Feel exhausted with the noise of the city? Tired of the heavy workloads that seem like a draining cycle? Or are you already sick of your toxic surroundings? If yes, why not make the “wondrous natural surroundings” be your antidote to get yourself back on track?
Sometimes, being in solitude, breathing fresh air, gazing at a jaw-dropping vista of the mountains, or doing adventurous activities can quench our drained bodies.
If you feel like your body is also longing for these healing, fun-filled activities, the serene atmosphere of Bukidnon Province is perfect for you! We listed the top 10 places you should not miss to include in your itinerary if you plan to travel and relax in the province of Bukidnon.
Communal Ranch (Impasug-ong, Bukidnon)
An adventurous, movie-like, Switzerland vibe atmosphere – this is the simplest way one can describe the breathtaking beauty of Impasug-ong’s Communal Ranch.
Located in Impasug-ong, Bukidnon, this ranch is considered the “Cinema Capital” of the town because of its cinematic ambiance that is perfect for films, prenup pictorials, among others. In fact, it's also where Piolo Pascual and Angel Locsin’s 2008 film Love Me Again was filmed!
This place is perfect for those who long for relaxation, adventure, and—let's admit it—for Instagram purposes. With the mesmerizing beauty of the green mountain ridges and its man-made pond, you will be able to breathe and connect to nature.
Monastery of the Transfiguration (Malaybalay, Bukidnon)
Does your soul suddenly feel weary and yearning for something you can’t figure out? Then, the Home of the Benedictine Monks located in the village of San Jose, Malaybalay City might be a haven for your tired soul as this place offers a perfect atmosphere for silence, meditation, and prayer.
The Monastery of the Transfiguration, designed by the National Artist Architect Leandro Locsin, is one of the most visited religious places in the Philippines. Its pyramid-like structure and exquisite altar always leave tourists in awe. The solemn aura and glorious beauty of this place will make you value silence that will recharge you from the draining noises in the city.
Mt. Dulang-dulang (Valencia, Bukidnon)
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If you have a heart (and stamina) for adventures and hiking, then Mt. Dulang-dulang, the second highest mountain in the Philippines, is a perfect spot for you! This mountain located in Valencia City is home to one of the richest forests in the country. Its wondrous beauty stuns with trails of pine trees and dense jungles whose reaching points are covered with clouds and moss.
ICYDK, as you climb this mountain, you should be mindful to show reverence, because, like the other mountains in our country, Mt. Dulang-dulang is also a sacred place for some tribes. To be specific, this mountain is protected by the Talaandig tribe of Lantapan.
Greek Hills (Kitaotao, Bukidnon)
Another IG-worthy resort in Bukidnon became a hit and has captured the hearts of numerous tourists in the Philippines for its Greecian-inspired architecture.
Greek Hills exhibit some of Greece’s famous sculptures and edifices like the giant marble doorway called “Portara” or the Great Door that can be originally found in Naxos, Greece. This Greek-inspired place gives a glimpse of the marvelous architecture and beauty of Greece without taking too much money from your wallet.
Greek Hills also offers al fresco and indoor dining that gives a romantic and exquisite atmosphere to go with their scrumptious dishes. You will also feel at home in their cozy and fancy blue and white rooms that are enchanting to the eyes.
RotyPeaks Ridge Camp (Impasug-ong, Bukidnon)
Picture yourself on a picnic table, sitting on a swing, camping, or sipping coffee while gazing at the picturesque mountain ridges, peaks, and hilltops of Bukidnon — perhaps, that’s an example of what they call a taste of heaven here on Earth.
Another Impasug-ong’s remarkable place to visit is the RotyPeaks Ridge Camp, offering you the tranquil and jaw-dropping green scenery of Bukidnon. This place is perfect for couples and barkadas who wish to fully reconnect with each other, recharge, and be close to nature. With the campsite’s designated fire pit, memorable conversations and memories can be shared.
The campsite also offers wooden cabins as shelter for groups of two to ten people providing you a safe and cozy space to rest in.
Lake Apo (Valencia, Bukidnon)
Another must-visit place in Valencia city is the breathtaking crater lake called Apo Lake. With its serene beauty and cool atmosphere, you can forget the busyness of the world for a while.
The view is not the only reason to add Lake Apo to your itinerary. With some fun activities you can get here, your short stay here will leave you with a gleeful face. These activities include heart-pumping water activities such as jet-skiing and kayaking, or staying on a floating bamboo raft you rented.
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Another home away from home, Pine Ridge is a retreat and safe space especially for those people who want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of life.
Offering log cabins, camping sites, various facilities, and a scenic peak overlooking Bukidnon’s mountains, Pine Ridge will surely give you solace.
This place is a perfect place for solitude or an overnight stay with your family and friends. Imagine sipping your coffee in the morning, gazing at the heart-stirring view of Bukidnon’s sea of clouds; or lighting a campfire and sitting around it with your friends at night. Heaven, isn’t it?
Nasuli Spring Resort (Malaybalay, Bukidnon)
Have you already experienced relaxing or swimming in a ‘natural pool’? If not, you can refresh and stay fresh as you soak your warm and exhausted body in the cold and crystal-clear waters of Nasuli Spring at Malaybalay City. Surrounded by tall trees, Nasuli Spring seems like a hidden paradise perfect for picnics and rejuvenation.
Plus, if you’re looking for some thrill, you can also try their jumping board and dive bravely to the natural pool.
Dahilayan Adventure Park (Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon)
Keep your adventurous spirit alive, thrill seekers! At Bukidnon’s famous Dahilayan Adventure Park, you can experience various outdoor and fun-filled activities that will boost your adrenaline.
Showcase your brave heart with their famous 840-meter Zipline while looking through the green, breathtaking views in the mountains of Dahilayan.
There's even fun rides such as ziplines, razorback mountain coaster, sky tower base jump, python roller zipslide, Dahilayan boot camp, flying lizard canopy glider, and ropes course.
Alalum Falls (Sumilao, Bukidnon)
While traveling you can stop over and easily gaze at the wondrous beauty of Sumilao’s Alalum Falls and hear its calming gush of waters.
Alalum Falls is a single-layer waterfall with a deep circular catch basin that measures roughly 45 meters tall. Its cold and fresh water originate in the natural springs at the highlands of the Kitanglad Mountain Range. This fall is also surrounded by lush green forest making this more naturally captivating, rejuvenating, and Instagrammable scenery.