Abra - The Philippines’
Natural Dye Capital
Abra takes pride
in maintaining traditional dye-making and coloring using
natural dye taken from barks, leaves, fruits, and roots
of different plants. This old tradition was revived
and supported by the government and several influential
personalities from Abra.
Aside from the dye
industry, Abra has several natural wonders which are
unknown to most tourists.
1. Population - 2,856,765
(as of 2007 Census)
2. Land Area - 1,287.6 sq. km
3. Capital - Trece Martires City
4. Language/Dialect - Tagalog, Chabacano, English and
- La Paz
- San Isidro
- San Juan
- San Quintin
Famous For ...
The province has an array of dye-yielding plants which
are used by the locals to color textiles, cosmetics,
furniture and other products.
Venerated by the locals, this stone formation symbolized
the anito or spirits of their ancestors.
Places of Interest
Don Teodoro Brillantes Family Museum
A private museum which houses the collections and mementos
of the Brillantes family, with a strong reflection of
Location: Brgy. Dumayco, Penarrubia, Abra
In the hollow of a huge Balete Tree ( ) are sacred stones
called “pinpinaing”. According to villagers,
these stones symbolize the anito (spirits) of their
Location: Abra – Kalinga National Road
It is the third longest bridge in the country, with
a total length of 886.812 linear meters.
Location: Abra – Ilocos Sur National Road
Found between the borders of Abra and Ilocos Sur, the
40-meter tunnel serves as landmark for travelers and
Location: Bangued, Abra
The park is found atop of a hill, giving visitors an
overview of the municipalities of Bangued, Tayum, La
Paz, Pidigan, and Penarrubia.
Location: Brgy. Tingguian, Penarrubia, Abra
It is one of the province’s first privately developed
resorts. It features a swimming pool with clear and
calm water amidst ornamental plants and shady fruit
Location: Brgy. San Miguel, Bucay, Abra
It offers a cool, shady, cozy ground for picnic lovers;
heart-shaped swimming pool; and dance and conference
square under the shady atmosphere of trees.
Location: San Juan, Abra
A gravity irrigation dam that taps the water resources
of Malanas River irrigating a sizable portion of the
rice fields of San Juan.
Location: Brgy. Kabaruyan, San Quintin, Abra
Tugot ni Angalo literally means “Footprints of
Angalo". According to Abra Mythology, the giant
Angalo is the First Man. His ‘footprints’
measure around 15 meters long, five meters wide, and
ten feet deep.
Location: Brgy. Libtec, Dolores
The underground river serves as a pathway to a seemingly
empty cave but once inside, it is filled with stalagmites.
Location: Brgy. Taquib, Villaviciosa
According to legend, it was formerly a dwelling place
of several tribes. Now, it is a favorite place for picnics,
swimming, and fishing.
Location: all over Abra
It is the biggest, longest, and most popular river among
the numerous rivers crossing the valleys of the province.
Place: all over Abra
Date: March 9
In celebration of the creation of the province on March
1917 by virtue of Republic Act 2683, locals stage a
grand cultural parade depicting their life; from the
early pre-Spanish era to the present times.
An ethno-cultural festival featuring the rich and colorful
dances, rituals, and songs of the native tribe, Tingguians