Tourist Features



  1. Camp Gen. Salipada K. Pendatun – The reputed camp which was renamed after the great Filipino statesman, soldier and gentleman has been the barracks of many Filipino noble gentleman-in-arms.
      Location: Parang Municipality

  1. Tombs of Sultan Kudarat and Datu Mastura – The tomb of Sultan Kudarat, one of the most highly hailed Maguindanao heroes and from whom the name of the municipality derived, and is located in the heart of the municipality. His eminence manifested the strong will up the early Maguindanaon for self-determination devoid of any foreign influences and also the tomb of Datu Mastura, another Maguindanao figure who contributed much of the evolvement of the present Maguindanao.
      Location: Sultan Kudarat

  1. Blue Lagoon (Marguez Lagoon) – named after the heavily hued water that tries to fill the brim of the pond. It is naturally enclosure of body of warmth and polarity whispering on of the beauties and splendid ness too rare to be found anywhere else.
      Location: Dinaig

  1. Limpongo Hotspring – the only manifest one of the nature’s breath of awe and wonder. The warm water that gushes forth from the spring provides the wholesome pleasure and relaxation for Cotabato City dwellers and people from the hinterlands.
      Location: Shariff Aguak

  1. Punta Beach – Is the northern counterpart of Kusiong Beach with Cotabato City as point of reference. City dwellers and people, and nearby dwellers flock to this beach especially during weekends they get the relaxing breath of sea breeze. Location: Parang

  1. Ous Lady of Lourdes Grotto – Owned and operated by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate, the holy place with its aura of peace and contentment is a venue where the Cotabatenos find their way if solace and spiritual revival.
      Location: Datu Odin Sinsuat

  1. Lake Balut – About 2 km away from the Cotabato – Malabang National Highway, the lake has an area of 11 ha, with a naturally grown tilapia, catfish and other freshwater creatures.
      Location: Sultan Kudarat
  1. Tumingay Lake – An 11 ha. Lake nested on the group of hills which hereto preserve its virginity and natural sceneries. Surrounded by naturally growing trees and groups of Islands of water lilies, the lake offers a very comforting breathtaking.
      Location: Sultan Kudarat

  1. Kiga Falls, Sapala Falls and Tabuan Falls – This magnificent wonder of nature is a sight to behold where cool, clear water gushes down from top of the mountain. Aside from its nature preserve sceneries, the site is also ideal for spiritual upliftment.
      Location: Upi

  1. Bogo Diving Spot – Noted for its splendid ness for swimming, recreation, fishing and scuba diving.


  1. Tomb of Jose Abad Santos – Tomb of a great Filipino whose love of the country offered himself sacrifices to the political power of the Japanese Imperial Army of WW II. His courage and determination in facing the muzzles of deadly guns of the Japanese firing squad proved once more the Filipinos love for freedom from foreign domination.
      Location: Malabang

  1. Japanese Fort – Now accommodates the Municipality’s Phil. Nat’l Police Headquarter. The barracks is self-sustaining with potable crystal-clear spring water where local residents flock for their drinking water, have their bath and wash their clothes.
      Location: Malabang

  1. Mabul Beach – is a mile long glistering sandy beach being splashed upon by dashing dark blue seawater. The beach is perfect for fishing and sailing.
      Location: Malabang

  1. Lake Lanao and its Twin Islets – The most breath-taking scene in the region noted for its lust countryside is the area fringing Lake Lanao.
      Location: Marawi

  1. Lake Dapao – A picturesque body of clear water situated above a foggy range of rolling hills.
      Location: Pualas

  1. The Sleeping Lady – Gazing toward the Southwest from the wertern side of Lake Lanao, one can behold a delicately formed sleeping lady out of the natural curvature of Lanao Sur’s mountain ranges.
      Location: Lanao del Sur

  1. Sumpitan Falls – Located in Balindong, could be reached through a heavy rugged terrain about 3 km away from the Nat’l highway. The spot is composed of seven levels of falls ranging from five to forty feet elevation with natural swimming pool evenly fall.
            Location: Balindong

  1. Century-Old Torogan – are old royal house made of hard wood with post made up of whole tree-trunks. Torogans are usually dominated with artistically carved designs.
      Location: Marawi

  1. Kanapnapan Falls – Located at the heartland of a 400 ha forest reservationdwarfs at its towering height of 400 ft. It rumbles river water at great gallop showering flora and fauna with vapors that also form cycles of eye captivating rainbows.
      Location: Marawi

  1. Iga-Bai Waterfalls – Located about a mile west of the growth center of barangay Iga-Bai. It brags of tiny streams of mineral water which gushes out from the several breaks of hill-sized boulder shrouded by outgrowth of brushes and towering trees.
      Location: Balabagan

  1.  Barurao Springs – Located in Balabagan about 300 m west of Nat’l highway. It is about 1000 m of crystalline water briskly emerging from many outlets of various sizes from underneath the pool.
      Location: Balabagan


  1. The Walled City – in the midst of the town of Jolo is the smallest walled city in the world. What has become now of this once historically Majestic City is the deteriorating aftermath caused by age, neglected and abused and inflicted by modernity. The walled City justified the bravery of the people of Sulu in appraising foreign control over the archipelago.
      Location: Jolo

  1. American Cavalry Monument – This bespeak the Americans direct foreign intervention in the internal affairs of the Filipino in the first half of the 20th century.
      Location: Jolo

  1. Fort Asturias – is also a legacy foreign interference in a fort Asturias which now serves as abode to the local PNP Command of Jolo.
      Location: Jolo

  1. Provincial Capitol – a capitol which construction is credited to Gov. Murphy Sankula (1968 – 1972) draws the eyes of visitors for its Moorish inspired architectural design. It is here where we can find the great glasswork Sarimanok of Abdulmari Imao, a renowned Tausug artist
      Location: Jolo

  1. Tomb of Rajah Baguinda – At Bud Datu or the mountain of Prince lays the tomb of Rajah Baguinda a Muslim prince from Manangkaw, Sumatra, who in the year 1390 brought the wisdom of the Islam religion in Sulu. Numerous followers of the faith flock to the tomb for local pilgrimage.
      Location: Jolo

  1. Sulu Provincial Museum – This Lone Museum in Sulu contains artifacts, relics and other works on historical and archeological value of great worth to the people inhabiting the island for the part centuries.
      Location: Jolo

  1. White Sandy Beaches – Sulu is very proud of its short and long stretches of White Sandy Beaches that illuminate the shores of its islands and islets.

  1. Princess Tarhata Shrine – Located at Maubuh, Patikul in memory of the 1st Tausug Muslim Scholar to Harverd University, USA.
            Location: Patikul

  1. Mount Datu – Demand as satellite destination which provides access to the legendary Rajah Baguinda Tomb where tourist/visitors will be excited to see the panoramic views of Jolo town and Marungas Islands (now Hadji Panglima Tahil Municipalities). Its cool and impressive climate can be a substitute for Tagaytay or Baguio in the North.
            Location: Indanan

  1. Darul Jambangan (Palace) – Located at Darul Maimbung, Sulu. Noted for its legendary past and grandeurs where several succeeding Sultanate made the area as the Capitol.
      Location: Maimbung

  1. Pala River – Longest river in Sulu. It originated from Municipalities of Talipao crosses Indanan and ends at Maimbung Higad (Shoreline).
      Location: Talipao

  1. Jikiri Cave – The cave was used by a famous Moro Freedom Fighter Jikiri and his men as safe haven during their insurrection against American injustices.
      Location: Patian Island, Pata

  1. Bangas Island – The Island has splendid crystalline white sand, clear and calm seawater splashing to the shoreline and with naturally preserved coral reefs ssuitable for scuba diving. This site is also famously known for Abalone cultivation.
      Location: Panglima Tahil

  1. Tapaan Island – The Island’s feature is comparably similar to Bangas Island. But only in this island can we find abundance of a rare type of a certain seashell locally called “bussu” (Proudly valued by local residents as their delicacy due to its unique taste).
      Location: Pandami


  1. Sheik Makhdum Mosque – The mosque is situated at Tubig Indangan in Simunul Island is considered to be the first mosque ever built in Phil. Sail. This great work is credited to Sheik Karimmul Makhdum, an Arab missionary who in 1380 AD reached the shores of Simunol and propagated the Islam religion.
      Location: Simunul

  1. Tomb of Sheik Makhdum – In the southern part of the Island of Sibutu lies in the peaceful harmony with nature of the Tomb of Sheik Makhdum.
      Location: Simunul

  1. Gusong Reef – could offer before boasting of their best sea explorations. Gusong Reef equals no other reefs with its most covered colorful and beauteous squads of aquarium and non-aquarium fish of numerous varieties. The place is also top producer of highly priced turtle eggs. 
      Location: Cagayan de Tawi-Tawi

  1. Turtle Islands – also known as “Taganak Island” to the people of Tawi-Tawi. Turtle Island vaunt of its sea turtle which lay hundred of eggs on its seashore. This island was also declared as Natural Wildlife Sanctuary.
      Location: Taganak

  1. Kaban-Kaban Natural Swimming Pool – Tawi-Tawi cannot help offering its natural richness of elegant and beautification characters like the Kaban-Kaban pool with its crystalline water. The place is an excellent resource for picnic goers.
      Location: Simunul

  1. Sibutu Natural Wildlife Sactuary – upon setting foot in the strange wild of the Island one could meet here black, reddish brown, white and spotted black wild boars fragrantly roaming in frenzy. Exotic birds like Oriole, Canaries, Lovebirds, and Parrots of various colors abound the treetops of Sibutu. Its forest is also proud of the “Dandunay” of the peacock variety and the sleek “Labuyo” or wild rooster. Location: Simunul
  1. Bongao Peek – on of the pride of Tawi-Tawi projecting luscious out growths of green forests where hundreds of varied sized monkeys of white and brown varieties find their sanctuary. People who traverse the peak by nightfall speak of its spell sorcery. Going deeper into the peak one can almost touch the pretty heads of wild but tame – looking monkeys which roam and acrobat on the well of tree branches.
            Location: Simunol

  1.  Manuk-Mangkaw – this island lies in the southern side of Simunul derived its name from the branches of an ancient tree which forms the image of a hen, sea farers use this tree as a landmark and teasingly called upon the cluster of branches formed hen to walk Manuk-Mangkaw which means “Walk, hen, Walk”
      Location: Simunul

  1. Tahing-Tahing Beach – Tabawan South Ubian: It was in this place in where a group of American soldiers were inspired to compose the song Tawi-Tawi beach. The place offers a good sight for picnic goers w/ its clear cool water and aura of contentment.
      Location: South Ubian

  1. Sangay Slapo Island – about 30 minutes by pump-boat from Bongao Island noted for its splendid ness for swimming, fishing and scuba diving.
      Location: Simunul

  1. Pearl Farm – A man made; see actual processing of artificial pearl, found in Languyan Municipality.
      Location: Languyan

  1. La Island Beach – A natural site, surrounded by white sand beach; ideal for scuba diving, swimming, fishing, boating and picnicking.
      Location: La Island

  1. Panampangan Island Beach – A natural site, an oval shape, surrounded by white sand beach; ideal for scuba diving, swimming, fishing, boating and panicking. Rich in aquatic resources.
      Location: Sapa-Sapa

  1. Biraddali Water Falls – this magnificent wonder of nature is a site to behold where cool, clear water gushes down from top of the mountain.
      Location: Languyan

  1. Saluag Island Beach – A natural site, surrounded by white sand beach; ideal for scuba diving, fishing and rich in marine resources.
      Location: Sitangkai

  1. Sikulan Island Beach – the gateway to Sitangkai Municipality. Here the “parola” of the lighthouse guides ships and motor land “Kumpit”. The market of International Channel.
      Location: Sitangkai

  1. Tai-Tai Beach – One among the best with crystalline water shoreline, sandy beaches in the west scale of Simunul Island.
      Location: Simunul

  1. Sukarno Beach – A nearby adjacent beach at Bongao Simunul, crystal clear seawater and sandy beach.
      Location: Simunul

  1. Bolobok Cave – Previously used as a fortress against foreign invader now converted into a tourist destination about 8 km from Bongao.
      Location: Bongao

  1. Marlboro Beach – The most popular sandy beach in Mapun.
      Location: Cagayan de Tawi-Tawi

  1. Tangu BeachIsland beach also noted as Paradise Beach of Panglima Sugala. Location: Panglima Sugala


  1. Kalun’s Park/Shrine – This park/shrine was purposely built as a tribute to a known Yakan wily and fearless leader Datu Kalun (a.k.a. Pedro Cuevas a native of Cavite). It is a favored spot for meetings, resting and town walk.
      Location: Lamitan

  1. Museum of Lamitan – It serves as an information center for the development of Lamitan Municipality. It also showcases the colorful and highlights of the traditional Yakan festival called “Lami-lamihan”
  2. Malamaui Island – the gateway to Basilan. Here, the parola of the lighthouse guides ships and vintas to the Channel. Here can also be found the traditional final resting place of the nomad sea-faring Badjaos, Samals, Luans and Banguigui. It also be found the traditional final resting place of the nomad sea-faring Badjaos, Samals, Luans and Banguigui. It also boasts of the only lake in the province with wild ducks.
      Location: Malamaui

  1. Kumalarang Waterfall – This has a 14 m drop waterfall and a proposed site for hydroelectric plant. Picturesque natures preserve soon to be altered by industrial modernization; a time limited scenic opportunity.

  1. White Beach – A fine white sandy beach suitable for recreation, swimming, snorkeling and fishing.
      Location: Malamaui Island

  1. Palm Beach – a beach where most local frequently visit, about 5 km away from the town hall of Lamitan, offers a site suitable for snorkeling, sand bathing.
            Location: Lamitan

  1. Block 35 Falls – Located at Menzi Plantation. This offers a picturesque magnificent wonder of nature. The sight is also ideal for spiritual upliftment.

  1. Balagtasan Falls – The biggest waterfall where the Basila Hydroelectric Plant is situated.

  1. Balas Beach – A cove-shaped about 25 minutes away from the town hall of Lamitan; ideal for scuba diving and water skiing.

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