It takes 30 minutes to reach the town plaza of Leon from Iloilo City. One may take a public transport while for our case we rode a private vehicle.
|Capt. Jose Calugas Monument. |
Capt. Calugas is the only Filipino to earn the Medal of Valor during the WWII
|St Catherine de Alexandria Church, Leon, Iloilo|
From the town proper it takes another 30-1 hour jeepney ride to barangay Bucari. Its a winding road on steep incline and cliffs.
The difficult journey was rewarded with a cool climate courtesy of the pine forest atop this mountain. One can also find beautiful rice terraces. However this time of the year they plant alternative crops such as corn.
|Sitio Tabionan campsite offers a place to have a picnic and overnight stay on tents.|
A short journey from Sitio Tabionan is Barangay Camandag. One can marvel at crystal clear water of its river. It is also the site of two waterfalls: Imoy & -------.
In the afternoon, it is best to take a short trek from the Tabionan Camp Site to the Mansiga viewing deck. The deck has the best panoramic view of the great plains of Iloilo.