Nueva Vizcaya is a province in the Philippines located in Cagayan Valley Region in Luzon famous for its delicious citrus and interesting tourist spots. It is the main producer of citrus crops in the county and dubbed as the Citrus Capital of the Philippines. The province is a great destination for outdoor and environment enthusiasts because the mountainous province is blessed with many majestic waterfalls, caves, mountain peaks and eco-parks.
The capital municipality of the province is Bayombong. Nueva Vizcaya is a landlock province bordered by the provinces of Benguet (west), Ifugao (north), Isabela (northeast), Aurora (southeast), Nueva Ecija (south) and Pangasinan (southwest). It is a home of 450,000+ people and they speak mostly in Ilocano, Tagalog and English languages.
The province of Nueva Vizcaya is surrounded by Cordillera mountains, Sierra Madre mountains and Caraballo mountains. If you want to visit its beautiful places soon, below are the famous tourist spots in Nueva Vizcaya.
Top 10 Tourist Spots in Nueva Vizcaya
1. Capisaan Cave System
Capisaan Cave System is one of the most popular tourist spots in Nueva Vizcaya, the best spelunking destination in the province. It is a 4.2 kilometers cave system making it the 5th longest cave system in the Philippines and most spelunking tours last for 4 hours. It is made up of 8 interconnected caves and the Lion and Alayan Caves are the 2 main entry and exit points. Rare calcite, magnificent stalactites and stalagmites, interesting columns and rock formations can be found inside the cave. The cave system is considered as one of the country’s best cave systems and even called a “geologist’s paradise“.
Capisaan Cave System is located in Barangay Capisaan, Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya.
2. Balete Pass National Shrine
Balete Pass National Shrine is one of the historic sites in Nueva Vizcaya. Balete Pass, also called as Dalton Pass, is a mountain pass that connects the Nueva Vizcaya and Nueva Ecija provinces. During the WWII, a strategical Battle of Balete Pass happened in the site where Filipinos and American soldiers fought against the retreating enemy forces which later on led to their surrender. The summit of the mountain pass is the Balete Pass Tourism Complex where the local government erected the Balete Pass National Shrine and markers as a tribute to the fallen soldiers. A viewdeck at the top with huts were built and gives a majestic view of the mountain ranges and forestland.
Balete Pass National Shrine is located in Santa Fe, Nueva Vizcaya.