Rufino Pabico Ancestral House | Things to do in Daet-Camarines Norte
|Address:||Brgy. Bagasbas, Daet, Camarines Norte|
Daet’s former municipal hall, which serves as the town’s museum, tourism office, socio-civic and cultural center.
The spic-and-span seat of the provincial government whose Doric-like façade is propped up by 12 columns symbolizing the 12 towns. Standing proudly are the monuments of Jose Maria Panganiban, a Filipino propagandist in Spain and hero, dubbed as “Avenger of Filipino Honor”, and former governor Wenceslao Vinzons. Within the compound is Museo Bulawan which as a compendium of archaeological artifacts, heroes’ memorabilia, gallery of art works, vintage photographs and equipment, and tools of small-scale mining industry. The museum also has a portrait of a former governor by prized Filipino artist Fernando Amorsolo.
Known locally as “Bantayog”, it is a 20-foot white stone obelisk which was built on December 30, 1898. Situated at a river park, it is the first monument built in the honor of the national hero. The effort was initiated by Lt. Col. Antonio Saez of the Revolutionary Army. A few meters away is the Martyrs Shrine, a memorial pedestal honoring the freedom fighters who died and were killed in the 1898 Daet Revolt against Spain.
Where to stay
One Platinum Hotel is located in the central business district of Daet, a first class municipality and capital of the province of Camarines Norte, Philippines. It is walking distance to numerous banks, cafes, restaurants, and landmarks including the first Rizal Monument, Camarines Norte Provincial Capitol, Camarines Norte Provincial Library, and St. John the Baptist Church and is adjacent to Daet River. Famous surrounding tourist spots include Bagasbas Beach, Calaguas Island, Parola Island (Pink Beach), Pulang-Daga Beach, and Siete Pecados (also known as the Mercedes group of islands consisting of Caringo Island, Canimog Island, Apuao Grande, Apuao Pequeña, Canton Island, Quinapaguian Island, and Malasugui Island).
Calaguas Gateway Hotel rooms truly make for a comfortable stay, without keeping one totally away from it all. All accommodations have: Wi-Fi Internet connection, Cable TV, hot and cold shower, two (2) complimentary bottled water are provided in the room per day, two (2) complimentary breakfast per day, coffee, and refrigerator.
Getting there and around
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