Lamitan, Basilan

Lamitan is a component city in Basilan province.

Tourist Attractions

  • Monte Santo Shrine – found on top of Mount Ubit; a pilgrimage destination especially for Catholics during Holy Week
  • Datu Kalun Park and Shrine – found at city center; a tribute to Datu Kalun, a Yakan leader
  • Museo ng Lamitan – also acts as the city’s information center
  • Balagtasan Waterfalls – location of Basilan’s mini-hydro power plant
  • Hami Beach – located at Barangay Baluno
  • Bullingan Falls – great for swimming; cottages are available for picnics and gatherings


  • Lami-Lamihan Festival – 29 June; coincides with the feast of St Peter; features the Yakans in complete native attire, who sell their products during the event
  • Isra Wal Miraj – 9 May; an Islamic celebration that commemorates the ascension of Muhammad
  • Maulidin-Nabi – 27 December; an Islamic celebration that commemorates the birthday of Muhammad

How To Get There

  • From Zamboanga City, go to the Zamboanga Port located at Gen. Lim Avenue. From there, ride a boat bound for Basilan.
  • NOTE: For your own safety and in deference to the natives who live in this city, it is important to coordinate with the Local Government Unit and Information Officer of Lamitan City before you attempt to visit the area.

* For more information about Lamitan City, check its PhilAtlas profile.
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