Located in the Southern part of the Philippines is the beautiful island of Mindanao which is also known as the “Land of Promise”. Mindanao is a place where you can find exotic natural wonders which has remained untouched and unexplored. Mindanao, then is a masterpiece and a wonderful piece of art. Its white sandy beaches which the gentle waves kissed as it touches the shore are really amazing and breathtaking. From the white sandy beaches, we come up to the amazing volcano peaks which almost touched the sky.
Mindanao has a very rich in natural resources. It is a beauty to behold and can be considered a Paradise in the southern part of the Philippines. There are many beautiful spots or places in Mindanao that many people should visit. More so, Mindanao has many awe-inspiring beaches which can be a perfect destination for people who wants to enjoy the crystal clear water and white sandy beaches of Mindanao. These places can also be found in the different parts of Mindanao. Some of these beautiful places in Mindanao were:
Cagayan De Oro City – This city is known as the “City of Golden Friendship and the “Gateway for Northern Mindanao”. The city is also the home of the famous White Water Rafting. It is known for the delicious Pastel, Cheding’s Roasted Peanuts and CDO Jamon. People who want to visit Cagayan De Oro City will not have a hard time in travelling because the city can be reached by using land, air and water transportation. Other places that should be visited are the Guadalupe Shrine and the Carmelites, where we can show our gratefulness and homage to Sr. Santo Nino and Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Camiguin Island – is famous for its Lanzones, underwater cemetery, Hibok-Hbok Volcano and Bura soda Water. Another reason why Camiguin is a “must visit” are its exotic white sand beaches and Swimming Pool in Catarman. Anybody who has visited Camiguin were charmed and mesmerized by the beauty of the island.
Siargao Island – is an island that faces the Pacific Ocean and the Philippine Deep. It belongs to the province of Surigao del Norte. It is considered as the country’s surfing capital and will hopefully become as one of the best surfing ports in the world. For instance, every October, the island hosts an international surfing competition which is participated by the best surfers all over the world.
Bukidnon – is the place where you can see the largest Pineapple plantation in the country. It is the perfect place to go for those people who want to escape the heat of the city because of its location which provides a cooler temperature. Bukidnon is a perfect place for a vacation.
Davao City – is famous for its popular durian fruits. Aside from Durian, Davao is also the fruit producer of the sweet and sour pomelo, Marang and banana. It has many wildlife conservation center where you can find the Philippine Eagle and the Philippine Crocodile. Davao City is considered a commercial and economic center of Mindanao. Among Davao City’s famous spots are the Pearl Farm, Samal Island. During night time, the city is active especially in Davao’s Matina Square in the downtown area.
Zamboanga City – is famous for its colorful Vintas, the Curacha (a large type of crab), batiks, malongs and dried fish. The City is famous for the Dakak Park and Beach Resorts.
Iligan City – is the home of one of the most famous tourist spots in Mindanao known as the Tinago Falls, which is known for its enchanting beauty. Tinago Falls is a very conducive place where you can take a dip in the fresh and cool water. Another famous falls found in this city is the Maria Cristina Falls.
Surigao del Sur – is the place where you can find the enchanting Enchanted River, located in Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur. It is a new and enchanting tourist spot which is known for its crystal clear blue waters and its surprising depth.
Manolo Fortich Bukidnon – is a byword of people who are looking for total fun and entertainment. Manolo Fortich Bukidnon is the place where Dahilayan Forest Park is located. The Dahilayan Forest Park is in Barangay Dahilayan, Manolo Fortich Bukidnon. It is one of the best and the most amazing theme parks not only in Mindanao but also in the Philippines. The Dahilayan Forest Park offers a lot of exciting activities that everybody will surely enjoy. One exciting event that you can do is to try their zip line. The park also provides many wonderful and fantastic views that everybody will surely enjoy.
El Salvador, Misamis Oriental – is the one of the most visited place by people who are greatly devoted to the Divine Mercy. Many people from other places flock in El Salvador to visit and pay homage to the Divine Mercy for all the graces you have received. Some people go to the Divine Mercy to ask for special intentions.
Dapitan City – is a province which is located in Zamboanga Del Norte. This city is the place where Doctor Jose Rizal was exiled.
There may be some other cities or places in Mindanao that should be visited. However, all of those mentioned above can already vouch why Mindanao is really considered as the “Land of Promise”. More so, Mindanao is a very beautiful and mesmerizing place because it is blessed by a rich land and water resources.