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Welcome to Northern Mindanao Region

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ABOUT

Region X, also referred to as Northern Mindanao region, is comprised of five provinces, two highly urbanized cities, and an island-province. Cagayan de Oro is the designated regional center.

Location

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Best Time to Visit

For the best combination of agreeable temperatures of around 27° C (80° F) and as little rain as possible, the best time to visit this region is between February and March. The first months of dry season can still be rainy, while the last months are usually pretty hot and humid.

Fast Facts

Area: 20,496.02 km² (7,913.5 mi²)

Population: 4,689,302

Density: 251/km2

Regional Center: Cagayan de Oro

Languages: CebuanoMaranaoSubanenHigaononBukidKamiginIlianenMatigsalugIranunWestern BukidnonHiligaynonWaray

Provinces:

REGION 10 – Northern Mindanao

PROVINCELAND AREA KM2POPULATION
Bukidnon10,498.591,415,226
Camiguin237.9588,478
Lanao del Norte4,1601,019,013
Misamis Occidental2,055.22602,126
Misamis Oriental3,544.31,564,459
Total
20,496.024,689,302

Cities: (9) Cagayan de Oro; El Salvador; Gingoog; Iligan; Malaybalay; Oroquieta; Ozamiz; Tangub; Valencia

Barangays: 2,022

Major Industries

  • Crops (Palay, Corn, Banana, Coconut, Coffee)
  • Food Processing
  • Mining
  • Milling
  • Mass Transportation Operation
  • Minerals (Chromite)

Getting Here

The best way to get to Northern Mindanao Region depends on where you’re traveling from and your budget.

The fastest and most convenient method of travel a far distance in the Philippines is most often by plane, however in some cases, traveling by sea or land may be a better option and more cost-effective.

AIRPORTS

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BUS TERMINALS

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SEAPORTS

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Getting Around

The following are the modes of transportation available in this region. 

Suggested Budget

Use the chart below to get an idea of how much to budget daily.  Actual amounts will depend on YOUR travel style. Keep in mind these are daily averages … some days you’ll spend more, some days you’ll spend less. Prices are in USD.

ACCOMMODATION
FOOD
TRANSPORTATION
ATTRACTIONS
AVERAGE DAILY COST
Budget
Accommodation: $7
Food: $5
Transportation: $5
Attractions: $20
Average Daily Cost: $37
Mid-Range
Accommodation: $30
Food: $15
Transportation: $10
Attractions: $25
Average Daily Cost: $80
Luxury
Accommodation: $70
Food: $30
Transportation: $15
Attractions: $30
Average Daily Cost: $145

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SEE & DO 

  • Bora Soda Spring
  • Cotta Fort El Triunfo
  • Dahilayan Adventure Park/Forest Park
  • Duka Bay:Medina
  • Gardens of Malasag Mountain
  • Initao-Libertad Protected Seascape and Landscape
  • Lake Apo
  • Maria Cristina Falls
  • Matangale Alibuag Dive Resort
  • Mindanao Civic Center
  • Monastery of Transfugaration
  • Pineapple Plantation
  • RR Spring Resort
  • Sunken Cementery
  • Tinago Falls
  • Waig Crystal Spring Resort
  • White Island
  • White Water Rafting

EAT & DRINK

  • Binaki (Misamis Oriental)
  • Bisaya express (Misamis Oriental)
  • Chedeng’s Peanuts (Lanao del Norte)
  • Hibok-Hibok Express (Camiguin)
  • Kinilaw and sinuglaw (Misamis Oriental)
  • Kiping (Camiguin)
  • Lanzones (Camiguin)
  • Latik (Camiguin)
  • Lechon de Camiguin (Camiguin)
  • Monk’s Blend Coffee (Bukidnon)
  • Ngo hiong & lumpia from Shanghai Noodle House (Misamis Occidental)
  • Nilabog (Camiguin)
  • Ostrich meat (Misamis Oriental)
  • Palapa (Lanao del Norte)
  • Pastel (Camiguin)
  • Piaya de Iligan (Lanao del Norte)
  • Pineapple products (Bukidnon)
  • Piniato (Camiguin)
  • Suka Pinakurat (Lanao del Norte)
  • Suman in various flavors (Misamis Occidental)

WHERE TO STAY

Where to Stay in Northern Mindanao Region

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EVENTS & FESTIVALS

  • Kaamulan Festival
  • Lanzones Festival

WHAT’S NEARBY

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Patrick

Patrick

Patrick is an entrepreneur, digital nomad, explorer, and photographer. Patrick is always in search of fun and adventure. He is well travelled throughout the world, and although location independent, his home base is Phoenix, Arizona in the USA. Patrick loves island lifestyle which is no wonder why he is so interested in spending time in the Philippines with it’s over 7,000 islands. Patrick created this site to share his knowledge of and experiences in the Philippines with Filipinos as well as other foreigners.

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