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!

Dahilayan Adventure Park: Recreating memories

Making our lives even more meaningful lies in our hands. It means that happiness depends on our decisions on how we perceive things. We just have to decide whether or not we choose to be happy. Despite the hassle and strain these past few days, we must find time to smile. Since we all have the luxury of life to see great moments and things, we must see it through our selves and through our character, positive thinking, and vibe. And yes, we know that life has always been challenging and problematic. We have struggle just a little bit and hold on to life. However, it does not mean that we have to surrender without trying to resolve those issues. We have to do something valuable. By resolving those problems, we can simply ignore those varying economic, health, political, religious, and social fiasco by finding means and ways to be happy. We find means and ways to channel our stress. Perhaps, Dahilayan Forest Park Resort allows us forget those depressing conditions of all the things around us. Through Dahilayan Forest Park Resort, we can spend moments to take a glimpse to witness one of the famous tourist destinations in the region and the country, as well. As such, creating good memories at Dahilayan Forest Park Resort has been the best decision to make and to enjoy the collection of pleasurable events for all guests – family members and individual guests.

Surely, Dahilayan Adventure Park offers a lot. It allows guests and visitors to experience the engrossing scenery, to catch the picture-perfect view of the stunning clouds and the sun, to talk about life and the future in the swing, to sit on the meadow that let us feel the warmth of nature, and to feel the spark of friendship and love. Dahilayan Adventure Park does not only serve daring and exploratory treats, but it does also give visitors time to create and re-create cavernous memories. Some people can confirm this one if they try to explore the miracles of Dahilayan Adventure Park; however, others cannot say a word. Sir Jan Teddie Añasco Alforo and his special someone, as well as his friends, have some stories to tell. They may be off the radar to tell their narratives, but we surely knew that they had such great memories in the park.

An instagrammable photo of Sir Jan Teddie Añasco Alforo and his special someone at Dahilayan Adventure Park, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon
A can’t-miss smile and joy in the simple talk about life in the swing at Dahilayan Adventure Park, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon
The infectious friendship of these beautiful people allows onlookers to create memories…

Moreover, some of the readers of Misamis Oriental Journal want pieces of information of the place directly. They want to know the address where they can go to start their adventure. Well, Dahilayan Forest Park Resort is located at Barangay Dahilayan, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon. Guests and visitors can check Dahilayan Forest Park at the foot of Mount Kitanglad with an estimated height of 4,700-feet above sea level. Guest and travelers alike love to spend a night or two at the cool and comforting hotel rooms. These gorgeous hotels, ornamented in earth characters and contentedly lit, allow these guests and visitors to feel the soothing ambiances. As well, they can get some heartfelt and welcoming hotels to stay at reasonably priced rates. With all the rooms having the private toilet and bathrooms, guests and visitors can enjoy their stay at Dahilayan Forest Park Resort.

Food at Dahilayan Forest Park Resort

Dahilayan Adventure Park or Forest Park Resort serves delicious and nutritious food for guests and visitors. The food has always been tasty. We can surely love the taste of the food at Dahilayan Forest Park Resort. After the excitement and fun doing some of those activities, we can surely enjoy the deliciously cooked, instagrammable food display, and carefully prepared food.

From this angle, we can see the buttery bacon and the fresh leaf of lettuce with a bread bun on top. Isn’t this food too watery to put it into our mouths where the buttery bacon will slide down from our hungry-mouth to the side of our lips? Well, we may find it satisfying to listen to the crunchy and fresh lettuce the moment we nibble at the cheesy butter in it. It tastes yummy, right? 

Well, this one tastes fresh and healthy. We can eat these vegetables without complaining because those ones give us good health. The slice of cucumbers and tomatoes and the freshly cut lettuce and other green leafy vegetables give us a bowl of goodness and health. 

Activities and Facilities

Dahilayan Forest Park Resort gives us numerous activities to enjoy and love. Numerous exciting actions are available if we want to consider doing all of them.

Well, for travelers outside Misamis Oriental, we can ask assistance from Magnum Radyo with its Carpool Services located at Lim Ketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro. I presume that everyone in the area of Cagayan de Oro knows where the Magnum Radyo is. When we get there, we book our trip right away. If we want an early-morning adventure, we need to go to the Magnum Radyo Ticketing Office for its Carpool Service at Lim Ketkai Mall probably at 5 AM so that we can travel at 6 AM and arrive at our destination between 7 AM and 8 AM.

Bukidnon Falls: Our waterfall-hopping adventure

The province of Bukidnon has been labeled as the high-ground paradise in the core of Mindanao. As a landlocked domain in the Philippines with its abundance of flora, Bukidnon has become the place where people get food crops and other harvests in the Northern Mindanao region. Malaybalay, as the capital city of Bukidnon, flourishes and grows because of its agricultural GDP source. As an interior and noncoastal region, it borders with Misamis Oriental, Agusan del Sur, Davao del Norte, Cotabato, Lanao del Sur, and Lanao del Norte. However, Bukidnon as the center of Mindanao has become the rice bowl, fruit, and vegetable basket in Region X. Despite that amazing description, Bukidnon has amazing waterfalls to attract more tourists.

An Eye-Catching Backdrop in Bukidnon at the Heart of Mindanao

Laligan Falls

Local tourists can witness the beauty of nature and the grandeur of Bukidnon once they will visit Barangay Laligan, Valencia City. They can see and even experience another concealed charm of Bukidnon, the four-series cascading waters of Laligan Falls. Many tourists do not know exactly where it is and if it exists, but Laligan Falls stands right there waiting for local trekkers to explore.

An Intriguing Swim Here – Alalum Falls for us to Visit

Alalum Falls

Alalum falls gives a towering 148-foot high cascading water near the main road. Bordered by lush undergrowth with a viewing top deck, Alalum Falls in Kisolon, Sumilao in Bukidnon attracts us with wonder. It positions itself along the main highway in-between Impasug-ong and Sumilao municipalities. The story tells that Alalum falls as the soaring waterfall was once an iconic holidaymaker destination of Bukidnon Province.

An Awesome Curtain Waterfall in Bukidnon – Balisbisan Falls

Balisbisan Falls

Balisbisan falls is located at Sitio Kibangan Road, Impasug-ong, Bukidnon. Its water source does not come from the river. The water comes from the files of rocks in which it flows from them. As mentioned, the water, which sprouts from the rocks, forms like curtains.

An Amazing Cedar Falls in Bukidnon – A Perfect Site to Swim

Cedar Falls

Cedar Falls is in Impalutao, Impasug-ong, Bukidnon. It has three major falls namely; Gantungan Falls, Natigbasan Falls, and Dila Falls plus a swimming pool. Local tourists can reach the site less than an hour of hiking. As well, the Department of the Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Impasug-ong, Bukidnon developed the place and made Cedar Falls a reforestation project. Cedar Falls becomes an eco-park. This reforestation project has a land area of around 1,703 hectares that give us a cold spring, unsoiled river, tempting cold spinning pool, natural woodlands, progressing mountains, and Cedar waterfalls.

Alalum Falls: Revisiting Bukidnon’s Pride

Alalum falls gives a towering 148-foot high cascading water near the main road. Bordered by the lush undergrowth with a viewing deck, Alalum Falls in Kisolon, Sumilao in Bukidnon attracts us with wonder. It positions itself along the highway between Impasug-ong and Sumilao municipalities. According to the narratives given by some local residents, Alalum falls was once the soaring waterfall and the  iconic holidaymaker destination of Bukidnon Province. However, things have changed. The place does not receive any tourists. It becomes deserted, ignored but never remembered.

As well, Alalum falls fascinates local tourists. Its splendid view and its single-layered cascades of water with a hollow and spherical water basin offer us cold and refreshing water. Local tourists must know that the water from Alalum falls stems from natural springs. It comes from the upland of Kitanglad Mountain Range that flows through a linkage of rivers and watercourses toward Tagoloan River before draining to Macajalar Bay. Tourists may ask the legend of Alalum falls or wonder where the name Alalum derives. Legend has it that the name Alalum means “madalum” or “malalum” to meaning “deep.” This description focuses on the depth of the water basin of Alalum Falls.

On the contrary, the Sumilao government built a view deck beside the highway. It then established a flight of steps trajectory bound for the base of the cascade. However, the parts of the trail get damaged and confront the state of ruins because of corrosion and abandonment. Even if this situation happens for Alalum Falls, it remains magnificent and pleasant notwithstanding its current state. Moreover, people think of it as a pretty amazing location due to its accessibility. Sadly, this place remains concealed or off-the-radar site from tourists.

To visit the place, please contact Sumilao Tourism Office, Sumilao, Bukidnon.

White Beach, Boracay: A dream to catch and see

As kids, we always have dreams to fly and fantasies to fulfill. We always take time to explore the visuals of our thoughts and find ways to accomplish them. We often tell our parents that we want to buy these and those or that we want to go places. As children, we like new places to visit as ways to escape from the routine. We don’t know yet if this idea is valid. Maybe, other children don’t have the same wishes and yearnings as we do. Most likely, we differ in our dreams and fantasies because we come from different backgrounds and generations. However, most of us want to explore places somewhere far and strikingly awesome. Because of this idea, we pressure that many of us want to go to White Beach in Boracay.

An Awesome Site at the White Beach in Boracay, Philippines

White Beach in Boracay, Philippines enthralls us with exciting and memorable landscapes. It even gives us more fun-filled adventures to appreciate and then to experience as well. We know that Boracay embodies the country’s landmark as the tourist capital; however, we don’t know how this tourist attraction draws an influx of holidaymakers and travelers over the last years. The site gives a stunning view that ensures us to prepare our cameras to bring something magical with the three-hundred and sixty-degree view and to redefine a truly postcard-perfect catch out in the sun. White Beach gives us all the wonder of the planet that it charms us with its gorgeous sunsets. And yet, we can see the crystal-clear calm waters rounding up its unparalleled splendor during day time as we take our feet to walk into the white sand filled with the natural wonders. As we stride our curious feet on the white sand, we feel the aura of those travelers before us and claim that White Beach appears to be one of our most favorite destinations. It is no wonder that White Beach, according to many, becomes the playground for holidaymakers and travelers because it offers us quiet breathing space and gives us the unsurpassed soothing vibes. Well, we feel at home since we stay under the towering coconut trees in a row with crystal-clear calm waters rounding up its unparalleled splendor. We cannot ask for more as we get the satisfaction to absorb the aura of wonder to stroll around the area. Indeed, we quench our childhood thirsts to visit Boracay as a dream-come-true effect.

Indeed, White Beach excites us with surprises and wonders. It becomes a tourist spot of historical importance. It offers us more than the grains of glittering and mesmerizing white beach sands to fulfill our childhood dreams and fantasies. It lets us explore the scenery and the can’t-miss topography that travelers fail to wait and experience. As we take our time quenching our hunger to witness the place, we cannot deny the fact that this magnificent White Beach charms with splendor. If we have time to travel, we can testify the miracle of White Beach and hold these real-like imaginations in a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

Katubhan Falls and Mat-I Falls: Gifts of nature

The status quo that people face has altered our ways of life. It has controlled us to express our thoughts, made all of us stay at home, and turned our lives into a boring state. Of course, we have paid attention to the very subtle details of the given policies and rules from the local and national governments. However, we have been close enough to surrender. We have become tired of waiting to end this crisis. We have lost everything as we have not fully adapted to the so-called new normal. We have become crazy in a way that we do not know what to do. We just buy pots and plant plants. Others tend to resort to playing mobile legends; whereas, some turn into Netflix. And yet, we have known that some of our friends had to find ways to survive. We drive tricycles like Eric Fructuoso, sell Siomai like Ate Gay, and retail fruit gummies like me. And then, we have become tired of doing this over and over again that we have lost our chances to unwind. Since this pandemic comes near its end, I hope so, we should consider finding ways to unwind. Perhaps, we can go camping beside the hills, swimming in the pool, trekking into the hilly forest. If we do some of these adventure activities, perhaps, we can eliminate the trails of stress and the remnants of frustration that the present condition showers on us. How about going to Katubhan and Mat-I Falls?

A Glorious Wonder of Nature in Claveria, Misamis Oriental

Location of Katubhan falls and Mat-i falls

Katubhan falls and Mat-i falls, which are the twin falls, are located at Barangay Mat-i, Claveria, Misamis Oriental. From Claveria, we spend around 30-45 minutes of trekking on a steep trail in the area within the stunning landscape. Trekkers and vacationers can experience a great adventure and an awesome experience. These twin waterfalls become the gorgeous possessions of Claveria municipality. Explorers and holidaymakers describe this twin falls as a congruently challenging in terms of both tracks with their imposing panoramic views given by nature.

A Magnificent Spot for Artistic Pictorial in the Falls in Claveria, Misamis Oriental

How Do We Get There

We only take one hour and thirty minutes to go to Claveria if we are from Cagayan de Oro City. Here is what we do.

    1. We need to communicate with the Claveria Tourism Office first.
    2. Next, we have to hire our local guides. As recommended by Sir Jhong, we can choose either Ar-Ar Abrogar with his mobile phone dial 09755496786 or Kokong Bear Andam with his mobile phone dial 09059610895. We only pay ₱00 for the tour guide fee for 10 trekkers.
    3. From Agora Terminal, Cagayan de Oro, we take an air-conditioned van bound to Claveria for only ₱00. We expect 1 hour and 30 minutes to arrive at the destination.
    4. Then, we meet our local guides in Claveria. Once we do, we take bao-bao, dulog, tuktok, tri-cab, or whatever you call it, going to Barangay Mat-i. Each trekker will pay ₱00 per person. We spend 30 minutes in Mat-i Town.
    5. Moreover, we have to be ready and prepare for our knees because we have to hike downhill so steep that we need to take a pause. This descending trek to the falls seems perfect for those adventurous persons.
    6. As well, we cross the river as we head toward the falls. As we cross and trek the river, we make sure we have waterproof bags to keep our belongings dry since we expect the river to be knee-deep level.
    7. Since we food corner shops are unavailable, we have to bring our food and water.
    8. As responsible trekkers and citizens, we bring our trash bags to keep those food wrappers and others as we maintain the area to be clean. We do not need to leave our trash in the site to preserve sanitation around the waterfalls and anywhere in the vicinity.
So, How About Gesturing Our Hands as a Sign of Fulfillment! Please Visit Claveria Today.

So, if we are ready, we set the timetable and make things possible. We would like to thank the following people: AboutCagayandeOro.Com, Sir Jhong, and the Pack of Wolves, as well as the Claveria Tourism Office and Tour Guides.

Sipaka Heights: A perfect embrace of nature

Unwinding ourselves from everyday pandemonium helps us resolve some issues of our wellbeing. When we say health, we consider emotional, mental, and physical issues. We only want to relax just a little bit to end our common and everyday fiasco at home, in school, at work, and in the community. Our friends are correct when they invite us to wind down just a little bit and take their time to be happy. However, we often refuse to take our time because we feel like being edgy and overwrought due to the current predicament in the world. On the contrary, we all have the options to make. We can do all things within our grasp. We are in control. We just don’t mind all forms and shapes of stress that exist around us. We have to take a break. In other words, we have to pause for a moment from what we are doing. We, now, imagine how we can reduce the stressful situations that we are getting into the day-to-day mayhem. When our friends invite us to go somewhere else, somewhere exciting, we need to grab such opportunities and pack our bags. We have to unwind. When our friends ask us to go with them to Sipaka Heights, that’s the time when we say we better get going.

Be in the Scene at Sipaka Heights, Talisayan, Misamis Oriental

Sipaka Heights is in Talisayan, Misamis Oriental. It has been the tourist destination in the area where we surely feel the atmosphere and the tempting paradise. It has an amusing turquoise-blue beach seen from the top of the mountain. It has gorgeous spots to allow us to gesture for picturesque and scenic snapshots. It offers us good vibes if we allow ourselves to feel the wonder of nature. Well, we may ask, “Have you been to Sipaka Heights?” If not, then we will take you to Sipaka Heights. For now, we only need to imagine the scenery as we walk together through the gorgeous backdrop and the magnificence of Talisayan town. So, we set our plans. We have to spend our time with family members and friends. We have to remember that we don’t exist here in the world to work hard, pay bills, and die. We are passengers who always travel and make the most of our lives. Look around us. What is happening? Is it worth waiting for miracles that everything gets normal and government officials give us a good life? No, it’s not. We have had enough for all these gibberish political dramas and lies. So, we firmly take our chances to enjoy ourselves from the miracles of nature. We have to live and re-live every moment that we have. We don’t exactly know when we stop breathing. At least, we enjoy traveling around the places where we love most. Indeed, we need to go to Sipaka Heights.

Beautiful Spots Where We Can Drink, Eat, and Focus Our Cameras for Pictorials

What’s more, Sipaka Heights has all that we need. We can absolutely feel the blowy atmosphere plus the wind-swept environment. We can, also, smell the great scent of the ocean wind. We can, furthermore, feel the warm embrace of the sun while spending everything all night long at Sipaka Heights. Known as the diving spot in Talisayan, Sipaka Heights puts a landmark of the site. Lovely as it is, we can enjoy the view of Camiguin since Sipaka Heights allows us to glance the Camiguin Island. Also, we can have a remarkable experience if we plan ahead of time. In doing so, we have to contact the local tourism office in Talisayan. We can ask if we can hire a local tour guide to help us reach the destination safely.

A Breathtaking Experience in the Pictorial of a Lifetime at Sipaka Heights

Oh, before we forget, Sipaka Heights is a hill. This mountain extends to the sea. As seen on the photos provided by Explore Misamis Oriental PH, we will feel awed and get surprised by the outstanding view of the shorelines and the foothills nearby. Did we mention that we are from Cagayan de Oro? Yes, we did. From Cagayan de Oro, we take two (2) hours to travel to the widely held holidaymaker or traveler destination in the province. We don’t need to worry about the stress of going there. The soothing scenery rewards us to witness the beauty of nature, allows us to go for a boat tour, and then swim in the astounding white beaches around the area.

Bolyok Falls: Naawan’s amazing pride to visit

Bolyok Falls is one of the amazing tourist spots in Misamis Oriental. It is the pride of Naawan where guests can visit from time to time. As well, the cold, crystal water exceeds expectations. Therefore, you need to go to Bolyok Falls the next time you visit Misamis Oriental.

Bolyok Falls in Naawan, Misamis Oriental gives us an astonishing feeling. Since Bolyok is near, you can quench yourself with crystal clear water at any time. At Bolyok, you also get to gratify yourself with the cool and refreshing falls. With its 5 to 7 feet depth, more guests choose to visit the place that makes it very popular. Of course, you can spend your holidays and weekends diving into the revitalizing waters once in a while. Some local tourists claim that Bolyok Falls gives you an exciting adventure to make you feel at home with nature.  If you just try to feel the presence of nature, you can see how nature provides you with beauty and wonder.

Bolyok Falls adds beauty to your province. You just need to spend your time living your lives to the fullest. You just don’t live for work, pay our bills, and die. You can celebrate life, too. For example, you exist here on Earth to be happy. So, you stop lying and rumor-mongering, as well as assassinating other characters behind their backs. You must think that you are passengers here on Earth. You can’t stay forever. Since you have a limited life span here on Earth, you have to spend your remaining days and nights or months and years fulfilling your longing for adventure and traveling around places and the world in general.

A Group of People Gesturing within the Beauty of Nature at Bolyok Falls in Naawan

You’ve been telling others from your narratives that traveling has always been fun. Yes, it has been fun. You don’t have to be bitter or even negative looking at things around you. You just have to be appreciative. And if you go on an excursion, you always feel gratified to accomplish your simple, yet meaningful adventures.

Now, you just set your plans, prepare for a few dollars or pesos, and pack your things to get ready for adventure. If you do this, you know and understand how important it is to commune with nature and embrace the beauty of nature, as well as travel. If you go to Bolyok Falls in Naawan, Misamis Oriental, you surely spend two hours of the trip, plus or minus, if you are from Cagayan de Oro. In the end, you can then enjoy the beauty of trekking if you want to do it. 

A Weekend Adventure of Excitement and Fun at Bolyok Falls in Naawan, Misamis Oriental

How Much Will We Spend

    • ₱30.00 for the Entrance Fee
    • ₱50.00 – ₱800.00 for various cottage rental rates
    • ₱0.00 for corkage

How Much Do We Travel

If you are from Cagayan de Oro, you spend two (2) hours for a ride. Then, you stop when you see 7-Eleven Convenience Store. You head straight and spend another 30 minutes going to the entrance of Bolyok Falls. From 7-Eleven to the highway, you can say that the ride requires time.

A Stunning Grandeur of Nature at Bulyok Falls in Naawan, Misamis Oriental

Before We Forget

Bolyok Falls is for everyone. In our mother tongue, we call it “pang-masa siya ug okay ra kaayo mga Beeshy.” Despite the distance, we can get the advantage of the entrance fee. From Bolyok, we can have Mahangub Falls if we want more moments of adventure. We can tell everyone this. The water is so cool and refreshing. As adventurous people, we expect nothing but excitement and fun.

P.S. We would like to thank Jeff Aquino from Katawa CDO Doodzkie for the information and Kimyy Villarubia for the photos.

Here’s a map…