2019 TOURIST SPOTS IN MINDANAO

TOURIST SPOTS IN MINDANAO

Tourist Spots in Mindanao

Top Tourist Spots in Mindanao

Note: This post is progressive in nature and we will still be adding more Tourist Spots in Mindanao to this list.

Top Must-see Destinations/Tourist Spots in Mindanao

Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. These three major islands of the country have always been proud to offer their unique places as tourist destinations. In this article, I would like to focus on the top tourists’ spots in Mindanao. This part of the country is perhaps one of the least visited when it comes to tourism since it is a bit farm compared to the other if one is coming from the Metropolitan. Far from the knowledge of a lot of people that this place is heaven-sent in terms of natural resources and scenic spots to witness. Let’s go for a fantastic tour of this article.

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Cagayan de Oro City, White Water Rafting [ Attraction/Tourist Spot in Mindanao ]

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY

May it is tubing, water rafting, or any other water sports, your adrenaline will surely be tested. The rocky and wild areas of CDO will test your patience, strength, and perseverance; in the end, a must-try adventure is achieved.

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Sinulom Waterfalls in Cagayan de Oro [ Attraction/Tourist Spot in Mindanao ]

BRITANNIA GROUP OF ISLANDS IN SAN AGUSTIN, SURIGAO DEL SUR 

With a total number of 24 islets, getting to a place called Brittania Group of Islands is exciting. Explore the beautiful beaches without spending too much! The turquoise color of water matched with the powdery sand is what these islets are all about.

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The Sunken Cemetery in Camiguin [ Attraction/Tourist Spot in Mindanao ]

CAMIGUIN ISLAND

A long stretch of white sand surrounded with pristine clear water will undeniably enthrall tourists. Thus, making Camiguin as one of the top tourists’ spots in Mindanao. Aside from the beach life, you may also want to visit other notable places in the area such as the Katibawan Falls and the Catarman Church Ruins.

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White Beach in Camiguin [ Attraction/Tourist Spot in Mindanao ]

Mantigue Island in Camiguin

Mantigue Island in Camiguin [ Attraction/Tourist Spot in Mindanao ]

COTABATO CITY

If it is culture immersion that you are searching for, heading to Cotobato City is the key. In this place, the teaming culture and tradition of the Muslim can be seen. You may also go to the Bollkiah Mosque and witness the grand beauty of it.

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Dakak Beach Resort [ Attraction/Tourist Spot in Mindanao ]

DAPITAN, ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE

If marine diversity is what you are after, then head to the Dakak Park and Beach resort and be mesmerized with the vibrant and teeming life of fishes and corals. On the other hand, if it is diving that you are after, then Dapitan will be the suited spot for you.

Must read: Dapitan City Travel Guide

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People’s Park in Davao City [ Attraction/Tourist Spot in Mindanao ]

DAVAO CITY

Taken pride as one of the most well-preserved and peaceful cities in Mindanao, there are so many striking attractions to look forward to seeing and experiencing in Davao. To name a few, there is Eden Mountain Resort, Crocodile Park, Philippine National Eagle, Mt. Apo, People’s Park, and Deca Wakeboard Park.

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White Water rafting in Davao [ Attraction/Tourist Spot in Mindanao ]

DINAGAT ISLAND

The hiking and diving activity in this part of Surigao is exciting enough to be tried by any visitor. Dinagat Island may be a small place, but it is a gem in the middle of the sea. Plus, the indigenous people who are in the area will make your stay comfortable and at home.

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Hinatuan Enchanted River in Surigao del Sur [ Attraction/Tourist Spot in Mindanao ]

HINATUAN ENCHANTED RIVER IN SURIGAO DEL SUR 

Take on a boating adventure as you head to the Enchanted River. If you like, you may even take some swimming time. What makes the river enchanting is its cleanliness paired with its natural turquoise color. The cold water it has is enough to take anyone’s stress feeling.

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PAGADIAN CITY 

Pagadian City is alive and vibrant, just like the other neighboring cities. As you go here, you could enjoy the place and at the same time, meet the welcoming people of the town. As apart of the top tourists’ spots in Mindanao, I know that the place will never disappoint you.

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Mimbalut Falls in Iligan City [ Attraction/Tourist Spot in Mindanao ]

WATERFALLS IN ILIGAN CITY

I have always read about Maria Cristina Falls since I was young. I have read it in elementary textbooks, and from then, I was already eager to see the place. Now, I can say that indeed, Iligan City deserves its label as the City of Majestic Waterfalls. With the Maria Cristina Falls, Mimbalut Falls and the Tinago Falls in one city, it is a must-visit spot.

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Maria Cristina Falls in Iligan City [ Attraction/Tourist Spot in Mindanao ]

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Tinago Falls in Iligan City [ Attraction/Tourist Spot in Mindanao ]

MATI CITY IN DAVAO ORIENTAL 

A long stretch of fine sand on a beach is inviting any tourist to take a jump and enjoy the clear water. You have to be careful since the waves tend to be high, making it a hit for water sports enthusiasts such as surfers and the likes.

MT. HAMIGUITAN IN DAVAO ORIENTAL

Visiting one of the lists of UNESCO’s World Heritage seems exciting right? Well, Mt. Hamiguitan in Davao Oriental is part of the file, and it is indeed a haven for all nature lovers. The sparkling green surroundings, the humming of birds, and the overall serenity of the place are heavenly.

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Gumasa Beach in Glan, Sarangani [ Attraction/Tourist Spot in Mindanao ]

GUMASA BEACH, GLAN, SARANGANI 

A place as spectacular as Boracay, this is Gumasa Beach is all about. What is good about it is that it is not as crowded as other famous beaches. So, you may enjoy the beauty of the place without worrying about the flock of people.

Must Read: Gumasa Beach Resorts | Travel Guide 

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Lake Sebu in South Cotabato [ Attraction/Tourist Spot in Mindanao ]

LAKE SEBU, SOUTH COTABATO

Never leave Mindanao without visiting one of its famous cultural landscapes- Lake Sebu. Lake Sebu is known for its three clear, tranquil lakes, luscious food offered and thrilling zipline adventure.

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Lake Sebu Waterfalls [ Attraction/Tourist Spot in Mindanao ]

LAKE HOLON, SOUTH COTABATO

A camping site nearby the Lake Holon is not only romantic, but it is also extraordinarily serene and exhilarating. The green environment around the lake adds up to the total beauty of the place. May it is with your family or friends, you will for sure enjoy your stay here.

MALAMAWI ISLAND, BASILAN  

The Island of Malamawi in Basilan may not be known to many, but I must say that as one of top tourists destination in this list, the place has reserved something magical and beautiful for visitors. For one, the unexplored beaches of the area are merely spectacular.

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Maxima Aqua Fun in Samal Island, Davao del Norte [ Attraction/Tourist Spot in Mindanao ]

SAMAL ISLAND, DAVAO DEL NORTE 

There are several beach resorts to see here, some of these are Chema’s by the Sea, Bali-Bali Beach, and Pearl Farm. The long stretch of creamy powdery sand will make you want to stay here for good. Not to mention, the bright and inviting water.

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Magpupungko Rock Pool in Siargao [ Attraction/Tourist Spot in Mindanao ] Photo by Agustin Mendez

SIARGAO IN SURIGAO DEL NORTE

The island of Siargao has been making a name as one of the top tourist destinations in the country. No wonder that a lot of celebrities and well-known personalities will usually include this one as a part of their top vacation list. What makes the place unique is its perfect haven for surfers because of the big waves and the pristine beaches.

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SOHOTON IN SURIGAO DEL NORTE 

The diversity of marine creatures and the lush green surrounding of Sohotan is impeccable. It has lakes, lagoons, parks, making it ideal for boating, fishing, swimming, camping, and even picnic.

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Baras Bird Sanctuary in Tacurong, Sultan Kudarat  [ Attraction/Tourist Spot in Mindanao ]

BARAS BIRD SANCTUARY, IN TACURONG, SULTAN KUDARAT

Must read: Baras Bird Sanctuary Travel Guide

TAWI-TAWI  

You can never honestly say that you somehow had a meaning experience in Tawi Tawi if you haven’t visited Bud Bongao or Bonggao Peak. Bud Bongao is distinguished as a holy mountain of Tawi-Tawi since it is where the locals’ climb to contemplate.

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Tinuy-an Falls in Bislig, Surigao del Sur [ Attraction/Tourist Spot in Mindanao ]

TINUY-AN FALLS IN BISLIG, SURIGAO DEL SUR

The Tinuy-an Falls is comparable to the Niagara Falls of the United States. Believe me, as you watch the majestic flow of water as it hits the ground along with the sound that it creates, you will feel nothing but peace and refreshing.

Must read: Tinuy-an Falls Travel Guide

ZAMBOANGA CITY

One of the tourist spots in Mindanao is the City of Zamboanga. Being here will make one feel that the Spanish influence still runs in the blood, culture, and environment of the people and the place. For natural areas, the Pink Beach in Sta. Cruz of this town is also beautiful.

 

Hobbit House in Kitanglad Mountain Range, Bukidnon

Hobbit House in Kitanglad Mountain Range, Bukidnon [ Attraction/Tourist Spot in Mindanao ]

KITANGLAD MOUNTAIN RANGE, BUKIDNON 

The Mt.Kitanglad and Mt. Dulang-Dulang will bring out the adventurous part of you. May it be mountain climbing or visiting the haven of Philippine eagle, both of these activities can make your vacation a fulfilling one.

DAHILAYAN IN BUKIDNON

Just 2 hours away from Cagayan de Oro City, Bukidnon is also a place to explore. Apart from Dahilayan, you can also visit the Hobbit House.

Must read: Dahilayan Travel Guide

Getting to know and getting to visit the top tourists’ spots in Mindanao are two different stories. No matter how much id escribe it here, no words could do justice to the actual beauty of the places. That is why I highly urge you to visit these places.

Tinago Falls in Iligan

The blogger at Tinago Falls in Iligan [ Attraction/Tourist Spot in Mindanao ]

Travel Tips When Visiting Various Tourist Spots in Mindanao

Many are scared they heard Mindanao. Mindanao is relatively safe. I had visited numerous tourist spots in Mindanao and I didn’t experience any problem for each of my travel. Of course, every traveler must exercise the necessary precaution when visiting anew place, and that includes all places in the world.

In line with the above, we would like to recommend the following if you are planning to visit any tourist spots in Mindanao.

  1. Research. Prior to your trip, it is imperative to do ample research about the place before hitting the road. You should know if there is a pending advisory at the place. Learn the bus schedules especially the last trip, etc. Many daring tourists meet some accidents because they miss the last bus and they were forced to sleep on the street or the terminal.
  2. Contact the Local Tourism Office. This office will give you sound advice on where to go, or perhaps not to go on certain seasons.
  3. Avail the services of accredited tour operators. Let face it, there are places that you need a guide and you cannot do by yourself.
  4. Get some travel insurance. Just a few more bucks will surely save you from any unforeseen accidents.
  5. Check and recheck the information you get online. Not all travel bloggers who wrote about the place have been in the place. This is one of the reasons why as much as possible I put my pics on my blog pages to show the readers researching that I had been in the place.
  6. Ask. The moment you reach the place, try to be as friendly as possible and talk to the locals. They can provide you priceless pieces of information and tips.

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Pin Me! [ Attraction/Tourist Spot in Mindanao ]

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