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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Tagbibinta Falls - Maragusan, Compostela Valley

Mindanao region is blessed to have numerous waterfalls. Some of them are presently used as the source of electricty for little towns in Mindanao. One great and enticing waterfalls can be found in Maragusan, Compostela Valley. It is known as Tagbibinta Falls where a lot of people visit the place specially last holy week. Compostela Valley is one of the best Mindanao tourist spost.

I really wanted to visit nice places in Compostela Valley and now I recently witness the majestic view of Tagbibinta falls which measures 700 feet high and a series of seven falls located in Maragusan, Compostela Valley. The trek to Tagbibinta falls is minimal. I was expecting some muddy trail and slippery slopes due to rainy days during the first month of summer. There are some parts of trail that are really slippery but you can overcome with it if you wear appropriate shoes. Proper climbing shoes are best for slippery trails, they are designed to stick with the mud. If you feel to face a trekking challenge, this is the best place for you to start. It offers great challenge for trekkers to conquer all seven falls.

It is really a great experience to witness these majestic falls in Compostela Valley. We felt tired during our trek but we get relief and enticed when we see what lies in the middle of the forest. If you are planning to visit the place, getting there is very easy. From Davao City, you can ride a van going to Compostela Valley. There are north bound van terminal in Bajada Victoria Plaza and in bus terminal in Ecoland, Davao City. Take a bus going to Compostela and jump off at Nabunturan. Nabunturan is the provincial capital of Compostela Valley. Then hire a motorcycle or habal-habal to take you to Barangay Coronobe, Maragusan. Barangay Coronobe is only 5 kilometers from the town proper.

If you want to get a guide, you can arrange with the local tourism office in Maragusan and ask some help of a guide to be with you during your trek. And if you don't have vehicle, it is also good to hire a "habal-habal" for your entire tour.

Location: Barangay Coronobe Maragusan, Compostela Valley Philippines
Budget: 2000 plus per person


  1. Wow! that's a very nice falls I love to go there and swim.

  2. The well known falls in the Philippines is the Pagsanjan Falls in Laguna.

  3. There are many falls in the Philippines and each of them has a unique beauty. :)

  4. amazing falls,been there last year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. maragusan is so blessed. :)

  6. Blessed indeed! Philippines is more fun and more that awaits for you to see. ^_^