List of what makes Bongao fun:
Swimming in the beach
Watching Sunrise and sunset ( the famous is in Sanga-Sanga beach and Capitol hills)
Climbing the Bud Bongao and feeding the monkeys
Bud Bongao is the highest peak in the province with an altitude of 340 meters. There is a manmade stairs of about 280 steps before reaching the summit.
What is interesting about Bud Bongao is that, the people believe in the sanctity of the mountain. There are people who can testify of the miracles it brought to their lives. In addition, there are different species of animals and plants that are considered to be "endangered" that can be found in this area;thus, there is a need to make Bud Bongao a " protected area" to preserve the mountain.
There are practices, rituals and beliefs that are performed by the mountaineers or visitors. One common practice of most mountaineers is the throwing of stone near the adjacent mountain; if it reaches the other mountain, your wish will come true.The mountaineers can pay respect to the Sacred tomb if they wish to. Another belief is the knotting to the branches of the tree; they believe that by doing this, all your baggage such as illness, pain and heartache will be left in the mountain.
Scuba diving at Mussaf Reef and Balobok cave
The photos (below) show some of the species that can be seen underwater.
Other things that make Bongao fun include the spirit of Ramadan month where Muslims fast. Also worth mentioning is the essence of christmas in the province where you can feel the love and affection of everyone.
One interesting fact about Bongao is that the gasoline is in coca-cola bottle-- where you can find it only in Tawi-Tawi!
And last but not the least, the riding of pump boats to adjacent Islands make it really fun for the visitors.
Safety and security measures for the tourists are the top priority of the government; thus, for those who would like to visit Tawi-Tawi, coordination with the local officials is needed.
It's still more fun in Tawi-Tawi!