Top 5 Places to Visit in the Southern Philippines

Major tourist spots are scattered throughout Mindanao, consisting mostly of beach resorts, scuba diving resorts, surfing, museums, nature parks, mountain climbing, and river rafting. Siargao, best known for its surfing tower in Cloud 9, also has caves, pools, waterfalls, and lagoons.

 From Davao to Camiguin there are tons of great places to visit in including tourist spots in the Southern Philippines. As your local travel guide in the Philippines here are fives places you must visit Mindanao.

CAMIGUIN ISLAND

Top 5 Places to Visit in the Southern Philippines

Top 5 Places to Visit in the Southern Philippines
Camiguin Island is probably one of the most popular places to visit in the Southern Philippines and one of the well known spots to many Filipinos as a beautiful island. It is one of the most beautiful places to visit in the Philippines. The island however, is made up of broken white coral from the ocean so the sand isn’t very soft. You can take a boat out to this private little island to lay out, swim in the ocean and just relax.

ILIGAN CITY

Top 5 Places to Visit in the Southern Philippines

Top 5 Places to Visit in the Southern Philippines

Iligan City is known for all of their beautiful water falls. There is Tinago Falls, Maria Cristina Falls, Dodiongan Falls and more. They have a beautiful water park near Iligan as well with a high dive and 40 foot water deep pool. Illigan also a location that has a wooden carriage with a horse, pretty much a manual version of a tricycle/tuk tuk. Illigan City has the most beautiful waterfalls which I find to be the most beautiful places in the Philippines to visit.

ZAMBOANGA

Top 5 Places to Visit in the Southern Philippines

Top 5 Places to Visit in the Southern Philippines

It is always nice to go back to Dakak, a beach resort in Zamboanga. A nice swim and captivating scenery packs the whole stay with a Fantasy Land tour, their very own version of Disneyland, plus a nostalgic trip to memory lane with Dr Jose Rizal’s (National Hero exiled in this place a long time ago ) shrine in Dapitan.

SIARGAO, SURIGAO

Top 5 Places to Visit in the Southern Philippines

Top 5 Places to Visit in the Southern Philippines

Surfing Capital and Home of the Mystic River
Known for so many mystic rivers located at Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, this province is also known as the Philippine’s surfing capital. Siargao, in the same province, even ranks as one of the top surfing destinations in the world with great beaches to be proud of.

DAVAO

Top 5 Places to Visit in the Southern Philippines

Top 5 Places to Visit in the Southern Philippines

Davao is a large city located in the southern mainland of Mindinao. This city is one of the most popular places to visit in the Southern Philippines. This city has so much to offer and similar but less crowded than Bohol. Davao has many Philippine tourist attractions such as the butterfly house, bee farm, and Eden Nature Park. Be sure to check out this little gem.