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Nueva Vizcaya Travel Guide

Itinerary, Things to do, How to get there and more

Surrounded by three mountain ranges, Nueva Vizcaya is a province in Cagayan Valley Region in Luzon. Named after Biscay, a province in Spain, Nueva Vizcaya was used to be a territory of Provincia de Cagayan. Home to around 18 indigenous tribes, the province’s rich natural resources attracted migrants from other regions. For this reason, a fraction of the population are composed of Tagalogs, Pangasinense, Kapampangans, Ilocanos and others. Nueva Vizcaya is made up of 15 municipalities, with Bayombong as the provincial capital. Its rich farmlands yield high quality citrus fruits like pomelo, oranges and ponkan; thus its townsmen, the Novo Vizcayano, are proud to call themselves the “Citrus Capital of the Philippines”.

Where to go in Nueva Vizcaya

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Ammococan Falls

Brgy. Bansing Bayombong (capital), Nueva Vizcaya, Cagayan Valley, 3700, Philippines

Bangan Hill National Park

Bayombong (capital), Nueva Vizcaya, Cagayan Valley, 3700, Philippines

Dampol Arch Bridge

Brgy. Dopaj, Brgy. Dumang Dupax Del Sur, Nueva Vizcaya, Cagayan Valley, 3707, Philippines

Dumli-Ing Falls

Brgy. Balete Kayapa, Nueva Vizcaya, Cagayan Valley, 3708, Philippines

Edralin Falls

Brgy. Antutot Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya, Cagayan Valley, 3703, Philippines

Galintuja Falls (La Fortuna Falls)

Brgy. Galintuja Alfonso Castaneda, Nueva Vizcaya, Cagayan Valley, 3714, Philippines

Ibung Grotto

Villaverde, Nueva Vizcaya, Cagayan Valley, 3710, Philippines

How to Get Here

GETTING HERE
Situated 196 km north of Manila, getting to the province of Nueva Vizcaya is a bit of a long travel. The trip takes around 8 hours of land travel via the Maharlika Highway; but the SCTEX route shortens the travel time by 2-3 hours. Buses like Victory Liner and Florida Bus service the province of Nueva Vizcaya. Fare costs around Php 350.00 - Php 450.00. It is also important to note that a ‘No Smoking’ policy is implemented in the province.

Popular Food

Nueva Vizcaya’s famous pasalubong, G & B Buko Pie is not like the one from the province of Laguna – the latter has thick filling compared to the thin pie and filling of the former but more tasty with hints of cheese and milk in very bite.

(c) @eloisamagz / instagram.com

Being situated in Cagayan Valley Region, Nueva Vizcaya also serves pancit batil-patong, Tuguegarao’s signature noodle dish and Isabela’s Pancit cabagan.

(c) @robgetslost / instagram.com

What to Do

Visit the cathedrals
Nueva Vizcaya boasts of 3 existing Spanish colonial era churches, each one tells a beautiful story of antiquity. Get to know these churches that are all built in a Cagayan Style silhouette -- Bambang Church, Bayambang Cathedral and the Dupax Del Sur Church, which is a part of National Commission for Culture and the Arts’ (NCAA) record for National Cultural Treasures.
Buy citrus fruits
Make a quick stop along the highway to buy fresh citrus fruits like satsuma, ponkan and pomelo being sold in cheaper prices. There are other fruits as well from the neighboring province of Isabela, Mountain Province and Sagada.
See its mountains and falls
This landlocked province has several lovely waterfalls to discover and impressive mountains to conquer. Take for example the Capisaan Cave where it also boasts of a subterranean river that also acts as its passageway. Or surprise yourself with the unique variety of flora and fauna hidden in Mt. Palali.