Mangima Rest House is a small house used by travelers as stopover to watch the zigzag road of Mangima Canyon. Although it is a disregarded location for a traveler’s brief stay, the one which will stay will appreciate the beauty of the panoramic view of the mountains of Bukidnon and the vehicles turning left and right in the long and winding road.
The word Mangima came from the notable Mangima Stone popularly used for the beautification of houses, fences, floors, walls, art works and landscaping. It is shiny silver, green or brown colored stoned used as finishing material.
In Mangima Rest House, one can stay at the small viewing deck for several minutes and watch the lush greens surrounding the province. The small viewing house was made by the Department of Public Works and Highways. On the side are a couple of stores that sells snacks, junk foods and beverages.
Located nearby is Mangima Spring Resort, a local government initiated project. The resort comprises about 5 hectares. Presently, the resort is with four operational swimming pools. It is ideal for family gatherings and relaxation since the site is surrounded by hills and mountains.
This is also the nearby location where the Mangima Challenge is held annually. It is a contest for monster-trucks and four-wheel-drive enthusiasts.
From Malaybalay City, the main city of the Province of Bukidnon, going to Cagayan de Oro to the north, one will first pass the Bukidnon View Deck then Mangima Rest House. These are the two of the several stop-over spots in Bukidnon but the others are, for the lack of term, lacking general approval at the moment. Notable nearby tourist attractions are Camp Phillips (Del Monte Pineapple Plantation) and Dahilayan Zipline.