Bukidnon, which is located in Northern Mindanao, boasts of its awe inspiring plateaus, waterfalls, mountains, springs, canyons and farms. It is known as the “World’s Pineapple Capital” because it has a wide plantation of pineapple which Del Monte process and canned before selling it to the market.
As a major producer of rice and corn, Bukidnon is also considered as the “Food Basket of Mindanao”. It has also a wide selection of plants planted in the area like pineapples, bananas and sugar cane.
Because of its location, Bukidnon is also referred to as “Highlander” or “mountain dweller”. Bukidnon is the right place to go if you want to escape the heat and the crowded city. It is also the right place for you to visit if you want to see the untouched beauty of nature and to experience the thrill and excitement which anybody would feel in this beautiful piece of land above the mountains.
Bukidnon has many breathtaking beautiful spots or places that you can explore. More so, it has also many activities that await you and the other guests and tourists to experience, hence, there are many reasons why you should really visit Bukidnon. Unlike other places or cities here in the Philippines that offer exotic beaches, Bukidnon has no exotic beaches to offer, instead, Bukidnon can offer the different exotic and natural beauty of nature. As you take a look around, your eyes will feel refreshed because everything around you is oozing with life. Everything is green in color, a sure indication of life. Bukidnon is the perfect place to go if you want to explore and enjoy exciting outdoor activities and adventure. Because of its rich natural resources represented by the mountains and hills that surround the place, Bukidnon is a perfect place for mountain climbing, trail hiking, trekking, rappelling and tubing.
There are many tourist spots or beautiful places in Bukidnon that you will surely love. Aside from just taking a look at all of the natural beauty around you, you will also have a chance to actually experience the beauty of Bukidnon which can make your adventure more exciting and memorable.
Bukidnon has many natural and mesmerizing waterfalls, lakes and natural springs. Its cool water is soothing and taking a dip will just make your visit very memorable. Some of the natural wonders in Bukidnon that you must visit are the Napalit Lake, Lake APO, Pinamaloy Lake, Malagana Lake, Pulangi River, Panamsamon Spring, Ulayan spring, Tinambacan Spring, Malingling spring and Minlaya Falls.
As you pass by Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon, you should drop at the Manolo Fortich’s Del Monte Golf Club to grab a bite of their super delicious steak.
If you really want a real adventure, you can explore the different caves in Sumilao which include Sumalsag Cave, Lagundang Cave, Basag Cave, Salawaw Cave, Kasanayan Cave, Kibawe Caves, Spiring Cave, Blue Water, Sagonsong Caves, Liroan Cave, Bogsok Cave, Quarry Cave and the Minsulahog Cave.
This beautiful place on top of the mountains is the home of the longest Zip line in Asia. It is found in one of Bukidnon’s exotic parks known as Dahilayan Adventure Park. This exquisite park has Asia’s longest dual zip line which can really give you a chance to fly high from a launch point of 4,700 feet above sea level. As you fly high you can see the perfect view of Dahilayan Mountains. Aside from soaring high, you can also enjoy the different facilities and amenities offered by this wonderful park.
From zip lining in Dahilayan, you can go to Kampo Juan in Diclum, Manolo Fortich Bukidnon. It offers another breathtaking adventure that you can enjoy. Kampo Juan offers the Anicycle ride where you can bike across a 600 ft. cable which hangs on a 100-ft deep ravine. It has also a hanging bridge which you can cross over a ravine which is 200 ft. above a river. Other exciting activities include a zip line ride, rappelling and Paramotoring.
One of the most awaited events in Bukidnon is the famous Kaamulan Festival, which took place every third week of February. The Kaamulan Festival is a special celebration where the seven tribes, who were the original inhabitants of Bukidnon, gathered. These original tribes of Bukidnon are: Higaoonon, Talaandig, Manobo, Matigsalig, Tigwahonon, Umayamnon and Bukidnon. Kaamulan Festival is considered as the “most authentic ethnic festival in the country” where you can see the different ethnic dance represented by each tribe.
Moving on from Malaybalay, Bukidnon, you will have a chance to view Pulangi River, which is the longest river in Bukidnon. It is one of the main branches of the Rio Grande de Mindanao. It is also one of the major sources of electricity in Mindanao.
Before reaching another municipality of Bukidnon you will already see the famous Musuan Peak. It is located in Musuan, Dologon, Maramag, Bukidnon. Musuan Peak is also known as Mount Musuan and Mount Calayao which is an active volcano. It is very accessible as it is located near the highway. If you want to reach its peak to have a chance to view farm lands, Pulangi River and mountain ranges, a one hour hike can take you there.
Bukidnon is also the home of the second highest mountain in the Philippines known as Mount Dulang-dulang, which is located in Kitanglad Mountain Range. Other mountains are Mount Kitanglad, Mount Kalatungan, Mount Maagnaw, Mount Lumuluyaw and Mount Tuminungan.