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  • The Bangkero Festival of Pagsanjan

    Shooting the rapids of Pagsanjan in small boats or bancas is a major tourist attraction in the resort province of Laguna, particularly in Pagsanjan. This is why the town, considered the tourist capital of Laguna, had come up with the "Pagsanjan Bangkero Festival" held every first week of March and it features exciting events on water and land.

    In this annual festival, professional boatmen show off their skills in varied competitions organized by the local government. Boats are brightly spruced up especially for the occasion. The boatmen of Pagsanjan are pulling together to give their town a ...

  • Pagsanjan Bangkero Festival

    The Pagsanjan Bangkero Festival is held during the month of March. It is inspired by and dedicated to all bangkeros (boatmen) in Pagsanjan and in honor of the town’s patroness, Our Lady of Guadalupe.

    These boatmen serve as tour guides whose skills and dexterity demonstrated in maneuvering the boats upstream and against strong currents of water until reaching the scenic view of the breath taking Pagsanjan falls.Local government aims to push the advocacy on environmental protection and promotion of the local tourism through the celebration of the Bangkero Festival

    The 5-day Festival has ...

  • Experience Bangkero Festival in Pagsanja

    The Bangkero Festival in Pagsanjan is celbrated in 1st week of March. The name "bankero" (boatman) is derived from the tourist guide who sail the "bangka" going to Pagsanjan Falls and "shooting the rapids" on its way downstream.

    Many activities held in Pagsanjan Festival that inlcudes boat race, land and on fluvial parades, traditional street dancing, cookfest, concert, sport events, annual search for "Ginoong Bangkero" and "Lakan at Binibining Pagsanjan.

    The celebration is a tribute to "Bankeros" who are famous in shooting the rapids and for the Patron of "Our Lady of Guadalupe"