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Flight from Zamboanga (ZAM) to Butuan (BXU)

Flight from Zamboanga (ZAM) to Butuan (BXU)

Also dubbed by the locals as the "Timber Capital of the Philippines”, Butuan is an urban city located in Agusan Del Norte, in Northern Mindanao. It is the former provincial capital of Agusan Del Norte. Butuan City is also the home of the balanghais that were excavated in the mid-'70s and are believed to have been used as early 320AD. No matter if you are a solo traveller or travelling with family, Butuan has something to offer.

Best time to fly from Zamboanga to Butuan

Butuan is similar to other Filpino cities. There are occurrences of rain showers even though it is mostly warm year-round. It is recommended that you visit Butuan from March to June, as it is sunny during this time. The months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Butuan are September, August, and then April. However, it’s most likely to rain in January. It is also best to avoid visiting Butuan in August as it is the busiest,

Main airports available in Zamboanga and Butuan

Zamboanga International Airport - Zamboanga International Airport (ZAM) is the main airport serving Zamboanga City in the Philippines. The airport is Mindanao's third-busiest airport after Francisco Bangoy International Airport in Davao City covering a total land area of 270 hectares. This airport handles flight to and from destinations such as Cebu, Davao, Tawi-Tawi, Jolo, Manila and Cotobato. Some of the airlines that operate here include Cebu Pacific, Philippines Airlines and Platinum Skies.

Bancasi Airport - Bancasi Airport (BXU) is the airport that operates in the general area of the city of Butuan, located in the province of Agusan del Norte. It is the only airport in the province and the largest in Caraga. This airport handles flights to Manila and Cebu operated by Cebu Pacific and Philippines Airlines. This is a relatively small airport. Therefore travellers shouldn't be expecting world-class facilities here.

Climate pattern in Zamboanga and Butuan

The average temperatures in Butuan do not vary much. Like any other cities, the temperature is hot year-round. If you prefer to visit during the warmest months, it is suggested that you visit in May, June, and then August where it can reach up to 34°C and dropping below 24.8°C at night.

Highlights in Butuan

  • National Museum - If you want to explore the culture of Butuan, you have to visit the National Museum. This museum is located along Jose Rosales Avenue and also functions as the extension of the National Museum in Metro Manila. There is a huge collection and amazing array of ethnographic and archaeological items originating from various ethnolinguistic groups, especially those from the Higaonon, Tiruray, Mamanua, and Bukidnon groups. You can visit this museum from Monday to Friday from 9 AM – 4 PM. The entrance is free of charge.
  • Balangay Shrine Museum - Balangay or Balanghai are boats that are locally crafted and unique in Butuan. If you are an art lover, be sure to visit this museum as Balanghais are considered national cultural treasures. At this museum, you will be able to find exhibits that showcase Balanghai, including its three most important parts (the wingstem, plank, and frame), wooden coffins, human skulls, and earthen pots. Usually, it is not crowded with tourists as it is relatively unknown to outsiders. There is no entrance fee, but they do accept donations.
  • Delta Discovery Park - If nature and adventure are what you’re looking for during your Butuan trip, then you should definitely visit Delta Discovery Park. There’s a lot of activities for you to do here. You can spend your day doing activities such as swimming, take photos with the magnificent view of Butuan, play in zorb balls, or simply enjoy the park’s beauty. There is also a zipline which is the second-longest in Asia at 1.3km.

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