Culion island is now a growing tourist destination with its serenity,
rich natural resources, and white sand beaches. As it has become a melting pot of different Filipino culture, with “colonist”
coming from the entire Philippine archipelago, there has been tremendous effort to preserve the Culion culture and heritage.
Some of the interesting places to see are:
La Immaculada Concepcion Church. This church was built by the Jesuit fathers in 1933, replacing the
church-fort structure around 1740, yet preserving the old wall and the main door of the previous church. The wall measures
120 feet in length, 76 feet wide and 36 feet in height and is almost covered with terra cotta. Its wall was taken entirely
from Spanish architecture and has a replica of Frederick Pastet’s altar.
Culion Museum. This museum showcases the history of Culion.
It was built in 1930 and the building originally housed the Leonard Wood Memorial Library.
Aguila. The Municipality of Culion has a gigantic replica of the seal of the Philippine Health Service
on the slopes of the hillside, which can be seen as you approach the island from the sea. It was constructed in 1926.