September 30, 2017

Aliwagwag Falls in Davao Oriental

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  • Being a tropical country, the Philippines offers numerous waterfalls where expats and locals alike can enjoy. One of them is Aliwagwag Falls, which is considered as the country’s highest waterfalls and is one of the most visited natural attractions in Davao Oriental.

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    Located 30-40 minutes away from Cateel (pronounced as ka-ti-il), Aliwagwag Falls is made up of 84 cascading waterfalls, with rock formations varying in shapes and sizes, and is located within the Aliwagwag Falls Eco Park.

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    You can either take a dip in the cool water or just simply admire the majestic cascading falls of Davao Oriental. There are swimming areas for adults and kids, but make sure not to get too close to the center of the falls as the current there is very strong.

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    The park offers a trail going up along and the left side of the falls. For those who want some adrenaline rush and view the falls from above, there is a 680-meter long, 55-meter high zip line strung across Cateel River. It also has a monkey bridge for those who are a little adventurous.

    Don’t worry, the fees are cheap and budget-friendly especially if you are going with your friends and family.

     

    Entrance fee:

    Adult – Php 50.00

    Children – Php 10.00

    Table and Chair Rental – Php 75.00

     

    Activities:

    Monkey Bridge – Php 50.00

    Zipline – Php 200.00

    Monkey Bridge and Zipline – Php 225.00

     

    How to get there:

    From Manila, you can get to Davao by plane.There are several airlines servicing the route. From Davao airport, go to Ecoland Bus Terminal or Gaisano Mall terminal and take the bus either via Mati or Compostela Valley. The Compostela route is shorter but it is not advisable to take this route during the rainy season. Upon reaching the town of Cateel, you can ride a habal-habal to Aliwagwag.


    Written by Pia Ramirez, Philippine Primer intern
    Source: The Lost Kids PH, ChoosePhilippines, The Travel Teller

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