Bongao Destination Guide

Map of the area of Bongao in Philippines

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Bongao in Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (region) with it's 26,518 habitants is a town located in Philippines - about 667 mi (or 1,073 km) South of Manila, the country's capital town.

Time in Bongao is now 09:12 PM (Saturday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Manila" with an UTC offset of 8 hours. Depending on your budget, these more prominent cities might be interesting for you: Zamboanga, Tongusong, Tampakan, Talipao, Patikul or Tongsinak. Since you are here already, consider visiting Pagasinan, Pababag, Malassa, Look Pandan, Lato-Lato and Paniongan. There are 2 airports in the area of Bongao. The nearest airport we have records of is Sanga Sanga Airport (IATA: SGS) with a distance of 2 mi (or 3.9 km) North-West of the city centre of Bongao.

To view way more photos of of this place and the area check out our Bongao photo gallery. It has recently been updated.

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Local Weather Conditions & Forecast

Current weather for the greater area of Bongao for Saturday, 18th of April 2015.

Overcast clouds
30°C / 85 °F
Temperature during night:
29°C / 85 °F
Chance of rainfall:
General weather conditions:
Overcast clouds
Wind and sky conditions:
Light breeze with 3 km/h (2 mph) from West. Overcast clouds
Air pressure & humidity:
1021.4 hPa with 94% air humidity
Forecast for Sunday, 19th of April 2015
Light rain
Day: 29°C (84 °F)
Night: 28°C (83 °F)
Light rain, gentle breeze, broken clouds.
Forecast for Monday, 20th of April 2015
Sky is clear
Day: 29°C (84 °F)
Night: 29°C (83 °F)
Sky is clear, clear sky.
Forecast for Tuesday, 21st of April 2015
Light rain
Day: 30°C (86 °F)
Night: 29°C (83 °F)
Light rain, light breeze, few clouds.

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Sightseeing Tipps

We got more sightseeing tips with detailed descriptions on our dedicated Bongao sightseeing overview.

  • Bongao, Tawi-Tawi
  • Sheik Karimal Makdum Mosque
  • Simunul, Tawi-Tawi
  • Japanese destroyer Inazuma
  • Panglima Sugala, Tawi-Tawi
  • Sibutu Passage

Videos from the area

These are videos related to the place based on their coordinates. Check the Bongao video gallery for a broader collection..

1# Tawi-Tawi the Philippine Frontier

Play VideoTawi-Tawi  the Philippine Frontier

Duration: 04:20 min
Uploaded: December 13, 2012
Views: 321 - Rating: 5/5
uploaded by: Davao Today

Never mind being stuck in an island where electricity constantly passes out and mobile phone network coverage is bleak. In Tawi-Tawi, disconnection from the normal routine is the only path to savour this place endowed with horizons of untouched white shores. In this DavaoToday feature, Mick Basa and Ian Garcia travelled to the Philippines' westernmost frontier and spoke to Salvacion Pescadera, Taw...

2# Pahut plane wreck

Play VideoPahut plane wreck

Duration: 01:22 min
Uploaded: August 08, 2011
Views: 510 - Rating: 5/5
uploaded by: Blogie Robillo

The plane wreck found off the coast of Barangay Pahut on Bongao Island, Tawi-Tawi is believed to be the remains of a Japanese fighter plane (locally called "tora-tora"), downed during World War II. Its cockpit has long been looted, even its propeller reported to have been sold for scrap metal. One time, divers found the plane surrounded and attached to makeshift buoys -- apparently, a group of des...

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