But, the town has another spring that is also drawing in crowds of both residents and visitors, the Mantawihan Spring. Unlike the Molobolo Spring, the Mantawihan Spring is not quite developed. It is also connected to another body of water, albeit a smaller one compared to the other tourist attraction of the town.
The name of the place was derived from the term “mantaga” which is the Cebuano word for a giant octopus. A local legend indicates that the place is the home of a giant octopus. A fisherman supposedly saw a mantaga as he passed through the spring under the light of a full moon. On the other hand, some residents in the area claim that the place is the home of two giant octopi.
Nestled in the middle of lush greenery, the Mantawihan Spring is a place where visitors can take a break from everyday life. City dwellers can also visit the place and rejuvenate themselves over the weekend in preparation for another week at work. The cool waters of the spring can easily soothe one’s tired muscles and revitalize them.