20+ Tourist Spots in Agusan del Norte (COMPLETE GUIDE)

Here is your complete travel guide to the tourist spots in Agusan del Norte province!

Agusan del Norte is the second smallest province in the region. But don’t let that fool you. Unknown to many, it hosts fascinating tourist spots. Whether you’re looking for natural, cultural or historical destinations, you’ll find them all here. Its ridge to reef landscape will give you a lasting experience. From dense forests, challenging mountain trails, pristine rivers, lakes to museums and ancient structures, Agusan del Norte is your off-beaten destination for a lifelong experience.

Now, if you’re all set for a visit, here are the must-see destinations in Agusan del Norte that you should not miss.

Tourist Spots in Agusan Del Norte

1. Centennial Bitaug Tree

The Centennial Bitaug Tree is said to be more than 500 years old. Thus, the Philippine Centennial Commission declared it as a centennial tree on June 3, 1998. There are several folk stories as to how the tree reached such length of existence. I’ll leave that up for the local guides to share.

  • Location/Jump-off: Brgy. Caloc-an, Magallanes

2. Balangan Shrine Museum

Balangay Shrine Museum is one of the recognized cultural tourist spots in Agusan del Norte. Inside, you’ll find ancient structures and materials such as wooden coffins, hunting tools, human skulls, pots, ceramics, and many more. Moreover, the museum hosts nine balangays, an old wooden boat, which dates back 300 years ago. Each balangay measures 15 meters long and 3 meters wide.

  • Location/Jump-off: Butuan City

3. Kalinawan River

Kalinawan River is Caraga’s cleanest inland body of water and has long been used as a trading and missionary route. A native tribe called Mamanwas guard the river and depend on it for subsistence. Aside from swimming or fishing, you can do canoeing here.

4. Butuan National Museum

Butuan National Museum is one of the tourist spots in Agusan del Norte

Butuan National Museum showcases the cultural and historical heritage of Agusan del Norte. It hosts various archaeological findings such as old wooden boats, human bones, traditional musical instruments, agricultural implements, textiles, and ceramic wares.

  • Location/Jump-off: Jose Rosales Avenue, Butuan City
  • Opening Time: Monday-Friday (9:00 am to 4:00 pm)
  • Contact Number: 572-4192

5. Tangon Falls

Tangon Falls measures more than 20 meters high and is a favorite picnic site among the locals. Beautiful forests give the falls a rustic view. You’re lucky if you chance on wild flowering plants such as orchids on your way to the falls.

  • Location/Jump-off: Sitio Tangon, Brgy Mahayahay, Kitcharao

6. Lake Mainit

Lake Mainit is one of the tourist spots in Agusan del Norte

Lake Mainit is one of the rising tourist spots in Agusan del Norte and the 4th largest lake in the Philippines. It covers a total area of 17, 060 hectares. Nestled 80 feet above sea level and with a mean depth of 128 meters, the lake is fed by 28 rivers. Not only does it help boost local tourism, but it also hosts endangered flora and fauna species. Migratory birds from Russia and Japan flock here during the winter season. Native flowers such as Pagosi and Tabukali thrive here. Because of its depth and vastness, the lake is a favorite spot for canoeing.

7. Bolihon Beach

Bolihon Beach is one of the tourist spots in Agusan del Norte

Bolihon Beach is one of the most frequented tourist spots in Agusan del Norte. Facing the scenic Butuan Bay, Bolihon Beach boasts of a long stretch of white sands. Forests and coconut groves line the beach, giving it a rustic view. One of the favorite spots here is the Bolihon Point Cliff which is ideal for cliff diving or jumping.

  • Location/Jump-off: Carmen

8. Agusan River

Agusan River emanates from the mountains of Compostela Valley and traverses Agusan del Norte before finally emptying into Butuan Bay. It is the second-largest river in the Philippines and an important source of livelihood for different communities.

9. Mt. Mabaho

Mt Mabaho is one of Agusan del Sur tourist spots

Mt. Mabaho has a height of more than 1,823 meters above sea level, making it the second-highest peak in the region. It has a craggy peak that offers an 80-90-degree angle view of the surrounding landscapes. It is considered a sacred mountain among its native inhabitants and home to endangered wildlife species. Mt. Mabaho is only recommended for experienced hikers and adventurers.

  • Location/Jump-off: Santigao

10. Tagnote Falls

Tagnote Falls is one of the tourist spots in Agusan del Norte

Tagnote Falls is one of the most popular tourist spots in Agusan del Norte, owing to its accessibility. Measuring around 20 feet, Tagnote Falls has a circular catch basin with crystal-clear and icy-cold waters. Lush forests surround the waterfalls, providing shade and a cooling effect to visitors. There are big boulders and flat rocks that can serve as picnic grounds.

  • Location/Jump-off: Sitio Tagnote, Brgy. San Antonio, Remedios T. Romualdez

11. Kasunugan Hill

Kasunugan Hill is a range of hills that are ideal for trekking and nature immersion. Cascading springs and wide-open trails are common features of the hills. Expect breathtaking views while you’re atop one of these hills.

  • Location/Jump-off: Nasipit

12. Sak-a Falls

Sak-a Falls is one of the tourist spots in Agusan del Norte

Sak-a Falls is another enchanting destination for those who love chasing cascades like me. It has three layers with pristine waters emanating from dense forests upstream. You can try sliding on one of the falls towards its inviting pool. Cliff jumping or diving can also be done. It’s best to come here during summer months to escape the simmering midday heat.

  • Location/Jump-off: Brgy. San Antonio, Remedios T. Romualdez

13. Mount Carmel View Deck and Park

Mount Carmel View Deck and Park are some of the best sites to catch a panoramic view of the landscapes of Agusan del Norte. Dubbed as the “Show Window of CARAGA,” the park sits on one of the tallest peaks in the province, more than 810 meters above sea level. While atop the park, you can see the forest-covered mountains of Agusan Del Norte including its vast farms and shorelines.

  • Location/Jump-off: Carmen

14. Mount Mayapay

Mt Mayapay is one of Agusan del Sur tourist spots

Mount Mayapay is one of the popular hiking tourist spots in Agusan del Norte with a height of more than 675 meters above sea level. Its summit resembles the shape of a table. From its summit, you can see the vast plains of Agusan del Norte including the scenic Butuan Bay and the mighty Agusan River.

  • Location/Jump-off: Butuan City
  • Trekking Time: 2 hours

15. Our Lady of Presentation Parish

Our Lady of Presentation Parish is one of the religious tourist spots in Agusan del Norte. It caters to its Roman Catholic populace who dominates the province. If you’re a Catholic as well, the church makes up for a renewing pilgrimage experience.

  • Location/Jump-off: Cabadbaran City

16. Ka-anislagan Cave

Ka-anislagan Cave is one of the remotest tourist spots in Agusan del Norte. Only daring adventurers enter the cave because of its challenging trails. It takes a lot of experience and courage to successfully conquer the cave. Inside, there are deep pools where fishes and eels live. The cave has a length of 400 meters and a width of 10-14 meters.

  • Location/Jump-off: Brgy. Tagbuyacan, Santiago

17. Gosoon Fish Sanctuary

Gosoon Fish Sanctuary is one of Agusan del Sur tourist spots

Gosoon Fish Sanctuary is one of the marine protected tourist spots in Agusan del Norte. It is one of the few pristine reef ecosystems in the entire province. It covers an area of more than 10 hectares. Adjacent to the reef is a mangrove forest planted to protect coastal communities. Gosoon Fish Sanctuary is one of the best sites for snorkeling.

  • Location/Jump-off: Brgy Gosoon, Carmen

18. Mount Hilong-Hilong

Mt Hilong-Hilong is one of the tourist spots in Agusan del Norte

Mount Hilong-Hilong is the among the best eco-cultural tourist spots in Agusan del Norte. Rising to more than 2,012 above sea level, it is the highest mountain in the province and the CARAGA region. Numerous flora and fauna species are found here, many of which are threatened to extinction. It has at least seven waterfalls and an unknown number of caves waiting for daring explorers. The mountain is recommended only for extreme hikers or adventurers.

  • Location/Jump-off: Cabadbaran City
  • Trekking time: 4 to 5 days

19. Lambingan Falls

Lambingan Falls is one of the least known tourist spots in Agusan del Norte. It measures around 15 feet high with rapidly cascading waters. Many young people love to come here because of its romantic atmosphere.

  • Location/Jump-off: Brgy. San Jose, Jabonga

20. Humilog Cave

Humilog Cave is one of the emerging tourist spots in Agusan del Norte, located just two kilometers away from the town center. Spelunking here presents a challenge because of the narrow entrance and holes you need to surpass inside the cave. But don’t worry. Brace yourself for amazing rock formations and natural pools.

  • Location/Jump-off: Brgy. Humilog, Remedios T. Romualdez

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