Little Baguio of Iloilo – Bucari, Leon
Are you looking for a place to unwind and get connected with nature? Do you want to have an escape from reality away from city buildings, moving vehicles and smoked-areas? Bucari, Leon, lets you experience nature’s harmony. It is part of the 2nd District of Iloilo, 58km. away from the city and known to be the “Summer Capital of Iloilo.” The area offers cool climate surrounded with trees just perfect to beat the heat. It is a sanctuary for hikers, mountain climbers, adventurous people and also for people who are soul-searching.
What To Do
Aside from hiking, you can also explore Imoy Falls situated at Sitio Camandag. It serves as a tiny natural swimming area for tourists and local residents. It’s not an easy way to the spot, it would take approximately 1 hour if you go by foot, but, the beauty of the place can take away your exhaustion.
Bucari also has an ideal landscape for vegetation and greenery. You can visit some mini-farms around the site. Local farmers also sell varieties of crops and vegetables such as lettuce, bell pepper, cucumber and lots more.
Where To Stay
Just like Baguio City, Bucari, Leon has campsites located at Brgy. Tabionan and Brgy. Bacolod. Tall pine trees will welcome you as you approach the area. For an affordable stay, you can go to Tabionan Campsite. They provide tents for minimal prices only. Outside foods are allowed on the site so you can bring your own homemade dishes.
On the other hand, if you want an all-set staycation, you can visit Pineridge Bucari Mountain Resort. It is a dorm-style accommodation with a fine scenery of Bucari from their veranda. The restaurant at the resort serves local dishes cooked using organic ingredients. Tourists can enjoy the place with an outdoor dining experience.
Find a place to relax and unwind, have an escape from struggles of reality and visit Iloilo’s little Baguio.
For more hiking experience, you’ll surely be excited to discover what Mt. Napulak of Igrbaras, Iloilo can offer you.