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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Epol Waterfalls Former Epol Spring Resort - Holy Week Minor Climb

Epol Waterfalls

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.

I know one good and safe waterfalls in Mindanao and should be listed as best Davao tourist spot too. It is easy to climb, human friendly forest and a recommended one to those who are just starting to do mountain climbing. The trek is very easy, no sweat at all. :D

I already visited this place when I was in high school but then blogging that time was not on my mind. That time, that huge stones you can see on the photos were so naturally beautiful but then on my second visit this year, those stones has now full of carved names, which is so sad to think that people who visited the place never gave value to it's beauty. Char only - :D

Epol Waterfalls Epol Waterfalls

Epol Waterfalls Epol Waterfalls

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 trek. There's a base camp where you can pitch 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 current  is strong  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. You wouldn't dare to trek forest at night, would you?

How To Get There

Epol waterfalls is located  in Marilog, Davao City.  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.

From Davao City proper, you can reach Marilog by riding a bus via Cagayan Buda. Bus terminal is located at Ecoland, Davao City. Bus fare to Marilog is only 200.00. 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.

When you reached Marilog road,  started your 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.

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? Enjoy and happy travel! ^_^

4 Responses to “Epol Waterfalls Former Epol Spring Resort - Holy Week Minor Climb”

Anonymous said...
April 19, 2010 at 10:10 AM

naapektohan ng el niƱo yung epol kasi malakas dati yung bagsak ng tubig..

Con Tour Blog said...
March 4, 2011 at 9:12 AM

This is near from our place. epol [marilog district]. Thanks to this post. by the way, i included na in my blog list.:-).

Boracay Resorts said...
May 5, 2011 at 10:51 AM

Ang ganda naman ng place, nakakamiss pumunta sa mga lugar.

Anonymous said...
March 30, 2015 at 9:43 PM

OK ba to puntahan ngayong holy week?

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