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Provinces & Destinations - Isabela

Capital : Ilagan

Area and Location
Isabela comprises a land area of 10,665 square kilometers, representing almost 40 percent of the regional territory. It is the largest province in the region and the second largest province in the country in terms of land area. The province is located in the northeastern part of Luzon bounded on the north by Cagayan, on the south by Nueva Viscaya, Quirino and Aurora, on the west by Kalinga Apayao, Ifugao and the Mountain Province , and on the east by the Pacific Ocean .

Geographic Profile
The eastern area, straddled by the Sierra Madre Mountain Range, is rugged and thickly forested. A big portion remains uncharted and unexplored and is home to a variety of flora and fauna while some are government reservations. The western area is generally flat. The coastal area is a small strip of flat to rolling land. The Eastern and coastal areas experience moderate rainfall evenly distributed throughout the year. The western part has a wet and a dry season.

WHAT TO SEE

Aguinaldo Shrine
Palanan
This was where Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo was captured by American forces, ending the Philippine Revolution in 1901.

Church of Alicia
Alicia
Famous
for its antique Spanish Architectural design.

Church of Echague
Echague

This particular church has a unique architecture that is hardly found anywhere in the Philippines .

Dibulo Waterfalls
Dinapigue
Has an estimated length of 100 meters. It is also being studied as a possible power and energy source. It is quite difficult to reach this part of the province, though.

Magat Dam Tourism Resort Complex
Brgy. Aguinaldo, Ramon
Asia 's biggest dam project; the reservoir area is suitable for fishing, swimming, boating, sightseeing, and for picnics

Our Lady of Visitation Church
Guibang
Houses the Miraculous Lady of the Visitation which is visited by its many devotees especially every July 2, its feast day.

Palanan Rainforest
Palanan
The Philippines ' largest remaining rainforest at 800 feet above sea level; has numerous unknown endemic species of flora and fauna and exceptional biodiversity. Another area of the province that is so beautiful, yet it takes a lot of effort to reach. Either take a small plane that will cross the mountain range or a 10-hour pumpboat ride on the Pacific Ocean side of Luzon.

St. Mathias Church
Tumauini
An 18th century ultra-baroque church unique for its extensive use of baked clay both for wall finishing and for ornamentation; has a unique cylindrical bell tower.

San Pablo Church
San Pablo
Built in 1625 under the supervision of Spanish missionary Padre de Santo Tomas. It is the oldest church in the province.

Nuestra SeƱora de Atocha
Alicia
One of the oldest churches in the province which was built during the Spanish period.

St. Rose de Lima Church
Gamu
One of the oldest Spanish churches in the province.

Sta. Victoria Caves
Fuyo National Park
, Ilagan
Famous for its stalactites and stalagmites. The area has a cave system ideal for spelunking.

World’s Biggest Butaka
It is 11 feet 4 inches high, 20 feet 8 inches long, and 9 feet 7 inches wide. It weighs 2,368 kilos and was constructed by 25 workers in 29 days.


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