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“Pleasant spot for a picnic” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Punta Cruz Watch Tower

Punta Cruz Watch Tower
Tagbilaran City, Philippines
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Type: Observation Decks/ Towers, Landmarks
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“Pleasant spot for a picnic”
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.

Visited August 2012
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Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
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“Interesting”
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 in Bohol as there were many to choose from.

Visited May 2012
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“Nice to see”
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.

Visited May 2012
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“Great views across the water!”
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 place dates back to the Spanish times and was build in 1796. This was a look-out post against pirates and one can see for miles across the ocean from the lookout.

Visited January 2012
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“Great for picnics, otherwise a tourist trap”
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 one of the tables or a change of clothes to take a dip in the clear water, you'll be out of there in a matter of minutes.

I don't even know it's history because the only other marker explaining its significance is in Spanish!

Some of the items in the souvenir shop are cute. Some are even cheap. But be careful about buying the native bags especially if you're stopping by Bohol Bee Farm later on.

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