INITAO, Misamis Oriental -- The local government unit of Initao has reached a total of 325,029 tourists who visited its tourist destinations in 2018.
This is based on the data gathered from its resorts and tourist establishments.
Of the total arrivals, there are at least 318,677 local tourists and 6,352 foreign nationals recorded.
According to its Tourism Office, Initao has a promising tourism industry.
“Statistics is important to measure how effective and how well we preserve the beauty of our environment thereby attracting more visitors and tourists,” the Tourism Office said.
It said this also helps them in designing marketing strategies and attract more investors to improve and develop its tourism industry and provide additional income to its constituents in the municipality.
Aside from the sprawling seascape, the Initao-Libertad protected landscape and seascape preserves the last remaining stand of old-growth forests in Misamis Oriental. It is home to century-old trees consisting of Talisay gubat, molave, narra and teak, which serves as a habitat for some rare bird species. (jmor/PIA)
Initao is not only known for its beautiful and white beaches, it also has swimming pools for summer getaways.
From protected forests to water adventures, Initao is one place to watch out for in the province of Misamis Oriental.
Lasang adventure, a 57-hectare natural forest with diverse flora and fauna located within the Initao-Libertad Protected Landscape and Seascape, offers attractions and activities spanning from split-nose bats, caves, spelunking, fishing, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving and diving from the high steep rock surface down to the sea water.
It also offers facilities for overnight stays.
The protected area features a variety of different corals that dominate the underwater and a wide variety of fish can be found making home amidst it.
Tourists interested in a snorkeling safari can camp or rent cottages located at the park.
Resorts and adventures
Aside from the natural wonders found in Initao, the municipality also boasts of comfortable accommodations.
For one, there’s Minkay Restobar and Beach Resort at Midway White Beach. One can have a relaxing time with family, friends, and loved ones while traversing the stretch of white and warm sand and the glistening surface of the beach water.
Also located in Midway, is Kinason Restaurant and Resort is another ideal for family gathering and a good location with friends and with a loved one.
Moonbay White Beach Resort is also there to accommodate visitors of Initao from a white sand beach to a mix of affordable room accommodations.
Other go-to resorts and outdoor swimming spots in Initao are Hapitanan Beach Resort, Mastersons Reef Resort, Isidro’s Beach, Blu Sands Beach Resort, Don Arc Beach Resort, Coral Resort Estates, Kawayan Cliff Resort, Sea Breeze, Duthai Spring Resort, and SJ Tellights Moutain Resort, among others.
Aside from their vegetable and coco products, Buhian Diversified Farm also offer trainings on capacity building on organic livestock production and management, coconut product processing, and farm tours. (Buhian Diversified Farm)
Buhian Diversified Farm and Kitchenette at Brgy. Poblacion is another must-visit place in the municipality which houses a 1.4-hectare wide land area of natural and organic farming.
Livestock farming of farm animals such as duck, chicken, and pig can also be explored.
There is also Mkians Agri Tourism site where tourists can relax while enjoying an array of agricultural products and foods. (eor/PIA)
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