Top 5 Tourist Spots in Mindanao

IMG_2658.JPGMindanao is located at the southernmost part of the Philippines with the area of 97,530 square kilometers. Being the second largest island in the country, Mindanao has 21,968,174 residents which is 24% of the country’s population as of 2015.

Mindanao is also known as island of promises but even though we are not yet in Mindanao, I promise that you would be delighted to your future trip going there.

Here are the top 10 tourist spots in Mindanao that can make your journey enjoyable.

Ready? Here we go!

5. Naked Island

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Starting off our countdown is the Naked Island located in Siargao. Oops, don’t worry there’s nothing to worry about because this place has nothing nasty in it. It is named Naked Island because of its nakedness. There is almost nothing in the island except for its beauty. It has fine, white sand and crystal-clear water.

How to Get There?

If you’re from out of the country, take a flight going to Ninoy Aquino International Airport first. Book your flight going to Manila here. Then choose whether to travel by air or by ferry going to the Naked Island.

By air

The most convenient way to go to Siargao is to take a flight from Cebu to Sayak Airport in Siargao which you can book here. But if you’re from Manila, you should take a flight from Manila to Cebu first. You can also book it here.

By ferry

Take a ferry from Manila to Cebu. You can book it here. From Cebu, take another ferry from Cebu City to Siargao.

4. Lake Holon

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source: https://thedorzfallac.wordpress.com/2016/03/10/journey-to-the-gem-of-south-lake-holon/
This body of water has a width of 300 hectares and sits 1,756 meters above sea level. Lake Holon is recognized as the cleanest body of water in the Philippines. It is located at the crater of Mt. Parker and is surrounded by green pastures. This spot matches with the heart of adventure-seekers because you shall climb the trails first before reaching the beauty of Lake Holon.

How to Get There?

If you’re from out of the country, take a flight going to Ninoy Aquino International Airport first. Book your flight going to Manila here. Then choose whether to travel by air or by ferry going to Lake Holon.

By Air

From Manila, take a flight going to General Santos City. book it here. From General Santos City, ride a Yellow Bus going to Marbel to reach your destination.

By Ferry

From Manila, take a super ferry going to Genera Santos City which you can check the schedule here. Once you have arrived General Santos City, ride a Yellow Bus going to Marbel in order to reach your destination.

3. Lake Bababu

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source: http://www.pinoywanderlust.com/tag/lake-bababu/
Lake Bababu is a mountain lake located in Siargao and is believed that the lake has healing powers. The water of lake Bababu is a mix of fresh water and sea water because there is a sea connected by the cave underneath the lake. Many of the tourists enjoy swimming both in the lake and in the water inside the cave.

How to Get There?

If you’re from out of the country, take a flight going to Ninoy Aquino International Airport first. Book your flight going to Manila here. From Manila, take a flight going to Cebu which you can book here. From there, ride a ship or fly to Surigao del Norte. From Surigao del Norte, ride the boat going to San Jose.

2. Lake Sebu

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source: http://www.woman-elanvital.com/2015/01/where-to-stay-in-lake-sebu-sunrise.html
The second spot of our countdown goes to Lake Sebu which is in the highlands of Cotabato. Lake Sebu is known for its imposing waterfalls, lakes and rivers. Lake Sebu has an area of 891.38 square kilometers with an elevation of approximately 1,000 meters.

How to Get There?

If you’re from out of the country, take a flight going to Ninoy Aquino International Airport first. Book your flight going to Manila here. From Manila, take a flight going to Cotabato. You can book your flight from Manila to Cotabato here.

1. Mount Apo

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source: https://discovermtapo.com/journey-mt-apo/
Taking our first place in our countdown is Mount Apo which means “Master” or “Grandfather”. Mount Apo is the highest mountain in the Philippines and requires 3-4 days in order to reach the top of the mountain.

How to Get There?

If you’re from out of the country, take a flight going to Ninoy Aquino International Airport first. Book your flight going to Manila here. From Manila, take a flight going to Davao. Book it here.

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