Gumataan Falls: Salay’s entrancing tourist site

In times of crisis like this, we need to unwind. We need to find some activities to ease the pressure and tension from the coronavirus contagion, political drama and strife, economic injustice, and health problems. By finding these places for social activities, we can go to the beaches, pool resorts, mountain hills, and waterfalls to remove stress. For us, doing these social activities appears to be the best decision to make.

Of course, we need to relax. We need to stop doing what we usually do. As life is short, we have to spend time well. We deserve to celebrate every single day since we do not know what lies ahead – the ballooning prices of all products, the growing scarcity, and the swelling acts of dishonesty and fraud in some of the government agencies. Probably, we are right. We are correct to decide to unwind so that we can see the beauty of life and nature. Through traveling, we can, somehow, reduce stress. Instead of delving into the draining and straining technologies like smartphones, TVs, and the like, we can dive into the water, take a plunge, and enjoy the scenery.

Well, going to Gumataan Falls in Bunal, Salay, Misamis Oriental is an adventure. It is a way to create excitement and fun. Instead of being hooked on numerous technologies, such as the Internet and social media, we can enjoy life. We can invite friends and social circles to enjoy life with us. Technologies construct barriers to keep us so distant to the point that we no longer see and recognize one another. Because of this reason, we need to spend time with members of the family and friends to explore Gumataan Falls as one of the gorgeous and stunning tourist destinations in Misamis Oriental, Mindanao, Philippines. And this point, Gumataan Falls awaits us to get refreshed by the cool and refreshing waters of nature.

Going to Gumataan Falls in Bunal, Salay, Misamis Oriental can be the best option to make. This adventure may sound ordinary, but its impact takes us a lifetime. Gumataan Falls may not have the classy and exquisite look compared to other locations; however, the nature-look and view give us a taste of innocence and simplicity as dive into the crystal-clear waters of the falls.

Upon arriving in Salay, Misamis Oriental, we need to check Barangay Looc along the national highway to take a motorcycle locally known as habal-habal. It only takes us a one-hour drive to Gumataan Falls.

Finally, we can, also, contact this mobile phone dial 09458946454 for a van for hire, motorcycle ride, guides, and queries. Please try since we contacted this mobile just a year ago.

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Lourdes Bay Resort: Memories like no other

My trip to Lourdes Bay Resort in Binuangan was unintentional. It was because I had to escape the monotonous lifestyle at home. The boring four corners of my room, the repetitive DVD to watch, the boring backdrop of the house, the disappointing news every day, and the suffocating mandate to wear a face mask, a face shield and a body barrier permitted me to take a chance to have a road trip to somewhere. As I did not know where to go, I took my motorcycle and drove on the road going to nowhere. And yet, my foot pushed the break to stop. I looked at the scenery, searched around, and noticed that something was familiar. Here, I stopped at Lourdes Bay Resort in Binuangan, Misamis Oriental.

My view about the status quo in the Philippines compelled me to follow stern Inter-Agency Task Force  (IATF) guidelines and policies. I knew the growing confirmed cases of people who showed positive results of COVID-19 tests. However, I could not stay at home for six months. My friends and neighbors died because of staying at home and depression as if they were prisoners of their houses. My friends and I always felt fear of listening to the news concerning the actions of the national and local governments to discharge guidelines and rulebooks to keep our distance and even to let us stay at home. Yes, we observed such policies. However, we could not stay forever. Escaping to the places we loved most like Binuangan Lourdes Bay Resort in Binuangan, Misamis Oriental could be the best action to make.

As well, my friend, Gregg Cepe, was there. I did not have my photos of the place, but my friend had. Misamis Oriental Journal readers could see how exciting the place could be. We could tell based on our experiences that the place truly fascinated us. We could not ask for more because Lourdes Bay Resort has had a lot to offer.

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At Club Tara Resort: Our memories stay forever

My visit to Surigao Del Norte was amazing. I did not have any powerful adjectives to describe the place and my experiences, but I had countless memories to share with my Misamis Oriental Journal readers. I had so much fun. It was because the place gave me excitement and fun and created great moments that I had to live forever. I could not tell other people enough about my experiences because those moments were unique for me to share. I could not even write them down on pieces of paper, back to back, since those memories would only overflow if I tried to string along with those words on the pages. That meant that my Club Tara Resort experience opened my eyes to the opportunities to explore the world outside my comfort zone. When I got the chance to visit Club Tara Resort at Bucas Grande Island, Dona Helen, Socorro, Siargao Islands, Surigao Del Norte, Philippines, 84700, I just realized that I had so much fun managing my time to spend quality time with family members, loved ones, and friends. At Club Tara Resort, I could not ask for more.

A cool and refreshing cerulean-blue, crystal-clear water that attracts local and foreign tourists to dive into and swim in it…

At Club Tara Resort, I felt joy and love. Other tourists who spent their honeymoons in the hotels had celebrated affection and even happiness. The cerulean-blue, crystal-clear beach waters have been so inviting that my family members and I were unable to refuse that tourist attraction. Truly magnificent as it has been, Club Tara Resort, surrounded by woodland islets, has remained prestigious in its form. This cool resort embracing various channeled cottages that rested on columns and pillars over Sohoton Bay could be a one-minute walk from Sohoton Cove. I could surely imagine how I enjoyed swimming in the cool and refreshing waters without minding the sun’s rays that burst flames into the thin air.

As well, I could notice the serene rooms with a stress-free Filipino-style color scheme that would offer bay-view patios and verandas. I did not try the Jacuzzis, but others did. I could still have my drinks at the minibars, as well as my favorite brown tea in the coffee-making facilities. Oh, wait a minute. I did not have children, but kids under six years old could stay for free. One more thing, I could also bring this topic to my attention. The spartan, adults-only dorms in which they could accommodate 10 to 12 people to sleep could be possible. I could, furthermore, notice the bunk beds, shower rooms, and the chances to access a lounge, as well as the balconies to see the grandeur of the forest views, while waiting for the room service to come and to break the silence. All these things seemed to be fascinating.

An amazing aerial view of the Club Tara Resort and the surrounding woodland isles…

What’s more, I could mention these things, too. I could have a good breakfast before kayaking and snorkeling. Did I mention that Club Tara Resort has had a cafeteria, a pool with a bar, and a sequestered seaside with a jetty, as well as a swimming pool table and an orchard? Yes, I did. While promoting this place, I should mention that Club Tara Resort has had free Wi-Fi, an outdoor pool, air-conditioned, room service, child friendly, and a restaurant. In the end, people asked me if I enjoyed my visit to Club Tara Resort a lot. I surely said that I did.

Indeed, if we wished to create meaningful and sweet memories again, we could call or send a message through the mobile phone dial +63 917 522 5500. We knew we had to spend meaningful and quality time with family members and friends. We should not say that we have had so much to do in life and that we have had no time at all. We have spent our time working in the office or wherever we might be. It would be about time to be happy…

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Siargao Bleu Resort and Spa: A home to stay

Giving ourselves chances to explore the best spot in the country can be an exciting treat. We can imagine going to places quite far and striking, but we don’t have any chance to visit. If we choose to go and make some adventure, we surely can. We can think of the stunning places, the classy and exquisite, yet reasonably priced ones, such as Boracay, El Nido, Coron, Siargao, White Beach, White Island, and more. However, we can’t ignore Siargao Bleu Resort and Spa at the Tourism Road, General Luna, Siargao Island, Surigao Del Norte, Mindanao, Philippines. Why? It is because the place is so amazing that we need to plan our next adventure and excitement.

An entrance to your can’t-miss experience and fun-filled adventure at Siargao Bleu Resort and Spa in Siargao, Surigao del Norte

Siargao Bleu Resort and Spa gives us the possibility to look at the smile of the sun. The sunrise, as we imagine, can give us a sense of life to move forward after relaxing and unwinding. The status quo of life seems to break to pieces and almost all of our resources will lose. Horrifying as it is, this COVID-19 pandemic does not allow us to smile. It only lets us focus on the present situation to survive the crisis as if we were hunted by the unknown entities – the unseen viruses. The enhanced and modified systems of quarantine protocols, somehow, confuse us that we lose our focus to think properly and go back to normal. Before we get submerged into the pit of confusion, we need to create plans and make them possible to save us from this pandemonium. Since business establishments are open, we have to execute our plans to unwind by traveling to places to let us enjoy ourselves. Siargao Bleu Resort and Spa gives us this sense of excitement as we experience the magic and the wonder of nature.

This exquisite accommodation gives us a sense of comfort and fun at Siargao Bleu Resort and Spa…

Well, at this point, we may ask how we get there.

By air, we can have a direct flight from Davao City and Cebu City to Siargao for only forty-five minutes via Cebu Pacific and PAL. If we are from Manila, we surely take one hour and forty minutes via Sky Jet Airways. If we are from Davao, we can have a direct flight to Siargao for one hour and fifteen minutes via Philippine Airlines.

By sea, we can take a ferry to depart daily from Cebu to Surigao City at 7 PM, except on Sundays. Then, we take a speedy craft from Surigao City to Siargao Island for two hours and 30 minutes.

By land, we can take a twenty-four-hour bus service from Cagayan de Oro, Davao City via Butuan, and Surigao City to Siargao. If we are in Surigao City, we can easily take a RoRo to Dapa Port, Siargao.

We tell everyone this. Siargao Bleu Resort and Spa gives us a can’t-miss destination, a fun-filled experience, and an instagrammable site to post for our friends and relatives. For inquiries and reservations, we can call Siargao Bleu Resort and Spa management through its mobile phone dial at 0917-772-4188 or email it at <info@siargaobleu.com.ph>.

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Larry’s Hill: A playground of excitement and fun

Amaya View as a nature-themed park, as well as a leisure destination, has been offering excitement and fun among guests and visitors. Positioned its glorious grandeur in the peak of Cagayan de Oro, Amaya View has stood, among others, to provide guests and visitors various levels of delight and amusement. Formerly recognized as Sierra del Oro, Amaya View introduces an avant-garde, classy, and exquisite side of the local people and their cultures, as well as the Filipino culture in general. It, also, offers its guests and visitors with its cerulean and turquoise-blue water of its infinity pool, its eternal greatness of fun and pleasure in the amusement park, its sumptuous food in the restaurants, its exhilarating drinks in the café, and its carbon copy of the celebrated scriptural figure called the Noah’s Ark, as well as the Hugo Skye Lounge. With all these, Amaya View, particularly Larry’s Hill, gives guests and visitors like us a unique experience to enjoy what life is.

Larry’s Hill as an exciting place to visit offers us a venue to enjoy life. It serves as a playground of excitement and fun. Guests and visitors, who consider Larry’s Hill a picture-perfect site to play, can join, of course, Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, and friends at Larry’s Hill if they want. They can make Larry’s Hill a playground to perform various activities. Readers and visitors of Misamis Oriental Journal want to ask if Larry’s Hill management allows kids to enjoy. Well, this is what the management wants to accommodate. Additionally, guests and visitors can enjoy the only outdoor Ball Pit in the Philippines. They can enjoy all the fun with the high ropes, the two-way zip line, and the rappelling action from the helicopter. Of course, there can be more. They can, also, do the bungee trampoline and the maze adventure. More than anything else, Larry’s Hill offers team building activities and outdoor camping experiences.

Larry’s Hill at Amaya View – A Place to Quench Our Thirst of Excitement and Fun

As well, guests and visitors can only pay ₱50.00 for the entrance fee. Then, they can choose the different rates for their select activities, such as Ball Pit, High Ropes at Skye Level, and High Ropes at Grass Level, as well as Two-Way Zip Line, and Rappelling from the helicopter.

Below are the prices for the activities:

    • Ball Pit – ₱150 (Kids and Adults)
    • High Ropes at Skye Level – ₱250
    • High Ropes at Grass Level – ₱150
    • Two-Way Zip Line – ₱250
    • Rappelling from the Helicopter – ₱150

Now, where can we find Larry’s Hill? Again, Larry’s Hill is in Amaya View. And we know for sure that Amaya View as owned the Unabia Family is in Indahag, Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao, Philippines.

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Governor Emano’s Plans Against COVID-19 To Receive Credit and Recognition

Provincial Governor Bambi Emano’s action plans against COVID-19 pandemic received credit and recognition from the Assistant Regional Director of Commission on Population and Development (CPD) Region X. Based on the report posted on Facebook from Misamis Oriental Provincial Information Office, Assistant Regional Director Neil Aldrin Omega expressed his appreciation and thanks to Governor Bambi Emano because of his management strategies to fight against the COVID-19 crisis within the province.

As well, Misamis Oriental Provincial Information Office articulated his gratitude during his attendance in the monthly assembly with the Municipal Population Officers at the Provincial Population Office on August 25, 2020. Governor Bambi Emano, as mentioned by Assistant Regional Director Neil Aldrin Omega, deserved appreciation and attention as he succeeded in implementing stern actions, measures, and protocols to fight against COVID-19, as well as to ensure safety among citizens. Assistant Regional Director Neil Aldrin Omega, additionally, accentuated that the Provincial Governor did successfully manage the crisis in the province well.

Indeed, this recognition of the high-ranking official in the region suggested that Governor Bambi Emano together with the Provincial Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) succeeded in their actions to combat COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the challenge of the growing cases of COVID-19, the provincial government grew inspired to exert effort to guarantee protection and safety among citizens of Misamis Oriental against the deadly coronavirus.

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Daygon Falls: Unveiling Salay’s Hidden Charm

The Philippines has been popular for its extraordinary and stunning adventure, beach, and farm resorts. It has been home for the most alluring beaches, cold springs, lagoons, lakes, streams, and waterfalls in the country. Local and foreign tourists even voted the Philippines for its picture-perfect home for the nomadic and peripatetic hearts. In Misamis Oriental, for example, holidaymakers and vacationers choose those sites that give them a sense of adventure and a time for relaxation. They know they can find more places to explore and spend quality time with family members and friends. How about the small town of Salay this time?

The bus-stop corner where we stop either we are from Butuan City or we are from Cagayan de Oro City. This photo was taken by Janne The Laagan.

Location of Daygon Falls

Daygon Falls positioned at  Barangay Tinagaan, Salay, Misamis Oriental, has become the fourth-class municipality of the province of Misamis Oriental. Tourists can find it along the shoreline of Macajalar Bay on the popular Island of Mindanao. They can witness the green and uncontaminated environment in which its people live a friendly and simple life.

This drop-off corner is where we trek down to Daygon Falls. We can ask the locals here; they are friendly. This photo was taken by Janne The Laagan.

Means of Transportation

Local and foreign tourists from Cagayan de Oro need to take two and a half hours to reach Salay by buses or cars due to the heavy traffic. The distance from Cagayan de Oro to Salay takes approximately 62 kilometers. Local and foreign tourists do not need to worry about their transportation problems since various transport vehicles, such as Bachelor Express, Pabama Buses, Bagong Lipunan, Bachelor Express, and RTMI buses are always available. Some tourists prefer for-hire vans, multi-cabs, and jeepneys for their convenience; whereas, others choose those buses. Well, Salay has 18 barangays. It allows tourists to take pedicab tricycles, motorized tricycles, and single motorcycle known locally as “habal-habal.” If we get there, we do not need to worry since all signages are in English and Filipino languages.

From this photo, we could see how Janne The Laagan and his adventure echoed joy in Salay. This photo was taken by him.

How Do We Get There

From Butuan City or Cagayan de Oro City, we can take buses to Salay. We can negotiate vans for hire to drive us to Salay, Misamis Oriental. If we choose to take the buses, we need to drop off at the bus-stop corner. Then, we have to find a tricycle. This tricycle as a means of transportation will take us to the motorcycle terminal. The term “motorcycle” in the region refers to the localized term “habal-habal.” Upon arrival at the motorcycle terminal, we can negotiate the “habal-habal”drivers to transport us and cross between Barangay Looc and Barangay Tinagaan. We tell the drivers to drop off at the Barangay Tinagaan Chapel.

Well, if we use private vehicles, we need to follow the national highway from Butuan City or Cagayan de Oro City. When we reach Salay, we turn at the junction of Barangay Looc going to Barangay Tinagaan. Then, we drive straight away until we reach Barangay Hall. This time, this Barangay Hall becomes our starting point to trek down to the falls.

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Dagulos Cold Spring: Baring its glorious grandeur

Dagulos Cold Spring in Kimaya, Jasaan, Misamis Oriental has been attracting us and other local tourists for years. Because of its alluring scenery, it mesmerizes us with its magnificent view. Local and foreign tourists alike have been visiting the place to and fro, for they cannot refuse to ignore the can’t-miss and even instagrammable tourist destination. The pastoral view of this cold spring has always been a home for everyone. Of course, it gives us fun and excitement as this cold spring provides us with refreshment. As we plunge ourselves into the cool and refreshing crystal clear water, we surely cannot ask for more as we get more satisfied with it. We only see ourselves quench our thirst to dive into and swim in the basin of natural cold spring that we dare not to forget.

The Majestic Beauty of Dagulos Cold Spring in Kimaya, Jasaan

Dagulos Cold Spring may be unknown to some people. As of this time, only a few vloggers mention and visit the place. Perhaps, the COVID-19 pandemic does not allow them to visit the area due to some travel restrictions and temporary business closures. Nonetheless, others can make reservations for hangouts and relaxations. Well, this cold spring has been here all along. It only demands attention among local and foreign tourists alike. For instance, when we go along the rocky road to the place, we grow surprised to see  and notice some root crops nearby. In the distance, we, as well, see some massive vegetation that keeps us close to nature. The lush-green coconut trees and the mountain trees give us a sense of home as we go along the cold spring. Regardless of the time of hiking and the short walk, Dagulos Cold Spring enthralls us because of its natural landscape.

Additionally, this cold spring in Kimaya has become popular among local tourists because of its glory and splendor. Some vacationers wish to visit the place to unwind; others want to go there to explore nature and unveil the hidden jewel of the region. Because of COVID-19 pandemic, local tourists, of course, want to end their agony of waiting to return all things to the normal state and hope to relax somewhere. Seeing Dagulos Cold Spring appears to be a picture-perfect destination to stopover. The crystal-clear water, the green vegetation, and the possible activities to do can be a home-sweet-home adventure. This escapade can surely ease tension and remove strain.

A Can’t-Miss and Must-See Home to Stay in Kimaya, Jasaan

Moreover, we have to bring our food and snacks. We have to bring our swimming gear, communication devices, and the like as well. As we can do whatever we want, we definitely refrain ourselves from littering. We do not throw our trash everywhere. As we dive into the crystal clear of the cold spring that nature gives us, we have to take good care of it, at least.

Oh, are we excited now? Are we going to ask Misamis Oriental Journal to give us the map to Dagulos Cold Spring? Well, Dagulos Cold Spring is in Kimaya, Jasaan, Misamis Oriental. However, it seems wise to visit the Tourism Office in Jasaan for the location. This office gives us the right directions plus the tour guides where we want to go. Misamis Oriental Journal only gives us the road map, not the specific map, for the readers to see it where to stop and where to leave the area back home.

P.S. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Dagulos Cold Spring may change its operating hours or its business conditions and terms. Please read the thread of comments below where the management provides us with the contact number. Visit Jasaan Tourism Office to get more details today. Our Dear Friends and Readers, happy visiting!

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