Known as the “food basket of the region”, Bukidnon has a wealth of creative and distinct agritourism and ecotourism destinations emerging in different municipalities. Located on a vast, landlocked plateau marked by several mountains, the name “Bukidnon” literally translates to “highland dweller” – describing the region’s natural surroundings. Aside from being a heritage and culture hotspot, its farm tourism and ecotourism sites deserve a closer look. Here’s what to check out the next time you’re in the province.

Strawberry picking at Taglucop Strawberry Hills. Photo courtesy of the Department of Tourism.

Innovative fruit farms and plantations. Enjoy the sweet spoils of nature by visiting sweet farm destinations such as the Taglucop Strawberry Hills in  Kitaotao and the Del Monte Pineapple Plantation of Camp Phillips in Manolo Fortich. Taglucop Strawberry Hills showcases both hydroponic and traditional strawberry farming practices, with a bed and breakfast and a restaurant built into the cool, hilly terrain. Drop by for a day visit to sample its sweet strawberry ice wine and strawberry products, or stay in one of the geodesic domes for a luxurious glamping experience.

Zipline at Dahilayan Adventure Park. Photo courtesy of the Department of Tourism.

Cool highland adventures. Manolo Fortich is home to adventure zones like Dahilayan Adventure Park, Dahilayan Forest Park, and KampoJuan Heritage House, which have amazing attractions built onto the natural landscapes. Sumilao, on the other hand, is famous for Mt. Kitanglad – an inactive volcano and ASEAN Heritage Park that serves as a beautiful hiking destination and biodiversity hotspot with rare and endemic species like the Philippine Eagle, Philippine Tarsier, and Rafflesia schadenbergiana.

Communal Ranch in Impasug-ong. Photo courtesy of the Department of Tourism.

It contains the country’s only government-run communal ranch. Enjoy the breeze and lush surroundings at this Communal Ranch in Impasug-ong. It features flat plains where horses graze idly, providing a surreal sight surrounded by lush hills and mountains.

Hobbit Houses of Mt. Kitanglad Agro-Eco Farm. Photo courtesy of the Department of Tourism.

Unique mountain resorts and campsites. The misty mountains of the province provide an enchanting environment for camping and leisure. One of the most notable and unique would be Mt. Kitanglad Agro-Eco Farm, which features quaint hobbit-house-style accommodations inspired by the iconic hobbit houses of the Lord of the Rings book and film franchise. Nestled at the foot of Mt. Kitanglad, it offers agro-eco technology demonstrations and a lineup of outdoor activities that bring one closer to nature.

Discover more destinations to see, experience, and savor in Bukidnon. Visit these links to map out your next journey across the Philippines. 

  1. This Educator Now Leads the Bukidnon-Tagoloanen Tribe
  2. How Perseverance and Faith Help the Sumilao Tourism Recover
  3. How Bukidnon’s Tagoloanen Weavers Keep Their Homes Happy

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