Banao Protected Landscape

Banao Protected Landscape: A Travel Guide to Kalinga’s Ecotourism Paradise

Posted on June 21, 2023

The mountain province of Kalinga in northern Luzon has attracted tourists primarily through its cultural attractions, particularly through the indigenous tattooing of centenarian tattooist Apo Whang-od from Buscalan village in Tinglayan. A majestic river valley in the northwest area of the province, however, potentially could be the next big thing in terms of ecotourism in the Cordillera Administrative Region. Legislated in 2022, the Banao Protected Landscape (BPL) is a new protected area that merges Balbalasang-Balbalan National Park and the BanaoRead More