Places to visit in MINDANAO.....
ZAMBOANGA - Zamboanga City is called “Asia’s Latin City” because of its Spanish-tinged Chabacano dialect – dating back to the earliest foreign occupation of the Philippines in the 1600’s. This musical language is a huge part of Zamboangeño culture. You’ll find a lot of its influence in local song and dance.
MISAMIS ORRIENTAL - Misamis Oriental is rich in natural resources – both underwater and on land.
CAMIGUIN - Barely 240 square kilometers in land area, Camiguin is the second smallest island of the Philippines in both area and population. It is just 23 kilometers at its longest and just a bit more than 14 kilometers at its widest. Within this small area lie seven volcanoes. Lovely little Camiguin is the island “born of fire.”
BUKIDNON - Bukidnon comprises more than half of Northern Mindanao, and is the fourth largest province in the Philippines. It’s also Mindanao’s major producer of rice and corn, and has vast pineapple, banana and sugarcane plantations. The city’s cool climate is a result of it being on a plateau some 915 meters above sea level, surrounded by mountain ranges.
COMPOSTELLA VALLEY - Unearth the hidden allure of Compostela Valley, and you’ll feel as though you’ve struck gold. The province is located in southeastern Mindanao and was once a part of Davao del Norte. It is known for its gold mining industry but is also home to captivating landscapes — a diverse mix of flat, rolling and mountainous terrain.
SARANGANI - When it’s time to get away from it all those who seek to escape choose Sarangani Province. With white sand beaches, diving into the Abyss, rafting down a world class river, hiking through a protected rainforest… And that’s just for starters.
SULTAN KUDARAT - Sultan Kudarat. The name itself evokes images of royalty. An ancient Muslim sovereign, Sultan Muhammad Dipatuan Kudarat ruled this area under the Sultanate of Maguindanao, one of several sultanates in the country. One of the greatest leaders of his time, he bravely resisted the Spanish occupation during the colonial period.
SURIGAO - While most tourists hightail the capital of Surigao del Norte for the big swells of Siargao and the lagoons and caves of Bucas Grande, Surigao City is dappled with natural attractions to flaunt. It’ll be a mistake to skip them
DINAGAT ISLAND - There’s more to Dinagat than the infamous religious sect and the mansion of the Ecleos, the reigning political dynasty in the island province. As one of the locals claimed, “Dinagat is so rich that its mineral deposits could pay the entire debt of the Philippines.”
MISAMIS OCCIDENTAL - The province of Misamis Occidental has the Mindanao Sea to the northeast, Iligan Bay to the east, and Panguil Bay to the southeast. Away from the coast Misamis Occidental’s terrain is mostly hilly.
DAVAO - Located in southeastern Mindanao, Davao Province, offers diverse travel experiences set in lush natural landscapes — from fine white sand beaches to highlands with refreshing cool climates and of course, Davao City.
AGUSAN - This bountiful province, although bursting with natural attractions, rarely sees tourists.
LANAO - The term Lanao is derived from a Maranao word “Ranao” meaning a body of water. “Meranau” means lake dweller