5 Best Tourist Spots in Misamis Oriental

Hoping to see some unique tourist spots in Mindanao? Misamis Oriental has got your back. With its numerous natural wonders and historical tourist spots, you’re sure to discover a whole new side to the country.

1. Sagpulon Springs and Falls

Sagpulon Falls

Don’t miss out on seeing this 180-foot tall waterfall nestled among the greeneries of Jasaan’s municipality.

Although tourists aren’t allowed to swim in its deep waters, the local government has developed the place into a resort. It’s now built with pools for those who want to swim safely beside the waterfall.

  • Location: Barangay San Isidro, Jasaan
  • Best for: Waterfall chasers
  • Highlight(s): Seeing in real life how high this ribbon waterfall is a treat for the eyes.
  • Activity tips: Cool down in the pool by the waterfall and take nature shots to bring home with you.


2. La Castilla Museum

Spanish style patio

Take a trip down memory lane and Immerse yourself in 20th century Philippines while looking through the Pelaez’ unique collection of memorabilia. One of the museum’s current goals is to educate the youth and future generations about the Filipino lifestyle during the 20th century.

  • Location: Rodolfo N. Pelaez Blvd., Kauswagan, Cagayan de Oro
  • Best for: History buffs
  • Highlight(s): All the memorabilia they collected from the 20th century is fun to learn about and see.
  • Insider Info: La Castilla was converted into a museum during 1997. It was originally the vacation house turned permanent residence of Neri and Elsa Pelaez.
  • Activity tips: Try museum hopping from here to other nearby museums like the City Museum of Cagayan de Oro, Museo de Oro, and the Museum of Three Cultures.


3. Mapawa Nature Park

Mapawa Nature Park

Within Mapawa Nature Park’s wide expanse, you’ll find stunning views, waterfalls, pools, ziplines, horse fields, and trails where you can hike to your heart’s content.

  • Location: Malasag Cugman, Cagayan de Oro City
  • Operation hours: 7am to 5pm
  • Best for: Nature Enthusiasts
  • Highlight(s): You can try rappelling from a 65 foot waterfall.
  • Insider Info: The whole park is around 2,500 hectares.
  • Activity tips: You can choose to relax and observe the surrounding nature or you can pick the more adventurous activities. Be sure to be prepared with the appropriate clothes and extra ones as well. The park also hosts events for groups and team building activities for companies.


4. The Malasag Eco-tourism Village

Malasag Eco Tourism Village

Malasag Eco-tourism Village is a park owned and managed by the Philippine Tourism Authority. It highlights replicas of tribal houses in the region. You’ll also find a museum, a swimming pool, a restaurant, and cottages within this 7-hectare reforested property.

  • Location: Malasag Hill, Cugman, Cagayan de Oro City
  • Best for: History buffs
  • Highlight(s): Replicas of the region’s tribal houses
  • Insider Info: The village is located in a reforested part of Malasag Hill.


5. St. Augustine Metropolitan Cathedral

St. Augustine Metropolitan Cathedral

St. Augustine Metropolitan Cathedral is a century old gothic-inspired church and a must-see in Cagayan de Oro. It’s intricate exterior design draws in both devout and the simply curious.

  • Location: Cagayan de Oro
  • Best for: Devout Catholics or Architecture and art junkies
  • Highlight(s): Beautiful church facade and stunning works of art decorating the church interiors
  • Insider Info: Its stained glass windows come from the Church of the Sacred Hearts of Mary and Jesus in New York City.


Enjoy a fun-filled trip to Misamis Oriental! Check out other activities, restaurants to try and more in the province. Discover cheap Misamis Oriental hotel deals and cheap flights from carriers like Philippine Airlines, AirAsia, and more with Traveloka!

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