New place to visit in Norte: The Nueva Era Eco-Cultural Park

Sitting On A Tree

In my hometown of Ilocos Norte, it is still normal to find a little spot without effort and let yourself soak in the healing powers of nature. But sometimes, you need to fly a distance. The newly-opened park in the town of Nueva Era, however, has more to offer to the lover of nature. It provides glimpses into the local Tingguian culture while enjoying a day or two relaxing in cottages made of indigenous materials or tree-shaded picnic grounds.

We failed to experience tribal dancing, but my friend Leehua and I were satisfied with our quick getaway. We really did climb trees:)

They have a little museum and at the back is a lovely setting for weddings and events.

Nueva Era is about an hour drive from Laoag City via the Dingras road. It is the next town from Banna, and bordered by Kalinga, Apayao, Abra and Ilocos Sur on the east, southeast and south.

Nueva Era Eco-Cultural ParkNueva Era Eco-Cultural ParkLeafy InsectPadpadonTingguian Dap-ayan

The Tingguian dap-ayan.

IndayonForest HutsHunting VillageBamboo BridgeNueva Era Eco-Cultural ParkIlocano Living RoomRiza

Thanks to Riza  for touring us around the museum!

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Photographed by Leehua, Riza and Blauearth
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9 thoughts on “New place to visit in Norte: The Nueva Era Eco-Cultural Park

  1. That place really looks nice. Mabisita nga paguwi ko. I’m glad the authorities are developing the tourism potential of the eastern towns. Thanks for sharing, Tina!

    • we paid 50 pesos each for entrance fee. i don’t know with kids or students. i’m so sorry i don’t know about cottage rentals because the rooms weren’t complete the time we visited.

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