Bulabog Puti-an National Park is a protected rain forest area known for being a living museum of flora and fauna. Hundreds of local and foreign tourists visit the 847 eco-tourism park to immerse in the area’s natural attractions such as its various forms of wildlife and more than 30 caves.
The caves of Bulabog Putian National Park is an important historical, paleontological, archeological site since it was used as a hideout by the revolutionary forces in Iloilo during the Spanish occupational period. Many of the caves’ walls still has text inscribed by the war heroes of the past. One of these text reads: “Los Republicanos Juran Morir Antes Que Entregarse,” or The Republicans Swear To die Before Surrendering.
The trail to the caves is ladden with limestone rocks, the same material used for the construction of the century-old Dingle Church. If you’re planning to visit, better wear sturdy rubber shoes to make your trek easier.
Century old trees
Bulabog Putian National Park is more frequently visited during the summer time especially the holy week. Visitors would bathe in the mountain spring resort or explore the park’s vast area.
Bulabog Putian National Park spans parts of Dingle and San Enrique. To get to the park from Iloilo City, ride a “Dingle” jeepney in Tagbak Terminal, Jaro. Once in the town proper, you can hire a tricycle, which will take you to the park’s receiving area. The entrance fee in Bulabog Putian National Park for locals is P8 and P80 for foreigners. There are tour guides available for P180.