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3 Fun Mindanao Festivals This October

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Ida Damo | Oct 04, 2018

3 Fun Mindanao Festivals This October
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Photo from Zamboanga Hermosa Facebook page

Get ready to visit Asia’s Latin city, Zamboanga, as it celebrates its Zamboanga Hermosa Festival October 1-13.  Revel in the coming together of the diverse cultures of the Christians, Lumad, and Muslims at the same time take time to discover the city’s beautiful natural tourist attractions like the Merloquet Falls and the pink sand of Sta. Cruz Island, sample their dishes such as the curacha, and be amazed at the Zambangueños’ devotion to the Nuestra Señora La Virgen del Pilar. 

READ: 10 Reasons To Love Zamboanga: Beauty Beyond Conflict 

Here’s the schedule of events:

 

How to get there:
Major airlines fly daily to Zamboanga City from Manila and Cebu.  Coordinate with the Zamboanga City Tourism Office for tours.

Lubi-Lubi is in honor of Glan, Sarangani’s main agricultural product, the coconut. The festivities start on October 1 and lasts until October 8 with streetdancing using different parts of the coconut as costumes.
While in Glan, do visit their century-old acacia trees, their heritage houses, and the pristine white sand beaches.

READ: Your Weekend Getaway Guide to Sarangani: For Couples Or The Family 

Checkout the schedule of events:

How to get there:
Major airlines fly daily to General Santos from Manila and Cebu.  From the airport, head off to the Van Station in KCC Mall Veranza to catch a ride to Glan.

Photo from Camiguin Tourism's Facebook page

Lastly, savor the sweetest lanzones in the island born of fire—Camiguin on October 21-28. Locals call the succulent fruit as Buahan and lanzones eating contests are common in the different municipalities of the island.

Together with the lanzones eating is the thirst to explore the island’s tourist drawers like the White Island, Giant Clams Sanctuary, Sunken Cemetery, to name a few.  Don’t forget to capture the fiery and beautiful sunsets from its shores or try out the adrenaline-pumping aerobatic or aerotour of Camiguin Aviation.

READ: Camiguin Aviation Opens To Public And It Wants You To Co-Pilot A Plane 

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How to get there:
Manila to Camiguin (by plane)
There are several airlines with flights from Manila to Camiguin.
Cagayan de Oro to Camiguin (by plane then Roro)
•    Flights from Manila to Cagayan de Oro are available
•    Ferry from Cagayan de Oro to Benoni, Camiguin 
Bohol to Camiguin (by plane then Roro)
•    Flights from Manila to Bohol are available
•    Ferry from Jagna, Bohol to Benoni, Camiguin
Cebu to Camiguin (by plane then Roro)
•    Flights from Manila to Cebu are available
•    Ferry from Cebu City to Camiguin
Where to eat: The Beehive 
Where to Stay: Casa de Cutab  

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