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  • Butterflies Fireflies And Moonlit Nights

    Loboc is not the only river town in Bohol. The island province, home to the chocolate hills and the tiny primates, tarsiers, have four major rivers intersecting through the island. Up northwest is the Inabanga River, the largest on the island and Ipil River up north. Utilized for eco-tourism is Loboc River coming from the center of the island down to the southeastern coast and recently, the Abatan River flowing to the southwestern coast. Our adventure guide, Buzzy Budlong, found excellent paddling opportunities on the latter and set-up shop along with the town’s RiverLife tours to offer some ...

  • The Abatan River Community Life Tour In

    The Abatan River Life Tour is one of the newest eco-tourism attractions in Bohol. It started out in 2008 as an initiative by the Abatan River Development Management Council (ARDMC). The objective of the group is to boost not only the tourist spots in the area but also to generate jobs and income to the entire province.

    The Abatan River Life is one of the last projects of Ace Durano when he was still a Tourism Secretary. The project costs about P7 million and is one of the biggest ecotourism projects financed and supported by his Department.

    The History of the River

    Abatan River serves ...

  • Abatan RiverLife

    Considered as one of the newest eco-tourism attractions in Bohol, the Abatan RiverLife boasts itself as the next ‘Loboc River‘ – but in a different idea. It is an initiative by the ARDMC (Abatan River Development Management Council) to improve not only the tourist destinations in the area but also to add more jobs and income to this beautiful province.

    The Abatan RiverLife has been enhanced to uphold the sustainable administration of the Abatan River and at the same time encourage neighborhood involvement in the protection, maintenance and management of the surroundings and defend the ...

  • Abatan River Cruise Bohol

    Abatan river - where fresh water meets the sea water. This is also the main trading waterway of Bohol as this river sits in Tagbilaran City and goes all the way to the other towns involved in fishing, crab-catching, basket weaving, palm leaves weaving (for the nipa roofs), sweet kaong making, bamboo selling, and cultural performances. At the end of the Abatan river cruise, you'll see the amazing Kawasan Falls - where you can also take a dip. Call the Bohol Provincial Tourism Office for a guided tour. Call Boyett at 0920.608.0183 or 0928.610.0010