Misamis Oriental and Misamis Occidental have their own wealth of attractions that contain the rich culture, heritage, and natural attractions of Northern Mindanao. The two coastal provinces, which open out to the Bohol Sea, have a colorful mix of land to sea adventures and faith and historical destinations that deserve a deeper look. Here are 8 ways to best experience the different facets of the two provinces.

Aerial view of Baliangao Protected Landscape. Photo courtesy of the Department of Tourism.

Sea and land adventures in Misamis Occidental. Baliangao Protected Landscape and Seascape is a haven for wildlife and nature-watchers. It is a wetland conservation area along Danao Bay in Misamis Occidental.

Suman sa Clarin with ripe mangoes. Photo courtesy of the Department of Tourism.

Go crazy over Clarin’s kakanin. Sample all the suman (native sticky rice cakes) that Suman sa Clarin has to offer (it offers a whopping 18 varieties). Located right along the Ozamiz-Oroquietta National Highway, these sweet, cylindrical treats can be eaten on the go so you can bring them to your next adventure stops.

Aerial view of Baobawon Island. Photo courtesy of the Department of Tourism.

Baobawon Island features a luxurious glamping experience in an island paradise. Located off the coast of Plaridel, Misamis Occidental, it features beautiful beaches, coral reefs, mangroves, and cabana-style accommodations.

Aerial view of Caluya Shrine. Photo courtesy of the Department of Tourism.

Dioyo River Cruise and Caluya River Cruise. This community-based ecotourism attraction starts with an hour-long cruise tour along the Dioyo River, the towns of Baliangao and Sapang Dalaga and out to the Murcielagos Bay. The highlight of the tour is a trek to the Caluya Shrine, which features a fifty-five foot statue of Christ the Redeemer created by famous Mindanaoan artist Kublai Milan. The tour also takes participants through mangrove forests, sunset views at Sapang Dalaga, a seafood buffet at Caluya Floating Restaurants, and the bioluminescent plankton which glimmer in Sapang Dalaga’s waters at night.

Discover more destinations to see, experience, and savor in Misamis Oriental and Misamis Occidental. Visit this links to map out your next journey across the Philippines. 

  1. Camiguin and Misamis Oriental’s Natural and Historic Wonders

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All these tourist destinations have health and safety protocols in place to protect locals and visitors alike. Everyone is expected to comply by wearing face masks, regularly washing their hands, and practicing physical distancing.

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