“Life is an intricate pattern of simple designs; we see the intricacy, but once awareness is raised, we can then see simplicity in all things! Start with nature – get outside and embrace it today!”
Allured by the natural attractions of Compostela Valley province, We hopped in 2 distinct falls and on 1 hot spring.
Nature lovers, adventurers joined the tour and experienced the magnificent beauty of nature in it’s natural setting. Municipality of Maragusan was our destination to wander. Before I will start my story, I would like to share some bits on the area we had visited. Maragusan is a third class municipality in the Comval province. It is also named as “Summer Capital of Davao Region” due to its cooler climate (but can’t wait for summer to come to enjoy this!).
Marangig Falls, Tagbibinta Falls and Kanlawig hot springs are our specific destination in that area .
Participants gathered at the right wing of Victoria Plaza near McDonald’s at around 3:00 in the morning. The tour encompassed of about 66 participants of different professions, talents and characters but bonded by only one purpose – One with nature.
Forty minutes past 3:00 am and the deluxe bus started it’s engine and off we went. The air was cold as it is also a season of windy and lower temperature. Six fifteen in the morning and we arrived at Nabunturan poblacion and took a break and have a sip of hot coffee and some kakanin to eat. 15 minutes had past and we started our travel again on our way to Maragusan. Even if some portions of the road is not that fully cemented, the scenery and the cool breeze of air was our reward on that travel.
Several banana plantations and white colored reefer container vans encountered along the way. It was 8:30 in the morning when we arrived at the poblacion proper of Maragusan. 7 kilometers from the poblacion proper, It took 20 minutes before we arrived at the jump off site of Marangig falls at Barangay New Albay then another 10 minutes river trek to the falls.
Marangig falls composed of 13 series small falls and this is also the jump off point when climbing Mount Candalaga. What I noticed is the lush vegetation in it’s surrounding, the rocks with green algae’s all around the area. It was great to see again the nature’s beauty.
Participants started to pose for a shot while other photography hobbyist set their tripods and start shooting while others climbed up to the side of the falls to see the other series.
Some took their breakfast meal just along the side of the falls while others dipped into the cool waters and took a bath.
It was a very lively event as all participants did all their best to appreciate nature for 2 hours in the area.
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