Waterfalls Trekking at Maragusan, Compostela Valley

If Greater Manila Area (GMA) has Baguio City as its Summer Capital, Davao Region has the Maragusan, Compostela Valley. And it was my travel stop last weekend, June 7 and 8, 2008.

After the long delay of my office Summer Outing, finally we settled on making it worth the long wait – and that is spending it at the Summer Capital of Davao Region – Maragusan, Compostela Valley.

The whole trip was arranged brilliantly by the Haven’s Peak Highland Resort’s Gen. Manager Jose Louie “PJ” Ibanez. He was our guardian angel for the whole trip while the Resort became our instant home. The best place to feel warmth and comfort.

After billeting and siesta, the real adventure began. Being the Summer Capital of Davao Region, Maragusan boasts to be the home of magnificent waterfalls and really cool cold spring. And the highlight of our itinerary was trekking and hopping to these beautiful waterfalls.

First stop was Marangig Falls, with about 13 series of falls.


Second stop was the Tagbibinta Falls, with about 9 series of falls.


After the trekking and waterfalls hopping, we made a quick side trip to Aguakan Cold Spring where I was amazed to see the colorful big Japanese Koi. Beautiful! It was already past 7 PM when we returned to the Haven’s Peak. Dinner was ready and we feasted on a special Chicken Inato, just perfect for our real ravenous tummy. After dinner, my staffs and I spent the whole night drinking, singing and dancing like we own the whole resort. We were off to bed only until Mr. Red Horse kicked us off to drunkenness. LOL!

The next day, I woke up 8am. The cool mountain breeze kissed my cheeks while foggy panoramic view of Maragusan wowed my sleepy eyes. Spectacular! It was 8 am yet the town was covered by fogs. Cool and soothing weather!

After breakfast, it was another waterfalls hopping stop! This time was the Pyalitan Falls, with about 9 series of falls. The last one about 125 feet.

Breathtaking view of Pyalitan Falls:


Trekking back and forth to Pyalitan Falls there took us about one hour. But the breathtaking view of it took all our tiredness and exhaustion away. I was really awed.


In general, the trip and adventure to Maragusan was something that my staffs and I will always remember. Something full of thrill and full of excitement. Thus, if one needs a place for both adventure and relaxation, experience Maragusan. There's a lot more to discover.

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June 11, 2008 at 10:23 AM delete

Bro, that is a wonderful account of your travel there. i would love to go there someday.

i have seen some falls but the one in your post is probably one of the most scenic.

great work. keep it up.

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June 11, 2008 at 11:10 AM delete

@ lawstude -

thanks for the nice comments dude. i'm honored. yes, these beauties are simply breathtaking. the scenic view are amazing. a must try for travelers like us. going there is easy. drop me a message, i can help arrange your stay and itinerary there. inexpensive but super sulit! thanks for viewing.

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June 11, 2008 at 11:10 PM delete

waaah.. nainggit naman ako dun! saya nman jan. sana makapunta din ako. hehe

btw, sana di na mushy for you yung new post ko. haha

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June 12, 2008 at 11:33 AM delete

@ > vanny < -

i guess you should really try visitng mindanao. sabi mo nga sa blog mo, purely luzon lahat ng travels mo. try mo dito sa amin. we have in stored lot and lot and lots of great place to idscover and experience... read your recent post now, it's nice to know you're okay now... no longer emo and mushy... hehehe... cheers!

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June 12, 2008 at 12:48 PM delete

huwaw, i really haven't see any waterfalls in baguio. so probably this is indeed something to look forward to in the future!!!

nice post dude!

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June 12, 2008 at 7:59 PM delete

makes me fall in love with the Philippines all over again!!!darn

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jei
June 13, 2008 at 12:40 PM delete

hanneeeeepppp naman! and lupit!!! what is one olan doing in a hotel industry??? dude, kung may magazine lang ako, naku, ikaw ang unang writer na kukunin ko. pwede ka sa Mabuhay magazine. i-submit mo kaya ang mga travel write-ups mo? oi, pag nakatrabaho ka na sa National Geographic Magazine, tulungan mo akong ma hire dun ha, hehehehehehe.

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June 13, 2008 at 1:02 PM delete

@ wanderingcommuter -

thanks sa visit and comments. mindanao is blessed with beautiful waterfalls. as matter of fact the highest which is the Aliwagwag Falls is in Cateel, Davao Or. and the mother of the industries, Maria Cristina Falls is in Iligan. Do visits these places. New thrill, new adventures...

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June 13, 2008 at 1:03 PM delete

@ gypsy -

thanks. i'm pleased you like my posts and made you fall in love with our country more. cheers!

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June 13, 2008 at 1:06 PM delete

@ jei -

of all comments i recieved, the one you posted is something i felt so pleased about. hahaha. frustrated writer ako kaya heto nabablog na lang ang ako humble journeys. hayaan mo kung isang araw maisakatuparan ang minimithi kong adhikain magsulat sa kahit anumang pahayagan o magazin, bibigyan kita ng unang ko artikulo. of course, LIBRE! hahaha. salamat jei...

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June 13, 2008 at 9:09 PM delete

I was in Tagum City just this summer. I so wanted to visit this falls coz I know that Comval is just few rides away, but to no avail, my pursuit remains in my mind...no one could guide us to get there.;0(

nice shots!

thanks for the visit...care for xlink?

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June 14, 2008 at 11:29 AM delete

@ points of view -

yup, tagum is near to maragusan. take you aroung 2 hours trip. need not to worry about tour guides because some of town locals can actually guide you going to the place. maragusan promotes its town for eco-tourism and locals are supportive about it. i can also refer you to people i know there to bring you to those places... inagtz... tnx for the comments...

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June 16, 2008 at 11:35 AM delete

@ famous quotations -

thank you so much for having my site won the Blog of the Day Award. i'm deeply honored. it means a lot to me to blog more and continu my little voyage. cheers to you!!!!!!

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July 16, 2008 at 5:21 AM delete

Hi, it means the world to me to read about Maragusan. Thanks a ton for posting pictures! See, I spent the first 15 years of my life in this beautiful town. Looking at the pics just brought back a lot of memories to me. Thanks again.

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January 7, 2013 at 1:58 PM delete

hi could you help me about haven's Peak resort as youve stayed there. do you have there phone number or email add? please.
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June 18, 2013 at 9:10 AM delete

this is great!!! I actually went to Maragusan for my thesis and I had no time to explore Maragusan more. Now, I am planning to finally realize that!

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