The Banza Church Ruins is the oldest stone church in Mindanao. The church was built in 1622 by the Augustiniant friars but suffered massive destuction by the Moros in 1752. The only part left here is the bell tower enveloped by a Balete tree. The church has a majestic view of the Agusan river.
RUBBISH HEAP OF HISTORY - This is where the early men (around 7,000 years) dump their trash. Here you see piles of fresh water shells, stone tools and skeletal fragments. This is own my the Bequibel Family. There is no entrance fee.
I hired a driver and a tryk going to the places around Butuan City. This site was the first site I went to.
A great day trip is to go to Carmen where there is a day resort called Jurassic. You can order food and beverage there and have it served to your own nipa hut that hovers over the water. Step off into the warm waters and snorkle and swim. Small bancas will take you for a tour up or down the coast for P20 or less. Whole resort is somewhat built into an old lava flow where huts are scattered around that you rent for the day. The facility has showers and I think provisions to stay the night in one of their small cottages. Disabled persons should not attempt to go here due to the stairs one must navigate to get to the water. Whole resort has unique concrete formed animals and other art all around the resort. Great place to take small kids and family. Recommend small children have flotation device while swimming. Fair snorkling with many types of tropical fish that one can see and identify. Can be a bit rough to swim on windy days.
San Jose Street, Butuan City, , 8600, Philippines
Good for: Families
Probably one of the best night spots in Butuan would be Big Joes. I have heard some great bands there and the service is good. Like any night spot, it is loud but, you can go outside to the other areas of the club and have conversations without screeming in someone's ear.
Dress Code: Must wear shoes and be moderately dressed. Casual atmosphere.