Exploring Brooke's Point, Palawan
[Credits: Brooke's Point Palawan Tourist Destination / Facebook Page] I love Brooke's Point signage in Town Plaza

Palawan consists of 23 municipalities and Brooke’s Point is one of them. Brooke’s Point was founded on June 28, 1949 by the Virtue Executive Order No. 232 under President Elpidio Quirino’s term. It was after James Brooke, the founder of Brooke Dynasty and first white Rajah of Sarawak. It is located in the southeastern part of the island.

Have you heard about the Pearl of Lao Tzu or the pearl of Allah? That Pearl was the biggest pearl in the world that came from this municipality's waters on May 7, 1934! So, let’s figure out what we can visit and do in the municipality!

Kaniyog’n Festival
[ Credits: Backpacking Palawan / Facebook Page ] One of the Contigents in Street Dancing in 2018

Brooke’s Point has a large factory of coconuts trees. They sell coconut products to locals and exports in other countries. Coconut is one of the sources of different products like coconut oil, coconut soaps, coconut oil, and coconut water, various decorations and souvenirs.

Brooke’s Point celebrates Kaniyog’n Festival that features coconut products, coconut designed floats and street dancing every month of March. It is also celebrated with trade fairs, cultural and contemporary shows, sports activities and a beauty pageant. Kaniyog’n (Kaniyogan) means coconut plantation.

If you love to climb up into the mountains and get a full view of the forest in the town, Mount Maruyog is the best spot for your sweaty journey!

Mountain Peak
[Credits: Krist Joseph Cadlaon ] The Addison Peak

Mount Maruyog is the local name of Addison Peak. It has a height of 1,024 meters above sea level (MASL), the highest point in Brooke’s Point that is located in Barangay Tubtub. The trail is simple and a good place to walk since it's not difficult especially for beginners in trekking.

Waterfalls
[Credits: Krist Joseph Cadlaon] The Bakbakan Falls

There’s also waterfalls you can visit and enjoy. A waterfall named Bakbakan Falls is located in Barangay Manit, the same barangay wherein you can also find the Mainit spring! The falls have an average of 64 meters and high volume of water flows down which gives majestic view. Aside from this, in the next town, there you can find another waterfall. It is the Sabsaban Waterfalls in Caban, Aribungas. If you prefer a spring, you can soak into the waters in Mainit Spring.

Heritage Site
[Credits: brookespoint.blogspot.com ] The Old Lighthouse Tower and Landmark of Brooke's Point

There is a heritage site in the municipality, you can take a look at the Port Miller and Lighthouse Tower in Poblacion. The lighthouse was constructed by James Brooke, a British soldier and adventurer and believed to be the first white man who had set foot in Brooke’s point. It has been used as a water tank for potable water for the natives long time ago.

But if you want to reconnect with nature, you can go to the beach and watch the waves in the sea shore, feeling heat from the sun and touching white sands with your feet and hands. Not to mention fresh sea foods, for sure you're craving them too! There are modernized and resorts established that you can stay in.

You can also wander in the municipality, might as well visit Brooke's Point Town Plaza. There is a playground where kids could play. Every Sunday, there is a “tabuan” or market day. You can buy local foods, vegetables, and fruits freshly picked which came from other barangays. There, you’ll be able to witness the people of Brooke’s Point doing their usual life and source of income.


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