During the Japanese Occupation, the house was used as officers’ quarter, and many people suspected of being guerrillas were killed in its basement.
In many occasions, it has hosted prominent national personalities when hotels were not yet in place.
The meandering Cabadbaran River is being groomed as a tubing site with its rushing voluminous whitewater whose whole 9 yards spans an adventure-packed course of more than an hour of fun-filled adrenaline-pumping ride.
But soon enough, you will realize that just like the mythical land of Serendip, this is a serendipitous place awash with pleasant surprises that satisfy these three elements.
Nature This eight-year-old city in northern Mindanao takes pride in its serene beaches, making you feel like a stranger on the shore where time seems to stand still.
A no-frills board and lodging facility, it will surely enrapture you with its Old World feel.
Local authorities and heritage advocates are planning to set up walking tours of the art deco houses which have been mute witnesses of the city’s checkered past and march to progress.
Higanteng Bato is an amazing geological formation in the city’s hinterlands, which is the biggest boulder in northern Mindanao.
Measuring 54.13 meters tall, 124 meters in circumference and 31 meters wide, this rock has a waterfall and a cool stream at its foot.It is also a habitat to some 120 birds species, 59 of these can only be found in the archipelago.It is also a sanctuary of indigenous frogs, reptiles, mammals, and ecologically threatened flora.Closer to the city is the Pongkay-Mount Agong-ong Prayer Mountain, a moderate climb whose reward is a breath-taking panorama of Butuan Bay, Mount Hilong-Hilong and Cabadbaran River.Adventurer-pilgrims who want to commune with the Almighty through Mother Nature can take time to meditate at the mountain top altar.Culture Heritage is Cabadbaran’s unique character, being the heritage village of Agusan del Norte because of its American-era ancestral houses which have survived the destruction of World War II.