Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental

“Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. “

Laguindingan is a fourth class municipality in the Province of Misamis Oriental. The most notable landmark is the Laguindingan International Airport which is in between Cagayan de Oro City and Iligan City.

How to get to Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental

From Manila, you will need to ride a plane going to Laguindingan International Airport for about an hour and 45 minutes. There is no sea transportation going to the place. You can either go there coming from Cagayan de Oro or Iligan City by bus through Super 5 or Rural Transit for Php65. The land travel normally takes an hour either of each origin.

Tubajon Aqua Marine Park and Fish Sanctuary

An aqua marine park is consist of an area of sea or lake sometimes a protected zone for recreational use but most of the time, set aside to preserve an specific habitat to ensure that the ecosystem is sustained for the organisms that exists there.

Most marine parks are designated by governments, and organized like ‘watery’ national parks. The government has made efforts to maintain the sanctuary and made sure that there will be no illegal fishing.

The Tubajon Aqua Marine Park and Fish Sanctuary is located at Tubajon, Laguindingan which has a size of 22 hectares.

From the national highway, there will be another 3 km ride within 10 minutes through motorcycle or locally called as “habal-habal” before you reach the area.

There is entrance fee of php20 adults and php10 for kids before you can enter the park. If you are with a group, you can rent a cottage for php300 (small) and php500(big). Please take note that you will need to pay php20 corkage per liter bottle of beverage when purchased outside.

You may also inquire if they have available life jackets for rent. If you are solo traveler, you can ask the motor cycle drive to wait for you or you can ride another one instead. Take your time and enjoy swimming. Make sure to clean as you go. Even if there is an entrance fee, the visitors are also responsible in maintaining the cleanliness of the park.

A project by the Our Lady of Fatima Prayer Group based in Minchinbury, New South Wales, Australia, the statue was completed in 2014. After you visit the aquamarine park, you can ask the driver to drop you off to this location. This is about a kilometer away from the national highway.

Travel Expenses:

  • Iligan to Laguindingan – php50 (100 back&forth)
  • Motorbike –  php50
  • Aquamarine Park Entrance –  php20 (adults) or php10(kids)
  • Cottage Rent – php300 (small) or php500 (bi)

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