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Buguey Tourism

St. Anne Church

Buguey was established in 1596 as a Dominican ecclesiastical mission. In 1610, the first parochial buildings were started to be built. These were razed by fire in 1732 destroying what was said to be the best library in Cagayan valley during that time. The church and convent were later rebuilt and renovated in 1890. Buguey was derived from the Ibanag word bugay which means “shipwreck”.

The Crab Capital of Northern Philippines

Everyone proceeded to take photos of the beautifully plated crab dishes which we learned had been prepared by practicum students. Aside from steamed crabs, crab claws (which had already been thoughtfully cracked open) and crabs cooked in a half shell with quail’s eggs and raisins on top, there were also large plates of shrimps, breaded prawns, oysters, seaweed, fresh fruits and their local delicacy bocayo (coconut candy).