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HAGIMIT FALLS at Island Garden City of Samal

  
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It could have been very enchanting have those cottages been built far from the water falls and the areas where the clear water was running.  Nevertheless it was a refreshing sight.


Hagimit Falls is located in Peñaplata Samal Island 11 km from Babak Ferry Terminal. Dave and I have a Laundry Shop Business with 3 branches, we decided to bring our 7 staff in Island Garden City of Samal and hold our shop's Christmas party at Seagrass Beach Resort. We stayed there overnight and since we were already at Penaplata, decided to go to Hagimit Falls which is only 4 km. from where we were, before going back to Davao City. Everybody was excited because it's their (our staff) first time in Samal Island and then they were able to visit 2 places. I am not familiar with the island, good thing Samsung Tab is equipped with GPS which I used as my driving guide.

From the main road we finally saw a small billboard of Hagimit Falls. We paid P5 environmental fee at the entrance before entering the narrow way to the falls. After a few more minutes of driving on a one way road (good thing the road was concrete) we finally saw the entrance of Hagimit Falls. The entrance fee was P40/pax and we have to walk downward a concrete steps before reaching the falls. We did not get a cottage which cost around P500 - P1000 since we'll not be staying very long there.

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This is the second waterfalls that I saw in the islands of Mindanao. The first was Tinuy-an Falls in Bislig Surigao. Hagimit Falls is small and multi-tiered with natural pool for people to take a dip, natural rock formations and abundant hagimit trees (ficus minahassae) where it got its name. It may not be the best falls to see but I must say the sight was refreshing and a good place to take a lazy break. Since it was a weekday when we were there, we were the only people around aside from the resort's caretakers living in the vicinity. I took time to explore the place while Dave and my staff couldn't help themselves to dive at the pool and enjoy the falls. We stayed there for more than an hour before heading back to Davao City.

HAGIMIT FALLS and NATURE PARK
Peñaplata, Island Garden City of Samal

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12 comments:

  1. The place really look picturesque and nature in its finest form. I hope to visit this when I go to Davao.

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  2. Ive never been to Mindanao. The place looks so peaceful and pretty. hope people wont abuse though!

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  3. it's not just a Christmas Party... it's also an adventure... just look at the place... it's something that you'll only see in adventure movies...

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  4. ahem... nadadagdagan ang listahan ko for mindanao.... sadly mailap ang mindanao sa akin... i have a total of 4 cancelled trips over the last 2 years in an attempt to see the island, =(

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  5. The falls does look inviting and refreshing. Just found another reason to try harder to see Mindanao.

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  6. You are making me fall in love with your place with your post! Who wouldn't love to go there, enjoy God's nature and peace?

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  7. The first photo of this falls within this post of yours looks enchanting. I wonder if I can visit that place soon.

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  8. visited hagimit falls just this year, sayang, we didn't stay long enough to be able to take a dip... ingit2x nlng. Yahweh bless.

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  9. Mas lami kung bili muna ng crispy pata sa hukad tapos baunnin punta sa hagimit...wow... :P

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  10. We have a rest house near Hagimit but I haven't been there. Hope next time we will visit KAPUTIAN this summer, I will visit this place.

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  11. I am supposed to go to Samal Island had my trip conjures but I cancelled it for my other trip to Manila. Now, this hagimit is one that I will check when I get to this lovely island.

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  12. I'm glad that there are places like this, protected. Once in a while, it is really refreshing nature in its original state.

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