Travel Guide to Basilan Province: Mindanao’s Hidden Treasure

Here’s a travel guide to the province of Basilan including a sample 2-day itinerary. Before we proceed, let me tell you that this is one of the most difficult pieces I’ve written. Not because I don’t know what to write, but because I don’t know how to approach the subject properly. Due to its history, …

The Great Mindanao Adventure: ZamBaSulTa Itinerary and Guide

One of the best backpacking routes in the Philippines is the ZamBaSulTa. ZamBaSulTa refers to the Zamboanga, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi provinces. It typically starts in Zamboanga City, which serves as the gateway to other provinces. This is a great route because it allows you to experience the unique culture, history and food in Mindanao …

Day Trip in Lamitan City (Basilan)

A visit to Basilan province wouldn’t be complete without dropping by its capital: Lamitan City. Lamitan City is the home base of the Yakan tribe. The Tausugs and Chavacanos also live here. There are a few city attractions you can explore in Lamitan City. It also has fine-sand beaches and an interesting waterfall called Bulingan …