Nature, Culture and Adventure!
is the second largest island of the country. It is an interesting island
in many respects.
Mindanao is one of the
three islands in the
Philippines where there are good possibilities to explore the
tropical rainforest. Still a big part of the original jungle is conserved
here. For tourists seeking adventure Mindanao offers possibilities for jungle tracking and climbing the
highest mountain of the Philippines. Visiting the second largest lake
of the country is also possible. Visitors of
the island who are interested in culture could make a daytrip to one of the mountain tribes.
There are still several indigenous
people living on Mindanao. They are traditional in many respects.
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the daily life of the Mindanao people
the rural areas you can meet the farmers and see their traditional ways
of working on the fields. In the coastal areas you can visit the
fishermen villages. On the beaches you sure will be able to see
the way how young children are fishing with their nets.
try to catch a specific tiny 'baby' fish, the 'Bangus fry'.
They catch these
Bangus fry to put
them in ponds on the land, where the fry will grow up to the grownup
National fish of the Philippines, the Bangus (milkfish).
the sacred mountain
3144 meters above
sea-level, the highest peak in the Philippines.
The name makes
that clear! 'Apo'
means "grandfather of all mountains". For the indigenous
people living in the mountain area,
Mount Apo is considered
sacred. The origin of the mountain is
volcanic. It is an inactive volcano. No eruptions were ever recorded.
This huge mountain is attractive for nature lovers and sportive mountain
climbers. Guided trips are organized by the Department of Tourism in
Davao City. The attractions during this mountain tracking are plenty.
You will get the feeling of being part of the environment during your
walking trip through the forest and alongside the slopes of the
The mount Apo area is the last
remaining territory of the Philippine Eagle in the country. On the island it is possible to make an excursion into the
tropical rainforest to discover the Philippine eagle, the National
Bird of the Philippines, which is known as the monkey eating eagle.
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