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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Tagbibinta Falls in Maragusan, Compostela Valley

Tagbibinta Falls

Mindanao region is truly blessed with numerous waterfalls. Some of them are presently used as the source of electricity 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 lenten season. Compostela Valley is one of the best Mindanao tourist spots.

Tagbibinta falls is measured 700 feet high and it is a series of seven falls located in Maragusan, Compostela Valley. The trek to Tagbibinta falls is minimal in terms of pace but 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.

Tagbibinta Falls

How To Get There

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 SM Lanang.

If you choose bus liners, go to Ecoland bus terminal and take a bus going to Compostela and stop at Nabunturan - the provincial capital of Compostela Valley. Then hire a motorcyle or habal-habal to take you to Barangay Coronobe, Maragusan.

Barangay Coronobe is only 5 kilometers from the town proper. Again, if you are unsure and feeling lost, you are free to ask any locals.

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.

Thursday, April 28, 2011 by pinoytravelpod · 4

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

List of Important Things to Bring When Hiking

1.] Bag
When traveling, your bag is considered as your life. It is advised to bring light weight backpacks to make you feel comfortable when hiking. Don't bring unnecessary things, this will just make your bag heavy and lose pace and strength.

2.] Tent or Sleeping Bag
You really don't want to sleep on mud, grass or cold ground, would you? So don't forget to bring tent or sleeping bag with you to have at least comfortable sleep and will keep you at least from cold.

3.] Foods
Avoid too many canned goods because it will only make your luggage heavy. Mountaineers will bring enough rice, viand that will last longer like adobo, binagoongan and noodles.

4.] Clothes
Don't bring too many clothes. Choose light weight clothing,  you can wear shorts instead of pants and silk tops to fold it small as possible. Clothes that will dry easily. Jacket is also important. This can help you keep warm during cold nights. Swim wear- bring this as extra if you think you might be needing some.

To make 2 pairs of clothing usefull in a couple of days, you can wash used clothes and then dry it. Trek pants and silk clothes dry easily. Climbing forest with high level of difficulty, you should wear a light trek pants and long sleeve tops to keep you away from mosquitoes and leech. These are essential depending on the location you will visit.

5.] Foot Wear
Hiking shoes and sandals are efficient if you trek slippery forest. You can bring both if you want but I'm sure there's no space inside your bag. Some backpackers just hang their footwear on their packs.

6.] Swiss Army Knife
An ordinary little knife will do if you don't have a swiss army knife. This is very useful. It can be used as can or bottle opener and etc. When passing through airport, you should place it in your checked luggage so that it won't be confiscate in airport security.

7.] First Aid Kit
Medications and other healthcare stuffs are also important. Headache, Wounds, cuts and burns might happen during your hike and it is better to be prepared.

8.] Torch Light or Head Lamp
Very useful specially for night emergencies and night trekking.

9.] Camera and Batteries
Picture taking is always present in travel time. I mean, all of us wants a sovenier before leaving the place and pictures are the perfect one.

10.] Mobile Phone
For some reason, it is advisable to bring any device that can contact other people in case of emergencies. Pray for a good signal when you're in mountain if emergency occurs.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011 by pinoytravelpod · 0

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