Category Archives: Sightseeing

Binitinan Islet

A rock Islet, with a few trees, off the coast at one of Mauswagon’s beaches.


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From Cagayan-Iligan Hiway / Laguindingan Coastal Road junction,  just East of Gitagum, there are 1.8 km, 20 min. walk or you might find a habal-habal.

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Cueva Con Agua

Sicolon Cave, also called Cueva Con Agua, is located in Sitio Sicolon, Brgy. Mauswagon. This beautiful cavern is being maintained and protected by the DENR. It was called “Cueva Con Agua” because water can be found pouring on the walls of the cave.


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“The difference between cave and grotto is that cave is a large, naturally-occurring cavity formed underground, or in the face of a cliff or a hillside while grotto is a small cave.”

Cueva Con Agua is probably better described as a Grotto.

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Old Spanish Tower

The name of the ruins is locally known as Cuta sa Punta Sulauan
(X-2007-U4) and is owned by the Ayala Corporation. The ruins were constructed on top of the limestone cliff overlooking the Macajalar and Iligan Bays.
The structure was made of dressed coral stones bonded with mortar. It has a rectangular formation and the remains of the walls have an average thickness of 70 – 80 cms with a maximum height of 2 – 2.5 m. The area has a dimension of 9 m x 5.5 m.
A new ‚parola‛ or lighthouse, which was constructed in 2002, is located on the western side of the ruins.

Laguindingan Lighthouse

Commonly called “Punta Sulawan” or Sulawan Point.
Date unknown. Active; focal plane unknown; white flash every 10 s. 9.5 m (31 ft) round steel and fiberglass tower, flared at the top and bottom. Entire lighthouse is white.  Located on a promontory near the Laguindingan Airport, marking the west side of the entrance to Macajalar Bay. Site open, tower closed. Admiralty F2267; NGA 15094.


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Today, the “Cuta sa Punta Sulauan” has slowly drawn the interest of local sightseers because of the stunning view of sunrise that could be enjoyed on the site with its surrounding landscape.

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Gimaylan Molave Mini Tree Park


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Molave is a medium to large tree attaining a diameter of 100 to 150 centimeters and a height of 25 to 30 meters. It is a tree that grows irregularly, short, crooked, and has a fluted bole with thick, low, medium, to moderately large buttresses.

Molave is common in both secondary and open primary forests at low altitude throughout the Philippines in all or most islands and provinces. Thus, these forests are often called “molave forests”.

Molave, being one of the hardest woods, is used in railroad ties, ship-building, wagon-making, bridges, cabinet, carabao yokes, cog-wheels, inserted cogs, saltwater piles, plane stocks, sugar mills, sculpture, and carving wooden tools, tool handles, novelties, agricultural implements, and high-grade construction where strength and durability are required. (Source)


Flowers


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City/Municipal:Libertad
Barangay:Gimaylan
Address:Cagayan - Iligan Hiway
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Initao-Libertad Protected Landscape and Seascape

Initao-Libertad Protected Landscape and Seascape.
The Seascape, which is about 1,368 hectares in size, overlaps with the Initao-Libertad municipal boundaries. The Landscape
portion of the site, which is 57 hectares, is within Sitio Bubuton, Barangay Tubigan, and Municipality of Initiao. Both municipalities are in the Province of Misamis Oriental.
The terrestrial portion of the protected area is covered with limestone forest. The forest has large trees reaching a diameter of 100 centimeters with a height of sixty feet and over.
The rare and threatened species found in the area include Tindalo,
Molave, Narra  and Bahai.
The forest is home of some rare and endangered species, namely: the famed smallest primate, the Philippine tarsier, monkey, flying lemur, bird wing butterfly, dollar bird, crimson breasted barbet, serpent eagle, imperial pigeon, fruit bats, white-spotted flying
lizard, monitor lizard and gecko lizard.
 

“The national park is open for family and friends with some cottages, picnic tables, and gazebos in the area  for some outdoor time spending.”

“Native pigeons, and doves, serpent eagles, megapodes, and other different species of birds are seen here, making this place ideal for bird watching. Along with birds are also different species of bats.” (Source)

Fronting the forest is the marine portion of the park covering 1,243.78 hectares.Submerged are spectacular underwater formations making it an ideal dive spot. Marine turtles are occasionally observed along the beaches of the park.

 


(Forester Eddie Macasusi, DENR-RPAO) (Source)

It is home to about 16 Philippine tarsiers (Tarsius syrichta).

Open from Tuesday-Sunday from 8:30AM-5:00PM.

  • Park Entrance Fees: Student – Php 10, Adult – Php 15
  • What to enjoy: Caving, Trekking, Sightseeing, Photo shoots, Boating, Camping, Cliff Diving
  • For more information, field trip arrangement and reservations, call 0926 692 0221 or PENR Office at (088) 855-2318.
  • (Source – 2015)

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City/Municipal:Initao
Barangay:Tubigan
Address:Cagayan-Iligan Hiway
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Holcim Butterfly Enclosure


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Holcim Philippines’ Lugait plant in Misamis Oriental established a butterfly garden in September 2007. The garden is not only an ecological asset, it provides livelihood opportunities for the local community.

In our Lugait plant, you will be surprised to see a butterfly garden. It is said that butterflies not only help enhance biodiversity, but they are also a barometer of a healthy environment.
Today, our Lugait plant is considered an industrial ecotourism center. Students, and even tourists visit our plant because of this, and our herbal garden and orchidarium.
Through our nursery operations, we have been able to propagate endemic species for our reforestation program.
Reforestation has been implemented in 61.64 hectares, with an 89.60% survival rate of trees planted. (Source)


(Photo by Ghette Pascual)


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Bird Condominium, Orchidarium, Herbal plant nursery  and Forest nursery are also to be found at the Holcim plant….

Bird Condominium at Holcim
Condominium building for the different species of birds.

 

Orchidarium at Holcim

 

Herbal plant nursery at Holcim

 

Forest nursery at Holcim

Note: There is some kind of dress code for visiting Holcim plant.
Think it involves shoes and long pants, but we will follow up on this.

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