Sights – Manolo Fortich

Below are the interesting sights of the town of Manolo Fortich, nearest to Cagayan de Oro and home of the largest pineapple plantation in the country.

  • Japanese Stone Marker (Poblacion) – marks the graves of high-ranking Japanese officials killed during World War II.  The elliptical one foot by two-foot stone bears two inscriptions, which translated means “On this spot died Miyazaki Yoshitoi, Chief of Army” and “Emperor Chiao.” In memory of Kaji Battalion, May 8, 1942.
  • Del Monte Pineapple Plantation – a 90 sq. km. pineapple plantation in Cawayanon, Brgy. San Miguel; one of the largest in the world and the biggest in the Far East. It covers the towns of Manolo Fortich (45.4 sq. kms.), Libona, Impasgong and Sumilao and is located on several small tablelands of the Bukidnon plateau at an elevation ranging from 1,600 ft. (488 m.) to 2,200 ft. (670 m.). The plantation was started in 1926 on an experimental scale by the Philippine Packing Corporation (a subsidiary of California Packing Corporation) and operates a lease on 20,000 acres. Its relatively fertile soils are planted to excellent Smooth Cayenne pineapple which has the same qualities of pineapple grown in Hawaii, U.S.A. Its focal point is Brgy. Camp Philips, located 34 kms. from Cagayan de Oro City.
  • Del Monte Airstrip – where Gen. Douglas MacArthur took a plane to Australia after leaving Corregidor in 1942.
  • Mangima Canyon – a zigzag road dubbed the Kennon Road of the south
  • Mangima Canyon Springs and Country Park – site of a popular off road competition. Enthusiasts from all over the country participate in this very challenging and heart-thumping event.
  • HELMS Farm (Brgy. Dahilayan) – an area for horseback riding and camping.
  • RPA Ventures (Diclum and Sto. Niño) – 14 hectare farm producing a variety of export-quality anthuriums of different Holland varieties
  • Mt. Pulog – a hill situated between Brgys. San Miguel and Lunocan, commands a panoramic view of the Northern Bukidnon plateau, the Del Monte Golf Course and Clubhouse, the airstrip and the rose farms of local farmers. It is a also a favorite trekking place during Good Friday.
  • Abyawan Ridge (Brgy. Dalirig) – located along the road going to Silo-o Station and the tree plantation of Bukidnon Forest Inc. Here, one has a panoramic view of the Tagoloan River and the scenic canyon, as the river traverses Brgys. Dalirig, Lingi-on and Sto. Niño.
  • Del Monte Golf Club – is a private club located within the pineapple plantation established in 1928. Located 5 kms. from Camp Philips, this 18-hole, 6,390-yard par 72 golf course’s first nine holes were designed by Peter Crawford and the second nine by Celestino Tugot.
  • Dahilayan Adventure Park (Brgy. Dahilayan) – home to extreme adventure with the Asia’s longest dual zipline (840 m) at Zip Zone
  • Dahilayan Gardens and Resort – a picturesque place ideal for garden weddings and parties; overlooks Dahilaytan Adventure Park
  • Forest Park (Brgy. Dahilayan) – adjacent to Dahilayan Adventure Park; with life-sized animal replicas, picnic grounds under pine trees and playgrounds for the family and an American Indian-inspired Café and Restaurant. Forest Park also caters to corporate activities like Team Building through their All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) rides, the Aqua and Astro ZORBIT and Boungee Bounce.
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  • Kampo Juan (Brgy. Diclum & San Miguel) – zipline, bicycle on a wire, hanging bridge, camping site, rock climbs – owned by Acosta Family

  • Obrero’s Place (Brgy. San Miguel) – also called Montegelo Agri-tourism Resort, an agro-ecotourism park owned by Dr. Faustino Obrero, a retired scientist (plant pathologist) of Del Monte Phils., Inc. and retired president of Mt. Kitanglad Agricultural Development Corp.; a gallery of ornamental gardens with swimming pools, and meandering brooks bounded with a miniforest. Its world-class lodging houses and function halls beckon those who wish to commune with nature and liberate themselves from the hustle in urban centers. His mansion serves as the centerpiece of the park; among its attractions are gardens of anthurium, Philippine fruit trees, flowering perennials, tropical plants and palms, a hillside or wall garden that displays bromeliads and exotic ferns, and a gazebo on a riverbank fronting a cliff with hanging vine roots of a Balete tree.