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Punta Cruz Watch Tower

Address: Tagbilaran City, Philippines
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Type: Observation decks & towers, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Observation decks & towers, Sights & Landmarks
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Unfortunately since the Earthquake this has not been restored so you can't go inside and view from the Tower. A real shame. Still enjoyed it though although it's incredibly difficult to find on a motorbike; and maybe that's why we enjoyed it so much. Can't really recommend people make a special effort to get here though. But for the adventurous... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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204 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Visited here today by bike. It is badly signed (only from the north!) Parking/entry fee P15 per bike or P5 per person P25 for car. Tower has been badly damaged by the earthquake and cannot be entered - it is dangerous. No renovation has been undertaken - given priorities I think perhaps, sadly, it never will....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I think it's nice naman, it's just ruin when we visit there because of the earthquake .. It's under construction then , i just don't know if it's finish now.. it's infront of a church i just forgot the name of the church

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Manila, Manila, Philippines
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Really cool pace, but off the beaten path. Not much signage there to explain the history behind the watch tower. Really cool view from the top - so awesome that you can go inside the tower.

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Antipolo City
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

From the tower you can see a great view of the sea. It was like your in clouds up in the tower. :-) The whole place was refreshing with all those trees and green grass sorrounding the place.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

Very pleasant views; interesting old stone tower; refreshing sea breezes! Makes for a good lunch spot or place to relax.

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Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

It's an interesting and mysterious old structure beside the sea...according to the locals it was used as look out for pirates. While standing there facing the sea the wind is blowing, very refreshing. When we get there the place is not crowded...you can choose a place, sit and relax for a while then off you go to other tour destinations... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

Nice for the change is this watch tower. You can roam around and have a look at the second floor.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

Its not a place you would spend a lot of time at but nonetheless we are glad we visited. We arrived at this place at dusk after a very busy day on the countryside tour trying to cram in as many sights as possible. From the top of the watch tower you have sight of Cebu, Siquijor, and Mindanao. This... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2009

For a typical tourist, you can only go to here if you visit the Mag-Aso Falls or other sights in Antequera. Entrance fee is P10/head. The tower is exactly just that--a stone fortress overlooking the beautiful sea. After you take the mandatory pictures, there is nothing else to do. Unless you took with you some packed lunch to eat in... More 

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