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Northern Mindanao is in the Philippines.


Map of Northern Mindanao
Malaybalay, Valencia, and Mount Kitanglad Range Natural Park.
Mambajao and Catarman are the main towns.
  Misamis Occidental
Oroquieta, and Ozamiz
  Misamis Oriental
Cagayan de Oro, and Gingoog
  Lanao Del Norte


  • 1 Oroquieta — the capital of the province, it has an old Spanish fortress
  • 2 Ozamiz — a small city on Iligan Bay
  • 3 Iligan — home to many waterfalls, springs, and beach resorts
  • 4 Cagayan de Oro — the "gateway to Northern Mindanao" is famous for its whitewater rafting and kayaking adventures along the Cagayan de Oro River
  • 5 Gingoog — the "vacation city of Misamis Oriental"
  • 6 Malaybalay — a small unspoiled city, with friendly people and a mild climate
  • 7 Valencia — a typical Philippine city near Lake Apo (a crater lake) and the Kasanayan Cave

Other destinations[edit]

  • 1 Mount Kitanglad Range Natural Park — the Kitanglad mountain range has numerous peaks: the more prominent ones are Mt. Kitanglad, Mt. Kaatuan, Mt. Maagnaw and Mt. Dulang-Dulang


Northern Mindanao is part of the resource-rich island of Mindanao, and more peaceful than some other parts of the island. It is a progressive region, with large tracts of land available for agriculture and industry. It is blessed with natural wonders: large, protected forests, white sandy beaches, coral reefs and sheltered bays rich with aquatic life. It is accessible and a strategic location for trade.

The region has five provinces, namely:

Bukidnon in the south. Bukidnon’s Pulangi River System provides the whole region with hydroelectric power, while telecommunication towers on the mountain tops link Mindanao with the rest of the world. The rich soil of the valleys and moderate climate make the area ideal for a variety of export crops.

The island of Camiguin just to the north of Cagayan de Oro is the fourth province. A place of unspoiled beauty. White sandy beaches, clear mountain springs and waterfalls and rustic old world charm. Camiguin is the perfect place for tourism ventures.

Misamis Oriental, the hub and industrial center of the region. Home to the regional capital, Cagayan de Oro; a regional airport, international seaport, first class hotels and variety of agri-based and other manufacturing industries.

Misamis Occidental, a place of natural beauty, wetlands, unspoiled forests and rich, fertile soils. It is one of three major prawn, shrimp and squid spawning grounds in the Philippines. It is the base for most of the region’s aquaculture industries.

Lanao del Norte, the newest province added to the Northern Mindanao region. The province used to belong to the Central Mindanao region. The province is traversed by several rivers, the most important of which is the Agus River which feeds the Ma. Cristina Falls, a major source of hydroelectric power for the Mindanao Grid.

Get in[edit]

By plane[edit]

The primary and only airport with commercial service in the region is Laguindingan Airport (CGY IATA), served by PAL Express, Cebu Pacific and AirAsia. There are flights from Manila, Clark, Cebu and Davao.

By bus[edit]

Orange Rural Transit buses connect the region with Zamboanga Peninsula to the west and Davao to the south, while yellow Bachelor Express buses run from Butuan to the east, both terminating at Cagayan de Oro.

Philtranco also operates a Manila-CDO service, which takes the ferry between Leyte and Surigao.

By car[edit]

Three major highways connect Northern Mindanao with other regions.

By ferry[edit]

Cagayan de Oro has ferry services from the Visayas and Manila. Iligan and Ozamiz also have ferry terminals, and Camiguin is connected to Bohol by RORO ferry.

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