Information about 99 Hugot Lines
99 Hugot Lines
Photo by the Municipality of Loon
99 Hugot Lines is a stretch of road along the Tajang Causeway in the Municipality of Loon in Bohol where various witty and relatable phrases, mostly about love, are painted along colorful cement blocks that border both sides of the road.
The Filipino word “hugot” literally means to pull or to draw out, but it has become a popular colloquial term used for statements that convey deep, sentimental or emotionally charged feelings and undertones towards someone you fancy or like romantically (a “crush”). Many of these statements inspire laughter and are a great way to break the ice with strangers.
Aside from the 99 Hugot lines, there’s another tourist attraction in the middle of the road you shouldn’t miss. It’s a zebra lane similar to the iconic Abbey Road that the Beatles used for the title and cover of their 1969 album. What makes it special is that it was painted to look like a three dimensional pedestrian lane from a certain angle in photographs - the challenge is to find the right vantage point before taking pictures.
These tourism related development projects also highlight the surrounding mangrove gardens along the road.
Best time to visit
The 99 Hugot Lines is open to all year round. However it's best to visit when there is no rainfall so you can freely take photos with any phrases that catch your interest.