9 Must Visit Tourist Spots in Mindanao

8 November 2022
9 Must Visit Tourist Spots in Mindanao

If you believed the Philippines' most beautiful sights were solely on the larger islands of Luzon and Visayas, then a quick visit to Mindanao will definitely change your mind!


Located in the southernmost region of the Philippines, Mindanao is the second-largest major island in the country after Luzon. Even though it's the farthest island area from the capital Manila, you won't regret making the trek here because of all the beautiful sights.


Because of how the Philippines is shaped, flying is the most time-efficient and comfortable method to go to the Mindanao islands.


Get yourself in the color of Mindanao's many tourist attractions and witness for yourself why so many adventurous travelers have fallen in love with this island.



1. Mt. Apo (Davao City, Davao del Sur)

Mount Apo, often known as the "King of Philippine Peaks," stands at an impressive 10,311 feet, making it the highest peak in the Philippines and among the highest in all of Southeast Asia.


If you're in Davao City, Philippines, and are in need of some excitement, you should definitely check out this one of the famous tourist spots in Mindanao.


There are a variety of pathways to explore, and seven distinct peaks from which to take in the breathtaking nature lovers' panorama, which includes everything from a glorious sunrise or sunset to the surreal feeling of standing on the very edge of the earth and staring into space. Depending on the route you select, reaching the summit might take anywhere from two to three days.


In addition to the exciting trek and breathtaking vista at the peak, visitors to the natural park may relax in the park's waterfalls and natural hot springs.



2. Island Garden City (Samal, Davao del Norte)

Those in search of sun, surf, and sand can go to Samal island, home of the Island Garden City. The islands of Samal and Talikud, both close to Davao, are home to some of the city's most stunning beaches. You may unwind in style with a stunning ocean panorama at any of these spots. If you're searching for a tranquil beach holiday, this is one of the top Davao tourist attractions you can't miss.



3. Tinuy-an Falls (Bislig, Surigao del Sur)

Tinuy-an Falls has been called the "Crown Jewel of Surigao del Sur" due to its stunning beauty. Tinuy-an Falls is unique among the other majestic waterfalls in the country because it has swimming pools. In fact, its second waterfall has the largest natural pool. It's big enough for bamboo rafts to transport tourists right up to the base of the waterfalls.


Because of its four-tiered descent and flowing curtain of water, this Mindanao tourist attraction is sometimes called the "Little Niagara Falls of the Philippines." There is a drop of 95 meters and a height of 180 feet for this waterfall.



4. Hinatuan Enchanted River (Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur)

The amazingly pure blue saltwater river of Hinatuan Enchanted River, hidden in the forest, and perfectly flowing into the Pacific Ocean, is perhaps the most gorgeous tourist destination in Mindanao and one of the most beautiful sites in the Philippines. No other river in the country comes close to matching the azur hues of this one. It stretches about 290 meters, although divers are still unsure of how deep it really is.



5. Lake Sebu (South Cotabato)

Lake Sebu is easily recognized by its distinctive appearance in photographs: lotus flowers, a distant mountain range, and the ubiquitous presence of ferries. The peace and quiet of this South Cotabato tourist spot makes it ideal for having a relaxing time with the local wildlife. But Lake Sebu is more than just a beautiful place to visit in Mindanao; it is also a vital watershed in the Philippines, providing irrigation for the provinces of Sultan Kudarat and South Cotabato.



6. Siargao Island (Surigao del Norte)

According to surfers, Siargao Island is the finest spot in the Philippines to catch some waves. Island hopping is just one of many interesting things to do in Mindanao, where you can find some of the greatest beaches in the Philippines. Any tourist visiting Mindanao should make a stop here.



7. Sunken Cemetery (Camiguin)

Sunken Cemetery in Camiguin is a popular tourist destination because its fascinating history draws visitors from all over the globe. A volcanic eruption in the area in the 1870s buried the cemetery and the neighboring town. The city council decided to mark the site with a large cross as a memorial to the dead. In addition to seeing this landmark, you may also go on a dive to explore the historic tombstones.



8. Maria Cristina Falls (Iligan City, Lanao del Norte)

The Agus River Waterfall is a major draw for visitors to Iligan City in Lanao del Norte. In addition to being a stunning natural attraction, the twin falls are a potent force, with an electric current so powerful that it could produce 200 MW of energy. 70% of Mindanao's electrical needs are met by this. Picnicking by the river, ziplining, and other recreational activities abound in this area, including trips to the Botanical and Zoological Gardens, despite the lack of swimming opportunities.



9. Zamboanga City

Known for its so many striking attractions like charming colonial buildings and other remnants of the Spanish Colonial era, the City of Zamboanga is among the most important cultural heritage sites in the world. Moreover, Santa Cruz Island in Zamboanga City has a pink sand beach because the brilliant colors of red corals have been mixed with the white sand to create an unusual and beautiful effect, making it a one of kind resort compared to other white sand beaches.



Lumina Homes, Your Passport to the Tourist Spots in Mindanao

Mindanao's natural treasures make the island a great destination, and without restrictions, exploration may be a thrilling experience. There's a wide variety of exciting activities available, such as hiking to scenic waterfalls, exploring rugged highlands, and sampling the various delectable regional cuisines.


Enjoy the freedom to travel and explore this farthest island region when you buy a house and lot in the Philippines in the Mindanao region.


Owning an affordable house and lot in one of Mindanao's tranquil cities close to the island's many attractions has never been more doable than it is now with the Lumina Homes community. There are a variety of potential project locations in the region from which to pick such as:


  • Lumina Butuan in Brgy. Taguibo, Butuan City, Agusan del Norte
  • Lumina Malaybalay in Brgy. Casisang, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon
  • Lumina Valencia in Brgy. Poblacion, Valencia City, Bukidnon
  • Lumina Tagum in Brgy. Cuambogan, Tagum City, Davao del Norte
  • Lumina Ozamiz in Brgy. Labo, Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental
  • Lumina Polomolok in Brgy. Cannery Site, Polomolok, South Cotabato
  • Lumina Pagadian in Brgy. Tiguma, Pagadian City, Zamboanga del Sur


All these Lumina Homes subdivisions offer diverse home model units that are ideal for every individual and Filipino family. We have rowhouses, townhouses, duplexes, and single firewall units that are well suited to Filipino's typical lifestyle, budget, and needs.


Moreover, Butuan-Bancasi Airport, Cagayan de Oro Laguindingan International Airport, Lumbia Airport, Francisco Bangoy International Airport, Labo Airport, General Santos International Airport, Pagadian Airport, as well as other international airports all served frequent flights to Manila-- making it an accessible place to visit anytime.


Don't forget to personally check our affordable house and lot for sale on your next visit to Mindanao and start your lucrative investment in this rising center of tourism in the Philippines!

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