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Address: Butuan, Mindanao, Philippines

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The place was dirty and not much to do but the historic factor made it cool to see. I would go again but not to hang out. We bought some homemade tuba coconut wine on the way back... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2017
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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Quezon City, Philippines
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46 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Visit this out of the way attraction by hiring one of the tricycles parked along the street beside the PNP Hospital (across the Libertad Fruit Vendors Association market). There is a sign which says "Barangay Ambago" at the corner of this street and the main J.C. Aquino Ave. For P200 to P300 you can visit the Balangay Shrine Museum, Magellan's... More 

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

The place was dirty and not much to do but the historic factor made it cool to see. I would go again but not to hang out. We bought some homemade tuba coconut wine on the way back for 20 pero (50 cents USD) - that was interesting! :)

Thank Tronica
Woodinville, Washington
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92 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

We had the pleasure of visiting several of Magellan's historic sites throughout the Philippines during the trip, and this one certainly didn't disappoint. If you're into history at all, it's certainly worth the stop!

Thank Beibolreal
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Among history lovers the city of Butuan is a must. With its rich Precolonial history down to the story of Magellan's visit to the kingdom of Rajah Siagu. Questions like the where does the first Catholic mass in the country was conducted? If the people of Masao and Magallanes in Agusan Del Norte will be asked they would say it... More 

Thank Jose Abrian C
Butuan, Philippines
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 July 2016

In this place is a group of statues on a concrete platform marking the place where Ferdinand Magellan first landed in Butuan in 1521, When I visited it with family members the beach was littered with seaweeds. It was, I think, a day or two after a storm. This is a good sight to see especially for history students.

Thank jamesvp2000
Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

I had no idea that Magellan landed here first and now I understand that he used the inlet of the Agusan river as shelter for his journey. Well worth a look.

Thank Alan Z
Gingoog City, Philippines
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419 reviews
302 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016

Today my wife and her parents and I decided to visit a bit of history close to our home, Car ride of a bout an hour to the city of Butuan, Philippines. We stopped at the first site of Magellan's Landing Sites in the Philippines back in 1521. It is a beautiful site on the beach with a statue marking... More 

1 Thank Luke T
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34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

Unless you are immune to everything that exist or you like swimming in sewage then this is the beach for you. If you are into maintaining your health and thoroughly enjoy going to the beach you avoid this beach at all cost. Too much faults to list,just heed my advice.

1 Thank Jeff S
Butuan, Philippines
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

If we have boracay for a white beack resort... There is masao for black sand resort. sometimes muddy but still good for swimming.

Thank pikotski
Butuan, Philippines
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8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2015

There is nothing much too see in the area but the landing site and you can actually get the story from the museum. The beach is not really that good as well though the breeze offers a relaxing feeling. The restaurants near the area is the best with their grilled bangus and liempo while savoring the smell of the sea.

Thank Lennon B

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