Dimiao | Behold Bohol

Dimiao

Dimiao is located on the southern coast of the province. How it got its name is not known It is one of the oldest municipalities which had a population of 8,820 in 1897. This town used to occupy a large territory which included Valencia and Lila.The town was organized during the Spanish regime and was then one of the 34 towns in the province in 1879. It had a population of 5,030.

Top things to do in Dimiao

Visit the San Nicolas de Tolentino Parish

The San Nicolas Tolentino parish is in Dimiao, Bohol. The date of the parish’s foundation is uncertain, although by 1750 there are records of baptism in the parish. The church may have been built toward the later half of the 19th century.

The structure of cut stone is cruciform, though its transept is short. The facade can be described as Neobaroque. Although classical overall, shallow reliefs of flowers arranged as vertical bands decorate the facade. The facade is flanked by twin octagonal towers.

Its heritage features are described as follows: The church interior is simple, coming to a focus at the Neoclassical altars. One of the side altars is missing. The convento is located behind the church and is now a school.

Beside the church are the ruins of what appears to be cemetery and two mortuary chapels. Archaeological excavations in the area have uncovered very little remains, probably the site was never used.

Take a dip at the Pahangog Twin Falls and Caverns

The Pahangog Twin Falls, also known as Twin Falls, is a hidden gem tucked deep in the forest of Brgy. Guingoyuran in Dimiao, Bohol. It is surrounded by towering trees and lush vegetation, creating a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. According to locals, the falls retain their natural beauty even during the hottest summer months.

The falls consist of three streams of water flowing gently over crags and ridges, forming a beautiful natural lagoon at the bottom. The falls stand at an impressive height of 30 meters or 90 feet, and are naturally divided into two, earning their name as Twin Falls. The area also features stunning caverns with mesmerizing stalactites and stalagmites of different shapes and sizes.

Take a dip at the Ingkumhan Falls

Ingkumhan Falls is another natural attraction located in Dimiao, Bohol. The falls feature a towering drop of water that cascades into a serene natural pool, providing a refreshing swimming experience for visitors. The area is surrounded by lush greenery, making it a picturesque destination perfect for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.”

Take a dip at the Dam-agan Falls

Dam-agan Falls is another natural attraction located in Dimiao, Bohol. It features a beautiful waterfall that creates a refreshing natural pool for swimming. Surrounded by lush greenery and towering trees, it is a perfect spot for relaxation and adventure. The falls got its name from the Visayan term “Dam-ag,” which means “fell off.” This is because visitors may feel like they could fall down walking through the narrow and steep pathway leading to the falls.

Take a dip at the Ipo Falls

Ipo Falls is another natural attraction located in Dimiao, Bohol. It is situated near the popular Dam-agan Falls and can be reached by trekking for a few minutes from Dam-agan Falls. The waterfalls cascade into a small natural pool that offers a refreshing swimming experience for visitors. The surrounding greenery and rocky formations make the place even more picturesque.

Visit the Ermita Ruins

The Ermita Ruins in Dimiao, Bohol are the remains of an ancient limestone structure that was constructed during the Spanish colonial period. It stands beside the St. Nicholas Tolentino Church and is believed to have served multiple purposes, including as a military fortress, chapel, and burial site for the Spanish clergy who died in Bohol. In 1995 and 1998, archaeologists conducted excavations on the site in an attempt to uncover more about its intriguing history.

Enjoy the melodies of the Dimiao Children’s Rondalla

Dimiao has a strong commitment to nurturing and showcasing local talents in music and the arts. In the 1980s, the Dimiao Rondalla was established, composed of talented students and adults from the town who have a passion for playing stringed instruments such as bandurrias, lauds, octavinas, guitars, and baho de arko. The group has been successful, winning the National Music Competition for Young Artists (NAMCYA).

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Photo credits:

  • Falls, Ermita Ruins, Children’s Rondalla – LGU Dimiao via website
  • San Nicolas De Tolentino Parish – National Museum
  • San Nicolas De Tolentino Parish Interior – ABS-CBN

Sites Information

Dimiao Tourism Address: Dimiao, Bohol
Contact Person: Jona Karen P. Codilla
Contact Number: 09207605263
Email Address: piquerojonakaren06@gmail.com
San Nicolas De Tolentino Parish Address: Dimiao, 6305 Bohol
Contact Number: (038) 510-6031

 

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