The Municipality of Del Carmen is one of the nine municipalities of the world famous tourist destination… Siargao Island. The Unique characteristic of Del Carmen is the presence of 4.465 hectares of mangrove forest, the largest contiguous mangrove cover in the Philippines.
Being part of the Siargao Islands Protected Landscapes and Seascapes Areas (SIPLAS), the Del Carmenons have their share in protecting the mangroves and preserving the biodiversity of Del Carmen and Siargao Islands.
The Annual Bakhaw Festival and the Fiesta Celebration are done in honor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel for all the blessings that the Del Carmenons have received. It is also an effective way of reminding the people of the importance of Mangrove, of Family, and of Faith in our lives.
For this year, the 11th Bakhaw Festival will include Municipal Wide Flea Market, Bakhaw Musical, Bakhaw Festival Dance, Nightly Music and Dance, Bakhaw Inter-Barangay Basketball Tournament, Siargao Int’l. Marathon and the Health Summit. The Health Forum is done during the Festival to promote public awareness and social responsibility in health with its lined-up activities such as Health Fair and Forum
Celebrate with us and have fun as we share you our culture and tradition and feel within our hearts this year’s Festival theme, “Katilingbanon Turismo, Nagmalamboon! Garbo nan Mga Del Carmenon.”