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.

Sagpulon Falls: A hidden paradise to explore

One of the best alternatives to make in choosing the superlative tourist destination in the country is the area closer to home. Sagpulon Falls located at San Isidro, Jasaan, Misamis Oriental gives us a natural attraction in the hilly part of the town of Jasaan, Misamis Oriental. It upholds its soaring altitude of almost 150 feet high and its alluring beauty surely astounds us all. We are not comparing this to any other tourist destination; however, we cannot escape from describing the place and the region. As well, Sagpulon Falls beholds its calm and cool streams of water pouring and torrential from its walls.

Well, traveling to Sagpulon Falls seems to be a wise decision to relax. Local trekkers and community vacationers like us come and go to enjoy the cool pool waters and the falls. We cannot ignore the fact that we spend our effort and time finding the place for the first time; however, we manage to crisscross the seven-kilometer concrete road to the falls. We pass through the cliffy and hilly path with the irregular sharp bends and curvatures. When we get there, we begin to mention the things that we need to do. We just settle in for a few minutes and then take some adventure treks to the falls. For some of us, going to Sagpulon Falls is exciting as we seem to be on rock-strewn topography to cross the bamboo passage and go along the cemented road. However, if we just walk to observe the area and the falls, then we can finally see an adventure of a lifetime. This happens as we, finally, see the falls from above. We can see it just enough to confirm the bewildering magnificence of the falls.

Another venue for excitement and fun at Sagpulon Falls in Jasaan, Misamis Oriental

As well, local tourists and community dwellers call Sagpulon Falls a superb cascade of water from Mother Nature. They observe how magnificent this tourist attraction is. When the water goes downhill over an extended tapered shred, we will discover the foundations and substrata of Sagpulon Falls – the mountain and the falls. As we witness the gushing waters from the altitude of the falls, we can also see the haze from afar.

Moreover, local tourists can also choose to dive into the natural pool if they love it. Or, they can choose to plunge into the cerulean blue pool waters beside the natural pool. They can also take their moments to relax into the cottages and picnic spots in the area. Well, the management of Sagpulon Falls takes us to the next level as we cherry-pick the treetop hut if we want the overlooking view of the pool and falls. Moreover, the management of Sagpulon Falls works hard to develop the place to make it more attractive and stunning for holidaymakers and vacationers.

Breathtaking as it is, Sagpulon Falls invites us to take a plunge and dive into the cerulean blue pool waters

Helpful Guidelines

We better visit the falls during the summer to experience clearer and bluer waters. The summer is between March and May, so we can take some time off and stopover the area. Well, we have to bring our food supplies and other necessities since we cannot find stores selling some stuff nearby. We will also check from time to time if the place has electricity now since the area will close at 5 PM. We need to check this out since management rules change year after year. Then, you may rent a lifejacket for ₱20.

How to Get There

Public Vehicles

From Cagayan de Oro City, take a bus bound Jasaan. Or take a jeepney to Jasaan. Ask the driver to pull over and drop you off to Spring View Resort. The Spring View Resort is a landmark adjacent to the corner of the street going to the falls. From there, we can see a motorcycle terminal known as “habal-habal.” You take your rides to the falls. It would be wise to arrange the driver to pick you up at the exact time since no means of transportation comes and goes the area.  

Private Vehicles

Drive through the National Highway to Jasaan for about 31 kilometers. This is if we are from Cagayan De Oro. When we approach the Spring View Resort, we will turn right and then spend another 7 kilometers going to the Sagpulon Falls entrance.

Other Details:

    • Entrance Fee (Adult – ₱20 and Kids – ₱10)
    • Parking Fee (4 Wheels – ₱30; Motorcycles – ₱5)
    • Cottage Fee (– ₱150)

Finally, trekking to Sagpulon Falls can be a great experience after all. It seems to be the best time to unwind to eliminate the stress that we experience these days. We may be using a hyperbolic description to call it a superlative tourist destination in the country; however, we owe this to the places where we find comfort closer to home. Oh, by the way, please do not forget. Sagpulon Falls is located at San Isidro, Jasaan, Misamis Oriental. Please visit the place today.

P. S. You can also see Tupang Gala Website for photos and its adventures.

RR Family Spring Resort: A paradise to treasure

You’ve been thinking lately. You’ve been deciding on where to go after the pandemic. You’ve been telling yourselves where to find a retreat after this period of desolation. However, it seemed obvious that you’ve been staying at home for months. You’ve been used to staying at home. It appeared funny though that you managed to keep your distances against friends and strangers alike. It would be pretty clear that you lost a little bit sense of balance and sense of ordinariness. As things changed due to the pandemic, you couldn’t go back to the ordinary world as you lost in space and time. However, you could always change things. After the pandemic, you could go back to normal whatever you liked. Since the COVID-19 pandemic continued to balloon in horror, you would have so much time to plan and think of your next adventure.

The RR Family Spring Resort in Tubigon, Maramag, Bukidnon offers you the best place to relax. You can dive deep down to the cool and refreshing pool water. For ₱50.00, this unsurpassed resort in Bukidnon has 9 swimming pools. You can travel via Airlink Travel Services or contact them at 0917-709-9141 / 0917-707-0690 or email them at <[email protected]>.

Cottages at the RR Family Spring Resort, Maramag, Bukidnon

How to get to RR Family Spring Resort in Maramag, Bukidnon:

    1. Take a bus with these liners Davao, Wao, Don Carlos, Tacurong, Kadingilan, Banisilan, Cotabato, Valencia, Maramag, and Kibawe from Agora Bus Terminal to Barangay Tubigon, Maramag Bukidnon.
    2. Prepare an average fare ₱200 for air-conditioned buses.
    3. Take 4 to 5 hours travel time from Cagayan de Oro depending on the traffic situation,
    4. Stop at the junction at the Highway of Barangay Tubigon, Maramag Bukidnon to see the signage board of the said resort.
    5. Take a single motorcycle going to the resort from the national highway. However, you can walk if you want to go to the resort.
RR Family Spring Resort – A place like in the computer game, so mind-boggling!

RATES & SERVICES

    1. Entrance Fee: ₱50 / per person ( Starting 3 yrs. old & above )
      • Open Cottages: ₱300, 500, 800, 1,000, 1,500,
      • Tables: ₱250
      • Note: Day Admission – 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    1. Night Swimming:
      • 1st 10 persons – ₱700
      • In excess thereof – ₱55 / per person
      • Note: Night swimming is from 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM only
    1. Day & Night Room Rates:

Dormitory type room – ₱4,000 for first ten persons and ₱350 per person in excess thereof Maximum of 12 – 16 person

      • Double-deck type beds
      • Air-Conditioned Room
      • Private Bathroom
      • Television
      • Private Front Patio
      • Note: No towels and other consumables
    1. Duplex Type Cottage:
      • ₱3,200 / room (good for 2 persons)
      • ₱500 per person in excess thereof a maximum of 4 persons
      • Free Breakfast
      • 2 Twin Size Beds
      • Air-Conditioned Room
      • Hot and Cold Shower
      • Refrigerator
      • Television
      • Private Bathroom
      • Private Front Porch
      • Note: Check-in time: 3:00 PM and check out time: 12:00 noon
    1. Others

Function Hall (Pacifica Function Hall) – ₱10,000 / Day

      • accommodates up to 300 person
      • with sound system, tables, and chairs

Dome (Margarita Hall) – ₱2,500 / Day

      • accommodates 100 persons
      • with sound system, tables, and chairs

Conference Hall – ₱2,500 / Day

      • accommodates up to 30 persons
      • with air-con, sound system, tables, and chairs

Mini Function Hall (Lance Hall & Amhyrra Hall) – ₱2,500 / Day

      • accommodates up to 50 persons
      • with sound system, tables, and chairs
Welcome to RR Family Spring Resort

Corkage

      • Soft drinks / Beer in Case – ₱100 / case
      • Soft drinks / Beer in Bottle – ₱10 / bottle
      • Hard Liquors – ₱300 / bottle
      • Outside catering outfit – ₱5,000 / occasion
      • Lechon Pig or Goat – ₱200 / head
      • Lechon Cow – ₱500 / head
      • Lechon Cow Leg – ₱200 / leg

Convenience & Security

      • Perimeter fence enclose the
      • 24 hours Security Services
      • Stand-by Power Generator
      • Lifeguard Services
      • All areas closely monitored by CCTV cameras

Future Facilities

      • Chapel
      • Retreat House
      • Tennis Court
      • Canoe
      • Aircraft Showroom
      • Additional Dorm (Close Cottages)
      • Campsite
      • Badminton Court

RR Family Spring Resort

Airlink Travel Services FOR YOU TRAVEL NEEDS, BOOK NOW at Airlink Travel Services

      • or contact them at 0917-709-9141 / 0917-707-0690
      • or email them at [email protected]
      • or visit their Facebook page Airlink Travel Services
      • or visit the office at Zone 7, National Highway, Bulua, Cagayan de Oro

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For Inquiries:

      • Please Contact: Aileen or Glenda
      • Cell No. 0916-9900015 / 0912-8300333
      • E-mail: [email protected] or visits their official website: www.rrfamilyspringresort.com
      • Final Note:  Get ready with your legs to stroll around the resort.