Mataguisi Church Ruins | Things to do in Pudtol-Apayao

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What remains of the Mataguisi Church serves as a reminder of the Spanish influence in the town of Pudtol, Apayao. Originally built in 1608, the church ruins is approximately 6 meters high and was built from red bricks and river stones that were able to withstand natural calamities and bombings from the uprising during the American and Japanese rule. Until now, it is still being frequented by regular churchgoers and devotees alike.
Open: 24 hours
Address: Brgy. Mataguisi, Pudtol, Apayao
Fee: Free
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Nearby attractions

Maton River
5.53 km away

Surrounded by lush forests and massive boulders, Maton River is an enchanting stream in Lower Maton. It flows into a small cascade and drains into a small pool at the bottom. Daredevils should definitely experience jumping from the 15-foot outcrop for an exhilarating splash. For the more laid-back visitor, the varying levels of the riverbed make for a good back massage. Just make sure to find a surface sturdy enough for you to lie on!

Nagan River
5.81 km away

Nagan River was recognized as the region's cleanest body of water for 3 consecutive years, starting in 1998. It flows to the town of Lydia in Lower Maton. Locals can often be seen bathing, rafting, and doing their laundry by the cool river, where various species of fish such as eel, tilapia, and carp also thrive.

Lussok Cave and Underground River
16.05 km away

From its somber beginnings as a refuge for Japanese soldiers and native insurgents, Lussok Cave has metamorphosed into one of Luna's most well-loved attractions. The tour starts with a brief 200-meter boat ride on the enchanting azure waters. Upon entering the cave, glimmering limestone formations loom over the pitch black river. Faint streaks of sunlight seep from a hole, or lussok in their vernacular, caused by war bombings further down the route. Thrill-seeking visitors can opt to end the tour by spelunking their way out of the cave.

Where to stay

RJ Domingo Fish Farm Resort
Hotels and homes
14.60 km away

Unwind and get close to nature at this resort in Pudtol. This place invites you to take a breather away from the hustle and bustle of the city, while still offering you the basic amenities you need. Whether you’re looking for a new adventure, in a new town or a quiet respite from your busy schedule, this relaxing getaway has you covered.

Flora Inn and Suites
Hotels and homes
15.66 km away

Strategically located at Flora, Apayao, this inn is a great choice for all types of travelers seeking comfortable accommodations. It has clean interiors, quality facilities, and amenities that guarantee a memorable stay. 

Getting there and around

Brgy. Mataguisi, Pudtol, Apayao

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