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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Epol Waterfalls | Epol Spring Resort - Marilog District

best places in the philippines Epol Spring Resort

Seeing a waterfalls is an enchanted feeling. It is one of the best and exciting adventure that you should list on your blog journal. Since Philippines is blessed with so much nature wonders, then Philippines is expected to have large numbers of majestic waterfalls. However some of them are difficult to accomplish and extremely dangerous. And I know that there are still undiscovered waterfalls in the Philippines.

best places in the philippines Epol Spring Resort

I know one good waterfalls in Mindanao and should be listed as best Davao tourist spots. It is easy to climb, human friendly forest and a recommended one to those who want to start trekking. You can find Epol waterfalls in Marilog, Davao City. I already visited this place when I was in high school but then blogging that time was not on my mind. So I decided to visit the place again and take some photo to be posted here and to show you that the place is still beautiful.

Marilog District is a 100 kilometers from Davao proper and will take you almost 3 and half hour to travel. Epol falls was known as Green Valley waterfalls before. The trek is very easy, no sweat at all. When we reached the Marilog road, we started our trek immediately. There is entrance fee collected when you pass by at the first house going down the waterfalls. They used to collect fees to maintain the cleanliness of the falls.

best places in the philippines Epol Spring Resort

best places in the philippines Epol Spring Resort

When we get there, it is really cold due to Marilog's climate plus it was a rainy day season. It is really foggy and it doubles the adventure because of the muddy trail we undergo. There's a base camp where you can place your tent, there are also few cottages you can rent. From the base camp, you can reach the waterfalls in no time. The falls ins't that high and deep but when rainy season the falls has strong current and waters go deep.

I would advise you to stay overnight at the base camp for many reasons. One reason is that traveling back and forth will took you so long, second you won't enjoy the place if you travel back the same day and possibly you cannot reach the exit trail before day is over. Trekking forest at night is truly dangerous.

From Davao City proper, you can reach Marilog riding a bus via Cagayan Buda. Bus terminal is located at Ecoland, Davao City. Bus fare to Marilog is only PHP200.00. If the place is already foggy then that signifies that you just entered Marilog District. Tell the bus driver to drop you at Busai or Epol waterfalls. On the left road, there's a sign board pointing you where to start your trek down to the falls. To get back, same thing to do, wait a bus from the Epol road and buses will usually go back to Ecoland terminal.

Easy right? If you are an adventurous person then you have the courage to travel inspite of bringing a map only and hope this article will help you if you are planning to trek Epol waterfalls.

Location: Marilog District Davao City, Davao del Sur Philippines
Budget: 500-1000 per person (Davao City based)


Enjoy other pictures taken at Epol Marilog District.

best places in the philippines Epol Spring Resort

best places in the philippines Epol Spring Resort

best places in the philippines Epol Spring Resort

best places in the philippines Epol Spring Resort

best places in the philippines Epol Spring Resort

9 comments:

  1. Good to see great reviews about new travel destinations this summer. Through your blog, I discover again another destination that I can line up into my list. Thanks.

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  2. Do you have more pictures in EPOL? I was there before but unfortunately we visited only 2falls. They said about cascading part of the EPOL.. what it looks like?

    I really love to there again.It's hard but enjoy...

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  3. is it a government property?

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  4. That's the only photos I've got when we visit that place. And I think, it's a government property. :)

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  5. do they have room accomodations there?do you know how much is the rate per room?thanks!

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  6. Thanks for sharing those photos. Philippines really has a lot of tourist attractions. This is one of the great places that everyone should visit.

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  7. Yes, they have available rooms but only few. So to be sure, you should bring tent with you. :)

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  8. We went there last month and it's soooooooo cold. It's colder than Baguio's tap water early am.
    But because the water's so inviting, naligo na rin kami.

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  9. any contact numbers for that place? can i have the contact numbers so that we can inquire

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