About Valencia City

Welcome to Valencia, the City of Golden Harvest.

Valencia City is a charming and progressive city in the province of Bukidnon in Northern Mindanao. It is cradled almost entirely by land and magnificent mountain ranges. Visitors notice the relatively cool temperature and frequent rain – especially in the late afternoon and evening. The way of life in this city seems to be quite laid-back and simple, coupled with a splash of modern conveniences and work.

The downtown area is primarily called “Valencia” by the locals. Being core at the province’s geographical location, Valencia City has been considered as the center of industry in Bukidnon. The city’s main source of economic prosperity is its rich agricultural land and thriving commercial industry. It houses the main market, a couple of malls, retail stores, fast food restaurants, homegrown businesses, local branches of national banks, supermarkets, courier companies, pharmacies, and a few multinational companies.

Aerial View of Valencia City, Photo by Khem Ely

City of Valencia – Tourism Slogan

When in Valencia, it is a must to visit local cafés and restaurants especially Bukidnon’s pioneering restaurant brand, Bukidnon Roadhouse Café – with branches in Bagontaas and Double M Hotel.

Valencia City is fortunately midway between Davao City or North Cotabato and Cagayan de Oro City, making it the perfect stopover for travelers. Mountaineering enthusiasts also find Valencia City a perfect jump-off point for Bukidnon’s excellent mountains.

Here are some of the popular tourist destinations near Valencia City.

MUSUAN PEAK

Address: Sayre Hi-way, Maramag, Bukidnon
Open Hours: 6:00 AM – 4:00 PM

A two-hour moderate hiking trail that has become a popular destination for students, teachers, and tourists; either for picnics or a study of the flora and fauna. It is about 10 minutes ride from downtown Valencia.

© Elmond Ray Mondigo

MONASTERY OF THE TRANSFIGURATION

Address: San Jose, Malaybalay, Bukidnon
Mass Schedule:
Weekdays 5:30 AM | Sunday 8:00 AM

It is run by Benedictine Monks as a place of peace, guidance and prayer. It is a place of enjoying one’s prosperity and intimacy of nature during prayer and thanksgiving. It can be reached after about 38 minutes ride from Valencia City.

© Norpmec Photography

BUKIDNON DAIRY (Former Philippine Carabao Center)

Address: Sayre Hi-way, Maramag, Bukidnon

Open Hours:     Weekdays       7:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturdays       7:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Sundays           7:30 AM – 10:30 AM

 

A carabao-based products outlet of the Department of Agriculture-Philippine Carabao Center at Central Mindanao University (DA-PCC@CMU), which was previously named Buffalo’s Milk Sales Outlet. Near Musuan Peak with about 10 minutes ride from Valencia City.

© Jeson Candole

LAKE APO

Address: Guinoyoran, Valencia City, Bukidnon
Open Hours:5:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Only about 22 minutes away from the city proper of Valencia, you can get to visit Lake Apo with the scenic view of the mountains, tranquil and clean waters of the lake, and the cold mountain breeze that will definitely calm you.

© Arren Wanders

If you are looking for the perfect place to rest and experience culinary delights away from home, DOUBLE M HOTEL awaits you.