Location: Brgy. Sibulan, Sta. Cruz, Davao del Sur Type: Plunge If there was one thing that questioned my mortality and resolve to pursue this ambitious travel project, it was my trip to Tudaya Falls. This segment in my ten-day Mindanao Backpacking Adventure did not start well. First, it took for the van going to Kapatagan three hours to be filled up with passengers. So much precious time was lost while in Digos City. Instead of having much time to explore Kapatagan and see a number of waterfalls, I opted to go to Tudaya Falls. Second, the habal-habal motorcycle’s front wheel was punctured by sharp stonesRead More →

Location: Monkayo, Compostela Valley Types: Cascade, Multi-step, Fan horsetail For the first day of my ten-day Chasing Waterfalls Project: Davao and SOCCSKSARGEN Edition, it was necessary that I stay overnight in Nabunturan. It was out of familiarity and convenience. I already spent overnight in the Compostela Valley capital in November 2012. And coming from Mainit Hot Spring, it was almost 4PM when I reached Mawab. So I needed to find an accommodation rather quick before dusk and to rest right away. Of course, I haven’t had a decent sleep for more than 24 hours.After finishing off an instant coffee the following morning, I checked outRead More →

Location: Masara, Maco, Compostela Valley Types: Cascade, Multi-step Cramped and filled to the brim, it was a little past ten in the morning when the big passenger jeepney left the integrated transport terminal in Tagum City, the capital of Davao del Norte. In the comforts of a rear seat, I sneaked in for a power nap as the jeepney roared its way to Masara, Maco, Compostela Valley. I did not sleep the night before because I flew in on a red-eye flight. So, after more than two hours of rough and tumble ride, the jeep finally reached Masara. Although I specifically instructed the conductor toRead More →

Who would have thought that a boutique hotel can be a tourist spot? In Davao City, there is a unique hotel that has caught the fancy of tourists and art enthusiasts. It is not the design of the rooms nor its make up that regale its visitors. The artworks inside and outside Ponce Suites make it an unlikely tourist spot. Years of painstaking work by the artist named Kublai Millan (Rey Mujahid Ponce Millan) have paid handsomely as his works are noticed and recognized. At Ponce Suites, the flamboyant artworks have literally splashed all over the hotel. You can easily get blown and overwhelmed byRead More →

Location: Poblacion Peñaplata, Island Garden City of Samal, Davao del Norte Types: Cascade, Tiered, Segmented One of the destinations that we visited during our recent Feb 13-16 Davao City + Surigao del Sur + Samal Island Trip is Hagimit Falls. The falls is one of the must-see places in the Island Garden City of Samal. Although it is not as spectacular as those waterfalls that I have chased thus far, Hagimit Falls has its unique charm that has gravitated tourists and travelers alike to pay a visit. Hagimit Falls is composed of several smaller tiers and segmented waterfalls which naturally provide pools, perfect fit forRead More →

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