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Hello, everyone! Welcome to my blog ” enjoymindanawon”.

I made this for all of you because I just want to showcase the beauty of our country. They say Mindanao is a dangerous place, but it is not. Mindanao is a place where you can refresh, chill, and relax. It has a lot of beautiful places and some of them are not yet discovered.

Through this blog you will know more about Mindanao. I hope you will enjoy and like it!!!

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Agusan Marsh

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Do you want to see different kinds of fresh and saltwater crocodiles? Then, I think Agusan Marsh is the best place for you.

The Agusan Marsh is located near Bunawan, Agusan Del Sur. It became known worldwide because it is the place where the largest saltwater crocodile named “Lolong” captured. This place is declared as wildlife sanctuary or protected area for the different species of birds, fish, trees, crocodiles and etc. It covers a 14,835.989 hectare area home.

The people who live near in Agusan Marsh said that there is larger than Lolong. Until now, they try to search and catch the largest crocodile that said to be Lolong’s wife.

It is dangerous to live in that area where different kinds of crocodile are live. However, the people who live in there learned how to live with them.

It would make your vacation an awesome experience.

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Macahambus Cave & Gorge

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If you are in Cagayan de Oro, you should never miss the Macahambus Cave & George.

The Macahambus Cave & George is located at Lumbia, Cagayan de Oro. You could see the beautiful floral species which some are found only in Cagayan de Oro. Aside from its attractive view of its complex ravine, it gives a glimpse of the historical background of that place. What I am amazed this place is that when you down to the floor of the gorge where there is an underground river that comes out from one cave to another cave.

This place is important to us Filipinos because it is the once a battle site between the Filipinos and American forces, where the Filipinos won a fight against the Americans.

Feel free to try there Macahambus Adventure Park.

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http://onlinemindanao.com/Cagayan/macahambus%20cave.html

Cloud 9

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Have you been to Siargao Island? Or you want to experience the best surfing ever in your life? Then, it’s your time to go here.

Siargao Island is in the province of Surigao del Norte known as the Surfing Capital in the Philippines. Even the other country like Australia and Europe find their way here. This month of August to November is the extremely good for surfing where “habagat or southwest monsoon occurs.

One of the best known surfing break now with a world reputation of being in the top Surfing Waves in the world, is “Cloud 9”. It is located in General Luna at Siargao Island. It is a site for the Annual Siargao Cup, international, and domestic surfing competition.

If you’re thinking how to get there? Well, get in Manila or Cebu then you can choose either straight to Siargao Island or in Surigao. If you choose Surigao, then you need to get a boat from Surigao to Siargao. Once you are in Dapa where it is the main port of Siargao, ride a motorbike, or a public jeepney.

Explore and experience the surfing at Siargao Island with its captivating beauty.

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Enchanted River

 

   If you want to relax and take a vacation, there are many beaches here in Mindanao that may impress you to go to the beauty of the landscape; it looks like paradise that unparalleled the beauty. One was off the Enchanted River.

The enchanted river is located at the Barangay Talisay, Hinatuan in Surigao del Sur. It is named “enchanted river “of the local people living there because nobody has ever passed its bottom. Furthermore no one could catch the fish in this river, no matter how they tried by using their neither hand nor spear. The river looks captivating together with its magnificent blue water and filled of rich marine creatures. When I heard about it I suddenly thought even surprised when no one caught any fish there they strained. If you think this magical story is just an illusion but it just proves that there are many mysteries in the world is happening.

Approximately, it took 7-8 hours to travel from Davao City to rich the enchanted river in Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur. You can take a picnic with your friends, family; either boyfriend nor girlfriend and they also have a souvenir shop.
The best to go is 12:00nn to 1:00 pm in the afternoon because the water turn out to be clearer and even more majestic but when the bell rang, the people who swim should get out the water to start the feeding of  fishes in where a group of fish appeared.

Although it took long to travel into it but I certainly was frustrating worth all the tedious and time because of its beauty. So let us go off to Enchanted River.

 

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Philippine Eagle Center

  The Philippine Eagle Center is located at barangay Malagos within Baguio District in Davao City, it serves as a home for Philippine Eagle as well as the other animals.The mission of this center is to protect sanctuary for Philippine Eagles because it is almost critically endangered. Although the exhibits are mainly used to help educate not only Filipino people but all of us on conservation, the facility is also considered a major tourist attraction in Davao City.

You could see the other species of birds, mammals and reptiles. There are also short educational programs like Keeper Talk which provides the guess opportunity to interact with an eagle with guidance of the caretaker, the falconry activity which the birds are released from their enclosures and put remarkable aerial performance and others.

In just 45 minutes to 1 hour you are already there and the entrance fee is only P 50.00 for adults and P 30.00 for 18 yrs. old and below.

You are not learning but also experience the tropical rainforest environment and having fun. So come and visit now!

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Tinuy-an Falls

   Tinuy-an Falls is located in the Bislig, Surigao del Sur in eastern Mindanao, this is one of the most magnificient waterfalls in the country. The falls spans about 95 meters wide and 55 meters high, this made it stood out from other falls and making it fabulous. The smaller cascades above the main falls are a perfect spot for swimming. You can also see the centuries- old trees tat tower over the landscape and the raindbow always appear between 9-11 a.m.

There are also available store and cottages where you can have your picnic with friends or family. From Davao going to Surigao is a long journey but I could say that it is worth it. The entrance fee is only P100.00 per head.

If you are planning to visit Surigao del Sur, this is the best place to relax and have some fun.

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Asik-Asik Falls

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This coming Christmas vacation, there are lots of beautiful places you can visit. If you were planning to spend your vacation here in the Philippines, I specifically encouraged you to visit Mindanao especially the attractive Asik-Asik falls which was discovered in 2012.

The Asik-Asik falls is located at Brgy. Dulao, Alamada, North Cotabato. When I saw it on social media, I suddenly thought to visit this beautiful place, if you were already amaze in this picture, how much more if you already see this place?

The named “Asik- asik” came from the Ilonggo word means sprinkle while the Iranons called it “Panguranan” which means drizzle or rain. The people were scared to go there because of the big Balete tree and only the people near the falls can visit. It was just accidentally discovered when the big Balete fell down.

The falls has a length of 60 meters and 140 meters in width. It has approximately 10 kilometers from the place near the boundary of North Cotabato and they found out that it is come from the rocks on the precipice.
 
It’s really nice because of the vegetation that surrounds the place and the water that pours out from the rocks. Many people believe that the place is mysterious because they couldn’t find the direct source of the water. Some people who had been there say that the water can heal sickness. Even though it is not yet scientifically proven, a lot of people still patronize the said falls.

I know that it takes a long journey to get there because you still have to ride on the motorcycle and walk more than a kilometer to reach the Asik-Asik falls, but it is all worth it. It is a good place to enjoy your Christmas break

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Dahilayan Adventure Park

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Thinking of having a vacation this coming Christmas or this weekend?  Are you bored at home, park, or beach? Do you like adventure? Then I know where the place you will enjoy and experience the most thrilling adventure in your life, you can try it on Dahilayan Adventure Park.

The Dahilayan Adventure Park is located at the village of Dahilayan, Manolo Forch in Bukidnon. It’s also look like Baguio City due to the pine trees that grow around the place. I’m so proud that the longest dual zipline in Asia is found here in the Philippines It has 840 meters wide and it has been opened in the public since October 2009. You do not have to go far to experience this zipline adventure and feel like superman or superwoman. You don’t also have to spend much because it only cost P500.00.

Other different attractions that you can try:
320 mt + 150 mt dual zipline (Php 250)
wall climbing (Php 100)
ATV (Php 500)
ropes course (Php 200)
buggy (Php 800)
bungy bounce (Php 200)
zorb (Php 250)

There’s no age limit here so even though you are young or old, you can try all of them.

If you are hungry, there’s a near restaurant inside the park.

I could say that it is all worth it. This is a proof that not only the beaches here are to be proud of but also all the adventure parks.

 

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http://www.dahilayanadventurepark.com

Pearl Farm Beach Resort


Do you have a problem on planning where to spend your Christmas Holidays? Do you want to spend at parks, hotels or in beach resorts? Well, if I were you, I will choose to spend my time at the beach resort. This beach resort that will surely make your holidays special is the Pearl Farm Beach Resort.

Pearl Farm Beach Resort is located on Island Garden City of Samal. The resort has 14 hectare land that used to be a pearl farm where thousands of oysters from Sulu Sea where cultivated for their white, gold, and pink pearls. Nowadays it becomes a resort where you can chill, relaxed, and enjoy the surroundings.

There are lots of things you can do such as sports activity like tennis, and basketball. Water sports including wind surfing, scuba diving, water skiing, banana boat rides and others. The resort serves deluxe rooms accommodations including the suites, cottages, guestrooms and maranao villas. Boutiques are also available where you can buy souvenirs and local handicrafts.

Although it is expensive but the beach is still very popular and many tourists wanted to go and come back because of its white sand, overlooking sunrise and sunset at the verandah.

It would make your vacation escapade an incredible experience.

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Sunken Cemetery

Sunken Cemetery is located in Barrio Bonbon, Catamaran of Camiguin. It has a deep of 20 feet. The history of this cemetery begins when the whole capital of Camiguin as well as the cemetery was immersed under the sea during the volcanic eruption of Mt. Vulcan in 1871. In the next years, the sunken land and the gravestones were still visible when the tide is low but when Mt. Vulcan erupted again in 18948 the whole area sink even deeper to an approximate 20ft. A large cross was built in 1982 to mark the sunken graves of the province’s ancestor. That’s why it’s called “Sunken Cemetery” in which the word sunken means the having settled to a lower level. It is one of the most unique cemetery diving sites here in Mindanao.

Boats are available at the site that offers a ride to the white cross and also souvenir shops that sell local handicrafts and food items. Usually, many tourists go here for snorkeling and once you are there, you can find ruins and gravestone that were already gilded with colorful corals and lots of marine animals. They do not let tourist to enter the sunken cemetery when it’s already 4 pm in the afternoon.

You will definitely enjoy visiting here because of its stimulating history and beautiful underwater adventure.

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