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For thus lengthy, I had wished to go to Maragusan as a result of I heard a variety of good critiques about it. Nonetheless, each time I attempted so as to add it to my schedules, it bought postponed due to my “company” obligations. However not this time round. I made positive that I might squeeze it into my calendar. And I did, fortunately!

My journey to Maragusan wasn’t a stroll within the park, primarily due to the highway getting there. It took us 5 hours of a van journey. And, over the past hour of our journey reaching there, we needed to move via a slender roadway by the cliff, skirting the unfriendly mountainside that dropped some remaining stone particles from the final evening’s landslides. The driving force needed to be very cautious as we took our flip to make use of the one-way highway, passing a number of building works. However after experiencing that half, all else have been heavenly. I couldn’t assist however share on this publish how lovely it was seeing the mountain ranges and the inexperienced fields round us.

Maragusan jogs my memory of the breathtaking panorama of Bukidnon. They’re fairly related in some ways, together with the terrain. Nonetheless, the previous, for my part, edges out the latter in relation to temperature and forest density. Maragusan is method colder and has a denser forest blanketing the mountains. I might nonetheless bear in mind, any individual within the again seat who stated “Wow, New Zealand feels!” as we savored the fantastic thing about the colourful fields we handed by, which have been dotted with packs of cattle, feasting the greens.

Certainly, Maragusan is such a magnificence to behold.

WATCH: The path going to Marangig Falls

Calamba Farm

Numerous vacationers flock to Calamba Farm to see the breathtaking seas of clouds within the space. However the place additionally caters to campers who need to keep in a single day to benefit from the recent air and the chilly climate. Meals distributors are additionally out there within the space.

Calamba Farm, MaragusanCalamba Farm, MaragusanCalamba Farm, Maragusan

Tip: If doable, be there as early as 4:30 AM – an hour forward of the surge of tourists. Seas of clouds are extra outlined at round 5 AM to six AM and so they ‘soften’ into mere fogs at round 7 AM – simply in time when the realm turns into too crowded.

First gate entrance charge (Brgy Highway): Php 5
Second gate entrance charge (Calamba Farm): Php 20
Tricycle Fare (from Poblacion): Php 80 (a method)

Tagbibinta Falls

Tagbibinta Falls, Maragusan

Tagbibinta Falls is claimed to be a seven-tier waterfall measuring 700 ft in complete. I’m not positive about that as a result of once we visited the place, I noticed solely a waterfall that’s about 50-feet excessive. However, the place was enjoyable with the sound of gushing streams and the chilly temperature. The one factor that was somewhat disappointing to me was the truth that they modified the place a lot that my method getting there was not a river trek however via the concrete stairs and pathways.

A lot of modifications have been made across the space that in some way defeats the aim of nature tripping. Cottages and gazebos have been made out there for lease for these staying a bit longer. There was additionally an under-construction swimming pool.

Entrance charge: Php 30 (Grownup); 20 (youngsters)
Tricycle Fare (from Poblacion): Php 40 (a method)

Marangig Falls

Marangig Falls, Maragusan

I preferred the Marangig Falls greater than the Tagbibinta Falls. The explanation? As a result of the fantastic thing about the waterfall has been preserved. I noticed somewhat picket construction (a cottage) within the space, however other than that, your entire space was all-natural – the breathtaking waterfall and the plush greenery surrounding it have been an actual deal with.

After we visited the place, we have been simply three of us having fun with the place and I preferred it very a lot as a result of it was as if we had the place unique for us.

Reaching the 30-feet Marangig Falls requires a 20-minute river trek, give or take. That was maybe the rationale why we have been alone venturing there.

Entrance charge: Free
Tricycle Fare (from Poblacion): Php 40 (a method)

Pyalitan Falls

Pyalitan Falls
Guests have to do some form of rappelling upon reaching the final tier (and the best one) of Pyalitan Falls

Pyalitan FallsPyalitan Falls

The final waterfall we visited was Pyalitan Falls. This was the farthest among the many three from the Poblacion. It was excellent that we made it final in our itinerary, exactly as a result of it had probably the most troublesome path amongst them. Getting there, we needed to endure greater than an hour trek, passing valleys, skirting the mountain, and thru tiny passages between boulders. We additionally needed to do some rappelling.

Pyalitan Falls was the largest of all of them. It’s a multi-tiered waterfall and the best half, primarily based on my estimates, was round 200 ft excessive or somewhat increased than that.

Whereas this was probably the most troublesome path among the many three, it was additionally probably the most lovely. You’ll absolutely get pleasure from it if you’re up for an excessive journey.

Entrance charge: Free
Tricycle Fare (from Poblacion): Php 40 (a method)

Haven’s Peak

Haven's PeakHaven's Peak Restaurant in MaragusanSwimming Pool at Haven's Peak, Maragusan

If you wish to have a hen’s eye view of the Maragusan Poblacion then visiting Haven’s Peak is value it. This resort is atop the hills dealing with the city middle, which glitters with lights at evening. The resort additionally options swimming swimming pools that your entire household can get pleasure from.

The place additionally has a restaurant – an open home that permits you to see Maragusan in its breathtaking vistas. And, if you’re fortunate, it’s also possible to get pleasure from a sea of clouds early within the morning.

And, I ought to point out as nicely that the resort has a number of lodging to select from – from household rooms to bunk beds for backpackers.

One factor that I discover unusual concerning the resort although is their entrance charge. In the event you e-book a room, you continue to have to pay an entrance charge.

Entrance Price: Php 30 (grownup); Php 20 (youngsters)
Swimming pool: Php 80
Bunk lodging: Php 3,200 (Good for 8 pax); Php 500 per particular person if lower than 8 pax

Word: In the event you e-book a room, you not required to pay for the usage of the swimming pool.

Message them for inquiries right here:

Choice 1: Bus

  1. From the airport, you’ll be able to await a bus journey going north on the gate. If you’re fortunate, you’ll be able to catch a bus sure for Maragusan instantly; if not, you’ll be able to journey a bus sure for Tagum.
  2. Then, from Tagum Terminal, journey a bus sure for Maragusan

Choice 2: Bus

  1. From the airport, take a jeepney journey to town correct
  2. Then, take one other jeepney journey to Ecoland Terminal
  3. On the Ecoland Terminal, take a bus journey sure for Maragusan; if not out there, take a bus sure for Tagum
  4. At Tagum Terminal, take a bus sure for Maragusan

Choice 3: Van

  1. From the airport, take a jeepney journey going to town correct; alight at Gaisano Mall (Bajada)
  2. Head to the van terminal (simply beside the mall, left wing)
  3. Take a van journey sure for Maragusan


Day 1 (Tabibinta Falls, Haven’s Peak):

ETD From Davao Metropolis: 8 AM
ETA in Maragusan & Late Lunch: 1 PM
Tagbibinta Falls: 2PM
Haven’s Peak (Examine-in): 3PM
Free time/Swimming Pool: 4PM
Dinner: 6PM
Relaxation/lights off: 8PM

Day 2 (Calamba Farm, Marangig Falls, Pyalitan Falls):

Early try: 4 AM
Calamba Farm: 5 AM
Marangig Falls: 9 AM
Lunch at terminal: 11 AM
Pyalitan Falls: 1 PM
ETD to Davao: 3 PM

Price range

  • Davo-Maragusan (and again) Fare = Php 220 x 2 = Php 440
  • Tricycle Fare
    • Maragusan Poblacion to Calamba Farm (and again) = Php 80 x 2 =  Php 160
    • Maragusan Poblacion to Tagbibinta Falls (and again) = Php 40 x 2 = Php 80
    • Maragusan Poblacion to Marangig Falls (and again) = Php 40 x 2 = Php 80
    • Maragusan Poblacion to Pyalitan Falls (and again) = Php 40 x 2 = Php 80
  • Lodging (Bunk mattress; backpackers’) = Php 500 per evening
  • Entrance Charges
    • Haven’s Peak = Php 30 per particular person
    • Calamba Farm = Php 5 (Barangay Gate); Php 20 (Calamba Farm)
    • Tagbibinta Falls = Php 30
  • Meals (Good for two days) = Php 100 x 6 = 600

Whole Price range: Php 2,025

Word: You possibly can be paying extra for the transportation if you’re going there solo. Thus, you would possibly need to take into account visiting Maragusan with a bunch.



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