Existing Attractions and Tourism Focal Points

The Capisaan Caves are a popular eco-tourism destination in the province. It is situated in Capisaan, Kasibu in the province of Nueva Vizcaya. With a total length of 4.2 kilometers, it is the Philippines’ fifth-longest cave system. It is one of the country’s world-class caverns, ranking among the world’s best. It is referred to as “The Geologist’s Paradise” because of its exhilarating features, which include the arrangement of stalactites and stalagmites, as well as the unique divers’ life forms, flora, and fauna, among other things. The glistening water that drenches and cools the trekkers as they enter the cave adds to the thrill of the adventure. Tourists experience it, spending an average of 4 hours or more exploring it, depending on how much fun they have. There is a vast tract of dipterocarp forest around the cave, which provides a haven for various animal species. Because of the promotion efforts carried out at the national, provincial, and municipal levels, it is now officially recognized as an industry. Current administration and management are shared by the Provincial Local Government Unit (PLGU), the Municipal Local Government Unit (MLGU), and the Barangay Local Government Unit (BLGU) (BLGU). Edralin Falls is another attraction located in Barangay Antutot Kasibu. It is a must-see for anybody seeking to fulfill their bucket list. The waterfall is a well-known local tourist attraction, drawing locals and visitors to its tranquil setting in northern Kasibu’s lush and green mountains. Its volume plummets from a story-high vantage point, producing thundering noises and a rebounding chilly mist in the basement, which also has a naturally honed basin for those transitioning from photography to bathing or swimming. Edralin Falls’ remote attractiveness, closeness to the main road, artificial picnic kiosks, and refreshingly cold water reserve all work against natural admirers.

Potential Tourist Attractions

Kasibu offers a plethora of prospective tourist attractions. The majority of them are natural attractions located in protected areas, where they stay unexplored and pure. Certain sites were left off the list for full-fledged marketing because they are not ready for tourist activity. The bulk of it is situated outside the service center, and access to these attractions requires hiking.

Regardless of the present state of the economy, local visitors continue to visit these sites but are not well supervised. Meanwhile, owing to a lack of knowledge and resources, the barangays in charge of these tourist sites are limited in their capacity to manage and develop them.

The Pao Cave System, as one of the potential tourist attractions, was put into closure to preserve and mitigate further damage. However, the cave is currently unexplored, and there is no governing body in charge of its management.

Another promising ecotourism destination is the Machalet Falls, a newly discovered green haven in Kasibu, Nueva Vizcaya, which cascades into a massive reservoir of ice-cold, crystal clear water, sustaining the biodiversity of flora and fauna and other surrounding creatures from the summit to the foot of the mountain, forming unadulterated metamorphic rock formations.

Agri-Farm Tourism is also a potential tourist getaway for locals. It is now regarded as a new trend in destination selection, particularly for those seeking experiences other than the mundane. Malabing Valley Citrus Farms are major producers of quality sweet and seedless oranges in Nueva Vizcaya and neighboring provinces. Citrus varieties that are commonly found on farms include Satsuma, Poncan, and Hamlin. Other high-value fruits, such as marang, durian, and mangosteen, are also high in quality.

Due to a lack of a workforce and an office to oversee and monitor their development in previous years, the local government’s management of these attractions was not implemented and monitored. Nevertheless, the LGU opted to evaluate and monitor these potential tourist attractions in the coming years.