Things to Do in Mindanao

Top Things to Do in Mindanao

Things to Do in Mindanao


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Top Attractions in Mindanao

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  • Jun
    Baguio, Philippines21 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    From Philippine Eagle Center, I took a pedicab towards Malagos Garden Resort (fare: ₱30). Entrance to the resort is ₱495 and you are not allowed to bring in food/fruits (you may leave them at the reception area).

    The ₱495 includes a complementary snacks of tuna and chicken sandwich with banana chips. The food is really filling and their restaurant is really cozy.

    It was raining hard when I get there so I had no chance to visit the whole resort. The attractions closes at 5pm so better be early when you go there so you can enjoy the attractions. My suggestion is wake up at 6am and travel towards Philippine Eagle Center. From the center, go directly to Malagos Garden Resort and stay there until 5pm.

    After my visit, I headed towards the exit and took a pedicab towards Tolada in Calinan (fare is just ₱30). Then took a van (fare is approx ₱60) towards Roxas Night Market (just across Ateneo de Davao) where I had my dinner.
    Written November 23, 2023
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  • Michael S
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went there very early in the morning and arrived at 630am. We spent like a good 2 hrs there. Roundtrip Boat rides are strictly up to 4 pax only including kids. The sand bar was great, though was a bit crowded as it was a weekend but you can still get some nice photos as people come and go. The kids had fun playing in the sand and we also had a fun time swimming there with some nice waves as well. My parents also had a great time under a nice big umbrella which we rented while eating breakfast and also trying out fresh sea urchin. Definitely one of our highlights in our Camiguin Trip.
    Written April 9, 2024
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  • Jun
    Baguio, Philippines21 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the highlights of my trip to Davao City. Instead of taking a taxi or Grab, I decided to take a jeepney ride. Take a jeep to Calinan Transport Terminal and ride a van with label “CALINAN”. Travel time is approximately 1 hour. I asked the drover to drop me at Calinan Market and from there, I took a pedicab towards Philippine Eagle Center. My fare totaled to almost ₱300 instead of the ₱1,300++ if I took Grab.

    Take time to observe the birds and be respectful of the surroundings (no noise is allowed, no littering, no scaring the animals, etc.). Try to leave some tip as well as this will go to the management of the center. Don’t forget to bring some insect repellant. Mosquitoes are everywhere!

    The only thing that I didn’t like is the small enclosure of the majestic Philippine eagles. I wonder if they get depressed inside their very small and restrictive cages!

    After my visit, I went out to the highway and hailed a pedicab and headed nearby Malagos Garden Resort (fare is ₱30).

    From Malagos Resort, I went across the highway and took a pedicab towards Calinan. I asked the driver to drop me at “L300 or Taloda”. From there, just ride the van going to Roxas Night Market (just across Ateneo De Davao) for a sumptuous and cheap dinner.
    Written November 23, 2023
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  • GCS-VA
    Chesapeake, VA31 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very green and beautiful island, but not much of a beach scene. A little underwhelmed. White Beach sandbar is excellent for IG, but to swim and frolic? Not really... too rocky with white corals (not pure white sand). Mantigue Island was a little better. If you like waterfalls and scootering around, this is a island to do it. Not much of a party scene or central place where people gather. The 4th star was for the island's hospitable people; otherwise, 3 stars.
    Written February 7, 2024
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  • VanIsleMonkey
    Nanoose Bay, Canada169 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This stop was part of our Tri-Island tour. We really enjoyed this spot! This is where we had our ‘seafood spread’ boodle fight lunch. We had been to two boodle fight lunches and this one was by far the best tasting one we had!
    Daku also has a great swimming area. On this tour they were also offering guests to wear a mermaid fin to get photos. Great stop on our trip-island tour!
    Written November 9, 2023
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  • Melania_Cruz_Limjoco
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates249 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The island is literally naked and bare so it’s the perfect spot to get away from it all. We brought wine glasses and bottles of rosé which we sipped while watching the beautiful sunset by the shore.
    Written March 31, 2021
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  • Noelle O
    Cavite City, Philippines838 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The rock formation is just awesome. I love the small pools during lowtide. I was able to witness before big waves . I just love it here. So beautiful
    Written July 30, 2023
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  • laagANNE
    Davao City, Philippines10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Its already my Nth time to visit Enchanted River in Hinatuan. Since 2014, it is still enchanting.

    Fish feeding every 12noon and 3pm daily brings out the best view where fishes from the deepest part of the water comes up and show its beautiful colors.

    𝙀𝙣𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙛𝙚𝙚:
    Php100 inclusive of safety life jacket
    Written July 23, 2023
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  • Tristan D
    Poysdorf, Austria31 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome hiking experience in the Philippines! My second best hiking experience after EBC (Everest Base Camp ca. 5400m)!
    Written February 3, 2024
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  • isayqc
    philippines318 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Took a cab from Seda to there and fare was about 200..there was a bit of traffic.

    Well kept and clean. The kids and animal lovers will enjoy this mini zoo.

    Seniir citizens need not pay entrance fee.
    Written September 11, 2022
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  • Gene R J
    Silver Spring, MD9,115 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited Asia’s largest bone museum today, taking a taxi($3.50) 7km south of the SM SM Lanang Mall.
    After paying $8 for 2 seniors, we were given a 30 minute guided tour by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide who studied Economics before Tourism. The 700 specimens all died of disease, old age or ingesting plastic/trash in the case with many of the marine specimens.
    The goal of this museum is education about marine pollution.
    Written February 12, 2024
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  • Richard P
    3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I enjoyed seeing all the different tribes and how they lived . Only one guide to her house . The others must have went on vacation.
    Written February 21, 2020
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