Gibalon Shrine | Things to do in Magallanes-Sorsogon
|Address:||Barangay Siuton Basketball Court, Magallanes, Sorsogon|
A destination for relaxation, Magaya-Gayang Springs flows with refreshingly cool spring water coming from Bucabulan Spring and Dumalwa Spring. The area was originally the town's laundry washing area until it was developed into a tourist attraction. The water then flows into underground springs and travels all the way towards the ocean.
Santa Lourdes Grotto, a Catholic shrine located on the hilltop of Bihia Island, stands tall with outstretched arms, protecting and overseeing the town of Magallenes. A fifteen minute hike up its stairs lead to a sacred place with a well-preserved statue of Lady of Lourdes. Locals on the island keep watch of the entrance and use the grotto as a safe haven when the surrounding area begins to flood. The view of Santa Lourdes can be seen even in the pitch black of the night and serves as a guide post for those out in the sea.
A tourism project of Bulan's local government, this eco-park hosts the Mountain Festival, a lively celebration in honor of land as a renewable resource, held every 2nd Saturday of October. The park covers 14.8 hectares and used to be a garbage dumpsite. Donated by Thomas de Castro, the wasteland was converted into usable land and has been existing as a park for 13 years. The site is being developed to have attractions like butterfly farms, horseback riding, and tree planting programs, alongside concerts and other festivals. Eventually, the area will also allow renewable energy, and dormitories and facilities for public events.
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