Do you want to relax and escape from a busy life in the city?

Misamis Oriental is definitely a place in the Philippines where you can indulge as your new travel destination. It is a province that has plenty of natural attractions and its geological features offer a wide array of exciting sites for a lone adventure or a family trip.  Surely, you will have a lot of choices to be captivated. With its beautiful mountain views, calming jungles, relaxing campsites near the waterfalls, or the uniquely idyllic beaches, your escapades will surely be both endless and fascinating.

Undoubtedly, many tourists can’t get enough with their travel experience. Therefore, they love to come back, over and over again. Do you wonder where they found their money’s worth and fell for it? Here are the top seven tourist spots you will also learn to love when in Misamis Oriental:

1. Camp 4 in Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental

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First on the list is the wonderful waters of Camp 4. As revealed by many photography enthusiasts, you can never go wrong in taking those Insta-worthy pictures whether of you, your friends, or the scene alone. What makes the site unique is its jungle-like tree arrangements and naturally-carved rocks that tosses crashing sea waves, all of it with a backdrop of the vast ocean mirroring the clear, blue sky. The natural feels of this site are definitely 10 out of 10!

2. Seven Seas Waterpark and Resort in Opol, Misamis Oriental

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Next in line is the adventurous and colorful Seven Seas Waterpark and Resort. Not only that every Cabana in it is world-class but also, the place offers a very wide pool with dual waves, a lazy river that stretches your joy to 400 meters, and the most exciting water slides to induce a joyful adrenaline rush. If you have not heard about the Cyclone Water Slide and Plank Drop, then be sure to have your heart ready!

3. Duka Bay Resort in Medina, Misamis Oriental

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Whether relaxing after exploring or just getting through a long week of hard work, Duka Bay Resort is the most popular choice amongst tourists in the province. Not only that it is elegant, but it is also offering the most pleasant experience that a beach resort can give with excellent service. In here, a simple breather or a quiet rest from an urban setting’s frenetic pace is what you will have. As you go clearer with your thoughts, you may want to dive to the locality’s stunning underwater diving site teeming with corals and diversified marine life. That is deep.

4. Sinulom Falls in Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental

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The sun’s scorching heat and that humid atmosphere in your homes can be very inconvenient. For this reason, a quick change of scenery for you makes Sinulom Falls a must-visit on your list. This alluring site features 28 waterfalls that directly flow to the Cagayan River, resulting in enticing you to dip in its cold, crystal-clear water and literally giving you chills. You will be surrounded by a green environment all over the place as you take your time feeling the wonders of nature. And for this reason, how cool is that?

5. Mt. Balatukan Range Nature Park in Part of Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental

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If you want to be in the province’s highest point and take on a different challenge, then look no further. Evidently, Mt. Balatukan Range Nature Park’s portion in Gingoog City is a place where you can find a good rest and adventure altogether at the same time. It is endowed with large biodiversity in its protected lush forests and numerous bodies of water. Surely, it is a wonderful site where the serenity and calmness of nature can be truly felt. You can traverse into the heart of the mossy rainforest and be in great awe being deep in the woods on top of Misamis Oriental. In case of a sudden need to feel the thrill, don’t hesitate to make a way into the jungle!

6. Lasang Secret Adventure Park in Initao, Misamis Oriental

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What makes Misamis Oriental truly great is its love for nature. Consequently, it manifests mainly in Initao’s Lasang Secret Adventure Park where the care for the environment is unmatched. In this solemn, eco-tourism destination you’ll see woodland filled with fresh air and towering trees that serve as a habitat for the wildlife. Moreover, the forest offers a hundred-meter treetop boardwalk journey, four picturesque caves, and a coastal park to ease your mind. Isn’t it amazing?

7. Sansvills Café in Civoleg, Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental

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Tired from the rigors of office work or avoiding the toil of any unnecessary adventure? Be delighted to sit still in the cozy seats of Civoleg’s Sansvills Café in Gingoog City. This place will give you feels like the one you’ll feel when in Tagaytay or Baguio City, a highly conducive place to be calm and be one with nature. The heavy fog may cloud the place but not your mind. Well, if you like to sip an Espresso, an Americano, or a Latte Cappuccino, then this place is perfect for you!

As one of the Philippines’ most exciting provinces, I encourage you to visit and explore “Mis Or”. Apart from your curiosity, you should come and see for yourself why tourists keep coming back. As a result of loving their diverse experiences, I am very certain that you will never run out of fun and thrills.

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