Save for my friends and I, there were no other tourists in the area when we went there. Atop a small hill on the side of the road stood a small shelter with a roof where they say, you could get a good vantage point of Quirino. This place is called, Landingan Viewpoint in Nagtipunan and we drove for an hour from Maddela to get there.
I don’t mind the sun.
I never thought I’d ever say that. I was standing right under the sun taking photos, taking in the view. Up on the viewpoint, you can you see a long stretch of river right in the middle of the greens. The beautiful sights inducing a dreamy sigh from our group; there goes the rolling hills, there goes the rows of mountains, there goes the great expanse of land as far as the eyes can see.
Some people compare the view here with those in Batanes. I haven’t been to Batanes, but based from photos I can see why they made such a reference.
Landingan viewpoint is open to public, no registration fee, no person manning the place, and not a single establishment in sight. The roof made of dried leaves on top of the site offered small relief from the heat. I suggest to schedule your visit in the morning or late afternoon. In our case, we were there at around 9:00 a.m. and already the weather was sweltering. We spent a good 30 minutes relishing the view and indulging in picture taking.