People always said that “In the beginning there was no Philippines but there was BUTUAN”. And that’s what I decided to make a trip to this place to learn about the history and other tourist destinations in Butuan City.
BUTUAN or what they sometimes call BXU is a city full of history and culture. I explore places not just for it’s beauty but I am also very interested about the history of a place. Butuan was once mentioned in the history book that I used for my students and from that moment, I decided that I must visit Butuan and explore it myself.
Where to stay in Butuan?
Another place you can stay in Butuan is BUTUAN GRAND PALACE HOTEL. Since I was travelling alone, I have no clue how to get to these places. So the first thing I did was to go to the City Tourism Office located at the Butuan City Hall. Cathy from the City Tourism Office gave me a nice brochure with the different places to visit and also a map where they are located.
I also asked them what is the best way to go around since I was by myself. They told me to take one of the Habal-Habal found at the corner of LIBERTAD. I told the jeepney driver to take me to the CORNER OF BONBON CLOSE TO THE SPORTS COMPLEX. From there, there were so many habal-habal drivers ready to take everyone for a tour. I got one for Php 700.00 for the whole day!
1. BUTUAN NATIONAL MUSEUM – Barangay Doongan
2. BEQUIBEL SHELL MIDDEN – Barangay BonBon
3. BALANGAY NATIONAL MUSEUM – Paradise, Barangay Libertad
4. BOOD (BUD) PROMONTORY & ECO-PARK – Barangay Pinamanculan
5. MAGELLAN’S ANCHORAGE – Barangay Masao
6. BALANGAY BOAT BUILDING SITE – Luna Compound, Brgy. Bading, Butuan City
7. GUINGONA PARK – Between E Luna and A.D. Curato Sts. and J.C. Aquino Ave.
8. ST. JOSEPH CATHEDRAL – E Luna St.
9. BUTUAN CHURCH RUINS – Lilo, Barangay Banza
10. SNACK BREAK -Buenavista
11. MADYAW KADYAW SOUVENIR SHOP – JC Aquino Ave.
12. WEEGOL’S – Montilla Boulevard
I am glad, I was able to explore Butuan City. I hope people would not just think of Butuan as a stop over from different destinations surrounding the province. I hope through this, people would really stop, stay and explore why Butuan is also great destination to visit in the Philippines!
AW sir! I would definitely follow your blog as i am planning to travel late this year and by next year! yey! That balete reminds me of the balete in baler! 🙂
Thank you so much Steve! Enjoy travelling and I am sure you are going to love it! 😉
Will stop here tomorrow. My initial plan is just do a "food trip", but after seeing this, I'll go explore the city as well. Thanks for sharing this!
Hi Ivan I think you are doing the right thing! 🙂
So excited to visit Butuan, thank you for your post it's been very helpful ^^
hope nakatulong po 😉
Thanks for the info! It's very helful. So excited to see Butuan tomorrow!
I am sure you had a great time! 😉
Proud Butuanon here ! 🙂 thank you
Beautiful province po Mam!
Thank you for this. It's great having people from outside our humble city appreciate it. Glad you enjoyed your visit.
It's a beautiful city and I feel very safe going around! Will definitely come back! 😉
As a citizen of Butuan, there is a lot more hidden gems just within the city!
I totally agree! Im very fortunate to explore your province!