Things to do in Mindanao

THE 10 BEST Things to Do in Mindanao

Things to Do in Mindanao


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  • Antonette B
    Cebu Island, Philippines4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It is a good place to visit with the family. They have great resto that offers good food. The children had fun feeding the birds and the fishes.
    Written 15 June 2024
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  • Jun
    Baguio, Philippines195 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the highlights of my trip to Davao City. Instead of taking a taxi or Grab, I decided to take a jeepney ride. Take a jeep to Calinan Transport Terminal and ride a van with label “CALINAN”. Travel time is approximately 1 hour. I asked the drover to drop me at Calinan Market and from there, I took a pedicab towards Philippine Eagle Center. My fare totaled to almost ₱300 instead of the ₱1,300++ if I took Grab.

    Take time to observe the birds and be respectful of the surroundings (no noise is allowed, no littering, no scaring the animals, etc.). Try to leave some tip as well as this will go to the management of the center. Don’t forget to bring some insect repellant. Mosquitoes are everywhere!

    The only thing that I didn’t like is the small enclosure of the majestic Philippine eagles. I wonder if they get depressed inside their very small and restrictive cages!

    After my visit, I went out to the highway and hailed a pedicab and headed nearby Malagos Garden Resort (fare is ₱30).

    From Malagos Resort, I went across the highway and took a pedicab towards Calinan. I asked the driver to drop me at “L300 or Taloda”. From there, just ride the van going to Roxas Night Market (just across Ateneo De Davao) for a sumptuous and cheap dinner.
    Written 23 November 2023
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  • Michael S
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Went there very early in the morning and arrived at 630am. We spent like a good 2 hrs there. Roundtrip Boat rides are strictly up to 4 pax only including kids. The sand bar was great, though was a bit crowded as it was a weekend but you can still get some nice photos as people come and go. The kids had fun playing in the sand and we also had a fun time swimming there with some nice waves as well. My parents also had a great time under a nice big umbrella which we rented while eating breakfast and also trying out fresh sea urchin. Definitely one of our highlights in our Camiguin Trip.
    Written 9 April 2024
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  • VanIsleMonkey
    Nanoose Bay, Canada343 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This stop was part of our Tri-Island tour. We really enjoyed this spot! This is where we had our ‘seafood spread’ boodle fight lunch. We had been to two boodle fight lunches and this one was by far the best tasting one we had!
    Daku also has a great swimming area. On this tour they were also offering guests to wear a mermaid fin to get photos. Great stop on our trip-island tour!
    Written 9 November 2023
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  • GCS-VA
    Chesapeake, VA87 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very green and beautiful island, but not much of a beach scene. A little underwhelmed. White Beach sandbar is excellent for IG, but to swim and frolic? Not really... too rocky with white corals (not pure white sand). Mantigue Island was a little better. If you like waterfalls and scootering around, this is a island to do it. Not much of a party scene or central place where people gather. The 4th star was for the island's hospitable people; otherwise, 3 stars.
    Written 7 February 2024
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  • Melania_Cruz_Limjoco
    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates266 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The island is literally naked and bare so it’s the perfect spot to get away from it all. We brought wine glasses and bottles of rosé which we sipped while watching the beautiful sunset by the shore.
    Written 31 March 2021
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  • Noelle O
    Cavite City, Philippines1,482 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The rock formation is just awesome. I love the small pools during lowtide. I was able to witness before big waves . I just love it here. So beautiful
    Written 30 July 2023
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  • laagANNE
    Davao City, Philippines9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Its already my Nth time to visit Enchanted River in Hinatuan. Since 2014, it is still enchanting.

    Fish feeding every 12noon and 3pm daily brings out the best view where fishes from the deepest part of the water comes up and show its beautiful colors.

    𝙀𝙣𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙣𝙘𝙚 𝙛𝙚𝙚:
    Php100 inclusive of safety life jacket
    Written 23 July 2023
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  • sugarhighness
    Metro Manila, Philippines217 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful island. Lots of trees. Calm water when I went. Boats at the port are around Php 700 (or was it 750?) round trip, plus environmental fee. Boat can accommodate upto 4 pax, so if you are traveling solo, you can either hire the entire boat or arrange to divide expenses with fellow solo travellers. Get ready with your Camiguin QR code. One can stay at the island for a maximum of 3 hours.

    Boats are available at 6am, it's a quick 15-20 minute ride from the port to the island.

    No wash rooms in the island, you can rinse when you get back to the port.
    Written 20 June 2024
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  • Tristan D
    Poysdorf, Austria133 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome hiking experience in the Philippines! My second best hiking experience after EBC (Everest Base Camp ca. 5400m)!
    Written 3 February 2024
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  • isayqc
    philippines314 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Took a cab from Seda to there and fare was about 200..there was a bit of traffic.

    Well kept and clean. The kids and animal lovers will enjoy this mini zoo.

    Seniir citizens need not pay entrance fee.
    Written 11 September 2022
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  • Guy W
    Taunton3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great quality museum with really good and interesting skeletons of thousands of different animals and fish. Some taxidermy too. Fast paced clear and succinct guided tour included, after which you are free to browse.
    Best thing I have found in Davao City so far.....
    Written 11 June 2024
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