Lower Magat Eco-Tourism Park
Lower Magat Eco-Tourism Park is a protected area in the Philippines that covers 1,120 hectares of land along the lower part of the Magat River in Cagayan Valley. The park is located in the municipality of Diadi, Nueva Vizcaya, and is bounded by Isabela and Ifugao provinces. The park was established in 1969 by the provincial government of Nueva Vizcaya to preserve and develop the natural resources of the area.
The park is a popular destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers who want to enjoy the scenic and diverse landscape of the park. The park features a large reservoir that provides irrigation and hydroelectric power to the region, as well as a habitat for various fish species. The park also has a forest that hosts a variety of flora and fauna, such as hardwood trees, orchids, ferns, birds, monkeys, deer, and wild boars.
The park offers various attractions and activities for visitors, such as:
• A mini-zoo that showcases some of the native animals of the park, such as crocodiles, snakes, turtles, eagles, and owls.
• A butterfly park that displays different kinds of butterflies and moths that can be found in the park.
• A natural spring water pool that provides a refreshing and relaxing experience for swimmers.
• An ATV ride that allows visitors to explore the park on four-wheeled vehicles.
• A 350-meter zipline that gives visitors a thrilling and panoramic view of the park.
• A hiking trail that leads to the Pinzal Falls, a beautiful waterfall that cascades from a height of 70 meters.
• A cave exploration tour that takes visitors to the Main Cave, Altar Cave, and Adventure Cave, which have stunning rock formations and chambers.
The park also has a history and culture that reflects the diverse influences of the region. The park was once a trading post for the Japanese, who were allied with the native Ibanag people in the 16th century. It was also the site of the 1582 Cagayan battles, which were fought between Spanish soldiers and Japanese ronin (masterless samurai).