The town of Ubay in Bohol is known as one of the most progressive town in the province and is known as an agricultural town. In fact, it is dubbed as the Dairy Capital of Bohol.
Their farms and rolling terrain though, gives a lot of opportunity for exploration!
Here are some of the places and the things you can do in the town of Ubay:
1.Relax at Cambugsay Healing Hills
One of the most scenic places in Ubay which (as its name implies) could heal your heart aches away.
Beside the dam is a venue for events and catering services managed by the community.
2. Take part of a Forestation Project
Together with the surrounding community, the place is on a mission to turn this barren hills to forests. This action will encourage biodiversity and will benefit the environment as well as the locals greatly.
3. Interact with farm animals at Ubay Stock Farm
This farm is said to be the oldest and largest government livestock facility in the country with an area of 3,600 hectare. Their farm animals range from cows, carabao, horse, chicken, turkey, duck, goat and others.
Aside from seeing farm animals in this farm, you can also try horseback riding. The town has lots of horses and horsemen and seeing young kids riding horses is a norm!
4. Chill & drink buko at Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA)
The town is home to the PCA of Central Visayas. The place doesn’t just serve as an educational place about coconuts but also is a scenic place for picnic!
5. Eat ice cream of Philippine Carabao Center
The reason why the town is the Dairy Capital of Bohol is because of their Carabao Centre that produces dairy products like ice cream, chocobao, pastries and even soaps and other products. And their ice cream is a must-try!
6. Swim beside Floating Cottages
Another place that I like is Sinandigan Beach. They have floating cottages that you can stand by while you are swimming.
7. Have a sip of Bugnay Wine
The town have a vibrant market and sells a lot of crops and products at reasonable cost. One thing you should try is Wild Bugnay Wine. This is a red wine made from local version of blue berries.
How to go to UBAY from Tagbilaran
Going to Ubay is easy. If on commute, there are hourly Buses and Vans at Tagbilaran Dao Bus Terminal . Going there will take around 3 hours with 150-200 pesos fare. Popular way to go around the town is via motorela a bigger version of a tricycle, and habal-habal (motorcycles).
This town is an amazing place and have a lot of things you can do and places to explore! Definitely one of my favorite towns in Bohol.