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Things to do in Northern Mindanao

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Lodging
“Tons of fun for everyone! The slides and attractions are amazing and there's a lot of them. Just make sure to go during the weekend to avoid those long lines for the slides and rides. But, if you want to pay less on the entrance fee, go on the weekdays. The food is nice and for the price, definitely worth it.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Limketkai mall houses different restaurants, great for shopping, there is also a home improvement and DIY place. Almost all popular fast food chains are also located inside and grocery.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Other Nightlife
“If you're looking for a place to chill and enjoy at night, well this place has everything you need. For dinner - they have a few restaurants in line like - the fat monk, mykarelli's and kenya cafe. For wine and drinks, try forth and tay as they offer a variety of wines, liquors and beers. For partying, try Somewhere Else just right outside Lifestyle District. It's a walking distance to the Consortium Building where the pub is located. The first floor of the building is for chilling and unwinding while the Second floor is for partying. They have cool DJ's also.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 2
“Siquijor is an island that has its own beauty when it come to white beaches ,Stunning nature views and Romantic place .Its just 45 mins by boat from dumaguete port”
  • 4 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
  • 1 local recommends
Amusement Park
  • 1 local recommends
Premise
  • 3 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
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“All is there, restaurants, mini park, atm machine, coffee and drinks, shopping and concierge room.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Park
“A 2,500 hectare nature park for adventure junkies, nature lover, or someone who needs a break from the busy city life. Activities: Camping, zip lining, canopy walk, rappelling, horseback riding, swimming at the waterfalls, canyoneering, communing with nature, hiking, trekking, running and viewing 300 year old trees. Getting there: Hire a taxi or get a ‘habal-habal’ (motorcycle) from the highway.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Off the coast of Camiguin, you can spot White Island. This small white sandbar sits 1.4 kilometers from the shore surrounded by reef. As the tides shift, the sandbar takes different shapes but always leave a nice runway of sand where you can play. You can hire a boat to take you out there. Spend a couple hours swimming in the warm shallow water, lying on the soft sand, or bring a volley ball to play some games. There is no area for shade or buying drinks, so make sure to bring whatever you need with you. HOW TO GET TO CAMIGUIN FROM CDO. Via Balingoan Cheapest option but longer way. From CDO Airport, take a taxi or van to Agora Bus Terminal. Fare should be around P200 per person. From your hotel within the city center, you can take a taxi or motorela to Agora Bus Terminal. Take a Butuan-bound bus (P143) or van from Agora Bus Terminal to Balingoan Port. Travel time is about 2-3 hours. If you're taking the bus, get off at Balingoan Bus Terminal and rent a tricycle or motorela (P8) to the Balingoan Ferry Port. Alternatively, you can just walk towards the port. For vans, you can ask to be dropped off at Balingoan Port. RORO and ferry boats (P170) leave hourly from Balingoan Port to Benoni Port (Camiguin). Early trip is 5:00 AM (but ours was 5:20 AM). Travel time takes about 1 hour. Via Fastcraft in Macabalan Port This is the expensive option but fastest way. From CDO Airport, take a taxi or van to Macabalan Port in Cagayan de Oro City. From your hotel within the city center, you can rent a motorela or take a jeepney (with "Pier" sign) to Macabalan Port. Take the Ocean Jet ferry from Macabalan Port to Benoni Port (Camiguin). Fare is P550 per person and travel time is about 2 hours. Take note that Ocean Jet has only one trip per day (8:30 AM). ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Come and see the magnificent and breathtaking view of the City of golden friendship from the High Ridge's overlooking deck just a little before sunset to witness the beautiful transition of light from bright to dark. A picturesque perfect for selfies before, during, or after a delicious meal or dessert together with friends and loved ones! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“Looking to experience the greatest adventure of your life? Be among the first to brave Asia’s Longest Dual Zipline and fly like Superman from a launch point at 4,700 feet above sea level. With speeds of up to 90 kph, zoom through lush greenery and breathtaking views only found in the mountains of Dahilayan. Guaranteed safe and fun for every age, Zipzone has become the ultimate adventure destination for young and old alike. Since its opening in September 2009, Zipzone has been visited to over a thousand enthusiasts, including a courageous 2 year old and a 77 year old grandpa. Get the thrill of your life with Zipzone’s 840m scream inducing ride! Bond with families and friends amidst Dahilayan’s cool and foggy weather. This is one amazing adventure you will never forget!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Siquijor Island is only a short boat trip away from Dumaguete. This island is famous for its beautiful beaches, waterfalls and other natural wonders.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Establishment
“The Whitewater Rafting Capital in the Philippines. It is the only city in the country that offers rafting year-round. Its river depth, incline, and rock formations make rafting here in the Cagayan River a fund and exciting experience.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Filipino Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Come and see the magnificent and breathtaking view of the City of golden friendship from the High Ridge's overlooking deck just a little before sunset to witness the beautiful transition of light from bright to dark. A picturesque perfect for selfies before, during, or after a delicious meal or dessert together with friends and loved ones! ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Filipino Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Mountain
“Restaurant, cottages and breath taking view with the swimming pool overlooking the city”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Enjoy grilling along with a buffet of delicious food in combined Japanese and Filipino cuisines! One of the best buffet restaurants in the City, not to mention their yummy desserts, giving huge discount to those celebrating their birth month. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“One of the best restaurants in the region. Frequently visited by locals and visitors for their delectable seafood menu. Good place to enjoy good food and the sea breeze. Although they have branches in some malls in the city, the ambiance is what distinguishes Panagatan in Opol from the rest of its stores.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Food Stand
“Where food lovers meet. Finger foods and more.. PS Bring A Drink or opt to buy drinks outside the food park as it may become costly”
  • 3 locals recommend
Meal Takeaway
  • 1 local recommends

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