Do you love butterflies? If you do, then there is no wonder that you would crave to see the unusual celebration by the people of Marinduque called Bila-Bila Festival or Butterfly Festival.
This festival is celebrated during the town fiesta, every December 8 in Boac town, capital of Marinduque. The event features the life cycle of butterflies since butterfly farming is the town’s unique industry. Literally stated, a butterfly is a mainly day-flying insect which is essential to environment but for the Boaceños, butterfly is not just a simple creature of God but a symbol of hope. Aside from its natural role of enhancing the environment, butterfly has been their good source of income for numerous years.
During the festival, participants wear their vibrant and multi-colored costumes which entail flower petals and butterfly wings. This much-awaited colorful event includes street dancing that promotes the island province of Marinduque as the butterfly capital of the Philippines.
Unlike any other festivals which usually honor patron saints, Bila-Bila festival is a unique way of paying tribute to butterflies that could be a big hit worldwide emphasizing the heart of Marinduquenos in giving importance to the said creature.
Dream Favor Travel and Tours offers discounted tour packages for your 2 days and 1 night stay in Marinduque.
Below is our tour package itinerary:
BILA-BILA FESTIVAL WITH CULTURE & HERITAGE TOUR
Meet and greet at Balanacan Port
Meet the patron saint in Balanacan
Sightseeing at Balanacan view deck, for the western coastline of the province
Rolling tour from the towns of Mogpog and Boac
Visit the cathedral where Immaculate Conception resides
Visit the Museum and mesmerize with Marinduque historical stories
View of the town proper with heritage houses
Lunch at one of the heritage houses where you can taste the authentic Marinduque cuisine
After lunch, proceed to some historical places (Provincial Capitol Bldg., Laylay Port and Butterfly Farm)
Check in at the Hotel
Experience “Putong” our very own tradition of welcoming visitors (only in Marinduque)
Dinner at the Hotel
Breakfast at the hotel
Pick up and transfer to Boac town to celebrate the festivities
Bila-Bila Street Dancing
Watch the competition proper
Lunch at Mamitas café
Visit Pasalubong Centers
Check out & Departure
Meals: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
Entrances or environmental fees
Option 1: Manila to Marinduque to Manila – Php 4,998/pax for a min. of 10 pax
Option 2: Balanacan Port, Marinduque to hotel in Boac to Balanacan Port – Php 3,888/pax for a min. of 10 pax
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Provincial Address: Santol, Boac, Marinduque
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