20+ Misamis Occidental Tourist Spots (Complete Travel Guide)

Here is a comprehensive list of Misamis Occidental tourist spots!

Misamis Occidental is one of the Philippines’ off-beaten destinations. But don’t let that stop you from checking out what this province has to offer. Unknown to many, Misamis Occidental straddles ecological frontiers, home to promising ecotourism destinations.

From cascading waterfalls, towering peaks, enchanting mossy forests, hidden lakes to cultural and historical sites, Misamis Occidental has the things to give you a lifelong adventure and tour. It’s more fun here indeed!

If you’re planning to visit, don’t miss out on these eco-cultural wonders.

Behold Misamis Occidental Tourist Spots

1. Mount Malindang Range Natural Park

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If you want to glimpse of the Philippines internationally-acclaimed biodiversity, then you should visit Mount Malindang Range Natural Park. Home to a plethora of flora and fauna species, the park covers more than 53 000 hectares of pristine forests.

It also hosts numerous waterfalls, enchanting lakes, mossy forests, and dramatic mountain views. If you’re lucky, you’ll catch sight of the critically-endangered Philippine eagle, one of the biggest in the world.

  • Location/Jump-off: Ozamiz City

2. Piduan Curtain Falls

Piduan Curtain Falls is one of Misamis Occidental tourist spots
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Piduan Curtain Falls boasts of multiple layers cascading beautifully towards a stunning pool. Green foliage surrounds the falls, giving it a rustic view. The pristine waters of the waterfall emanate from Malingdang Mountain Range, one of the country’s last ecological frontiers.

The breathtaking sight of the falls alone is enough for you to consider your visit here the trek of a lifetime. Today, it is one of the top Misamis Occidental tourist spots.

  • Location/Jump-off: Piduan Valley, Don Victoriano Chiongbian

3. Immaculate Conception Cathedral

Immaculate Conception Cathedral is one of the top tourist spots in Misamis Occidental. Both local and foreign tourists, mostly Catholics, come here to pay devotion to the Virgin Mary. Its stunning architecture is also a must-see.

  • Location/Jump-off: Ozamiz City

4. Lake Duminagat

Lake Duminagat is one of Misamis Occidental tourist spots
Image Source: The Panguil Bay Post

Lake Duminagat is part of the grand Mount Malindang Range Natural Park. It is one of the most picturesque of Misamis Occidental tourist spots. Because it’s so remote, the lake appears just as it was for thousands of years.

Lush forests surround the lake. When you get here, you can’t help but swim because of the inviting waters. Boating or rafting are also potential activities here.

  • Location/Jump-off: Don Victoriano

5. Sapang Dalaga Falls / Baga Falls

Sapang Dalaga Falls is one of Misamis Occidental tourist spots
Image Source: Sapang Dalaga Municipal Tourism Office

Sapang Dalaga Falls lies on a man-made park with its iconic statue of the titular maiden. The park is ideal for family picnics or camping as it has basic amenities such as tables and a function hall.

It is only two kilometers away from the town center. That makes it one of the most accessible tourist spots in Misamis Occidental.

  • Location/Jump-off: Sitio Celso Velez

6. Sibucal Hot Spring

Sibucal Hot Spring also lies in the slopes of Mount Malindang. Its thermal waters have soothing and healing properties. Therefore, you’ll not only feel relaxed dipping on the pool but also experience better well-being.

Plus, you’ll get a refreshing view of the surrounding forests. These forests teem with blooming orchids and endemic wildlife species.

  • Location/Jump-off: Oroquieta City

7. Siatong Falls

Siatong Falls is one of Misamis Occidental tourist spots
Image Source: Gerrit Dul on TrekEarth

Siatong Falls is one of the hidden waterfalls in Mount Malindang. It measures around 20 meters high and cascades lazily like heavenly drizzles.

Lush vegetation surrounds the falls. You can stand on its base and experience the cascading waters massage your back.

  • Location/Jump-off: Mount Malindang Range

8. Baliangao Sunrise Beach

Though the province is known for its mountainous landscapes, it also offers ideal spots for beachgoers such as Balianao Sunrise Beach.  The beach has powdery-white sands complementing the blue waters.

It also has recreational amenities such as rustic swings, a volleyball court, and budget-friendly cottages. Although it is popular among the locals, fewer people come here.

So if you’re someone who is not into touristy destinations, then this should make up to your bucket list.

  • Location/Jump-off: Baliangao

9. Guiban Falls

Guiban Falls is one of Misamis Occidental tourist spots
Image Source: Jun Flore

Guiban Falls measures 25 meters high and is one of the most scenics of Misamis Occidental tourist spots. It cascades deep in the mountains amidst green foliage. It has a beautiful pool that when you get here, you can’t help it but jump and swim.

  • Location/Jump-off: Brgy Guiban, Concepcion

10. Hoyohoy Highland Mountain Park

If you want to experience the two longest ziplines in the country, then you should visit Hoyohoy Highland Mountain Park. The park also gives you a jaw-dropping view of Panguil Bay and the surrounding towns and municipalities. It has multiple gardens, making it a botanical paradise especially for scientists.

  • Location/Jump-off: Brgy Hoyohoy

11. Caluya Shrine

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If you’re a faithful Catholic, then you should visit Caluya Shrine. Standing on top of a hill, the shrine has a tall statue of Jesus Christ, reminiscent of Rio De Janeiro in Brazil.

To reach the shrine, you need to conquer the 190+ steps. I know that seems tiring but imagine yourself following the footsteps of Christ. As you reach the top, you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views of the mountains and the seas.

  • Location/Jump-off: Sapang Dalaga

12. Bawbawon Beach

Bawbawon Beach also boasts of an extensive stretch of powdery, white sands. That will make you think that you are in Boracay Island.

Despite its beauty, fewer people also come here, making it an off-beaten destination. Aside from the beach, you’ll also appreciate the vast mangrove forests here.

  • Location/Jump-off: Bawbawon Island, Plaridel

13. U River View Deck

U River View Deck is one of Misamis Occidental tourist spots
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U River View Deck is named as such because the river view here looks like the letter “U”. The view deck is the summit of a huge limestone rock formation.

Aside from the unusual view of the river, you’ll catch sight of lush vegetation of forests and coconut groves. U River View Deck is one of the iconic Misamis Occidental tourist spots.

  • Location/Jump-off: Brgy. Mabini, Baliangao
  • Entrance Fee: Php 10

14. Bukagan Hill

Bukagan Hill is one of the most accessible tourist spots in Misamis Occidental. While atop, you’ll find a tower with four historic bells.

Forests surround the site and you’ll surely appreciate nature here. It’s a perfect respite for those residing in the urban centers of the city.

  • Location/Jump-off: Ozamiz City

15. Belvedere – Hoyohoy View Deck

Image Source: Jerome P. Arawangsa

The view deck is dubbed as the “Tagaytay of Mindanao” because of its highland location. The high elevation also gives it a Baguio-like atmosphere. Imagine yourself standing on the viewpoint as the chilly breeze blow you into amazement.

From here, you’ll catch sight of the dense forests of Mount Malindang including rivers and the surrounding towns.

  • Location/Jump-off: Brgy Hayohoy, Tangub City
  • Entrance Fee: Php 30

16. Naomi’s Botanical Garden

Naomi’s Botanical Garden is another tropical escape near the big city. If you’re a plant lover, you should not miss coming here.

There are different species grown here including imported flowers and other ornamentals. It is an ideal site for family picnics, or meditation because of the rustic setting.

  • Location/Jump-off: Ozamiz City
  • Contact: (088) 521 2441
  • Website: naomisgardenaccommodation.com

17. Kawa Hot Bath and Spa

Image Source: Gina Lopez PH

If you don’t have time visiting rustic escapades outside the city, check out Kawa Hot Bath and Spa. Literally, you’ll dip on a huge pot as fires warm the waters.

Don’t worry. You’ll not get cooked. But have a soothing dip. Plus, you can try its different spa offers to make the most out of your relaxation.

  • Location/Jump-off: Pan-ay Diot Road, Tudela

18. Siloy Man-Made Lake

Siloy Man-Made lake is one of Misamis Occidental tourist spots

Siloy Man-Made Lake is similar to Burnham Park in Baguio City. Here, you can also do boating or just view the lush landscape. Colorful flowers surround the lake, giving it an enchanting view.

  • Location/Jump-off: Calamba
  • Things to Do: Pedal Boating, Fishing, Kayaking, Water Motorbike

19. Barko-Barko House

Bark-Barko House is one of the oldest and historical landmarks in the city. It can be seen on a local highway. The picture will give you an understanding of why it is named that way. “Barko” literally means a boat/ship.

  • Location/Jump-off: Villaflor, Oroquieta City

20. Mount Malindang

Mount Malindang is one of the tourist spots in Misamis Occidental
Image Source: Trekker Trail

Mount Malindang is the highest peak in the park. It rises to more than 2,404 meters above sea level. Mossy forests cover its peak while primary forests dominate the lower elevation.

Trekking to the top will lead you into constant surprise and discovery. It is one of the protected Misamis Occidental tourist spots.

  • Location/Jump-off: Orquieta
  • Permit Fee: Php 200 per person
  • Guide Fee: Php 1,500
  • Contact: 088/531-2184

For Your Information

If you need more information to help in setting up your itinerary to Misamis Occidental tourist spots, do contact the provincial tourism office via the following:

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