History and Culture
Choosy Ka Ba: 5 Reasons to Choose Dimiao, Bohol (Zigzag Waterfalls + Ermita Ruins + More)
Belle Piccio | May 27, 2015
1) Catugasan Peak
The peak of the mountain offers a panoramic view of the Dimiao lowlands. If you like climbing rocky mountains, it offers a challenging trail to trekkers before reaching the top.
2) Dam-agan Falls
Rocks and big old trees enclose the area. To reach the waterfalls, it requires you to have a short trek. At the end of the trail, there you’ll find the unique zigzag waterfall.
3) Ermita Ruins
The Ermita Ruins was built in the 1800s during the Spanish colonial period. “Ermita” is a Spanish term for “a chapel in a lonely place.” The walls of Ermita are made up of honeycombed-arranged sepulcher but with no graves-- something that is unique and can only be found in the Philippines.
4) MacArthur’s Cap
Locals call the rock transformation as the “MacArthur’s Cap” due to its resemblance to that of an officer’s cap. The rock marks your entry to Dimiao. It is the best place to watch the sunrise here after a long tiring day for you to unwind and relax.
5) Pahangog Twin Falls and Cavern
Far away from society, the twin falls boasts of its 30-meter height, is left unharmed by modernization. You can swim in its nature-made lagoon with crystal-clear waters. Two caverns are found within the area: one has cool freshwater pool and the other is just 9-kilometers away from the town proper.
How to Get to Bohol
From Manila, you can fly to Tagbilaran (estimated cost of Php4200++, round trip, 1 hour 15 minutes).
(All photos from dimiao-bohol.gov.ph)