Sagbayan Peak: When Bohol Meets Baguio

Aug 16, 2014

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A dinosaur welcomes tourists to Sagbayan Peak

I’m no stranger to Bohol. I’ve been there lots of times, especially for work. The summer I first visited Bohol, we covered the usual of tourist spots–Baclayon Church, Blood Compact site, Hinagdanan Cave, passed by the man-made forest, held tarsiers on my palm, and of course, climbed lots of steps to reach a good vantage point to admire Bohol’s famous Chocolate Hills–all in one day.

Then, there’s my stint in an all-Filipino resort brand, Bluewater, and became part of the welcome party for the Panglao property. And this Bohol trip is a medical mission in partnership with GMA Kapuso Foundation.

Before we head back to Cebu, we did a side trip to Sagbayan Peak which is just 30 minutes away from the medical mission site, in Clarin. The medical mission was an initiative project for the earthquake victims that shook both Bohol and Cebu.

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Distance and cost

As mentioned in my previous Bohol-related blog, our side trip to Sagbayan Peak happened after we finished saving the world in the morning and part of the afternoon.

According to Queenie’s calculations, Sagbayan is 30 minutes away from Clarin. We dragged Tito, our colleague, who will also act as tour guide to our side trip. We negotiated the fare with the first tricycle driver we flagged down and paid a total of ₱300.00 (i.e. ₱100.00 per person) a round trip from Clarin to Sagbayan. Remember to haggle. The entrance fee to the peak is ₱30.00 per adult or kid.

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What’s in Sagbayan Peak?

Sagbayan means “place for hanging”, derived from the root word “sagbay” means “to hang”. Sagbayan Peak has an observation platform overlooking the scenic view of the green hills, a butterfly dome garden, restaurant, gift shop, children’s playground, kids’ mini town, and a good lookout point atop one of Bohol’s 1,260 Chocolate Hills.

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We were in a hurry because it was already drizzling. Weather in the mountains are pretty unpredictable.

It was not crowded for a Saturday day trip, so we did a bit of running to the top of the peak. Hence, the photo above.  

It was a gloomy day with the skies threatening to pour rain over our heads. We only stayed about 15-20 minutes before we head back to Clarin to catch a van bound for Tagbilaran.

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Our view from the observation deck

Sagbayan Peak
Sagbayan, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: +63 38 5111 9167
Mobile: +63 921 3230 866
Email: [email protected]

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