It has always been hot in here. Doubly hot. Mainit hot. Iba ang panahon.
Eversince I was young, I have always been curious of the place. Mainit Hot Spring. Mainit na nga, hot pa ang spring. But I got more curious of another hot spring in Quezon province. It’s called Bukal Na Mainit Hot Spring. Where can you get a name better than that? That surely deserves one click from me. Later.
Mainit Hot Spring is in Barangay Villa Vicenta in Caibiran, Biliran. Perhaps this barangay is more known as Mainit in the olden days. That explains the name of the hot spring. The place is neighbour to my hometown, around 14 kilometers. And motorcycle is the best vehicle to reach the area. Access roads are well-paved.
We went there despite the temperature. Maybe this was what iba na ang panahon is all about. Perspiring while swimming. Kenot complained of breathing harder. But that was relaxing. Told him this was good for our skin, and later from hot to cold, we’d go to a river, just a few meters away. He couldn’t believe me.
I heard the Department of Tourism is eyeing this hot spring as one of the selling tourism sites in the province. My unsolicited advice though to make this hot spring world class and encourage more locals to visit: 1) design the landscape to conform with nature, not outdo it and fail; 2) decide whether the hot spring is for people or for carabaos.
Please do come.