Malaybalay Bucket List: 12 Best Places to Visit in Malaybalay City, Philippines
Suppose you ever feel like traveling to the beautiful island of Mindanao for a memorable summer vacation. In that case, there’s no other place perfect for you than the “South Summer Capital of the Philippines” itself, Malaybalay City! It is the capital city of one of the biggest agricultural provinces in the country, Bukidnon. Given that thought, you should also expect to access fresh produce in the markets of Malaybalay!
Aside from the city’s abundant agricultural products, Malaybalay City is also a popular tourist hub in the south. Countless destinations will mesmerize you with beautiful wonders of nature and exciting activities! The city is also rich in history and culture, so expect to discover impressive architectural structures and meet new people with beautiful stories and personalities. Moreover, Malaybalay is also a 1st class municipality in the entire region, so feel free to indulge yourself with urban attractions scattered all around the city!
Malaybalay City is known as “a City Within a Forest,” which is why locals can easily enjoy the beautiful wonders of nature surrounding the city whenever they’re stressed and tired from the hustle and bustle of the city. As for tourists, you’re all lucky because you get to visit must-see natural destinations while still being able to make the most out of your stay within the city! Are you excited yet? Well, there’s still a lot to look forward to because today, we’ll talk about the 12 Best Things to do in Malaybalay City!
Have a Relaxing Getaway at Nasuli Spring
One of the top destinations in Malaybalay is the Nasuli Spring Resort. This hidden gem located at Barangay Bangcud is known for its clear and cold spring waters, perfect for relaxing and unwinding your mind and soul, especially during the summer! The area is also surrounded by many trees, ideal for daytime camping and a picnic with family and friends!
Go Hiking at the Two Trees Peak
If you’re in for an exciting adventure, then hiking atop the famous Two Trees Peak is what you should do next! If you’re wondering, the mountain is named “Two Trees” because two tall trees are clearly visible on the mountain from the city center! The breathtaking and scenic view from atop the mountain is clearly worth the hike; you can enjoy a panoramic view of Malaybalay City as well as the fourth-highest peak in the country, Mount Kitanglad.
Visit the Monastery of Transfiguration
You also shouldn’t miss the chance to visit the famous work of one of the greatest Filipino architects of all time, Leandro Locsin. The Monastery of Transfiguration is a favorite tourist destination in Malaybalay because of its exceptional beauty and design. The structure is also the home of Benedictine Monks; that’s why the monastery is also a popular destination for visitors in retreat. You can also buy some of Malaybalay’s famous products here, such as coffee, peanut butter, peanut brittle, and tablea! All of which are made and produced by the monks; that’s why all proceeds will go to the monastery’s funds.
Drop by the D’Stable Eco Resort (Quadra)
Another favorite destination in Malaybalay City is no other than the “Quadra.” The D’Stable Eco Resort is one of the most frequently visited destinations in Bukidnon because it’s only a mere 2 kilometers away from the main highway. The name “Quadra” is a translation for “court” or “block.” That is why dozens of ranches are located in this lovely place! If you’re wondering, Bukidnon is the Philippine version of the United States Texas. So, expect to meet some of the finest Filipino cowboys here who’ll teach you how to ride a horse like a pro!
Quadra also has rooms and cottages for rent, so be sure to avail them since the resort is also a convenient location to travel around the city.
Buy Souvenirs from Malaybalay Souvenir Shops
It is already a Filipino tradition to buy souvenirs for yourself and your family and friends whenever you travel to other places! That is why you shouldn’t forget to drop by Malaybalay City’s Souvenir Shops. You can easily find some of the best souvenir shops along the main route, Sayre Highway. Be sure to take home some of Bukidnon’s top products, such as the hinabol, a woven native fabric, and pineapples! And speaking of pineapples, the next destination on the list is also a must-visit!
Harvest Pineapples at the Del Monte Pineapple Plantation and Golf Course
Del Monte’s most extensive pineapple plantation can be found near the city of Malaybalay, too! We all know that Del Monte is one of the top brands in the Philippines producing canned pineapple products, right? We’re also aware of the top-notch quality of all their products, am I correct? So, imagine having the opportunity to taste their products right before they’re processed in cans! That’ll be a beautiful thing to remember, indeed. There are also a lot of things to do at the plantation, such as having a meal at the clubhouse and visiting their very own golf course!
Visit the Roxas Monument
One of the historic landmarks you should visit and respect is the Roxas Monument located at Barangay Dalwangan in Malaybalay City. This spot honoring the great president Manuel Roxas is also a place identifying where the Northern and Southern Army of the US Air Force linked, which significantly impacted World War II.
Explore Around the Ereccion Del Pueblo
This golden monument which is erected to honor the “Creation of Town” or the foundation of the City of Malaybalay, is also one of the famous landmarks in the city. It depicts the historic agreement between the Spanish government and local leaders of Malaybalay in 1877 to establish a town.
Visit the Lapanday Pineapple Farm
Oh, you thought we were already finished with pineapples? Well, not quite yet because you should also visit the famous Lapanday Pineapple Farm in Malaybalay City. It is said that the sweetest pineapples in the country can be found on this very farm, so be sure to have a taste! Bananas are also their top farm-fresh products for export, so you might as well give them a try! Lapanday grows and packs pineapples under the famous brands “Estrella” and “Aloha” as well as the “Honey Pines.”
Breathe Fresh Air at the Kaamulan Nature Park
One of the perks of living in Malaybalay City is that locals can easily access fresh mountain air. Kaamulan Nature Park is one of the top ecotourism destinations because this 500-hectare park is home to hundreds of different fauna species. It is also a popular spot to enjoy various scientific, educational, and historical activities! Overall, Kaamulan Nature Park is perfect for everyone in the family, so don’t miss the chance to visit it!
Get Closer to Nature in the BirdWatch Tower
While you’re at it, you can also visit the famous Mt. Kitanglad Bird Watching Site located at Barangay Dalwangan, in Malaybalay City. Here, you’ll get to watch and see beautiful species of birds such as the Hanging Parakeet, Brahman Kite, and our one and only Philippine pride, the Philippine Eagle.
Explore Around the Bukidnon Provincial Capitol
Finally, you also must not miss the chance to explore the Bukidnon Provincial Capitol, where you can tour the beautiful city of Malaybalay. Different establishments such as cafes, restaurants, malls, and markets are accessible from the capital, so make sure to immerse yourself with the rich culture and unique urban experience that Malaybalay City offers!
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