Partido boulevard attracts tourists

By Dodong P. Valencia


The two-kilometer completed portion of the coastal by-pass road in Barangay Tagas, San Jose, Camarines Sur, has already became a tourist attraction among local residents and tourists from neighboring towns and places in the province.


The road project official called Construction of By-pass and Diversion Road, Junction of Nato-Sagnay Road, Tagas Section, Barangay Tagas, San Jose, Camariner Sur is being implemented by the Camarines Sur 4th District Engineering Office of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) headed by Engr. Nestor Gorimbao.


According to a DPWH report, the by-pass road project started in 2020 and it is a priority project of Camarines sur 4th District Rep. Arnie B. Fuentebella.

NEW TOURIST SPOT. The Partido Boulevard in Barangay Tagas, San Jose, Camarines Sur.


The same report said that for 2021, some P150 million is allocated by the DPWH for the extension of the road section from Barangays Tagas to Calalahan in San Jose town.


The Tagas Section of the by-pass road, which is already completed is more or less two kilometers long and has existing solar-powered street lights that attract promenaders at night.


On Valentine’s Day, some 10,000 visitors visited the coastal road despite existing health protocols due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a barangay official said.


To prevent the occurrence of a similar incident in the future, San Jose Mayor Marco Chavez is set to issue an executive order regulating the presence of residents and tourists in the area to prevent the possible spread of Covid-19.


The road dubbed as the Partido Boulevard is one of its kind in the province. It is expected to become a major tourist attraction in the Partido district once it is completed.


Town officials are optimistic that the boulevard will open business opportunities in the area like beach resort, hotels, restaurants, souvenir stores and other tourism-related shops.