Butuan Travel Guide

  • Sunset view at the Banza Church Ruins
    Sunset view at the Banza Church Ruins
    by crisgastardo
  • i always had a pose everytime i stay here
    i always had a pose everytime i stay...
    by crisgastardo
  • the pond outside the deluxe rooms
    the pond outside the deluxe rooms
    by crisgastardo

Butuan Things to Do

  • heydelin's Profile Photo

    by heydelin Written Jun 17, 2013

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    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.

    Banza church ruins The history behind Banza church ruins me and a VT flag atop Banza church ruins in the Balete tree hole resides the 200 y/o church Banza church ruins
    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Historical Travel
    • Archeology

    Was this review helpful?

  • heydelin's Profile Photo

    by heydelin Written Jun 17, 2013

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    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.

    VT Flag on the shell midden rubbish heaps of history me at the shell midden shells
    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Historical Travel
    • Archeology

    Was this review helpful?

  • by Exportman Written Apr 1, 2006

    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.

    Awesome beauty The view from your private nipa hut Some of the concrete animals that are all over One of the private nipa huts you can rent One of the private nipa huts you can rent
    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Diving and Snorkeling

    Was this review helpful?

Butuan Hotels

Butuan Nightlife

  • by Exportman Written Apr 1, 2006

    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.

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Butuan

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

49 travelers online now

Comments

Butuan Travel Guide
Map of Butuan

View all Butuan hotels