Bukidnon: Baguio of the South

7.18.10 Bukidnon is one of the coldest regions in Mindanao. The province actually sits on a plateau and is surrounded by mountains.The temperature here can be compared to that of Baguio's.

Because of our tight schedule, we weren't  able to include the province's capital, Malaybalay in our itinerary.

From Lumbia airport in Cagayan de Oro, we headed straight to Manolo Fortich.

Our first stop is at Dahilayan Adventure Park, famous for having the longest dual cable zipline in Asia.  Along the way, we passed by Camp Philips – where the top executives of Del Monte Phils. live with their families and the 20,000-hectare pineapple plantation.

camp phillips

dahilayan adventure park
Dahilayan Adventure Park (from Tetah)
Current rates of zipline:
150m+320m – P250
840m – P500
150m+320m+ 840m – P600


There are about 25+ on the waiting list for the zipline when we arrived and they were not accepting bookings until 1PM so we decided to have lunch first. There’s a restaurant a few steps away from the park so we decided to check it out.

Parang Baguio lang (from Dude)

Cowboy's Grill (from Tetah)

cowboy's grill

They serve chicken, lamb, t-bone, porterhouse, pork steak, etc.


Porksteak w/ rice @ Php180

Best steak I’ve tried so far. If they have this in Manila, I would definitely eat there kahit every week pa!

 After lunch, we headed back to Dahilayan Park then my friends booked for the Zipline while some of us (yes, including me) stayed at the viewing deck. Tamad lang eh.

 BFFs (from Tetah)

Daks and Bigs (from Tetah)

They were transported to the starting point of the 840m zipline by this truck.

safari jeep
(from Tetah)

at the 840m zipline (from Tetah)

Ooops. (From Tetah)

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By 4PM, we left Dahilayan and made a short stop along the plantation.

(from Caloi)

(from Caloi)

After a few photo ops, we drove back to Camp Phillips and headed to the Del Monte golf and country club to sample their steak. We've read that the restaurant closes at 5pm but when we got there,we were surprised to see that it closes at 3pm on Sundays. Failed. Sayang! But at least we saved almost P500 (pampalubag loob)

del monte
nagpicture na lang sa pinya (from Caloi)

Back to CDO...

---Thanks to my dear friends for the additional photos...