The municipal government of Jamindan opened an access road leading to "Uway Uway Falls" in Brgy. Agloloway to make the natural tourist attraction accessible among tourists in search of open spaces and beautiful sceneries.
“Our town is blessed with natural tourist destinations,” said Jamindan mayor Mac Artur Valdemar on the April 21 episode of the Network Briefing News which featured the local government unit.
Valdemar added that the waterfall is now attracting more tourists because of the clean stretch of the area surrounded by trees after a group of Jamindan mountaineers initiated the first ever Uway Uway Duyan Festival last April 7 to 8.
“Duyan” is a hammock which the visitors can use to relax amidst the sound of water fall and wild animals in the surrounding.
The camping activity gathered about 100 local tourists in the area.
Valdemar added that a dialogue with Agloloway barangay officials has been conducted by the municipal government through its tourism officer to plan out priority facilities that maybe established in the area for the comfort and enjoyment of the visitors.
The municipality is a home to an average of 15 waterfalls that include, among others, the Pangabitkabiton Falls in Brgy. San Jose and the Malinamon as well as Kalikasan Falls inside the Phil. Army’s 3ID military reservation camp in Brgy. Jaena Norte.
The mayor also said that aside from the “road to waterfall,” the town has also a “Road To Forever” which is a national road built by the national government as part of the roll-on roll-off nautical highway linking the town as well as cutting travel distance to the municipality of Altavas in Aklan.
The national highway has become an instant tourist attraction of the locality because of the scenic views alongside especially at the elevated stretch of the road.JBG/AAL/PIA Capiz