A contest to find the face of Mindanao will soon be launched during 2014. The winner will represent Mindanao on behalf of Mindanao Tourism globally. Individuals aged from 18-30 will be eligible to enter. Click this link to go to the contest.
Welcome to the island of Mindanao brought to you by Mindanao Tourism Philippines, your portal site for everything this beautiful colourful island and it’s wonderful welcoming people have to offer.
Tourism Philippines will over time include the most useful and best presented sites to provide you with all the options available for each and every visitor to enchanting Mindanao.
All transport companies, visitor accommodation and activities operators are chosen for their professionalism, services and safety record to provide visitors traveling to Mindanao, the best possible experience. Our friendly family of tour operators are geared to ensure your enjoyment and safety while you and your friends / family are having fun in Mindanao.
Whether looking for a stress-free relaxing vacation, or days of hard-out adrenaline pumping action, Mindanao has it all.Leave all the world’s ‘norms’ behind when you step into the magical world of traditional Mindanao culture and immerse your senses in the delights of the local cuisine. Watch with awe the local traditional dances and costumes while enjoying one of the many local fiestas which are annual events throughout Mindanao.
Many people already have enjoyed visiting Mindanao, and with current prices so affordable your money will stretch so much further than other destinations, allowing you to do the things you want to do.
Remember that Mindanao’s climate has 2 seasons… wet and dry, or Amihan and Habagat. It’s rainy in June-November. It’s dry in December-May. It’s cool and dry during October-February. And it’s hot in March-May. You can enjoy your holidays more during the dry months. The country's annual average temperature is 26.6°C. Humidity hovers at 71-85%. The coolest month is January with 25.5°C temperature… warmest is May at 28.3°Celsius. Highland areas are cooler than the lowlands.
But no matter the weather, Mindanao has one big advantage over other destinations in Asia, the scenery and the warmth of the people.
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The island is the 2nd largest in the Philippines with amazing natural wonders and heart pumping travel adventure activities.
The vastness of its land area together with the fact that majority of Mindanao provinces are landlocked, traveling and going around the big island to check its tourism hot spots are a lot easier as you can just hop into a car and drive away as opposed to riding boats and braving waves to go around the Visayas Region. Unless of course you are checking out the little islands of Mindanao.
Mindanao long considered as the Philippine’s 'Land of Promise' offers so much to travel aficionados; the area is blessed with rich natural resources and wondrous tourist sites that just take your breath away with its simplicity and raw beauty. You might even discover hidden paradise and beautiful places that are not yet known and popular. If you do, please share it to us and let us help promote Mindanao Tourism.
The following are some popular tourist destinations and spots in Mindanao for both local and foreign visitors.
Cagayan de Oro (CDO) – This famous city south of the Philippines is gateway to the major tourist spots in the landlocked provinces of Mindanao. It has its own domestic airport as well as seaport that make the life of any traveler easier. Among the top favorite thing to do in CDO is its white water rafting adventure. Get your hearts pumping on this wild river ride, caution though this adventure is not for the faint of heart because you will need to navigate the river aboard a small rubber boat while strong rapids threaten to overturn your boat and your fellow adventure seekers. Best pasalubong or local delicacy food item from CDO is Pastel, that bread with sweet filling goodness and Chedeng’s roasted peanuts, and the delicious CDO Jamon de Cagayan.
Camiguin Island – Lanzones, Underwater Cemetery, Hibok-hibok Volcano, Bura Soda Water Swimming Pool in Catarman, the white sand beaches, easy rural living are the great tourism draw of this tiny island in the northern part of Mindanao. Be charmed with the beauty of Camiguin and feast your eyes on laid back island sceneries.
Siargao Island – If you are dreaming of that huge rolling waves and cloud 9 barrels then head to Siargao, an island that faces the Pacific Ocean and the Philippine Deep on the northeastern part of Mindanao. Siargao Island is the Philippines’ surfing capital and fast becoming one of the world best surfing haven, in fact every October the island is host to an international surfing competition that attracts the best surfers across the globe. Siargao belongs to the province of Surigao del Norte. Surigao Del Sur on the other hand offers hidden gems like Tinuy-an Falls in Bislig City.