Splashing at Dingle’s Moroboro Dam
Hidden treasures lie at the heart of Iloilo an eco-tourist would surely love to discover. Tranquil yet breath-taking – that’s what you’ll discover at Dingle’s less known tourist spot, the Moroboro Irrigation Dam.
Few minutes away from the town proper of Dingle, the Moroboro Irrigation is part of the Jalaur River Irrigation system that serves the towns of Dingle, Zarraga, Pototan, Barotac Nuevo, Dumangas, Anilao, and Banate. It was constructed in 1955, and definitely needs an upgrade to serve the growing needs of the people of the province. Dingle – Pototan Water District also derives their water source at the Jalaur River.
So what’s in store for those who visit the dam?
An old suspension bridge also serves the people crossing the river. As of now, the bridge badly needs improvement as it cannot anymore afford vehicles to pass.
Moroboro Irrigation Dam is located at Barangay Moroboro, 2 kilometers north from the town proper of Dingle. From the town proper, you may ride tricycles going to the area. Just ask the driver to take you to Moroboro. Dingle can be reached via jeepneys at Tagbak Terminal in Jaro, Iloilo City.
Tips in Visiting the Moroboro Dam
- Take your time. Enjoy the scene. Breathe in the fresh mountain breeze – a totally relaxing experience.
- If you’re into fishing, definitely you’ll love to experience a fresh water catch at the Jalaur River. Swimming in the downstream is also a relaxing and exhilarating experience. Just be mindful of the dam’s activities and always stay at the side of safety.
- Expect a bumpy ride going to the dam. The San Enrique – Dingle Road really needs the attention of the provincial government.
- Don’t forget to visit Dingle’s majestic old 1886 Church and the Cry of Lincud Heroes Park.