This historic city is situated on the Agusan River in the region of Caraga. Butuan is served by Bancasi Airport
, which hosts domestic flights to major cities in the country, such as Cebu and Manila. But it’s also possible to take a bus or a passenger boat into the city.
The history of Butuan dates back to beyond ancient times, and one of the best places to witness this city’s prehistoric artifacts is at the Butuan Regional Museum
. This museum is not to be missed by any visitor looking to get a fairly comprehensive understanding of this city and surrounding region, as the collection is complete with plenty of archaeological and cultural artifacts that paint a clear picture of this city.
The locals of this city pride their city’s place in the history of this country, and the small city is almost overrun with landmarks and museums that support this claim. One such place is the site that locals believe to be Magellan’s Anchorage
, which comes complete with its own annual “discovery day” celebration.
Butuan has a great deal to offer any traveler, and even more so to the history enthusiast. Find out where the rest of the hotels, attractions, and must-see destinations of Butuan can be found by exploring the interactive map on this page.