Nature lovers are sure to appreciate the untouched paradise that is Misamis Occidental all. From virgin rain forests, coral reefs, stunning waterfalls, lush mangrove forests, to easy-to-visit nature reserves, and immaculate beaches, a visit to this area offers a glimpse of Mother Nature in her hardly untouched state. It is here where nature is greenest. Apart from its ecotourism treasures, the Province has a rich heritage and colorful and unique festivals not to mention a variety of food that would impress even the most discriminating of travelers.
HOW TO GET THERE:
The Province of Misamis Occidental can be reached by via daily flights from Manila and Cebu. It is also interconnected by land via neighboring Provinces Lanao del Norte, Zamboanga del Norte, Misamis Oriental and Cagayan de Oro.
Buses and van hires also regularly ply the routes to Ozamiz, Oroquieta, and Tangub.
Daily boat trips from Cebu and Manila are available from the port of Ozamiz City. A RORO to Siquijor is also available from the Plaridel port.
Buses, vans and other PUVs are convenient ways to get around the province.
CHRISTMAS SYMBOLS FESTIVAL
This unique festival, which started with a heartwarming love story of a young Mayor wanting to impress his wife by lighting up a Plaza at Christmas time and the young wife who wanted to share the different destinations of the world with their people in the City has transformed the once sleepy town of Tangub into the Christmas Symbols Capital of the Philippines. Travel the world in Tangub City as you visit 16 Iconic life-sized lighted replicas of tourist destinations around the world built by the community craftsmen and citizens of the City with a passport which you can fill with country stamps which keep as a souvenir! Celebrating Christmas in this village is an unforgettable experience worthy of an honored place in your bucket list!