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    Basilan Tourist Spots, Places to See Beyond Beaches and Waterfalls

    Just an initial list of possible places to see in Basilan to include in your Basilan itinerary:

    Note: Tutubi has never been to Basilan but intends to go there someday when there's already peace and order with no danger lurking in the shadows. Pictures of Basilan to follow when available

    Basilan Beaches (beautiful and unspoiled):

    White Beach of Malamawi Island in Isabela: best beach in Basilan
    Hami Beach of Baluno in Isabela
    Sumagdang Beach
    Palm Beach

    Basilan historical landmarks and sites:
    Datu Kalun Shrine
    Museo ng Lamitan in Lamitan
    Basilan Provincial Capitol
    Isabela City Plaza
    Taguime Shrine
    Santa Isabel Cathedral
    Calvario Peak: where the Chapel of Peace stands
    Kaum Purnah Mosque

    Basilan Waterfalls:

    Bullingan Falls
    Kumalrang Falls

    Basilan Natural Attractions:
    Rubber Block Plantations
    Panigayan fishing village
    Kumalarang River

    Basilan festivals:

    Lami-Lamihan Festival (Lamitan, June): showcases Yakan Cultural Heritage, historical customs, traditions, the unique colorful Yakan cloth and cultural presentations

    Where to Eat in Basilan (restaurants and eateries):
    Jollibee Isabela
    Anchong Tan in Isabela: fresh seafood

    Anchong Tan: provides a panoramic view Isabela city

    How to Get to Basilan:

    The gateway to Basilan is Zamboanga City Airport where you need to book a flight to. From the airport, ride a jeep to Canelar then walk towards the Zamboanga port where
    If you’re from Manila or Cebu, take a flight to Zamboanga City then take a jeepney bound for Canelar and walk towards the port where you need to ride a boat (fastcraft) to Basilan either to Lamitan or Lamitan (ferry travel time 1 hour or 1 hour and 45 minutes). Fare is around PhP140.00 (ordinary) PhP170.00 (aircon)

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