Ecotourism region X and regionXI Complete and detailed
Northern Mindanao is the eco-tourism hub of
the Philippines. The region is composed of
Bukidnon, Camiguin, Lanao Del Norte,
Misamis Occidental, and Misamis Oriental.
• Bukidnon is a landlocked province, and is home to the
• Camiguin is considered as the Garden of Eden of the
Philippines. This volcanic island is spectacularly beautiful,
with its virgin jungle, exotic flowers, natural hot and cold
springs, majestic waterfalls, and black and white sand
• Lanao Del Norte
• Lanao del Norte is known for its abundant water resources.
The city of Iligan has 20 waterfalls and the most famous of
them is Maria Cristina Falls, whose height is up to 320 feet.
• Misamis Occidental
• Misamis Occidental has many delights that will please
the local and foreign tourists. Natural attractions
include the Regina Cold Spring, Naomi's Botanical
Garden, Hoyohoy Highland Park in Tangub, and the
beaches of the Seven Islands in Plaridel. Entertainment
includes the Sinanaduloy Dance Troupe. And Panguil
Bay which known for its fish traps and tiger prawns.
• Misamis Oriental
• Misamis Oriental is a haven for eco-tourism. Natural
attractions include the Initao-Libertad protected
landscape and seascape, which has a verdant forest
and a marine sanctuary.
Located in the municipality of Lantapan, Impasug-ong,
Sumilao, ManoloFortich, Libona, Baungon, Talakag &
Malaybalay City, Bukidnon
Its attractions are:Dulang-dulang mountain peak Lalawan
waterfall mossy forest, caves, Philippine Eagle, WWII
crash site, sacred sites: Mt. Dulang-dulang, Mts.
Apolang and Lunayon; Alas-as, Licoan, Sumilao &
Alawon, Silpipon, Libona
The activities offered are: mountain trekking, bird
watching, caving, canopy adventure rapelling and rock
The facilities are :Heritage center, trail system
Did you know?
Rising up to 9,696 ft. above sea level this second
highest peak in the Philippines has been
declared as highest in bio diversity. The
temperature varies from 64 to 65 F and is
planted mostly with Alvizza Falcatria and other
Initao-Libertad Protected Landscape
It is located in Tubigan, Initao, Misamis Oriental
The attractions are the: caves, limestone forest
centennial tree, tarsier, flying lemur, nesting
site of endangered marine turtles
Activity offered: spelunking
Facilities they offered: picnic area, view deck
Southern Mindanao is composed of
Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte,
Davao del Sur and Davao Oriental.
Compostela Valley is mainly agricultural while the
eastern part is mostly mountainous. Natural
attractions include cold springs, cascading falls,
butterflies and exotic wildlife. White sand
beaches include Copiat Island.
Davao del Norte
Davao del Norte has 32 rivers including the Agusan
River. Natural sites include the islands of Talicud,
Ligid and Palma Gil, and the Caliclic and Talicud
Davao City is the center of travel and trade in the
Southern Philippines, known for the exotic fruit
'durian', the Waling-Waling orchid, the Philippine Eagle
and Mt. Apo, the highest peak in the country. Natural
attractions include caves, waterfalls, rapids and
Davao del Sur
Davao del Sur is rich in agriculture and farms which
include fish farms at Kiblawan and Santa Maria, a
prawn farm and cocoa plantation in Malita, a sugar mill
in Magonoy, a coconut desiccating plant in Santa Cruz
and a fruit farm in Mt. Carmel nursery in Bansalan.
Natural attractions include Balut Island, Tudaya Falls,
Mariscal Beach, Mt. Apo and the Sibulan River.
Davao Oriental has both historical and natural sites.
Historical sites include Ballestic Island, a fortress
built by the Spanish Conquistador Villalobos, and
the 17th Century Caraga Catholic Church. Natural
attractions include the hot springs at Kalapagan
and Pangyan, the islands of Sigaboy, Waniban and
Cabugao and Aliwagwag Falls. The 'Tinagong
Dagat' or Hidden Sea in San Isidro is a unique
natural formation situated 1,000 feet above sea
level. Sigaboy Floating in Governor Generosa is an
island with the shape of a giant whale. White,
gray and black sand beaches include Aroma,
Bakayan, Bitoon, Manay and Taragona.
Located in Davao City, Digos City, Sta. Cruz, Bansalan,
Davao del Sur, Kidapawan, Makilala, Magpet, Cotabato
Attractions are: Tudaya Falls, Lake Venado, Lake Agco,
hotsprings, Phil. Eagle, Mindanao Scoops owl,
Mindanao lorikeet, Mt. Apo mynah, whritted hornbill,
tarsier, Tudaya Giant Rat Phil. Deer, Fruit bat, waling-
waling, Tribes of Bagobo, Manobos Klata
Activities are: Trekking, camping, picnicking, swimming
Facilities: campsite, trail system