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Northern Mindanao Travel Guide

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Northern Mindanao is in the Philippines.

Northern Mindanao is the peaceful, politically stable northern region of the Philippines’ most exotic and resource rich island of Mindanao. It is a progressive region, with large tracts of land available for agriculture and industry. It is blessed with natural wonders: large, protected forests white sandy beaches, coral reefs and sheltered bays rich with aquatic life. It is accessible and a strategic location for trade.

The region has five provinces, namely:


Bukidnon is in the south and the Bukidnon’s Pulangi River System provides the whole region with hydroelectric power, while telecommunication towers on the mountain tops link Mindanao with the rest of the world. The rich soil of the valleys and moderate climate make the area ideal for a variety of export crops.


The island of Camiguin just to the north of Cagayan de Oro is the fourth province. A place of unspoiled beauty. White sandy beaches, clear mountain springs and waterfalls and rustic old world charm. Camiguin is the perfect place for tourism ventures.

Misamis Oriental

Misamis Oriental the hub and industrial center of the region. Home to the regional capital, Cagayan de Oro; a regional airport, international seaport, first class hotels and variety of agri-based and other manufacturing industries.

Misamis Occidental

Misamis Occidental, a place of natural beauty, wetlands, unspoiled forests and rich, fertile soils. It is one of three major prawn, shrimp and squid spawning grounds in the Philippines. It is the base for most of the region’s aquaculture industries.

Lanao del Norte

Lanao del Norte, the newest province added to the Northern Mindanao region. The province used to belong to the Central Mindanao region. The province is traversed by several rivers, the most important of which is the Agus River which feeds the Ma. Cristina Falls, a major source of hydroelectric power for the Mindanao Grid.

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