Agusan del Sur is the 4th largest province of the Philippines blessed with vast agricultural lands and natural tourist spots. Several years back, the province attracted the attention of the crowd when the largest crocodile in the world ever measured was caught on Bunawan, lurking in Agusan River.
Since then, more people began to wonder about the tourist spots in the province. This leads travel enthusiasts to experience the amazing natural destinations in Agusan del Sur which includes wetlands, mountains, waterfalls, rivers and a lot more.
Moreover, travelers and adventurers who want to support the tourism of the province began exploring more places to visit. They found out pristine caves hidden in the jungles and several promising tourism sites.
Agusan del Sur is a fertile landlock province where the famous Agusan River is almost at its center. The river flows from south to north which seems to divide the land. Forest-clad mountain ranges are positioned on its western and eastern sides forming a valley at its central area.
This province belongs to Caraga Region in Mindanao and is being surrounded by its neighboring provinces of Agusan del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Davao Oriental, Compostela Valley, Davao del Norte, Bukidnon and Misamis Oriental. Over 700,000 residents here speak in mainly Cebuano, Manobo, Filipino and English languages. The town of Prosperidad serves as its capital.
For you to have a glimpse of the its natural beauty, check out the most popular tourist spots in Agusan del Sur below.
Top 10 Tourist Spots in Agusan del Sur
1. Agusan Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary
A tour in Agusan Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary would be a very unique and unforgettable experience in Agusan del Sur. It is considered as one of the most ecologically significant wetlands in the Philippines encompassing about 14,000 hectares of interconnecting rivers, channels, lakes, swamp forests and hydrophytic plants.
The marsh has been a habitat of freshwater fishes and turtles all year round. Moreover, astonishing number of ducks come in the marsh to nest during rainy season. While thousands of wild birds flocks from other countries to find refuge away from ice-cold winter winds during rainy season.
Aside from bird-watching, sightseeing, cruising with a dug-out canoe, and possible swimming, you’ll also get to experience the life and culture of the Manobo Tribe. They are living on floating houses as a community. Contact the Banawan Tourism Center if you are planning to visit here.
Agusan Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Bunawan, Agusan del Sur.
2. Mount Magdiwata
Mount Magdiwata is one of the tourist spots in Agusan del Sur, a favored trekking destination among the locals and foreign mountaineers. Standing about 592 meters above sea level, it is a beautiful sight to behold especially in the town of San Francisco. Most trekkers reach the summit plateau in just one day where it offers beautiful views of Agusan Marsh and some part of the province.
Cloaked with tropical rainforest, this mountain is a sanctuary of wild animals such as Philippine deers, monkeys and tarshiers. The springs and creeks found on the mountain serve as sources of potable water in the province.
Mount Magdiwata is situated in San Francisco, Agusan del Sur.