Highland biking, mountaineering, or trekking to the bucolic site in the Philippines seems a sensible decision to make. With all the pressure and strain we face every day, we have so much to do to take care of ourselves. Certain groups of biking aficionados, for instance, have recently taken the challenge to go mountain biking or even highland walking to defy the odds of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of them take a fresh adventure to some places they keep on visiting. Of course, we can confirm that the Philippines has a lot to offer. In Mindanao, for example, we can cherry-pick various stunning spots that accommodate us all to experience some promising adventures and once-in-a-life-time opportunities. In Misamis Oriental, Mindanao, Philippines, we do have numerous sites that give us some exciting group-hangout escapades. Aside from the different locations for us to get our bikes, biking paraphernalia, and trekking shoes ready, we need to save our energy to the newly-found nirvana so that we can have our strong limbs to commence on a journey of a lifetime.
One of the best spots to take our adventures today is Sebu’s Haven. Well, the name sounds bizarre, but yes, it is Sebu’s Haven. Local tourists, holidaymakers, and weekend trekkers know that Sebu’s Haven is in Rosario, Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental. We can get to the Santa Ana Road and then make a demanding mountainous trip to the fresh, lofty, and soaring spot of Sebu’s Haven. Along the way, we may encounter a bumpy ride due to rough roads nearby after the edge of the concrete pavement. Toward the uphill and downhill sections of the road, we experience something new and somewhat magical – magic of an amazing adventure that we often think we have to do it over and over again. While trekking toward the Sebu’s Haven landscape, we can also experience the dreamlike scenery in a movie of the area’s bracing and invigorating view, the considerable fog and mist, and the refreshing breeze of the seasons. This experience is what we want, right? Well, we are not talking about getting lost in life. We are just talking about unwinding ourselves from the different forms of stress at home, at work, and in the community. As well, we just need to forget about the daily hullabaloos and the prison-like stay-at-home and physical distancing policies. We are not complaining about such circumstances, but we have to limber up and get into the swing of our stress, as well as get revitalized just a little bit.
Additionally, the next time we set our adventures, we just prioritize Sebu’s Haven. We do not mind the hubbub and trouble of going there – the rough roads and the bumpy rides; we just have to let things happen. Anyway, it is our adventure, not theirs. Therefore, we set our plans if we want, pack our things up, wear our gear on, and drive and trek to Sebu’s Haven. Everyone, including our special friend Riza Bade and her friends, has been there. We even ask her to use her photos with friends since her friends have a good grasp of the camera. Like the joy that Riza Bade and her friends attain, we, too, can experience the joy and miracle of nature. When we get there, we bet that we very much like the topography of the site.
Entrance Fee Rate
Oh, did we miss something? Yes, we did. We have to pay for the entrance fee (per head) for only ₱20.00. It does not have any cottage for now; however, the management has been working for it to be made available for overnight sojourns and camping activities. The best part of this adventure is that we get to know ourselves and that we spend our time with friends and loved ones.
Heading to the Location
We have to know that the exact address of Sebu’s Haven is at Brgy. Rosario, Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental, Mindanao. From the junction of Tagoloan National Highway to Santa Cruz Road, we only take more or less 11.5 kilometers to reach the destination. If we go there by car from Cagayan de Oro, we take the Tagoloan National Highway-Santa Ana-Malitbog roads. In the distance, we turn left at the junction of Barangay Rosario. Well, we can take the route with Waze or Google Maps to set our destination to Sebu’s Haven. If we go there by public utility vehicle (PUV) from Cagayan de Oro, we just take a PUV going to Santa Ana-Tagoloan Liner. Please check the jeepney’s signboard. Then, get off the PUV and from Rosario Barangay Road, climb or go straight to an uphill rough road that leads to the site. Probably, if we want to take the motorcycles locally known as “habal-habal” from Sta. Cruz Junction, it will be better as that drive directly leads to the site.
A Few Reminders
We make sure that our adventures are safe and sound. As we take our camping and traveling route, we must be careful with the steep road ahead. We are advised to use motorcycles or mountain trekking vehicles like the 4×4 car due to the road conditions. As suggested, we just need to visit the place in the course of sunny days. We know that the road will get muddy and slimy when rainy days come. We just need to travel safely during the sunny season. When we decide to get there, we need to travel during daylight since the place gets pretty dark during night time. Additionally, we extend our patience as we always have to give our way toward the area since a few travelers, also, take their trips there. Moreover, we just need to buy our own food and drinks since we cannot find any corner shops, food shops, or restaurants available in the area. Oh, before we forget, we must leave our vehicles down the road, particularly at the end of the concrete pavement. Remember the rough and steep roads? In this case, we just have to trudge upfront to the area.