Mount Halcon - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
Mount Halcon, Baco, Oriental Mindoro, Philippines
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About Mount Halcon
Mt. Halcon is one of the country’s toughest mountains with its rugged terrains and steep slopes, often made more difficult by the unpredictable weather. Rising at 2,586 meters above sea level, the peak of Halcon is the highest point in Oriental Mindoro. Taking about 4 days to climb, Mt. Halcon features arduous steep trails through dense jungles, ridges, waterfalls, and river crossings, with spectacular scenic views and exotic flora and fauna. Travelers are advised to physically and mentally prep
Attractions Near Mount Halcon
Verde Island, or Isla Verde as it’s popularly known, is among these beautiful spots in Batangas. Its beaches are carpeted with coarse beige sand, mixed with corals pieces and seashells. It may not have the fine white sand beaches, but this island is also a paradise for a healthy marine environment. Isla Verde is in the center of marine biodiversity which is the Coral Triangle—the Verde Island Passage.
The Bancuro Church Ruins, popularly known as the Simbahang Bato is located in Brgy. Bancurro in Naujan. The Simbahang Bato is an ancient, roofless ruin of a church and priory built during the 17th century. In early 1600s, the Augustinian priests established their first settlement here in Barangay Bancuro in Naujan to evangelize the natives. This is not just a church, not just some ruins and an archaeological site, this is the town’s history.
This is a pilgrimage center dedicated to Mary, Mother of All Asia. The development was conceived as a destination to attract devotees and pilgrims. It can be considered as a tourism and/or retirement village. The Mother of All Asia TOWER of PEACE will be the icon and pilgrimage destination not only of the entire Philippines and eventually of all Asia and the World. The 8-hectare World Destination project is nestled at the heart of the 130-hectare township in Montemaria, Batangas City.
The Basilica of the Immaculate Conception is the center of the Catholic faith in Batangas City, the province’s capital. he church has undergone several restorations. The second and third stories of the belfry were completed in 1934. It was one of the oldest churches in this area and it has a lot of history to say. The Church is temporarily closed to the public after it was affected by the 2017 Batangas earthquakes.
The Mounts Iglit-Baco National Park is dominated by the twin peaks of Mount Baco and Mount Iglit, which offer some challenging climbs; it can take up to two days to reach the peak of Mount Iglit, so these climbs are tough and not to be underestimated. Vegetation is so dense there have been no officially recorded ascents of Mount Baco. The park has also been nominated in the Tentative List of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The park's vegetation consists primarily of grasslands, lowland Dipterocarp
This is a Roman Catholic church known for its Easter tradition of Bati and Dagit. The church is currently under Oblates of Saint Joseph. It was one of the famous pilgrimage centers in this area.
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