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T. Calo Extension, Brgy. Limaha, Butuan City, Philippines, 8600
Robinsons Place, J.C. Aquino Avenue, Bgry. Bayanihan,Doongan, Butuan, Philippines, 8600
J.C. Aquino Avenue, Bayanihan, Imadejas, Butuan, Philippines, 8600
Malvar Circle, J.P. Rosales Ave., Brgy. 23w Holy Redeemer, Butuan City, Philippines, 8600
The humble province of Agusan Del Norte, Philippines, is where the old world charm meets your next unforgettable exploration. Whether you would like to know more about heritage and culture or be amazed at the natural attractions and fun-filled activities, Agusan Del Norte is a traveler’s delightful discovery.
Agusan Del Norte’s story has been flowing through time from the time of the Malay settlers in Balanghais during the pre-colonial times to the arrival of the Spaniards and their first Christian mass in the Philippines up to this present day. Today, it offers a unique blend of history, modernity, and natural wonders with its selection of resorts, restaurants, nature and parks, and historical sites perfect for the wanderer in you.
Agusan Del Norte can be reached through Bancasi Airport in Butuan City. Airlines such as PAL Express and Cebu Pacific Air provide daily trips from Manila going to Butuan which take an hour and a half travel time. You can also fly from Cebu as these air carriers have available flights as well.
The province is accessible by daily ferry trips via Nasipit and Surigao Ports from Manila and Cebu. Or if you are looking for a more affordable fare, you may take the bus routes from Manila to Davao or Surigao that pass by Butuan City coupled with sea travel of “Roll-On, Roll-Off” or RORO transport.
There are several buses that get to and from Butuan Integrated Bus Terminal from the neighboring cities such as Surigao City from the north, Cagayan de Oro City from the west, and Davao City from the south.
There are different modes of transportation you can choose from to go around Agusan Del Norte depending on the distance you’re going. You can take jeepneys, mini-buses, or trisikads or cycle rickshaw.
When you’re in Butuan City, you can ride a boat or ferry to get to the nearest towns via the third longest river in the Philippines, the Agusan River.
Agusan Del Norte has rich historical and cultural stories to share. Get to know more about the 1,650-year old Balanghai which is considered as a National Cultural Treasure at the Balangay Shrine Museum in Libertad, Butuan City. It also houses other archaeological finds such as human and animal remains, coffins, jars, and jewelry. You can also visit Magellan’s Anchorage where Ferdinand Magellan first landed in 1521 in Masao, Butuan City. Experience a nostalgic feel while rowing a boat or taking a shot of the picture perfect view of the Agusan River.
For a one of a kind adrenalin rush, ziplining at Delta Discovery Park in Libertad, Butuan City is a must-try. You can choose between the 1.3-kilometer solo thrilling ride or the 400-meter dual zipline for you and your companion. And getting to the launch area is another ultimate adventure whether you’re in a jeep or on ATV (all-terrain vehicle).
A challenging dare awaits mountaineers in Mount Hilong-Hilong. This highest mountain in CARAGA Region is in between Remedios T. Romualdez (RTR) and Cabadbaran City and can take up to four or five days trek with several waterfalls and caves. If you’re very lucky, you can spot a Philippine Eagle in flight. For more seasoned and technical climbers, go to Mount Mabaho in Santiago, as it is one of the country’s K2 mountains or a mountain that is difficult to climb in Asia.
Water activities are best in the town of Jabonga. The large size of Lake Mainit is perfect for canoeing, windsurfing or sailing. Migratory birds are also an attraction of the lake. Jabonga Reef and Looc Point Dive Site are fascinating sites for scuba divers. During the months of February to September, playful dolphins can be seen at Magdagooc and San Jose Dolphin Watching Site.
The Langihan Public Market offers a variety of food within your budget. This market in Butuan City serves Kilawin, a raw seafood dish similar to ceviche made with vinegar and calamansi, and prepares it right in front of you with all the freshest ingredients. Don’t miss out the town’s favorite snacks available here as well such as Nilusak, a cassava-based pastry, and Nilambiran, a glutinous rice dessert.
To perk you up, head to Margie’s Kitchen in JC Aquino Avenue for your coffee and desserts. This quaint and warm restaurant also offers western based cuisine. Try its bestseller Cookie Monster and Sans Rival cakes.
The night scene is alive at Boy’s Bar and Wine Room in J.P. Rosales Avenue, Butuan City. Chill with your friends after a long day with a bucket of cold beers for an affordable price and unwind to some awesome and cool music.
For luxurious accommodations, there are several places in Butuan City to stay such as Almont Inland Hotel and Resort, Almont City Hotel, Dotties Place and Convention Center, and Balanghai Hotel and Convention Center. If you are on a budget, economical yet traveller-friendly lodges and inns are available within the city and its nearest vicinity like Inn Radz’ Pads and Apartelle.
Make sure that your gadgets such as mobile phones and digital cameras have enough battery charge. Bringing a power bank is recommendable.
Always smile and be courteous to the people you encounter.
Try the native delicacies of the place that you’re traveling.