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Alicia

This is a town in the eastern part of Bohol. It used to be the village of Batuanon whose existence dates back farther than 1892, the year the Dagohoy rebellion ended. This municipality got its name because of the abundance of batuan trees in the locality.It became a part of Mabini before it became a municipality.

Top things to do in Alicia

Visit the Alicia Panoramic Park

The Alicia Panoramic Park features the breathtaking landscape of Binabaje Hills of Bgy. Cambaol in Alicia Municipality.  The hills, which rise to 400 meters above sea level, are mostly covered in tropical perennial grasses commonly known as Cogon.

Explore the Princess Manan-aw Cave

Princess Manan-aw Cave is just one of the more than 20 caves in the Cagongcagong Cave System located in Bgy. Cagongcagong in the town of Alicia. The caves are a result of the hundreds of thousands of years carving work of water, whether rain or groundwater, on the Sierra Bullones Limestone (Late Miocene, 11 mya – 5 mya). Princess Manan-aw Cave, which is the chosen geosite, is 195 meters long, 5.6 m high and 3.7 m wide at the mouth. Inside the cave are impressive and peculiar formations and shapes that were formed very slowly from the dripping of water containing calcium bicarbonate from the limestone rock. As the water drips from the ceiling of the cave and encounters the dry air flowing inside the chamber, calcium carbonate precipitates back into limestone, as shapes and structures such as stalactites and stalagmites, as well as other unique shapes which appear feminine in nature, hence the name Princess Manan-aw was derived.

Visit the Alicia Schist

Alicia Schist is the oldest rock identified in Bohol. It was named after the town where it is located, the northeastern town of Alicia. These metamorphic rocks were formed between the Late Jurassic to Early Cretaceous (146 mya – 66 mya). It initially started from ocean floor sediments that were successively buried deep underneath layers and layers of sediments until it turned into sedimentary rock. Afterwards it was subjected to tremendous regional pressure and deformation causing its upward movement and eventual emergence from the sea. This caused the metamorphism of the rocks, changing them to a different type of rock from what they were originally: a schist, with repetitive thin layers or sheet-like planes that can be easily split. The sheet-like planes can be seen in the outcrop and hand samples, as well. The Alicia Schist outcrop is located at an exposed hill along a road in Brgy. Cayacay, Alicia, Bohol. Other exposures are also found in the town of Ubay.

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Photo credits:

  • Alicia Panoramic Park (3) – Travel 29
  • Princess Manan-aw Cave (2) – Crispy Pata

Sites Information

Alicia Tourism Address: Alicia, Bohol
Contact Person: Karen Adaya R.N.
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Email Address: 1525adaya@gmail.com

 

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