We celebrated Independence Day, June 12, in one of the places I didn’t thought will be greatly mesmerizing. I just joined Ram’s group (his workmates) in this adventure. I didn’t even google our destination just to check what’s waiting for me there. Haha. In fact, I thought we’re going to Bukidnon instead of North Cotabato. And I can’t even pronounce the right name of the falls. Hahaha. (You can check my Youtube Vlog about the Matigol Falls here)
Anyway, Matigol Falls in Arakan, North Cotabato is just less than two hours away from Davao City. We arrived in Arakan at around 5AM and started the trek right away. From the jump off area, there will be a 30-45 minutes trek to the registration.
Registration Fee: PHP 35.00 per person
Tour Guide: PHP 300.00 per group
If you need Car Rental services, you can visit this page to book for a self-drive or with driver units.
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All fees will be paid in the registration area.
From there, an hour of mesmerizing mountain climbing awaits. Why? These photos will tell you why!
After an hour, we were able to surpassed the steep mountain (going down to the foot of the Matigol Falls).
After few minutes of break, we started to climb up the trail of the falls. Here’s when the climax started. The trail is too steep, just like any other mountain when you are near the summit. However, it’s all worth it!
Forget about getting sunburn and getting tired. Just enjoy the moment, feel the cold fresh water and dive into it. Being on top of the mountain, away from the city life, brings so much calmness within.
After Matigol Falls, we went straight to Bemwa Farm to get some refreshments. You can take a lot pictures in the farm as they offer different crops such as Strawberries!!! There’s a minimal entrance fee to the farm.
We also had some merienda (in my case, lunch haha) in Seagull Mountain Resort. Make sure to have your cameras ready! You’ll be transported to Baguio while in Mindanao! LOL. Seriously, there are a lot of instagram-worthy spots in that area. You gotta try also their Hot Tsokalate and Suman. You must!
That’s it! Thank you for dropping by! Comment your questions if you have one. 🙂
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