Camp Macario Peralta in Jamindan, Capiz, Philippines in now being considered as an ecotourism area in the province.
3rd Infantry Division (3ID) of the Philippine Army Commanding General Jose Z. Mabanta, Jr said the exposure of the camp to tourists will be an opportunity to tell the world the rich cultural heritage of the people at the military reservation.
A recent talk with the Provincial Tourism and Cultural Affairs Office and other private enterprises was conducted by the 3ID top officials to realize the plan.
There are five waterfalls that have so far been discovered at the immediate vicinity of the cantonment area and there are possible unexplored waterfalls that is within the reservation.
Camp Macario Peralta is the country’s third largest military camp spanning over 33,310 hectares. It has been declared a military reservation through Presidential Proclamation No. 67 and officially proclaimed by virtue of Sangguniang Bayan Resolution No. 19 of Jamindan.
The sprawling camp covers the municipalities of Jamindan and Tapaz of Capiz province and Lambunao town in Iloilo and is inhabited by various communities of indigenous people (IP).
Camp Macario Nature Park and Wildlife Sanctuary has many beautiful spots, one of these are the grotto and shrine of the blessed Virgin Mary, located at a hilltop, surrounded by variety of flora and fauna, where one can enjoy the mountain view as far as Dumalag, Capiz.
The place also has a vacation and picnic area called Kalikasan Nature Park, which has complete amenities and a viewing tower.
Furthermore, the Camp Macario Peralta boasts of its swimming pool that offers confined water scuba diving and is a great get-together area for different activities.