Thursday, February 7, 2013

Tourist Attractions in Maramag, Bukidnon

Maramag is a first class municipality in the Province of Bukidnon.  It is located about  53 kilometers south of the province capital Malaybalay City.  It’s  landlocked location made it  strategically accessible for those coming from the Cagayan de Oro, Davao City, Lanao del Sur and Cotabato.  Maramag is an impressively progressive town. Aside from its vast agricultural lands, it is also home to Pulangui IV Hydro Electric Plant which supplies power to various provinces in Mindanao. Crystal Sugar Mill, one of the only two sugar mills in Bukidnon, is also found here.
Aside from being economically progressive, Maramag also boasts of a number of tourist attractions. One just needs to linger a little bit longer to discover that this place has a lot to offer to tourists and backpackers alike.
Waig Crystal Spring Resort in North Poblacion

Spring Resorts - Blessed with abundant sources of spring water, Maramag has the most number of cold spring resorts in the whole of Bukidnon. In fact, the Sanguniang Panlalawigan already declared it as the province’s “eco-resort capital”. Some of these resorts are already well-developed with overnight accommodations, restaurants and other modern amenities. Have a cold and relaxing dip in any of the four most popular resorts here: RR Family Spring Resort, Waig Crystal Spring Resort, Edlimar Farm and Spring Resort and MGM Mountain Resort. These resorts are located not that far from each other and it is very much possible to hop from one resort to another in just one day.  
 RR Family Spring Resort in Barangay Tubigon

Kahalawan Te Sebseb Festival - As gratitude to their abundant water resources, Maramag celebrates the Kahalawan Te Sebseb or the Festival of Springs every June 30. This DOT-endorsed festival is the main highlight of the Araw ng Maramag festivities.  It features a lively and colorful street dancing and tableau competition which showcased the legends of the place.
Musuan Peak in Brngy. Dologon
Musuan Peak- Also known as Mount Musuan and Mount Calayo, this active volcano stood a few hundred meters away from the national highway. A favorite hiking destination due to its accessibility and well-established trail, its peak offers a sweeping panoramic view of sugarcane and rice fields, the mighty Pulangui River and mountain ranges from afar. On its foot lies the Musuan Peak Zoological and Botancial Garden where students from the nearby Central Mindanao University usually do their research. The Philippine Carabao Center is also located at the foot of Musuan Peak. It is where one can buy delicacies made from fresh carabao’s milk.
 Photo by Tupe "The Trekero" Diaz. Visit his BLOG for more photos of Maramag Falls.
Maramag Falls – The falls has a cascade of about 20 meters, a wide base and astounding rock formations. It can be easily reached through a 30-minute (or less) hike from the highway of Barangay Camp 1. The falls is not that popular yet but has  the potential to become Maramag’s next top tourist draw.
Zubiri Deer Farm and Aviary – Located adjacent to the highway of Brngy. Base Camp, this patch of forested area is home to various breed of deers, birds, monkeys and crocodiles. The trees provide a cool shade as you roam around this mini-zoo owned by former senator Miguel Zubiri. 

How To Get There:

Buses coming from Cagayan de Oro and going to Davao City, Wao, Lanao del Sur, General Santos, Banisilan, Cotabato and Tacurong all pass by Maramag. If you’re coming from Cagayan de Oro, you will pass by the entrance of Musuan Peak as well as the roads leading to the spring resorts listed above before you will reach the Maramag Integrated Bus Terminal. Just tell the bus conductor to drop you off your intended destination. You may also visit the Municipal Tourism Office or ask the locals on how to go to around the place.

Where to Eat:

Kharlas Manokan is known for its  lechon manok and juicy pork liempo while Atecles Grill serves the best BBQ in town. For even more affordable food choices, check out the two municipal food courts situated a few steps away from the Maramag Integrated Bus Terminal.

Where To Stay:
1.    Villa Estela Fine Inn 1 & 2:  0918-9642884; 0916-9213676; 088-2385582; 088-3561057
2.    Waig Crystal Spring Resort:  0921-2086304; 088-3561111
3.    RR Family Spring Resort:  0916-9900015; 0912-8300333
4.    MGM Mountain Resort:  0920-4225611; 088-3561887
5.    Edlimar Farm and Spring Resort: 0917-7622904; 0906-7891741
6.    Casa de Bien Pension House: 0908-7694208
*The spring resorts are far from the Poblacion, Villa Estela is near the Municipal Hall while Casa Bien is nearest to the town center. Visit this LINK for the complete list of Accommodations in Maramag.

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  1. it's more fun in maramag. the eco-tourism capital of bukidnon...

  2. another reason to re-visit Bukidnon! stunning photos as always Earl. :)

  3. Wow! I had a wonderful time reading your post and seeing the images you've shared with us. Hope to visit this stunning resort in bukidnon this summer. Big thanks for sharing.

  4. I'm proud to be a native of this country! We have real natural wealth that people across the globe will travel for...Thanks for sharing.

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  5. I would like to thank you for the efforts you have made in writing this article.

  6. ~ I had so much fun reading your post and able to see the images that you have been captured :). I hope to see and visit this place.

  7. Spending huge amount for Tourist Destinations is uneccessary today. There is a company that offers low cost service and has a bundle of great travel packages. You just have to pick one and wait for the time that you will travel to enjoy their one of a kind service.

  8. Maramag is underrated as a tourist destination. There's so many places to enjoy there.

  9. We'll be visiting RR resort this coming far is the zubiri aviary from RR?


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