Tips for booking a Malaybalay hotel

Cheapest month:July
Most expensive month:October
Average price in Malaybalay:S$ 21/night
Absolute cheapest price found:S$ 9/night
Cheapest day:Tuesday
Most expensive day:Saturday
S$ 9 - S$ 27
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
S$ 21 - S$ 31
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

About Malaybalay

Immersed within the mysterious Mindanao Island, Malaybalay is as fun to explore as its name is to pronounce. Although the capital of its province, it is a small mountain city steeped in rural charm with a dynamic local scene. Malaybalay has it all, where you’ll find an irresistible raw appeal with its natural springs, sweeping landscapes and religious heritage sites.

Things to do

Hikers can go wild in Malaybalay, with walking trails extending out from the city, going different directions into deeply forested mountains. The bravest adventurers can even climb Mount Dulang Dulang, the second highest mountain in the country, located in the local Natural Park. To get off the main tracks, take a horseback riding excursion into the less trodden scenery.

The milder climate welcomes revellers out onto the streets late into the evening, with discos and clubs giving you the chance to party with the locals. Alternatively, take it easy by relaxing in classic wooden hut restaurants, with soothing natural sounds and open balconies offering local cuisine, like kare-kare, an oxtail dish cooked in peanut sauce.

If you want to delve straight into local culture, head to a market to explore during the day, selling traditional souvenirs and fresh produce, and revealing the authentic trading heart of the city. For more commercial goods, head to the large and modern Gaisano Mall.

Getting around

The most immersive and authentic way to get around Malaybalay is by renting a small motorcycle, although local taxis are also a convenient option. With no train system, journey around the island using the Mindanao bus service, harbours or highways.