Nestled in the highlands of the Philippines’ Northern Mindanao region, Bukidnon is a landlocked province that offers a year-round refreshing cool climate and lots of thrilling adventures. Consider a trip to Bukidnon to enjoy the chill vibe of the mountains, especially if you’re visiting neighboring Cagayan de Oro or nearby destinations like Camiguin or Davao. Here, you’ll find vast fruit plantations, pine forests, fun ecotourism sites, and breathtaking views of 4 of the 10 highest mountains in the country.

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See also: Cagayan de Oro Tourist Spots | Places to visit in Bukidnon | Top Davao Attractions.

1. Dahilayan Adventure Park & Pine Forest

Dahilayan Adventure Park in Bukidnon, Philippines

Location: Brgy. Dahilayan, Manolo Fortich, 8703 Bukidnon. Save on Google Maps.

Dahilayan Adventure Park made its claim to fame when it started to operate the 840-meter dual zipline (the longest dual zipline in Asia at the time). The starting point soars at a height of 4,700 feet and while zipping, you can get a breathtaking bird’s eye view of the surrounding forest. The adventure park continues to offer a growing number of exhilarating attractions like the Razorback Mountain Coaster (Philippines’ first alpine coaster), the Skytower Base Jump (the highest in the country), the Flying Lizard Canopy Glider, and more. If you want to take it more relaxed, there are nature trails where you can enjoy the scenic views through the pine-covered Dahilayan Forest.

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How to go:

The nearest airport is Laguindingan International Airport, located near the boundary of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan. From the city center of Cagayan de Oro, the 51km drive to Dahilayan Adventure Park takes around 1 hour and 30 minutes. By public transport, you can catch a jeep or shuttle (van) to the jump-off point in Camp Phillips. From there, a “habal-habal” (motorcycle taxi) can take you to Dahilayan Adventure Park.

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2. Monastery of the Transfiguration

Monastery of Transfiguration in Malaybalay, Bukidnon, Philippines

Location: Malaybalay, 8700 Bukidnon. Save on Google Maps.

The iconic pyramid-shaped chapel (designed by Leandro Locsin) is one of the most recognizable landmarks of Bukidnon. Home of the Benedictine monks, the Monastery of the Transfiguration is a popular destination for people seeking a place of peace, guidance, and prayer. The monastery is also famous for its Monks Blend Coffee, which can be bought at the on-site gift shop along with other locally-produced food, souvenirs, and religious items.

How to go:

The 5km ride from Malaybalay City Center takes less than 15 minutes.

3. Del Monte Pineapple Plantation

Del Monte Pineapple Plantation in Bukidnon, Philippines

Location: Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon. Save on Google Maps.

Known as the food basket of the Northern Mindanao region, Bukidnon is where you can find one of the largest pineapple plantations in the World. Along the highway in Bukidnon, you can already see the vast expanse of the plantations covering the hilly lowlands near the Kitanglad Mountain Range. Del Monte Philippines operates the largest pineapple plantation. High-quality pineapples harvested here are exported in processed forms in addition to the fresh fruit and shipped to the United States, Japan, and other countries in Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the Middle East.

4. Del Monte Clubhouse

Del Monte Clubhouse – Pineapple-fed Cattle Steak, in Bukidnon, Philippines

Location: San Miguel – Camp Philips Rd, Cawayanon, San Miguel, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon. Save on Google Maps.

Although the Del Monte Clubhouse is primarily intended for golfers, it is open to anyone who wishes to dine in it. The most interesting item on the menu are the steaks from Pineapple-fed cattle. It’s worth a try because it comes from the world-famous Wagyu cattle, fed and fattened with Del Monte pineapple pulp bringing you quality steak that is tender and juicy with a unique buttery taste. The clubhouse has an al fresco dining area where you can get a nice view of the pine trees and well-maintained greens of the 18-hole golf course. The Del Monte Clubhouse Golf Course and Country Club was established in 1928.

5. Camp Phillips

Camp Phillips Pineapple Rotunda in Bukidnon, Philippines

Location: Laturan, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon. Save on Google Maps.

Camp Philips is Del Monte’s headquarters in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon. Upon entering the community, take a photo stop at the big pineapple statue… and have a check if Spongebob is in the house! Within Camp Phillips, you will also see American-style houses built by previous owners of Del Monte for Del Monte employees. Don’t leave without dropping by the souvenir shop. Buy fresh pineapple, delicacies made from pineapple, and pasalubong items at reasonable prices.

6. Kaamulan Nature Park (Kaamulan Grounds)

Kaamulan Nature Park (Kaamulan Grounds) in Bukidnon, Philippines

Location: J Barroso Drive, Malaybalay, Bukidnon. Save on Google Maps.

Kaamulan Nature Park is a 500-hectare tree park located within an easy walk from the center of Malaybalay City. This area is a relaxing place to bike, walk around and enjoy the fresh mountain air. Here, you can find pine trees, long paved trails, free-flowing streams, traditional houses, horseback riding, and more. The Kaamulan Park is the site of the Kaamulan Festival, an ethnic cultural festival held annually in Malaybalay City.

7. Bukidnon Provincial Capitol

Bukidnon Provincial Capitol in Malaybalay, Bukidnon, Philippines

Location: San Victores St, Malaybalay, 8700 Bukidnon. Save on Google Maps.

Found along the way to Kaamulan Park, the Bukidnon Provincial Capitol building is one of the major landmarks in Malaybalay. It is an interesting cultural photo stop if ever you’re in the area. Built in 1933 and funded by the Americans, the building features colonial-inspired architecture and stands as one of the more outstanding kapitolyos built during the Commonwealth period.

8. Errection de Pueblo & Plaza Rizal Park

Location: Sayre Hwy, Malaybalay, Bukidnon. Save on Google Maps.

Ereccion de Pueblo, literally translated as “creation of the town” is an eye-catching golden monument located in Plaza Rizal Park (Malaybalay City Plaza). It depicts the agreement between the Spanish colonizers and the local leaders that took place on June 15, 1877.

9. Mt Kitanglad & Mt Dulang-Dulang

Location: Bukidnon. Save on Google Maps.

Mount Kitanglad Range Natural Park is a nature reserve and protected area declared as an ASEAN Heritage Park in 2009. It is home to Mt. Dulang-Dulang, the Philippines’ 2nd highest mountain, and Mt. Kitanglad, the 4th highest. The park is famous for its enchanting mossy forests. It hosts rare and endemic species including the Philippine Eagle, Philippine Tarsier, and Rafflesia schadenbergiana, the second largest flower in the world. There are various trails for hikers from day trips to the multi-day “Dulang-Dulang to Kitanglad traverse,” one of the most challenging hikes in the country

10. Ultra Winds Mountain Resort

Location: Convention Center Access Rd, Brgy. Pualas, Baungon, 8707 Bukidnon. Save on Google Maps.

Ultra Winds Mountain Resort sits on a mountain top and offers a panoramic view of Cagayan de Oro and Bukidnon. It’s a beautiful place to dine and have a picture tour. The gorgeous infinity pool is perhaps the best feature of the resort. They also have rooms available if you maximize your stay.

Ultra Winds Mountain Resort

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Where to go near Bukidnon & beyond

Cagayan de Oro

Location: Misamis Oriental province, Northern Mindanao region, southern Philippines. Save on Google Maps.

Cagayan de Oro is the primary gateway to Bukidnon and the biggest city in the Northern Mindanao region. Laguindingan International Airport, the nearest airport to Bukidnon, is located near the boundary of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan. The drive between the airport and Cagayan de Oro City Center takes around 40-minutes. Meanwhile, it usually takes around 1 to 2 hours to drive between Cagayan de Oro and most tourist spots in Bukidnon.

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Camiguin

White Island in Camiguin, Philippines

Location: Northern Mindanao region, southern Philippines. Save on Google Maps.

Known as the island born of fire, Camiguin is the most popular island destination in the Northern Mindanao region. It’s an excellent place to include in your itinerary so you can experience a wide variety of sights covering the beaches of Camiguin and the urban attractions of Cagayan de Oro in addition to the highland attractions of Bukidnon.

How to go:

It’s around a 2-hour drive to get from Bukidnon to Balingo-an Port, the jump-off point to Camiguin. Travel time on the ferry to Camiguin’s Benoni Port is 1 hour from Balingo-an Port.

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Iligan

Marcos at Tinago Falls in Iligan City, Lanao del Norte, Philippines

Location: Surigao del Norte province, Mindanao, southern Philippines. Save on Google Maps.

Iligan is the City of Majestic Waterfalls. It is home to many of the Philippines’ most beautiful cascades. The drive between Bukidnon and Iligan is around 3 hours via Cagayan de Oro.

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Places to visit in Bukidnon

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