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10 places to visit in Cabadbaran

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10 places to visit in Cabadbaran

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

All photos used with permission from Cabadbaran City Tourism Office)

CABADBARAN may be a small city located in the province of Agusan del Norte in northeastern Mindanao, but it boasts of a rich culture and heritage, as well as scenic spots, making it a promising tourist destination in the Caraga region.

Many even haven't heard of this place yet, but for adventure seekers and history buffs, this place will surely fill your hungry souls. Here are 10 places you should visit in Cabadbaran.

1. Atega ancestral house

Atega ancestral house in Cabadbaran, Agusan del Norte

Like other places in the country where Spanish influence is still very visible, Cabadbaran has several well-preserved, century-old houses - like this ancestral house built in 1904 by Don Andres Atega, Agusan's revolutionary hero. This house showcases antique furniture, personal belongings and photographs of the Atega family.

With 30 rooms, this house is the biggest and most beautifully-preserved ancestral house in Cabadbaran.

Location: Cabiltes Street

2. Casa Alburo

Casa Alburo in Cabadbaran, Agusan del Norte

This house, built by Valentin Alburo in 1935 for his wife Crispina Dagani, was converted into a pension house in 1987. So if you don't have a place to stay in Cabadbaran, this house will be a best choice, as it offers cozy and affordable accommodation.

Location: L. Dagani corner A. Mortola Sts.

3. Museo de Cabadbaran

Museum in Cabadbaran, Agusan del Norte

Cabadbaran, as a community, is very old. Traces of its existence of 12th century villages could be found along ancient waterways, just like its neighbor city, Butuan, where ancient balangay boats were excavated.

Museo de Cabadbaran houses the city's old documents and artifacts that history enthusiasts will surely be interested with.

Location: City Library building

4. Rizal Park

Rizal Park in Cabadbaran, Agusan del Norte

In the morning, this is just like other Rizal parks found anywhere in the country. But at night, you'll find out why this one's different.

5. Tunnel L-240

Lepanto gold mine tunnel in Cabadbaran, Agusan del Norte

Cabadbaran is not only endowed with crystal waters, but also with gold. In the 80s, Lepanto Mining made mile-long tunnels in search for the precious mineral. However, these tunnels are now abandoned and only adventure seekers would pay a visit.

Location: Pirada, Barangay del Pilar

7. Mt. Ponkay

Mt. Ponkay in Cabadbaran, Agusan del Norte

This hill is not only for people who want to meditate but also for those who want to burn some calories. With 686 steps to conquer, surely, fitness enthusiast would be very glad.

By the way, a breath-taking view of the city awaits you on top.

Location: Barangay Kausawagan

7. Calo horse farm

Calo farm in Cabadbaran, Agusan del Norte

Nature lovers, this place is for you. Horseback riding, nature trekking, and camping are just some of the outdoor activities you can enjoy here. This place is best for people who have the passion to protect and preserve our natural environment.

Location: Barangay Sanghan

8. Fish sanctuary

Artificial reef fish sanctuary in Cabadbaran, Agusan del Norte

Indeed, eco-tourism is flourishing in Cabadbaran. It is manifested in the city's artificial reef, which is recognized as one of the most successful fish sanctuaries in the country today.

Reminder: Don't forget to bring your diving gear.

Location: Barangay Calibunan

9. Higanteng bato

Higanteng bato in Cabadbaran, Agusan del Norte

Considered the biggest boulder in Agusan del Norte province, this rock tower measures 124 meters in circumference, 31 meters wide and 54.13 meters tall. There's a waterfall and a cool stream at the foot of this enormous rock by the way.

Location: Barangay del Pilar

10. Mt. Hilong-Hilong

Mt. Hilong-Hilong in Cabadbaran, Agusan del Norte

This peak is the highest in Caraga region. It is 2,062 meters above sea level.

Hardcore mountaineers and explorers, Mt. Hilong-Hilong with all her majesty is waiting for you.

Location: Barangay Mahaba

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