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GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION: The municipality lies in the eastern part of the Province of Isabela. It is bounded on the North by the Municipality of Ilagan, on the East by the Municipality of Palanan, on the South by the Municipality of San Guillermo and on the West by the Municipality of Benito Soliven. It is approximately 404 kms from Metro Manila and 46 kms. from Ilagan, the provincial capital.
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The most interesting sites for eco-tourism activities in the Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park (NSMNP) along San Mariano are summarized as follows:
Location Special Features
Dinang Creek Presence of the Philippine Crocodile (Crocodylus Mindorensis) and other wildlife.
Disulap River Crocodile sanctuary, An Agta community is settled within the area
Trail from Sitio Ambabuk Forested mountains, and varied species of flora and fauna along the way.
Sitio Cabuluan Caves with naturally formed shining rocks and clear rapid falls towering a 100-ft height.
Lake Dunoy Presence of the Philippine Crocodile (Crocodylus Mindorensis), bat caves, and rare bird species. Forested mountains and the presence of an Agta community.
San Jose Holding pen for the Crocodylus Mindorensis
Marannao Lake Small Water Impounding Project (SWIP, the largest in the Philippines), artificial lake, agricultural area, presence of wild ducks,
Divinisa Digollorin (between Palanan & Dinapigue)-Sand beach, varied species of marine and wild life, presence of Dumagat community
Sitio Bangku The Disusuan Cave which is famous for its many chambers and panoramic view.
Sitio Bulauan Bulauan Cave – known for its naturally formed lattices and shining rocks
Barangay Tappa The Ilaguen River which is famous for its crystal clear water rapid falls, steep canyons and picturesque environment.
Sitio Sinamnama The Amisan Falls boasting its 60 feet rapid and clear flow of water and is being developed for a micro hydro power system. Huge rocks are also naturally along the area.
Sitio Villa Ancheta 40 feet rapid water falls and presence of naturally scattered rocks
Dibuluan Presence of natural black rocks with heights ranging from 5 to 7 meters
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LANGUAGE AND DIALECTS: Ibanag, Ilocano, Gaddang
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HOSPITALS: San Mariano Medicare Community Hospital
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Nearest PRA satellite office: Baguio Satellite Office
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Investment zones: Ecofuel Land Development, Inc. (ELDI) ecozone
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LINKS: http://sanmariano-isabela.org/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Mariano,_Isabela