IJsselstein, Tuesday, 22 May 2001 (updated: Monday, 13 March 2006)
In Maribojoc, some 14 km west of Tagbilaran City, a curious triangular watch tower oversees the seas South of Bohol. From its windows at the top, you can see Cebu, Siquijor, and Mindanao. The Spanish had it build in 1796 as a look-out post against pirates and Muslim marauders, who at that time where a plague to the people of Bohol.
|Punta Cruz Watchtower.|
|Copyright Harry Boer of Harrys Diaschau|
Remants of similar triangular towers can be found in a number of other places along the coast of Bohol, such as Panglao, Dauis, Loay, and on Pamilacan island, but this tower is the most intact. The tower of Loay, about 18 km east of Tagbilaran is much eroded by the waves of the sea. The tower on Pamilacan island was build to a slightly different plan.
Today the Punta Cruz watch tower still provides an excellent view. The site now offers a small stall for buying drinks and snacks and makes a good spot for a picnic and a swim -- although you'll have to watch out when you climb on the very sharp rocks.
Getting there. Catch a bus at the Tagbilaran Integrated Bus Terminal in Dao. Most buses going in to Tubigon will pass along Punta Cruz. Ask the driver to drop you off at Punta Cruz, and walk down for about 500 meters to the watch tower.
|Thursday, 17 October 2013 23:37:07 PHT|
|LOT FOR SALE BESIDE PUNTA CRUZ HISTORICAL WATCHTOWER - located at the western tip of Maribojoc. the only perfect isosceles triangle tower-the only structure so formed in the country. a curious triangular watch tower oversees the seas South of Bohol. From its windows at the top, you can see Cebu, Siquijor, and Mindanao. The Spanish had it build in 1796 as a look-out post against pirates and Muslim marauders, who at that time where a plague to the people of Bohol. Punta Cruz, as the locals call it, is a triangular-shaped watchtower located in Punta Cruz, Maribojoc. It is a town 14 kilometers away from Tagbilaran City or 19 Min. to arrive. YOUTUBE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ON-T3r8tIfU http://www.maribojoc.gov.ph/tourism/punta-cruz-historical-watchtower With Cerificate Land Title Total Lot Area: 1644sqm In-front of Beach Over Looking Land of Cebu, Siquijor, and Mindanao. For inquiries, call: SHYNE MADRANGCA +63 930 515 1399 email add: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Saturday, 29 June 2013 10:50:16 PHT|
|Punta Cruz Watch Tower is an awesome place to be with, the view and the atmosphere of the place is so relaxing. So, Upon visiting that place, you may feel you want to have a souvenirs for your love ones waiting for your homecoming from vacation and some stuff you may want to give them so I will invite you to visit Island City Mall located at Dao Tagbilaran City. Island City Mall is good place to shop with and get everything you wish for! You what are you thinking of?, pay to visit Island City Mall.|
|Reinerio T. Amamio wrote:|
|Wednesday, 2 November 2011 10:06:54 PHT|
|600 years and still counting|
|Tuesday, 23 August 2011 21:01:46 PHT|
|As a youth residing from a neighboring barrio of Punta Cruz,I can proudly say that it is really magnificent, the seascape is also beautiful and so is the sun set. Epic theatres are also held there every night to let the people know and learn about the history and story of the historical place and the historical tower.|
|JOVIE REFORIAL REGORI wrote:|
|Tuesday, 9 February 2010 15:39:14 PHT|
|i love this place.... asking why? because this is the hometowne of my nanay juaning... this is the place she was born way back july 31,1943. hehehehe.... and my nanay wedding held at marbojoc church.... by april 17,2010 by Gods grace we will visit there for my auntie sister celibrates his 50th golden aniverssary of his vocation as nun of pious diciples of the divine master of the society of st.paul of the phil. good speed & God bless to all of us.... kitakits...|
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