Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Zamboanga City

Fort Pilar Museum

At the southeastern end of town near the waterfront is this solid and squat building, partially restored to maintain its historic character. Inside is a museum with several impressive and recently renovated gallerie…
Aviary in Davao

Philippine Eagle Center

To view one of the largest eagles in the world (in terms of wing span), head to the Philippine Eagle Center, which is dedicated to conserving these endangered birds. Around 35 Philippine eagles (also known as monkey…
Beach in Camiguin

Cantaan Kabila White Beach Giant Clam Sanctuary

Some of the best-preserved coral around Camiguin, as well as giant clams, can be found in the waters just off this small white-sand beach halfway between Benoni and Guinsiliban in barangay Cantaan. However, typhoons…
Museum in Butuan

Balangay Shrine Museum

Towards the airport, at barangay Libertad, is the Balangay Shrine Museum, home to the remains of a balangay (seagoing outrigger boat) dating from 321, one of the oldest-known artefacts in the Philippines. (The word …
Zoo in Davao

Davao Crocodile Park

Around 5km north of the city centre is this large complex of facilities spread out along the Davao River. A combination conservation centre and zoo, there are croc ‘shows’, including feeding sessions, tightrope walk…
Village in Cagayan de Oro

Malasag Eco-Tourism Village

Set in acres of botanical gardens with a small wildlife collection of butterflies, birds and deer, the Malasag Eco-Tourism Village is a theme park of sorts, featuring tribal houses, a museum and an education centre.…
Island in Zamboanga City

Santa Cruz Island

Great Santa Cruz Island is around 7km off the Zamboanga waterfront, and is home to only a few dozen families from the Samal tribe. Visitors come to see the 2km-long pinkish beach, coloured from finely crushed red co…
Waterfall in Western Mindanao & Zamboanga Peninsula

Tinago Falls

Hidden deep in a mountain, Tinago Falls is the most spectacular of Iligan’s waterfalls; you can drive to the start of the very steep stairway (365 steps) down. During the wet season, it’s a loud violent cascade, but…
Cave in Samal Island

Monfort Bat Cave

In barangay Tambo, around 11km north of Babak, is the largest colony of Geoffroy’s Rousette fruit bats in the world. A knowledgeable guide will walk you around the five openings where an estimated 2.5 million of the…
Museum in Cagayan de Oro

Museum of Three Cultures

The three galleries here have an interesting mix of photos, ceramics, art and artifacts, including several huge ceremonial M’ranao swords and a full-scale pangao, a four-poster bed meant to accommodate the sultan’s …