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Sagbayan View Deck
Province:  Bohol
09° 55.642N   124° 04.402E
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Bohol?s newest tourism boom is Sagbayan Peak. This five-hectare mountaintop resort and recreation center offers massive, spectacular viewing for nature lovers. Its viewing deck offers a 360-degree perspective of the Chocolate Hills plus the blue sea that separates Bohol and Cebu. The high-powered telescopes on the view deck are a treat. With a 10-peso coin, you can have a view of Cebu City from across the sea for a minute or two. There's a playground in the middle of a grassy field, while a flea market at a side offered native products and delicacies. Caf? Baudillo is an imposing structure on Sagbayan Peak, with its spacious veranda and congenial ambience. As of March 20, 2005 the management has added attraction to the influx of both local and foreign tourists by bringing the life-size giant dinosaur known as T-rex. It is 19 feet in length and 10 feet in height and is properly situated at the old parking lot near the stairs leading to the pavilion area. Myrna Torrefranca is the operations manager and wife of Mayor Jimmy Torrefranca. They purchased the T-rex all the way from Pampanga by Manila-based business couple Allan and Delia Torrefranca only to give additional attraction to the site even with the existence of another cartoon character like Duffy Duck, Bugs Bunny, Lola, Marilyn Monroe, Donald Duck, Pizza Man, Snow White and 7 Dwarfs, Lion King, Tiger and other dinosaurs. Sagbayan before, was known as an ambush area. Since Jimmy Torrefrance became chief executive, here the Torrefranca family worked hard if only to change the image of the town into a tourist destination until the Sagbayan Peak was born.

How to get there:

From Tubigon: Either rent a tour van/car or have a vehicle RORO via Tubigon Port. You will have no direction problems if you take the tour vans for hire (PHP 2,500 for airconditioned vehicles and PHP 1,500 for multicab non aircon vehicles. I suggest you get the airconditioned vehicle because there are very dusty and hot roads. You can easily get one fronting the municipal building of Tubigon). For owned vehicles, take your vehicle to the left on the road from Tubigon pier going to Clarin town. Along the highway, there is a junction sign leading to Sagbayan. You will encounter a winding road that will lead you up the Bohol highlands (900+ feet below sea level height). you will basically see the shorelines of Tubigon during along this winding roads and the view is exhilirating.

From Tagbilaran: Either rent a tour van/car or have your own Vehicle via RORO via Tagbilaran Port. You will have no direction problems if you take the tour vans for hire. For owned vehicles, the fastest and safest route is to take your vehicle to the left on the highway road from Tagbilaran port via Bohol north road (which is actually located at the western side shores of Bohol (facing Cebu). Make your way up until you've reached Tubigon area then make a turn to the right instead of left which is going to Tubigon port and making it to the highway to Clarin Town. Along the highway, there is a junction sign leading to Sagbayan. You will encounter a winding road that will lead you up the Bohol highlands (900+ feet below sea level height). you will basically see the shorelines of Tubigon during along this winding roads. Another option is via Baclayon-Loay-Loboc-Bilar-Batuan-Carmen and endulging to side trips of the tour trip.

Waypoint narrative by: paulperez 2005     follow paulperez on Facebook