The beauty of the city of Malaybalay rests high in the mountains of Bukidnon. Located on the island of Mindanao, the cool retreat of a great little city is discovered by many on their travels from Davao City to Cagayan de Oro.
Malaybalay is known as “The South Summer Home of the Philippines”. Located 60 miles south of Cagayan de Oro the city that attracts those looking to retire in the Philippines is a ‘spot on’ location for many.
Many regions of Bukidnon are shrouded in morning fog. The clear temperatures and the beauty of a mountain retreat area have brought many expats and foreigners to the city of Malaybalay. The Kitanglad Mountain Range is a long stunning area of high top mountains and beautiful ravines that many call home to. The famous mountain range has some of the tallest peaks in Mindanao and is home to some rare and exotic birds and animals.
The highly photoed region of Mt. Capistrano is trekked through due to its massive appeal to travel photographers and nature lovers alike. Some of the best photographs of the highmountain ranges have made their way onto travel magazines around the globe.
The largest carnivorous plant farm in the Philippines lies in the borders of Malaybalay city. The Pitcher Plant Farm is home to the unique glowing mushroom, the Venus fly trap and many other strange and odd plant life. Those looking for a great place to stay can do so at the farm as they have a eco-friendly solar powered cabin on-site for rentals.
The Bukidnon Forest is another beautiful place to hike through or just simply enjoy. This 39,000 hectare man-made forest is due in part to a joint government project of New Zealand and the Philippines.
Nasuli Springs is another attraction to the mountainous city. The cold blue waters include cascading pools and stunning waterfalls that simply beckon you in for a swim. The entire area around the springs is a park for families and friends to enjoy. This is one of the most photographed spots in Malaybalay and when you see it for yourself you’ll understand why.
Malaybalay City has shopping malls and unique small town parks for foreigners and vacationers to visit and enjoy. This region is an outstanding value based place to live in and the cost of living in much lower here due to size, region and area of Mindanao that so many people love.