One of the enchanting places where one can view stunning sunsets is found in the town of Maribojoc, which is located 14 km west of Tagbilaran City. Known as the Punta Cruz Watchtower, this ancient architecture built in 1796, is made of cut coral stone and brick silently stands in front of the sea and through time. The Punta Cruz was intentionally constructed to serve as a lookout post to detect any incoming pirates and Muslim marauders that might come to invade the land.
The triangular watchtower is actually a small fort that offers a breathtaking view of the neighboring islands such as Cebu, Siquijor and some parts of Mindanao. Said to be built to honor Saint Vincent Ferrer, the place is a refuge of families, locals, tourists and some pilgrims who want to unwind, relax, and enjoy the crisp saltwater breeze and the magnificent view of the horizon. A small stall has been opened nearby to cater drinks and snacks to visitors who wish to have a quiet picnic by the Punta Cruz Watchtower, as well as enjoy a dip of the sea below.
How to Get to the Punta Cruz Watchtower:
Catch a public bus (parked at the Bus Terminal in Dao) en route for Tubigon—as it always passes by the town of Maribojoc on the way to Tubigon. Ask the driver to drop you off at the turning point of Punta Cruz and from there, you go by foot for a couple of minutes. The Punta Cruz Watchtower is 500 meters away from the main road.
After the Earthquake last 15 of October at 8:12:32 PST because the earthquake was so powerful that the seabed was lifted up to 1.2 meters.