Things To Do In Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon - Home to Del Monte's Pineapple Plantation, Dahilayan and kampojuan
You know you're in Manolo Fortich when you pass by the vast pineapple plantation along the roads in Barangay Agusan Canyon, Barangay San Miguel and other parts of the municipality. The big pineapple situated at the crossing near the entrance to Camp Phillips is a perfect representation of Del Monte's presence in this northern town in Bukidnon. Their municipal plaza is also not to miss when you get there.
|Manolo Fortich Municipal Plaza aka Manolo Fortich Centennial Plaza|
THINGS TO DO IN MANOLO FORTICH, BUKIDNON
There are a lot of things you can do in the municipality. Some of the places you can visit and things to do in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon are: The Big Pineapple, Dahilayan Forest Park, Dahilayan Adventure Park, kampojuan, Camp Phillips Plaza, Del Monte Club House, Del Monte Golf and Country Club, Immaculate Conception Parish, Manolo Fortich Municipal Hall and Plaza, Manolo Fortich Gymnasium, Manolo Fortich Municipal Plaza, Damilag Forebay, etc.
MANOLO FORTICH TOWN PROPER
In the town proper, Immaculate Conception Parish, Manolo Fortich Municipal Plaza and Manolo Fortich Gymnasium are just a close walking distance to each other. Prince Mall and the bus terminal are also a walking distance from the town proper.
|Immaculate Conception Parish Manolo Fortich Bukidnon|
|Manolo Fortich Centennial Plaza (Thanks to my friend's friend, Israel for this picture)|
DAHILAYAN FOREST PARK AND DAHILAYAN ADVENTURE PARK
These forest park and adventure park are two of the most famous attractions in Bukidnon Province today. You can actually stay overnight there. These parks are situated in Barangay Dahilayan, Manolo Fortich. Click here or the image below for more info.
|Dahilayan Forest Park and Dahilayan Adventure Park, Entrance Fee, Ride Fee and More Info|
THE BIG PINEAPPLE
The Big Pineapple is a site to behold and a landmark you don't want to miss when you get to Manolo Fortich. Make sure to strike a pose when you pass by this landmark on your way to Dahilayan Forest Park and Dahilayan Adventure Park.
|The Big Pineapple nearby Camp Phillips Entrance in Manolo Fortich|
CAMP PHILLIPS PLAZA
If you have ample time, make sure to drop by Camp Phillips Plaza in Camp Phillips Road.
|Camp Phillips Plaza - Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon|
DEL MONTE CLUB HOUSE AND DEL MONTE GOLF COURSE AND COUNTRY CLUB
Also worth your visit are Del Monte's Club House and Golf Course and Country Club situated in Sitio Cawayanon, Barangay San Miguel, Manolo Fortich.
|Del Monte's Club House, Golf Course and Country Club situated in Sitio Cawayanon, Barangay San Miguel, Manolo Fortich|
KAMPOJUAN ADVENTURE PARK
kampojuan is yet another popular tourist attraction in Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon. It is home to Asia's first anicycle. Click here or the image below for more info. kampojuan is situated in Dicklum, Manolo Fortich.
|kampojuan Eco Adventure Park - Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon|
THE HERITAGE HOUSE
The Heritage House is a repository of various artifacts of Dr. Juan Acosta and Dr. Socorro Fama Olaivar-Acosta's possessions from their ancestral homes in Northern Luzon and Central Visayas as well as collections from other regions of the Philippines. This house is situated inside kampojuan.
|The Heritage House at kampojuan|
THE MACARTHUR MONUMENT
The MacArthur Monument is the site of the World War II Del Monte Airfield from which Douglas MacArthur was evacuated to Australia from the Philippines after the fall of Corregidor and Bataan. You will pass this monument just a few meters before reaching kampojuan in Dicklum, Manolo Fortich.
|The MacArthur Monument - Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon|
PLACES TO STAY IN MANOLO FORTICH
If you don't have a family or friend in Manolo Fortich, some of the places you may want to stay in Manolo Fortich are Dahilayan Forest Park, Dahilayan Adventure Park, kampoJuan or you may want to stay overnight in Ultra Winds Mountain Resort or in the nearby Cagayan de Oro City. As for me, I was blessed to be accommodated by my friend, his wife and his wife's family in Damilag (Thanks Michael James and Evvan!). Also check out Seven Seas Waterpark in Misamis Oriental.
|Damilag Forebay - Damilag, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon|
HOW TO GO TO MANOLO FORTICH
This guide is on how to go to Manolo Fortich from Cebu or Manila via Cagayan de Oro City by air and sea.
- By air: Book a flight from Cebu or Manila to Cagayan de Oro City thru Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines or Air Asia. Then go to your airport of origin to catch your flight for Cagayan de Oro City.By sea: You can book your tickets at 2GO Travel, Trans-Asia or any other shipping lines plying the route Cebu to Cagayan de Oro or Manila to Cagayan de Oro.
- If you travel by air: You will land in Misamis Oriental at Laguindingan Airport. Upon your exit, you may either book a taxi to bring you directly to your desired destination above or you can book a van if you are a large group. If you want you can book a tour from Loyloy (my friend's brother). He can be reached at 0936-304-9593 (Globe/TM). If you travel by sea: From the port, book a taxi for your desired destination.
- If you are from other parts of Bukidnon, you may book a tour from Loyloy (my friend's brother) to pick you up at Manolo Fortich Terminal. He can be reached at 0936-304-9593 (Globe/TM), or if you want to do it yourself, here's a guide from my friend: Ride a bus/van bound for Manolo Fortich and from the terminal or Prince Mall, ride a multicab heading to your desired destination. If you intend to tour several attractions above, it is advisable to book a tour, dulog is the name of their rickshaw. For dulog tour, you may book any dulog driver at the Prince Mall or you may contact Charlie at +63 905 172 9285 or if you are a large group, you may book a van, contact Loyloy (my friend's brother). He can be reached at 09977910220 (Globe/TM) or his brother Michael at 09066401892 (Globe/TM).
|Thank you to these guys for picking me up at McDonalds near Limketkai Mall. To those who would like to book a tour, please contact Loyloy, the one in white shirt at the back. He can be reached at 09977910220 (Globe/TM)|
|Del Monte Pineapple tour in Bukidnon thru a Dulog. After our kampojuan tour, we roam around Manolo Fortich with a Dulog, their version of tricycle, rela and tuktuk.|
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