Basilan is the place of peace weavers where the Yakans are, mainly called “Weavers of Peace,” live. Serenity and peace will surely attain there. Some of these destinations below are good places to visit!
10 Basilan Tourist Spots
Bulingan Falls is a great place to visit if you’re looking for anything different than swimming on the beach. It features terraced slopes that carve a lovely little basin where you may go for a refreshing dip. The falls are 30 feet tall and surrounded by beautiful vegetation.
Yakan Heritage Building
Yakan Heritage Building is a great place to visit if you want to learn about the culture of the locals. It is here that you may see how the Yakan people live.
Lamitan Eco-Park comprises 14 hectares and stretches all the way to Basilan’s forested mountains. It features a variety of sustainability activities, including environmentally friendly research programs and waste management facilities. The park uses agricultural practices such as composting to produce organic fertilizer, ensuring that you breathe clean air.
Basilan Peak/Puno Mahaji
With a height of 998 meters above sea level, Basilan Peak is the highest peak on the island. It is one of the Philippines’ least visited mountains. Its slope is covered with dense forests, which are home to endangered wildlife species.
Basilan’s Pink Beach
If you’ve heard of the pink beaches of Zamboanga City or Sorsogon, you’ll be interested to know that Basilan has one as well. It’s called Langgas Island, and it’s quickly becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations in the province. Crushed red corals in the sand are responsible for their pinkish hue.
Kaum Purnah Mosque
The Kaum Purnah Mosque is one of the province’s oldest mosques. Its magnificent architecture will greet you as you board the Isabela ferry. It is also a famous pilgrimage spot for the Muslim community in the area.
Datu Kalun Shrine
Datu Kalun, a well-known Yakan leader who led revolts against foreign invaders, is honored at the temple. Despite the Spaniards’ 300-year domination, followed by the Americans, Datu Kalun and other Muslim leaders are credited with the Muslim archipelago’s independence.
Enjoy Cabuna Falls, one of the most easily accessible Basilan tourist attractions, which is only a few meters from the roads. It cascades for about 30 meters to a naturally formed pool. You can get a quick picture with it!
Travel bloggers frequently compare Kayumkuman Island to Boracay in Basilan. This is due to its powdery white sand beaches, which can also be found on the province’s neighboring islands. You can also go snorkeling because many areas have abundant coral life.
Tinuse Beach also features a long expanse of white sand. Enjoy wandering around while being caressed by the sea breeze. Alternatively, dive into the clear waters for a spectacular encounter with colorful fish and vibrant coral life.
Basilan, sincerely, offers a peaceful vacation, so consider booking and traveling now!
Hi, I’m Eden. A Mindanaoan who believes nature and adventure are intertwined. A pursuer of purpose and life. A wonderer and wanderer in one. Looking beyond the horizon and up for the challenge of experiencing travel spots in the Philippines!