of the several lakes of the province located at Taquib, Villaviciosa. It covers an approximate area of one hectare amidst hills bordering barangays Taquib and Callao, both in Villaviciosa. KimkimayLake, according to legend carried by word of mouth was formerly a dwelling where several families lived. These families were however engaged in many vices so they were punished by the gods by sinking their community, submerging it in cool water. Today, the lake is a favorite place for town picnickers using the lake as a swimming pool and place for fishing. This place can be reached from Bangued travelling along a 32 kilometer winding Penarrubia-Villaviciosa- Pilar Road which as similar to the famous Kennon Road.



Tugot ni Angalo

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Tugot ni Angalo is located in Kabaruyan, San Quintin, Abra, Philippines. The name translates to “Footprints of Angalo,” Angalo being the Adam or First Man in Abra mythology. Locals believe that Tugot ni Angalo is the set of footprints of a real giant in San Quintin. The set measures around 15 meters long, five meters wide, and ten feet deep. On a clear day, it can be seen visibly even from a distance.



Sibud-Sibud Cave

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Sibud-Sibud Cave is located along the newly constructed road of Tineg, Abra, Philippines. tourists can go spelunking at the Sibud-sibud Cave. Although the cave is little explored, the entire place however is very ideal for nature lovers as it is sited amidst lush greenery. It can be reached after a 33 kilometer or 1 ½ hour travel.



Limbo Lake

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Limbo Lake is located in Villaviciosa, Abra Philippines. For travelers who wants to have a taste of the outdoors, Limbo Lake is the perfect tourist destination. It’s more accessible, and suitable for camping and hiking. While not as popular as Kimkimay Lake,it offers an ideal place for campers and hikers as it can not be reached by jeepney or bus although the distance needed to be traveled is negligible.



Tangadan Tunnel

Tangadan Tunnel


Tangadan Tunnel

A popular landmark, the 40-meter Tangadan Tunnel cuts through the hills in the Abra-Ilocos Sur and was made into a pop culture icon by Coca Cola’s “Carl Kalabaw” commercial (June 2005).



Oryas ni Igat 

One of the most interesting natural attractions that can be found in Abra is the Oyas ni Igat. Folklore has told the legend of a giant eel that crossed the mountains from Lenneng Binongan River to Lingas River, which resulted to leaving its mark on the mountain tops. This is what the locals attribute the split cuts, and from then on referred to it as the Oyas ni Igat. –



Victoria National Park

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Victoria National Park is located in Bangued, Abra, Philippines.

 In the park you will see the shrine of the Blessed Mother cradling the Infant Jesus. The shrine is built near the reservoir of the Bangued waterworks. Next to it is  a swimming pool. Guests can take a dip anytime.

 Located on top of a hill, the park gives guests a good view of the town of Bangued and neighboring municipalities such as Tayum, La Paz, Pidigan, and Penarrubia. –



Ikmin Waterfalls

Ikmin Waterfalls is located in Bucloc, Abra Philippines.  It is a great place for a relaxing stop over at Bucloc, is the Ikmin Waterfalls. Ikmin Waterfalls is a sight for sore eyes, as its pool of waters and lush surrounding is a testament of nature’s generosity. –


Pakiling Cave

Pakiling Cave is located in Manabo, Abra Philippines.

Pakiling Cave is a great tourist attraction in Manabo, a town known for its forest resources.  –



Malamsit Calm Spring

 In Tingguian, Penarrubia, Abra. One of the province’s first privately developed resorts, it is located in the historic lowland town of Tingguian. Offers a swimming pool with clear and calm water amidst ornamental plants and shady fruit trees. –



Malanas Dam

A gravity irrigation dam that taps the water resources of Malanas River irrigating a sizable portion of the ricefields of San Juan. Can be reached by mini bus along the Bangued-Dolores-San Juan Provincial Road. Travel time is 30 minutes to one hour; traveling distance is around 0.6 kilometers. –



Abualan Cave

Abra Abualan Cave

A prospective major tourist attraction is Abualan Cave, but it is not yet developed.



Cabato Falls

Cabato Falls is located in Tineg, Abra.  It is one of the few falls found in Tineg, Abra. A vision of beauty, Cabato Falls is a must see while visiting the town.



Guirem Falls

Located in Tineg, Abra Philippines, Guirem Falls is a great spot for a relaxing dip in the hot springs, it is a favorite tourist spot in Tineg.






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