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Tourist Attractions

NATURAL

1. Beaches

a) Fine white sand, ideal for swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, favorite water sports like; boating, sailing, skiing or jetskiing; or long stretch coast with fine gray sand or rock bound coastal areas for fishing or cruising.

East:

Medina:
- Duka Bay, Doña Josefa, Dy’s white beach

Talisayan:
- Villa Arcadia ‘D Rocky Tent City’
- Calamcam white Beach
- Talines Beach, Tagbocboc

Balingoan:
- Lapinig Island Beach
- Mantangale Beach Resort

Sugbongcogon:
- Alibuag White Beach Binuangan:
- Mempepe White Beach

Jasaan:
- Agutayan White Islet
- Punta Gorda Beach
- Liyang, Jampason Beach Resort

West:

Initao
- Initao National Park
- Midway White Beach
- Don Arc Beach
- Emeralda Beach Resort
- Hapitanan

Naawan:
- Maputi White Beach

Laguindingan:
- Milagrosa Beach
- Tubajon Beach

Gitagum:
- Gemini Beach
- Silad White Beach
- Flor Ylana Beach

b.) Long stretch fine gray-sand beaches:

East:

Tagoloan:
- Gracia Beach
- Baluarte Beach

Villanueva:
- Aquarius Beach Resort
- Country Beach Resort
- Gemini Beach Resort

Jasaan
- Rosa Beach
- Pab-Lourdes Beach
- Mulawan Beach

Balingasag:
- Man-iso
- Manoyog
- Cala-cala
- Binitinan
- Carlgomz Beach Resort
- Mambayaan

Lagonglong:
- MauswagonBeach, Kauswagan

Salay:
- Looc Beach

Binuangan:
- Binuangan Bay Beach
- St. Bernadette Beach

Sugbongcogon:
- Silad, Alicomohan Beach
- Kiraging Beach

Kinoguitan:
- Somo-somo Beach, Bolisong Beach

Balingoan:
- Baling-ni-Juan Resort, Palma Beach

Magsaysay:
- Liowah beach, Poblacion

West:

Opol:
- Nicser
- Ebonia
- San Pedro
- Lauremar
- Roan
- Marvilla
- Baybayon

El Salvador
- Beach 88
- Duyogan Beach
- Bucaneer’s Beach Resort

Alubijid
- Caba-caba Beach

Manticao
- Pearl Shell
- Uy Seaside
- Mr. Camarine Beach Resort
- Punta Silum Beach

Naawan
- Naawan Beach Resort
- Suyo Beach

Lugai
- Biga Beach

AGUTAYAN REEF – Also called White Island, located in Jasaan. This is a small island with a wide expanse of shallow coral reef. On its side is a drop-off starting at 50 ft. down to 150 ft. There are plenty of cracks and crevices along the wall. Pelagic fishes such as surgeonfish, barracuda, tuna, eagle rays, and occasional sharks can be sighted here.

CONSTANCIA – This is a shoal approximately 3 has. in size with shallowest depth at 20 ft. below the surface. On the south side, the coral reef is in good condition teeming with colorful tropical fishes, pelagic and territorial fishes, sea fans and sponges.

SIPAKA POINT – Known for its strong undersea current, the spot is good for more experienced divers. The natural current feeds the marine ecosystem resulting to a majestic underwater garden. Huge sea fans, basket sponges, hard and soft corals and feather stars abound in this area as well as stringrays, snappers, groupers, and colorful small fishes. For the underwater photographer, the clear waters of Sepaca are ideal for macro and wide-angle setups.

TALISAYAN SHOAL – this is a very small shoal fronting the town of Talisayan. It takes only about 10 minutes to get there from the Mantangale Alibuag Dive Resort. The shallow part of the shoal is covered with a very good growth with plenty of small colorful fishes, shells and other plants and animals. Turtles are often seen here as well as other pelagic fishes.

STA. INES WRECK – At the sandy and steep slope, there is an old WW 2 pontoon wreck starting at a depth of 30 feet to about 150 feet. This wreck is now covered with fan corals, black corals and other marine growth and also serves as home to a lot of big and small fishes as Lapu-lapu, jacks, sweetlips, red snappers, surgeon and batfishes.

MEDINA SPRINGS – Approximately 300 yards from the white beach, at the edge of the shallow coral reef are two excellent dive spots. “The Paradise” is 90 to 110 feet deep. It looks like a canyon with lots of cracks and holes. , “The Aquarium” is good spot to make a second dive since the depth ranges only from 20 to 70 feet. In both spots, the unique attraction here are underwater springs locally called “alibuag” which spews out large volumes of very cold fresh water from the bottom towards the surface. The marine life here is also very rich and abundant. The spot is located in Medina.

PUNTA DIWATA – Located at the eastern tip of Gingoog Bay and part of the town of Magsaysay about 1 hour by boat from Mantangale Alibuag Dive Resort. The dive spot has a stair step type of coralline slope. The ledges and walls are beautifully covered with marine out-cropping, sea fans and sponges. Fish inhabitants include colorful tropical fishes, lapu-lapu, sweetlips, snappers and occasional manta rays glide. This dramatic seascape is excellent for wide angle photos.

MANONGUL – Just out front of Mantangale is a busy reef called “ Manongul”, the dialect for coral gardens. Here one finds shallow sandy areas with coral paths excellent for snorkeling or a long easy scuba dive. Blue spotted stringrays, convict damsels, lionfishes, colony of soft and hard corals and a variety of clown fishes are among the permanent inhabitants in the area. Having good visibility for most of the year it is most suitable for U/W photography, a leisurely paced plunge or a night dive.

FALLS AND SPRINGS

EAST:

1. SAGPULON SPRINGS AND FALLS, SAN ISIDRO, Jasaan, Misamis Oriental

It offers the serenity and pristine beauty of Mother Nature where one can still hear the sound of chirping birds, fascinated by the kaleidoscopic vista of the wild flowers and virgin forested trees. Luxuriate under its showery waterfalls, and enjoy the cool, clear and gently flowing swimming pool. Excellent for weekend and family picnic or relaxation with cozy cottages and nature-cooled rest houses. Only 45 minutes from the city.

b. Faustina Falls
c. Rock Spring

2. TAGOLOAN
a) Como-como, Brgy. Rosario

3. VILLANUEVA
a) Soligao Spring, Brgy. Katipunan
b) Lagatak Spring, Brgy. Alubijid
c) Napapong Spring, Brgy. Imelda

4. CLAVERIA
a) Waterfalls: Tikala Falls - Poblacion
b) Kaulogan Falls- Patrocinio
c) Mati Falls – Mat –i

5. BALINGASAG
a) Mimbanisil Pool, Brgy. Rosario
b) San Jose Spring, Brgy. Rosario

6. LAGONGLONG
a) Sapong Cold Spring, complete with picnic huts, food house and conference hall.
Rate: / group: entrance - / head

7. SALAY
a) Tagongtong Spring

8. BINUANGAN
a) Lourdes Shrine Tubod
b) Cold Spring along the bay

9. SUGBONGCOGON
a) Alibuag Underwater Spring, Brgy. Mangga

10. KINOGUITAN
a) Sapong Spring, Brgy. Bolisong

11. BALINGOAN
a) Tuburan, Brgy. San Alonzo

12. TALISAYAN
a) Tagbocboc Spring
b) Baocbaoc Spring – Poblacion

13. MEDINA
a) Alibuag Spring with picnic tables, cottages and rest rooms.
Rate: / table; entrance-/ head.

WEST

14. EL SALVADOR
a) Tuburan Spring – Poblacion
b) Tuburan Spring – Brgy. Taytay
c) Hot Spring – Brgy. Calongonan
d) Abaga Falls – Brgy. Calongonan

15. ALUBIJID
Hot Spring – Brgy. Tula

16. LAGUINDINGAN
Cueva con Agua Brgy. Mauswagon (spring inside the cave)

17. GITAGUM
Spring and Falls – Brgy. Matangad

18. LIBERTAD
Balago Spring

19. NAAWAN
a) Kanapolan Falls – Tagbalago
b) Lubilan Falls – Lubilan

20. MANTICAO
a) Dimalos Spring – Brgy. Patag
b) Linanot Spring – Brgy. Libertad
c) Tinago Spring – Brgy. Tuod (ten other springs)

21. LUGAIT
a) Paradise Valley – Lower Talacogon
b) Aya-aya Waterfalls – Aya-aya

FOREST AND TREE PARKS

1. JASAAN : Jasaan National Park
2. BALINGASAG : a) Lingon-lingon, Brgy. Samay b) Lantad Forest Park – Brgy. Kibanban
3. LIBERTAD
: Guimaylan Molave Mini Tree Park

4. INITAO : INITAO NATIONAL PARK – Brgy. Tubigan. Libertad Protected Landscape and Seascape is a combination of two distinctively unique environments. It holds a verdant limestone forest which is home to a variety of wildlife including the endangered Philippines Tarsier, and it also holds a marine sanctuary whose coastline is a nesting site of the endangered Marine Turtle. The Park is literally a place where the sea and forest meet. It is one of the country’s most unique natural treasures.

5. CLAVERIA
: CANOPY WALK, Brgy. Magbais
- A Climber “wobbles” from one deck to the next, unhurried and unperturbed, looking toward to her reward: an expansive view of the virgin forest. Climber who successfully hurdle all five hanging bridges rest on the sixth (main) deck in the midst of nature’s free show of birds chirping happily & butterflies flirting by.

CAVES

The rare beauty of the caves capture the interest of spelunkers, anthropologists, and tourists alike due to each amazing formation and the value they represent. Some of them are:

NAME LOCATION
1. Buslo Cave Dinag-asan, Salay
2. Cave 1 Mauswagon,
Laguindingan
3. Sicolon Cave Mauswagon,
Laguindingan
4. Liang Baho 1 Tubajon,
Laguindingan
5. Cave 3 (close) Bubotan, Tubigan,
Initao
6. Cave 2 (close) Bubotan, Tubigan,
Initao
7. Cave 1 (open) Bubotan, Tubigan,
Initao
8. Apas Cave 1 & 2 Apas, Initao
9. Bugdang Cave Bugdang, Talisayan
10. Mauswagon/ Magallanes
Bobontugan, Jasaan
11. El Salvador Cave Natumulan, Tagoloan

LAKES

CLAVERIA : Gumaod Lake – Gumaod,
Claveria
ALUBIJID : Hablamos Lake – Alubijid
MANTICAO : Lake Danao

MAN-MADE ATTRACTIONS

a) Arturo Casiño Park - Tagoloan
b) Pelaez Park - Talisayan
c) Agri-Tourism - Claveria and
Balingasag
• Papaya
• Banana
• Coconut
• Cut flowers Production
. Tomato
. Silk Worm - Villanueva

d) Livelihood products:
1. Handmade Paper - Salay
2. Arts and Decors - Lagonglong
e) Industrial plants tours - (to be arranged)
PHIVIDEC Ind. Estate - Tagoloan
Philippine Sinter Corp. - Villanueva
Resins, PICMW, PKI - Jasaan
ABI, Philippine, Dairy - El Salvador
Fiesta Brand, Inc. - Medina
Universal Robina Corp. - El Salvador

HISTORICAL / CULTURAL

PLACES:
1) Jasaan - Century Old Church
2) Balingasag - Vega Ancestral Home
3) Sugbongcogon
- Lagbas Ancestral
Home
4) Laguindingan - Al Sulawan Point
5) Initao - Old Municipal Building

SPORT AND SPECIAL INTEREST

A) Cockpit Area – for cockfighting
B) Open courts for basketball and tennis
C) Watersports – jetski, sailing, scuba diving,
and snorkeling

* January: 2nd Sunday – Balingasag –
DIYANDI
24 –Lugait – LUGAHAIT
* February: 1-3 Tagoloan – Tago-ulohan &
Palaras

 

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