The main image for this blog is a perspective model of what the new Capitol Building of Nueva Vizcaya would look like. I’m sure it’s nearly finished but when my friends and I visited this province in July 2017, this is what it looked like at that stage.
The province of Nueva Vizcaya is the gateway to the Cagayan Valley region. The difficult trek up the infamous Dalton Pass took us to the border town of Santa Fe at the Caraballo Mountains which connect the Sierra Madre and Cordillera mountain ranges.
We actually traveled from Manila at night time and crossed Dalton Pass from Central Luzon in the middle of the night. These daytime photos are from our trip back in this five-day Northeastern Luzon Road Trip. The scenic reputation of Dalton Pass and Sante Fe well and truly delivered.
We then went straight to Bayombong, the bustling capital of Nueva Vizcaya and did my mandatory visit to the provincial Capitol complex. The complex was quite elaborate although as I showed earlier in this blog, the main Capitol building was under renovation.
We were then off to IsabelaProvince to continue our Northeastern Luzon Road Trip. Here are all the municipalities of Nueva Vizcaya province. We were able to visit or pass through at least 6 of them.
Many thanks to our friend Thony for lending us his DMax for this road trip. Here is the DMax resting after conquering the mountains cutting through Dalton Pass along with the iconic makeshift basketball court found everywhere in the archipelago.
I will visit Nueva Vizcaya once again more thoroughly along with the coastal provinces of Aurora and Quirino in the near future. There are many other attractions such as Mt Pulag and Lower Magat Eco-Tourism Park that I’d love to see.
CoachConto – Athlete, Warrior, Statesman, Spirit