The pine forest and campsite in Bucari are located in Sitio Tabionan, Leon, Iloilo. Picnic sheds are set-up for day trippers who would like to enjoy the cool mountain air and the peaceful sight of pine trees that surround the village. At night, the temperatures drop further and fireflies can be seen dancing around.
Bucari Pine Forest News
Forest rangers of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Region 6 discovered an old-growth forest of giant trees in Sitio Bongol, Barangay Bucari, Leon, Iloilo.
The rangers made the discovery using an improved LAWIN (Landscape and Wildlife Indicators) System ??" an innovative technology in monitoring the status of forests.
Old-growth forests are relatively old and undisturbed. The dominant trees in them are beyond their average life span and these forests are mostly free of logging or other human disturbances.
While on foot patrol in Sitio Bongol, the rangers spott ...
It came a little surprise to me hearing about this new destination in Iloilo. Bucari Pine Forest is a hidden destination in Leon, Iloilo that I consider as the Little Baguio of Panay Island.
Bucari is somewhat similar to the landscape of Baguio but not as cold as the Summer Capital of the Philippines (though it gets really cold at some point of the season). The vegetation is mostly composed of tall Agoho trees (Casuarina) and not pine trees as what others would suggest.
This place has a camping ground that is perfect for group outdoor activities, breaking free from the concrete jungle ...
Iloilo is more than its famous historical sites. Check our list where you can relax and enjoy the province.
Iloilo is like a cache of history in Panay Island. But, the province is not only known for its historical landmarks or heritage sites. Iloilo also offers places to unwind perfect for those who want to get away for a while from the hustle and bustle of "city life."
Here are some of the places we suggest you visit if you're in Iloilo.
1) Visit the "Little Baguio" of Iloilo
The Bucari area is a well-known tourist destination in Leon, Iloilo. Bucari is located at the highlands of t ...
Beat the summer heat and camp in Ilo-Ilo's "Baguio-Like" Pine tree forest! A perfect expedition for those of hungry for adrenaline adventure and nature lovers! Not to mention the weather in this place is so cool for summer and having a water-fall as cold as ice! I suggest you camp in this amazing place, cook your own meal using charcoal, and climb the peak to witness the mighty sun rising!
Escape the buzzing city life and spend a peaceful weekend at Bucari, Ilo Ilo, Philippines!
Bucari is a community effort done 50 years ago when they started planting pine trees for our generation to enjoy.
Dubbed as the Baguio of Panay Island, Bucari Pine Forest is a best place to do teambuildings, campings, family outings, or just a sweet escape from the buzzing life of the city. It is located at sitio Tabionan, Leon, Panay Island and unlike Baguio that is pretty congested with tourist, Bucari is another exotic destination for nature enthusiasts.
From the campsite one may explore the vast pine forest and trek down all the way to Combong Waterfalls for 2-3 hours. With its bea ...