For those who are looking for thrills and excitement in tourist spots for the summer, a trip to Bukidnon is the best option.
Make a summer schedule! This place is a paradise just waiting to be explored. It has ideal weather, a heartwarming atmosphere, and picture-perfect mountains and valleys that will captivate your heart as well as your eyes.
Here are the 7 top tourist summer spots in Bukidnon.
Location: Sitio Bol-ogan, Brgy Songco, Lantapan
Trekking time to summit: 10 hours
Mount Dulang-Dulang is the Philippines’ second-highest peak, rising more than 2,938 meters above sea level. It has some of the most beautiful forests in the country, including enchanting mossy forests.
It is sacred to the local indigenous people. As a result, before allowing visitors to trek it, they always perform rituals and prayers. It’s a way for them to appease the gods and ask for blessings and protection on the journey.
You’ll see an incredible variety of flora and fauna along the way. If you happen to see a mighty Philippine Eagle flying around, you’re one lucky hiker.
Dahilayan Adventure Park
Location: Brgy. Dahilayan, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon, Philippines.
Dahilayan Adventure Park, also known as “Dahilayan,” is one of the best places in Bukidnon to enjoy the most fun and family-friendly activities. It is also the location of one of the Philippines’ longest dual zip lines, reaching up to 840 meters.
The adventure park continues to expand its list of thrilling attractions, including the Razorback Mountain Coaster (the Philippines’ first alpine coaster), the Skytower Base Jump (the highest in the country), the Flying Lizard Canopy Glider, and others. If you want to take it easy, there are also nature trails where you can enjoy the scenic views through the pine-covered Dahilayan Forest.
Monastery of Transfiguration
Location: Barangay San Jose, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon
A popular tourist destination in Bukidnon that has established itself as a haven for those seeking refuge and tranquility. It is a pyramid-shaped structure that houses Benedictine Monks. It has a very modern design that adds to its scenic value. It also has a two-story museum that should be visited.
Additionally, the Monastery holds regular masses, particularly on Sundays and holy days. If you have the time, go to mass at the Monastery of the Transfiguration and feel the solemn and spiritual presence of the holy.
Location: Brgy. Guinoyuran, Valencia City
Lake Apo is one of the popular and favorite places to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. This destination was named the cleanest inland body of water in the Northern Mindanao Region in the late 1990s. This place is very ideal for a much-needed digital detox.
Tourists and locals alike enjoy water activities such as boating, bamboo rafting, fishing, and dining in a floating cottage in the middle of the lake. Jetski rides are also available if you prefer more extreme rides.
Del Monte Pineapple Plantation
Location: Camp Philips, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon, Philippines.
The Del Monte Plantation in Bukidnon, Mindanao, Philippines, is one of the world’s largest pineapple plantations and the largest in the Far East. It is owned by Del Monte Philippines Inc. and is well-known for its thousands of hectares dedicated to pineapple planting for importing and exporting.
The camp is free to visit, and you can see the seemingly endless pineapple farm from the horizon up to the mountain feet. The plantation has its own golf course and golf club, and golfers from all over the country come to play at the course. The golf course is well-known for its world-class 18-hole and 72-yard golf courses, as well as its massive 6,390-yard par course. It’s clubhouse is also now open to anyone who wants to dine in and eat hearty meals served to plantation visitors.
Location: Impasugong, Bukidnon, Philippines
Panimahawa Ridge is one of the most popular hiking destinations in Bukidnon. Explore this 6.8-kilometer out-and-back trail near Impasugong. It is generally regarded as a moderately difficult route, and it takes an average of 2 hours and 24 minutes to complete. The trail is open all year and is beautiful to visit at any time.
From the summit, you’ll have a spectacular view of the surrounding grassy landscapes. What most people don’t realize is that these landscapes were once pristine forests that were destroyed by logging.
Location: Brgy. Impalutao, Impasug-ong, Bukidnon
The Center for Development and Recreation (CEDAR) is an eco-park in Impalutao, Impasugong, Bukidnon. It covers an area of 1,703 hectares and is a reforestation project run by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in collaboration with the local government.
CEDAR has four major waterfalls: Gantungan Falls, Natigbasan Falls, Dila Falls, and Makabayot Falls, all of which can be reached in under an hour of hiking. They offer wide-range of outdoor activities such as camping, swimming, river trekking, trail hiking, rappelling, canyoneering and of course coursing through their natural waterfalls.
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