Awed at the Sapang Dalaga Shrine
There was little left from our lunch which was quickly swept off from our plates. Satiated and full of energy, we were now headed to one the places Sapang Dalaga is developing as their major attraction – the Sapang Dalaga Shrine. From the bay we could easily see the gigantic Christ the Redeemer on top of a hill. It stands 45 feet high. I asked Mayor why they decided to put the statue there. He said his son, who like to hike saw the most scenic spot of the bay from those hills.
It was a very short ride to the jump-off where the 124-steps climb would start. The stairs isn’t complete yet and may add in numbers as the upper stretch isn’t complete yet. The gigantic Christ the Redeemer indeed looks new and the lower part still has some iron sheets covering it. But I definitely agree to the Mayor’s son, the view from this point is fantastic. Casul Bay and Murcielagos Bay on the panoramic view as well as the smaller Naputhao Island inside the bay and the larger Naburos Island near the floating cottage where we had lunch.
Ferdz Decena is an award-winning travel photographer, writer and blogger. His works has found print in publications such as Singapore Airlines’s Silver Kris, Philippine Airlines’ Mabuhay, Cebu Pacific’s Smile and Seair InFlight. He has also lent his expertise to various organizations like the Oceana Philippines, Lopez Group Foundation, Save the Children and World Vision, contributing quality images for their marketing materials.