Travel Warning PI

There is currently a Travel Advisory in effect for this region and it's surrounding boarders as well as islands just off the coast of the Mindanao mainland. Although the Northern Mindanao Region joins the Caraga and Davao Regions as one of the safer regions in Mindanao, we still suggest remaining in the more populated areas that are as inland as possible. Please keep in mind that it is always wise to seek a tour guide, and to avoid traveling at night. 

Northern Mindanao

(North/Central Mindanao)

Provinces: Bukidnon, Camiguin, Lanao del Norte, Misamis Occidental, Misamis Oriental.

Cities: Cagayan do Oro, Iligan City, Malaybalay, Valencia, Oroquieta, Ozamiz, Tangub, El Salvador, Gingoog, etc.

A region of waterfalls and true class! Northern Mindanao (region 10), is best known for it's wealth of natural resources such as waterfalls that provide a steady supply of hydro-electric power to the region. Adventurer's will enjoy the mountainous areas and the white water rafting, while the business savvy will enjoy the luxury and class that is second to none in Mindanao. This is also one of the only areas in the Philippines that one will find true luxury cars for sale. The Northern Mindanao Medical Center is a popular place for job seekers in the area, but there are also many other professional opportunities to be sought in this region.

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Although their are many great cities and villages in this region, not all are appealing to tourists. The recommended tourist destinations include: Mambajao, Camiguin, Misamis Occidental, Misamis Oriental, Cagayan de Oro, Bukidnon, Valencia City, Lanao del Norte, Iligan City, Tangub City, and Malaybalay City. The top 3 destinations by popularity are pictured below.

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Top 3 Most Popular Tourist Destinations In The Region:

Cagayan de Oro

A Day In Cagayan de Oro

We breakdown an sample itinerary to start your day in Northern Mindanao's most popular city. We have picked out the most popular local Hotel, Restaurant, and Destination. Click the pictures for more information, navigation, and for ratings.


in luxury without breaking the bank when you stay at the 4-star Seda Centrio Hotel on the corner of C.M. Recto and Corrales Ave. Prices are under $60 for a modern hotel with clean rooms, large comfy beds, nice pool, great location, and a friendly staff, these are just some of the things you will experience when you stay at Seda Centrio. Breakfast and WiFi are both included, and the hotel is right beside a mall so you will have everything you could ever need without the need to travel, but if you need to travel getting a cab in this area is very easy.


your day with a coffee and homemade yogurt or a muffin at the Circa 1850 Eatery off the G/F Tune Hotel on C.M. Recto St. Breakfast is awesome at this cute, cozy, and elegant restaurant & cafe. Not a breakfast person? That's ok, why not stop by for lunch and try the Tuna tare-tare, or one of there other tasty dishes. You will enjoy the friendly staff and atmosphere here no matter what your tastes.


the raging rivers of Cagayan de Oro at Kagay Whitewater Rafting at 1 Rivera St. Cor. Corrales Ave. They have many different levels of adventure depending on your level of expertise, or depending on the level of an adrenaline rush your seeking! Visitors will feel safe here with the experienced tour guides who work year-round here. This is truly a fun experience that you simply can't miss when your in the CDO area, highly recommended!


Did you try the sample itinerary and enjoy your trip? Where else did you go while you were there? Do you have any tips for members visiting Northern Mindanao? Let us know by signing the guest book!