Agusan del Sur

Sabagat Hanging Bridge by Joko.evangelista

Discovering Agusan del Sur, Philippines

Agusan del Sur is a landlocked province located in the Caraga Region of Mindanao, Philippines. It is known for its vast agricultural lands, rich cultural heritage, and natural beauty. Its province capital is the municipality of Prosperidad.

This province offers a tranquil retreat away from the bustling city life, making it a unique destination for those seeking peace and an authentic Filipino experience.

Geography and Climate

Agusan del Sur is bordered by Agusan del Norte, Surigao del Sur, Davao de Oro, Davao del Norte, Compostela Valley, and Bukidnon. It is characterized by rolling hills, flatlands, and river valleys. The climate is generally tropical with no pronounced dry season, but it is cooler in the upland areas.

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Attractions and Activities

1. Lake Sebu
Though not entirely within Agusan del Sur, Lake Sebu near its borders is a stunning natural wonder that attracts many. It is famous for its three lakes and seven waterfalls, offering scenic boat rides, ziplining, and cultural immersion with the indigenous T’boli tribe.

2. Agusan Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary
One of the most ecologically significant wetlands in the Philippines, Agusan Marsh covers a large portion of the province. This sanctuary is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts and bird watchers, providing a glimpse into the diverse ecosystem which includes a multitude of birds, freshwater fishes, and crocodiles.

3. Gibong River
The Gibong River offers a serene environment perfect for relaxation. Visitors can enjoy swimming, rafting, and visiting small villages along the riverbanks where they can learn about local life and customs.

4. Historical and Cultural Sites
Explore the remnants of the province’s Spanish colonial past in old churches and buildings. The cultural heritage of Agusan del Sur also shines in its numerous festivals, such as the Naliyagan Festival, which celebrates the indigenous cultures and traditions of the Agusanon people.

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Lolong,, the world’s largest seawater crocodile in captivity was caught in the waters of the province by MartyWilliams

Local Cuisine

Agusan del Sur presents an array of local dishes that reflect its cultural diversity and agricultural roots. Local specialties include “sinuglaw,” a dish made from grilled pork and fish ceviche, and “binaki,” sweet corn tamales that are popular among the locals. The variety of fresh fruits and vegetables available enriches the culinary experience.

Economic Outlook

The economy of Agusan del Sur predominantly revolves around agriculture, with major crops including rice, corn, and coconut. In recent years, there has been an increase in agri-business investments which aim to boost the local economy and provide employment opportunities.

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A Glimpse into the Heart of Mindanao

Visiting Agusan del Sur provides a deep dive into the heart of Mindanao’s culture, heritage, and natural beauty. Whether you are a nature lover, culture enthusiast, or simply looking for a place to unwind, Agusan del Sur welcomes you with its unique charm and warm hospitality. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore this less-traveled path in the Philippines.

When traveling you may need to purchase a few items before you come like a new camera or laptop. It is always a good Idea to be prepared. Also read my blog on What Should You Buy Before Travelling? – Philippine Tourism and Statistics (turistasapilipinas.com)

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