Sitangkai_1_C16185404C5A4DB88EAB67345C0C73A5Note: Parts of Mindanao are conflict areas and are included in some countries’ travel advisories due to security concerns posed by rebel groups and kidnapping incidents.
Are you dreaming of an adventure in the southernmost part of the Philippines? Let me take you through this visual tour to the province of Tawi-Tawi. Parts of Mindanao are known as conflict areas, but the province itself is home to some of the most beautiful peace-seeking and friendly people in the country.
View_from_Bongao_Peak_2_D1F88A8016A24098B8F2F5B363617DCBBongao. Most travels to Tawi-tawi start off in Bongao, the capital and the most densely populated municipality of the province. The flurry of colors and movement – from the tricycles to the merchandise of fish, vegetables – all point to the vibrant life in the province. A short hike up the island is Bud Bongao (Bongao Peak), the highest peak in the province. The grassy peak of the island is perfect for watching the hustle and bustle of the town below while waiting for the sunset.
How to get there: From Manila, Cebu or Davao, take a plane to Zamboanga City. From Zamboanga you can either take another plane to Tawi-Tawi for about an hour or you can opt to take a boat that will bring you to Bongao in less than 24 hours. The airport in Tawi-Tawi is located in Sanga-Sanga so you will have to take a tricycle to bring you to Bongao.

 

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