Bangsamoro – Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao, or simply BARMM, is an autonomous region in the Philippines that is predominantly consists of five Muslim provinces namely Basilan, Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao del Norte, Maguindanao del Sur, Sulu, and Tawi-Tawi.
Best Time to Visit
For the best combination of agreeable temperatures of around 27° C (80° F) and as little rain as possible, the best time to visit this region is between February and March. The first months of dry season can still be rainy, while the last months are usually pretty hot and humid.
Area: 12,711.79 km² (4,908 mi²)
Regional Center: Cotabato City
|PROVINCE||LAND AREA KM2||POPULATION|
|Lanao del Sur||3,872.89||1,195,600|
|Maguindanao del Norte||3,653.64||926,100|
|Maguindanao del Sur||4,973.48||741,220|
Cities: (3) Lamitan; Marawi; Cotabato City
The best way to get to BARMM in the Philippines depends on where you’re traveling from and your budget.
The fastest and most convenient method of travel a far distance in the Philippines is most often by plane, however in some cases, traveling by sea or land may be a better option and more cost-effective.
Use the following online service to determine the various transportation options available to you based on your point of departure and your destination.
The following are the modes of transportation available in this region.
Use the chart below to get an idea of how much to budget daily. Actual amounts will depend on YOUR travel style. Keep in mind these are daily averages … some days you’ll spend more, some days you’ll spend less. Prices are in USD.
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SEE & DO
- Bai Walk
- Barurao Springs
- Basilan National Park
- Boloboc Cave
- Cabunbata Falls
- Hami Beach
- Kanapnapan Falls
- Kiga Falls
- Kutang Bato Caves
- Lake Dapao
- Lake Sebu
- Mabul Beach
- Maimbung Bay
- Malamawi Beach
- Masjid Al-Nasser Abpi – White Mosque
- Masjid Dimaukom (Pink Mosque)
- Omapuy Island
- Panampangan Beach
- Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Masjid
- Sulu Ethnological Museum
- Tanjung Beach
EAT & DRINK
- Baolu (Tawi-Tawi)
- Basilan coffee(Basilan)
- Beef Kurma (Sulu)
- Dulang (Basilan)
- Jah panyam pitis(Basilan)
- Junay (Tawi-Tawi)
- Kaliya (Basilan)
- Palapa (Lanao del Sur)
- Pastil (Maguindanao)
- Pater (Lanao del Sur)
- Pinalam-pinalam (Basilan)
- Piyanggang Chicken (Sulu)
- Tinumis (Maguindanao)
- Tiyulah Itum (Tawi-Tawi)
- Tiyulah sug (Sulu)
WHERE TO STAY
Where to Stay in BARMM
Use the following online resources to determine the best place for YOU to stay when visiting the BARMM.
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EVENTS & FESTIVALS
- Shariff Kabunsuan Festival
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