20+ Sultan Kudarat Tourist Spots (UPDATED): Best Places

Here is a comprehensive list of Sultan Kudarat tourist spots you should not miss.

Sultan Kudarat province is known for having the grandest and most luxurious capitol building in the entire country and in Asia. Its golden dome and Arabic-inspired architecture will make you feel like you are in the Middle East.

But the province has way more to offer aside from its majestic capitol.

Unknown to many, Sultan Kudarat beams with various eco-tourism destinations such as pristine forests, scenic mountains, hidden beaches, towering waterfalls, and mystic caves. It’s also a haven of biological and cultural diversity.

Hopefully, the local authorities will revitalize their efforts to protect these eco-cultural wonders while promoting community-based development.

Sustained efforts will surely bring Sultan Kudarat to the map of popular eco-tourism spots in the Philippines.

Behold Sultan Kudarat Tourist Spots

1. Panigan Underground River

 Panigan Underground River is one of the best Sultan Kudarat tourist spots
Photo by: The Little Lai

Panigan Underground River is one of the off-beaten Sultan Kudarat tourist spots. Until today, however, you can only glimpse of cave’s mouth with its stunning stalactites.

Gushing out from the cave are cascading waterfalls forming numerous waterfalls. Nobody has yet to explore the inside of the cave. Who knows what wonders await?

To reach it, you need to trek on dense forests. Along the way, you’ll pass by several waterfalls where you can have a rejuvenating swim after seeing Panigan Underground River.

  • Location/Jump-off: Esperanza, Sultan Kudarat
  • Trekking Time: 20-30 minutes

2. Sultan Kudarat Provincial Capitol

Photo by: Sultan Kudarat Provincial Capitol

It is one of the top Sultan Kudarat tourist spots. Standing majestically like the Taj Mahal of India, this golden-domed structure will surely entice you for a peek.

Unlike most capitol buildings in the country, almost everything you’ll find here shows extravagance.

Inside, you’ll glimpse of high-end chandeliers, fine window drapes, and intricately designed seats and chairs. Here is a thing to know. It costed half a billion pesos to construct.

  • Location/Jump-off: Isulan

3. Tenobac Cave

Tenobak Cave is one of the best Sultan Kudarat tourist spots
Photo by: Taga Sultan Kudarat ka kung,,’

Tenobac Cave is a spectacular river cave system similar to the famous Puerto Princesa Underground River. It has a total length of more than 7 kilometers.

As you navigate inside, you’ll see various stalactite and stalagmite rock formations. It is also one of the off-beaten Sultan Kudarat tourist spots.

  • Location/Jump-off: Sitio Kipuwas, Brgy Keytodac, Lebak, Sultan Kudarat

4. Balot Island/Balet Island

Photo by: Arnel Lumanog

If you’re chasing for the sun, check out Balot Island. It boasts of powdery-white sand beaches, inviting turqoise waters, and invigorating sea breeze.

Because of its secluded location, it remains one of the most preserved Sultan Kudarat tourist spots.

As you ride a boat to the island, you’ll glimpse of rich marine ecosystems such as colorful coral reefs. It’s a perfect getaway for those who prefer less touristy destinations.

  • Location/Jump-off: Brgy Paril, Kalamansig
  • Boating Time: 2 hours

5. Lom Cave

Lom Cave is one of the best Sultan Kudarat tourist spots
Photo by: Municipality of Lebak

Located alongside the Tran River, Lom Cave is another idyllic spot for avid spelunkers. Based on the latest survey, the cave has a length of 400 meters. It also has a river running through.

Just like the rest of Sultan Kudarat’s caves, Lom Cave boasts of stalactite and stalagmite rock formations. To explore it, you need to wade and swim, adding to the thrill and experience.

  • Location/Jump-off: Brgy Keytodac, Lebak, Sultan Kudarat

6. Baras Bird Sanctuary

Photo by: Baras Bird Sanctuary Tacurong City

Baras Bird Sanctuary is home to more than 20 000 migratory birds. It was established in 2002 to protect the species. There were only four birds then and to everybody’s surprise, their numbers swelled very rapidly.

The sanctuary covers two hectares consisting of swamps, wetlands, and marshes. The commonly seen bird species here are the great egret, the Rufus night heron, and the intermediate egret.

  • Location/Jump-off: Tacurong City
  • Contact: 064-562-0236, 064-200-6682 (Tourism Office)
  • Email Address: tourism.tacurong@gmail.com

7. Marawir Peak

Photo by: Marawir Peak FB Page

With a height of 2,654 feet above sea level, Marawir Peak is one of the popular hiking spots in Sultan Kudarat. From the hiking base, however, the mountain’s altitude is around 577 feet.

This makes it a good training spot for newbie hikers. From it’s top, you’ll catch a panoramic view of the surrounding plains and forested mountains.

  • Location/Jump-off: Brgy Salumping, Esperanza, Sultan Kudarat
  • Trekking Time: 2-3 hours

8. Lebak Katunggan Eco-Park

Photo by: Lebak Katunggan Coastal Eco Park

Lebak Katunggan Eco-Park features vast and old-grown mangrove forests covering more than 320 hectares. Here, you’ll find at least 26 mangrove species as well as a variety of bird and marine species.

During your visit, you’ll be riding a boat around the mangrove areas. You’ll feel like you are in the middle of Amazon because of the pristine environment.

  • Location/Jump-off: Brgy Taguisa, Lebak
  • Fee: Php 100 per person

9. Gregory Cave

Gregory Cave is one of the best Sultan Kudarat tourist spots
Photo by: Municipality of Lebak

Gregory Cave brims with stunning limestone rock formations. It contains several sizable rooms that you can access by crawling on your belly. Expect to get muddy as you navigate your way.

But don’t worry. You’ll be rewarded with untold wonders that will leave you jaw-dropped at every turn. Here, there are stalactites, draperies, and flowstone.

  • Location/Jump-off: Lebak, Sultan Kudarat

10. Tres Andanas Falls

Tres Andanas is one of the best Sultan Kudarat tourist spots
Photo by: Lebak, Sultan Kudarat – hidden Treasure

Tres-Andanas Falls is one of the most popular Sultan Kudarat tourist spots. It has three layers with a beautiful catch basin that will certainly invite you for an invigorating swim. Lush forests surround the waterfall, adding to the scenic view. Locals love to come here for picnic and other recreational activities.

  • Location/Jump-off: Lebak

11. Sinapulan Underground River

Sinapulan Underground River is one of the best Sultan Kudarat tourist spots
Photo by: mymindanao.com

Sinapulan Underground River may not be as grand but it does have charming features to offer. What I love about it is its secluded location.

Thus, you can enjoy the place for yourself or with your friends. You’ll also see waterfalls with icy-cold and crystal-clear waters. Along the way, you’ll glimpse of scenic hills and mountains.

  • Location/Jump-off: Sitio Asmakul Basag, Brgy Sinapulan, Columbio, Sultan Kudarat

12. Ugis Peak

Ugis Peak is one of the best Sultan Kudarat tourist spots
Photo by: The Little Lai

Ugis Peak is one of the prominent peaks of the Daguma Mountain Range. Known for its knife-edge peak, Ugis Peak rises to more than 930 meters above sea level.

For experienced hikers, trekking to the top is as easy as pie. But don’t let that stop you from coming. After all, it’s summit will reward you with magnificent views of the lowlands.

  • Location/Jump-off: Esperanza

13. Setuloday Cave

Setuloday Cave  is one of the best Sultan Kudarat tourist spots
Photo by: Municipality of Lebak

Setuloday Cave has a total length of 1,897 meters though much of it remains unexplored. It contains several huge chambers with beautiful rock formations. It contains streams inside that you need to swim across at some point. There are two primary entrances to get inside the cave.

  • Location/Jump-off: Brgy Keytodac, Lebak, Sultan Kudarat

Other Sultan Kudarat Tourist Spots

14. Kinayao Falls

  • Location/Jump-off: Bagumbayan

15. Pitot Cave

  • Location/Jump-off: Bagumbayan

16. Pitot-Kalabaw

  • Location/Jump-off: Bagumbayan

17. Datalbao Cave

  • Location/Jump-off: Columbio

18. Lagandang Hot Sulphur Spring

  • Location/Jump-off: Brgy Lagandang, Isulan

19. Liguasan Marsh and Bird Sanctuary

  • Location/Jump-off: Lambayong

20. Alidama Island

  • Location/Jump-off: Palimbang

For More Information

If you need more information to help set up your itinerary to Sultan Kudarat tourist spots, do contact the provincial government via the following:

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