Landingan Viewpoint is an elevated spot that provides a full view of the town of Nagtipunan in Quirino as well as the river and verdant landscapes that run through it. Many travelers compare this site to the rolling hills of Batanes, a province found in the northernmost tip of the Philippines.
Landingan Viewpoint is a hill overlooking the vast area of Nagtipunan. As a municipality, Nagtipunan has the largest land area at 1,607.4 square kilometers, which is almost half of the province’s total area.
Among the other municipalities, which include Aglipay, the capital town of Cabarroguis, Diffun, Maddela, and Saguday, it is Nagtipunan that’s considered as the tourism capital of the Quirino Province. Barangay Landingan is one of the 16 barangays comprising Nagtipunan.
The stretch of road leading to Landingan Viewpoint is lined by hills and rows of mountains, so it gets steep and winding. A vast expanse of land is also covered in corn stalks, since corn serves as a major produce of the town of Nagtipunan.
Landingan Viewpoint also gives the best vantage point of the Cagayan River as it flows in between lush valleys.
On top of the Landingan Viewpoint, you’ll find a view deck that’s covered with dried leaves to serve as roof and provide some sort of shield when the sun gets too hot. To avoid the hassle of being under sweltering heat and feel the coolness of the air instead, you should schedule going to Landingan Viewpoint in the early morning or late afternoon.
Many tourists bring with them a bottle of tapuy, which is Quirino’s local rice wine, to drink as they reach the top of the hill. It can be a great way of celebrating your ascent to the hill as well as all of the natural beauty that it offers.