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Information about Boac

Type
Island
Distance From City Center
7.1 km
Family Friendly
Yes

Boac

One of the two commercialized towns in Marinduque, Boac is home to the province’s business and educational districts. This is where most of the secondary schools and colleges are as well as the public market, transport terminals, sports arena and some medium-rise buildings. It is also where one of the three ports of entry to Marinduque is located (Cawit Port). Despite being commercialized, the municipality of Boac still preserves historical and cultural places. A few notable ones are The Diocesan Shrine of Our Lady of Biglang Awa which rests on top of a hill and boasts a good view of the provincial capital and Boac National Museum which is the oldest existing structure in the area features various collections from traditional handicrafts to Moriones costumes to old musical instruments.

Tributes and Celebrations

Moriones Festival is the most popular festival held in the island of Marinduque during Holy Week. Men and women go around Boac and its nearby towns (Gasan, Santa Cruz, Buenavista, Mogpog) wearing costumes and masks mimicking the Roman soldiers back in the day. For the latter part of the year, Bila-Bila Festival is being held on the 8th of December, during the town fiesta, as the Boaceños way of tribute to butterflies. Butterfly farming has been a unique and good source of their income for the past years and the said insect is seen by locals not as a simple creature but as a symbol of hope.

For The Thrill

Boac is also a place for exciting and adventurous outdoor activities. One can enjoy the refreshing waters of Ginaras Falls, Kabugsakan Falls and Hinulugan Falls. A picnic may be savored in Duyay Cave while spelunking can be done in Talamban Cave. The latter one is popular because its front view resembles that of a church door with big, white stones and it has many figurines and other antiques inside. It is believed that the Talamban Cave was the home of the early ancestors of Boac.