Chasing Waterfalls: Canapulan Falls
Location: Brgy. Tagbalogo, Naawan, Misamis Oriental
Types: Fan horsetail, Tiered
Even before I booked my plane ticket going to Iligan City via Laguindingan Airport to join the Iligan Bloggers’ Society‘s Waterfalling Adventure Tour 3.0, I already made up my mind to stay for at least three more days and explore other waterfalls. There are other waterfalls worth exploring, I reckoned.
The first WAT3.0 participant I met in Iligan was Marcos Caratao | Detourista.com shared the same passion that I pursue: chasing waterfalls. So we talked about other waterfalls that we can visit after WAT3.0.
The group decided to go to Canapulan Falls in Naawan, Misamis Oriental just an hour away from Iligan. After a sumptuous brunch courtesy of Tita Fannie‘s, we were off to Naawan onboard Rural Transit. From the town center, we hired habal habal motorcycle for a quick trip to Brgy. Tagbalogo. At the jump off point, Canapulan Falls is just a few minutes away on an easy, leisure trek.
Being quite conveniently accessible, Canapulan Falls easily attracts a number of tourists who want to enjoy the beauty of Canapulan Falls and at the same time cooling off the searing summer heat. At the time of our visit, there were score of picnickers in Canapulan.Canapulan Falls has three separate and distinct waterfalls. Climbing up on a steep stairway led us to the second waterfall which gently flows down to a shallow basin. Then we negotiated a narrow path to reach the third waterfall. We were laughing when we saw a small drop and initially thought that must be it. Collecting our wits, we walked a little further until we saw the third tier.
Possibly at its finest hour, the third waterfall could proximate half the power and beauty of Tarangban Falls in Calbayog City, something that I would like to see at some point to experience the full glory and splendor and power of Canapulan. Extending my stay in Iligan and visiting Naawan and Canapulan Falls was definitely a great decision. It was well worth it and Canapulan did not disappoint.
Note: This is part of LegendHarry‘s ambitious travel project: Chasing Philippine Waterfalls.