Things to do in Butuan

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Things to Do in Butuan

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  • Bent G
    Makati, Philippines5,199 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I'm really glad that the government protected this valuable and historical artifact/s. The museum good also informed us there's a lot more around the area.
    Written 16 July 2019
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  • Krystal
    Butuan, Philippines5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    many shookoy and floating lilies all around, where the green grass grow all around,.,. 3kaw lhungzx xhapAt nahHH
    Written 25 July 2018
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  • SamW0420
    Honolulu39 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Butuan National Museum is a simple but informative museum. It provided a glimpse into the formulation of the geography and people. The artifacts collected reflect the origins of Butuan.
    Written 3 July 2019
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  • Bent G
    Makati, Philippines5,199 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This historical site should be preserved and even protected.
    Wonderfully set beside the Agusan River.
    Written 16 July 2019
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  • AmazingPinay
    Metro Manila, Philippines33 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I love this church. the interior is just awesome. i like the blue ceiling, as if you were transported into the skies above.i attended the sunday 4pm mass in English
    Written 19 August 2019
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  • queenmary28
    Pagadian City, Philippines286 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I had so much fun, my friends and i are really excited to be there, and for only 200 pesos we can ride the zipline, such a great feeling that you fly like a bird and the view is so attractive and so nice. I want to go back there for the second time. It such a great experience to be there again soon.
    Written 14 September 2017
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  • queenmary28
    Pagadian City, Philippines286 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The hanging bridge is so nice, while walking you can see admirable view you want to spend more time in the place.
    Written 14 September 2017
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  • MijnlieverdFH
    Tagum City, Philippines4,147 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    At the mount of Masao river, the Magellan's anchorage stands. It is a site claimed Magellan landed in the Philippines. Now it has been sited here at Masao near entrance to the Masao River.
    Written 8 October 2017
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  • Jodie Ombaugan
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Woah. Dagandang being listed shocks me greatly. In any way, the falls are in Brgy. Butuan City's Sumile. A ride of one to two hours and a hike of one hour.

    There are two falls, and it's in the midst of a forest. The first contains shallow water but small falls, while the second has big falls that can be slides that descend into shallow water.

    A great and thrilling feature is that the second falls have a cave that you must crawl into to enter (no one knows what's inside), and number two, there is a small stream of water that is extremely salty, or so they claim, like seawater.

    I went there, 5 years ago.

    In general, buddies will have a great time there.

    I still to ask my friends for pictures soon.

    Other spot in Sumile : Zoological and Botanical Garden (Elijan) - friendly and numerous monkeys sanctuary
    Written 9 January 2023
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  • Mysterious X
    43 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was my first time to visit Butuan and stayed in a hotel near Guingona Park. I noticed that there are so many people stayed in this park from morning till night. It is surrounded by a church, restaurants, hotels and a lot more. I saw some activities held in this place so it's not boring to stay here.
    Written 9 November 2019
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  • Dan G
    Perryville, Arkansas, United States30 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mt Mayapay is a dominant feature in the Butuan City landscape. You cant miss it when you are exiting the airport. To climb Mayapay takes some planning. You have to get permission from the local military commander in Butuan City. This requires an official letter to the commander which he needs to sign for you to carry with you. The reason for this is the army has a camp at the top of the mountain and they want to be informed about any "visitors" and make sure people are safe when climbing. Next having a guide is a good idea...we located Vincet and his 2 sons to show us the way up. We started from the cell tower side (east) at 4 am, had a short rest at Vincent's house and then proceeded up a trail on the south facing side. the view of Butuan Bay was magnificent as was the sunrise. We could see all the way to Camiguin Island. About 100 meters before the summit the path along a cliff face ran out and Vincent started leading us up through the bush. I had shorts and and rubber shoes on...and by this time it was clear that long pants and hiking boots were needed. By this time it was past 7 am so we turned around and left the summit for another day. The trail is steep in many parts and I spent a lot of time on my butt sliding down. There may be an easier way to the top on the other side but I'll leave that until next time.
    Written 15 April 2014
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  • Raintree_Thailand
    Bangkok, Thailand4,182 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I was surprised to see this large bridge emerge in front of me as we approached the Agusan River. Nice modern bridge with attractive views of the river as you cross.
    Written 10 June 2023
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  • Addicted2Asia
    USA123 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    There is no single "Nipa Wine Distillery" as such. Contrary to what you might gather from the guide books and other sources, there are many Distilleries located in the low, swampy area northwest of Butuan City where the Nipa grows in abundance. The people there welcome you openly as they do not get many foreign visitors. Not much english is spoken, however. Most of them are accessible only by walking though the area on wet, muddy paths, but a couple can be reached by trike.

    These are small family operations and gives you a glimpse into everyday life of these people. Yes, the area is rustic and not very clean, but this is the reality of the conditions these people live under. They make the "wine" the same way they did 200 years ago and perhaps longer! I received samples when asked and was able to purchase from several of the distilleries I visited.

    If your looking for a sanitized tourist experience, don't go. If you want to experience the true culture and lifestyle of these people, then definitely make the journey.
    Written 18 February 2012
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  • Manfred C
    Salzburg, Austria9 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Masao Beach is only 40 minutes with away from the center of Butuan. It has a nice infrastructure - you can buy all you need there. The beach is sometimes not so clean.
    Written 4 October 2018
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