places to visit in the philippines
North Mindanao region is located on the northwest side of the island. There are five provinces there including: Camiguin, Misamis Oriental, Lanao del Norte, Bukidnon and Misamis Occidental. The regional capitol is Cagayan de Oro. With its natural beauty and wonders, this region is among the best Eco-adventure destinations in the country. Here are a few of the popular places to visit in the Philippines.

Camiguin Tourist Spots

The island of Camiguin is a place of unspoiled beauty. Known for its white sand beaches and waterfalls, this is a popular destination for travelers. Camiguin is located fifty-six miles north of the regional capital Cagayan de Oro and is the smallest province in the region. One popular attraction is Katibawasan Falls; visitors will enjoy watching the 250 foot long falls cascade to the rocky pool below. Also during the summer months, Katibawasan’s cold waters provide relief from the summer heat. Other popular attractions include the Sunken Cemetery, Tanguines Lagoon and the active volcano Mt. Hibok-Hibok.

Aside from Camiguin itself, White Island is another popular place to visit; known for its white sand beaches and breathtaking beauty, you wont be disappointed. The island is C-shaped and has no trees; just remember to bring your umbrella, food and drinks. If you decide to visit, White Island is one kilometer off the north shore of Camigun.

Misamis Oriental Tourist Spots

Misamis Oriental is home to beautiful beaches, forest, mountains and a rich diverse culture. Also, the regional capital Cagayan de Oro is here. One of the top attractions is Mapawa Nature Park. Whether you are an adventure-seeker, nature lover or someone who wants to spend time away from the city, you will enjoy this park. If you are into whitewater rafting or spelunking, there is the Tiklas Falls and Monigue Cave. For the diver, Mantangale Alibuag Dive Resort is a great jump-off-point to reach more than a dozen dive-sites. Other popular attractions include the Statue of the Divine Mercy and for the history buff, Xavier Museum.

Misamis Occidental Tourist Spots

Misamis Occidental is known for its natural beauty, wetlands and pristine forests. One of the top attractions is Dolphin Island or the Misamis Occidental Aquamarine Park; this is one of the few places to visit in the Philippines where you can feed and swim with the dolphins. In addition to the dolphins, there are a number of species housed that are native to the Philippines. If dolphin Island sounds interesting, there are restaurants and a hotel if you want to stay overnight. Other popular attractions include: Sapang Dalaga Falls, Lake Duminagat, Baliangao Wetland Park, Sunrise Beach and for the history-buff Ozamis City’s Fort Santiago.

Bukidnon Tourist Spots

Bukidnon is a land locked province in the heart of Mindanao. Two important landmarks found there are Mt. Kitanglad and the Pulangi River. Among the many attractions Dahilayan Forest Park is one of the most popular; this is a beautiful place known for its fun rides and scenic views. Another popular attraction is the Monastery of the Transfiguration. This is for those who seek solitude; the Monastery is not for the family, rather it is a place of serenity and relaxation. Other popular attractions include: Alalum Falls, Lake Apo and Blue Water Cave. Bukidnon is the highlands of Mindanao; its rich culture and panoramic views makes it a great vacation destination.

Lanao del Norte Tourist Spots

With its backdrop of majestic mountain, beaches and waterfalls, Lanao del Norte is the newest province in North Mindanao. The province is blessed with twenty plus waterfalls and several rivers. Popular attractions include: Cathedral Falls, Maria Cristina Falls, Kamadahan Falls, Limunsudan Falls, Tinago Falls, Timoga Cold Springs and Mt. Agad-Agad. If you are a waterfalls-enthusiast, this is a must see place.

Map of North Mindanao Region

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