Bancasi Airport, also known as Butuan Airport, is located in Butuan City at Agusan del Norte, Philippines. The largest airport in the Caraga region and the only airport in the region, it is considered as one of the major commercial airports in the country. It is a domestic airport serving flight routes to and from Cebu and Manila. Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines’ PAL Express operates the routes from this airport. When flying out of the Bancasi Airport, flights to Manila will take approximately an hour while flights to Cebu will take 45 minutes. Both cities are home to the country’s two major international airports. From there, travelers can journey on to destinations outside the Philippines or fly domestically to the other islands within the Philippines.
Domestic travelers can also choose to leave Butuan City by boat. The nearest port to Bancasi Airport is found in Nasipit, Agusan del Norte which is around 26 minutes. From there you can reach other ports including the ports of Cebu and Bohol. If you intend to travel within the vicinity, such as neighboring towns within Mindanao, traveling by land is also an option. Several bus companies offers trips that regularly run via Surigao City to the north, Davao City to the south, and Cagayan de Oro City to the west. You can also choose to rent a car or any private vehicle. Several car rental companies are available in Butuan City.
For ideas on your next journey from Butuan City, here are some of our recommendations:
Cagayan de Oro – As the nearest major domestic city to Butuan, this is a logical place to hop to on your travels. Cagayan de Oro is a treat for adventure and thrill-seekers. It is well-known for its whitewater rafting and river trekking. The Cagayan de Oro River is famous for its exciting rapids so it’s a place you should not miss. After your water adventure, head on over to the Macahambus Hill Cave and Grove and visit the 120-meter long Sky Bridge. You can admire the view of the city from there as it is suspended 120 feet from the ground. From there you can go back down using the exhilarating 120-meter zipline.
Iligan City – Next to Cagayan de Oro, Iligan is the nearest major city to Butuan and it has as much to offer to travelers. Not to miss is the Maria Cristina Falls which is considered the grandest among the 20 or so waterfalls that can be found in the area. It is locally known as the “twin falls” because the flow of the water is separated by a rock situated at the brink of the waterfall. Located just approximately 9 kilometers from the city center, it is a quick and easy trip. Iligan City is also known for natural springs so make sure to visit one of the most popular, Timoga Cold Spring.
For when you are ready to leave the Philippines, head on north of the country and visit Taiwan. The country is just under two hours from Manila and approximately two and a half hours from Cebu. Taiwan is known for its vibrant culture and scenic sites. When in the country, do not miss a visit to Taipei 101 located in Xinyi District in Taipei. It used to be the tallest building until the completion of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Also take some time to visit the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, a famous landmark located in the Zhongzheng District in Taipei. The monument was built in to commemorate the former president of the Republic of China, Chiang Kai-shek.
There are many more destinations in the Philippines to explore as well as other neighboring countries to visit. Search for the cheapest flight from Bancasi Butuan Airport on Skyscanner Philippines.
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