Saturday, November 6, 2010

Part10: The Davao Experience - Hagimit Falls in Samal Island

At the heart of the island's district lies a beautiful destination not just for tourists but also a hit with the locals -the Hagimit Falls. This is our last stop in Samal Island, nonetheless, it is worthy and lovely.

Hagimit Falls

The beauty of this place is that, it is composed of small waterfalls cascading continously.  Different spots here is very much enjoyable, both for swimmers and non-swimmers like me hehe. 

What to do here?

Take a dip at the cold water of Hagimit falls.
Picnic lunch.
Massage your back with the cascading falls!
There are travel groups in Davao that offers rapelling in this falls.

One of the things you'll enjoy in this falls is the storng current of water that feels like a great massage!  We lend our camera to Kuya Jojo, and he eagerly took our pictures almost anywhere!

feel the massage the falls style :) 

Our habal-habal driver/tour guide Kuya Jojo led us to his favorite part, where he can fall asleep everytime he and his friends visit Hagimit Falls.  We tried it too and almost fall asleep haha.  The current of water here is not that strong and anyone can sit or lie to its' wet grounds.

sleeping grounds

After swimming, Kuya Jojo tour us to where the falls is coming from.  Be careful on the big rocks ahead of you.

let's go up high!

finally reached it!

How to reach Hagimit Falls?

Hagimit Falls is located in the middle of Samal Island, near the public market of PeƱaplata. You may read part 6 ( of this blog if you want to know how to reach Samal Island. There are buses from Davao City that will reach PeƱaplata district and from there, you may take a habal-habal or motorcycle costing less Php50.00.  There's a small walk few minutes away from the entrance gate.

Entrance Fee Day Tour: Php 30.00
Picnic tables/cottages can be rented here for a small price for those who wanted to have a picnic lunch.
Communal comfort room is also available for changing clothes after swimming.

Our Samal Island day tour is admirable.  There are many things to explore to this island that someday I could check as well.  There's another island called Talicud  that is worth to explore too.  Our drivers/tour guide drop us to the main road and then we wait another bus to Davao City.

You may want to check these too!
Davao: List of Hotels and Inns in Davao City
Part1: The Davao Experience - What to Expect?
Part2: The Davao Experience - Zip City at Night and Dencio's Hilltop
Part3: The Davao Experience: Jack's Ridge Resort and Restaurant
Part4: The Davao Experience - Outland Adventure Extreme Zipline!
Part5: The Davao Experience: Sites to See in Davao
Part6: The Davao Experience - The Guide to Samal Island
Part7: The Davao Experience: Monfort Bat Cave in Samal Island
Part8: The Davao Experience - Canibad Beach Cove in Samal Island


Cagayan de Oro philippines said...

Samal is a very NICE place! just had vacation with my friends there.

adventurousfeet said...

yeah i love it there and wish to pay a visit again soon :)

Pinoy Adventurista said...

ang ganda talaga dyan noh? I was der 2 weeks ago...

Miguel Garcia said...

Hi do you still have Kuya Jojo's number?..I'm going to Davao by June...Thanks!

adventurousfeet said...

hi akosimaykgasiya

worry not, davao habal-habal/motorcycle drivers are kind and trustworthy, but i'll try to search if i still have that number. :)

Anonymous said...

hi can i also have his mobile.. plan to go there by next month.. thanks alot!!

adventurousfeet said...

Hi all,

unfortunately my old phone's not working, i couldn't get kuya jojo's phone number :(
don't worry guys mababait po mga habal habal drivers sa davao.

Anonymous said...

hello everyone ...gusto nyo bang mag tour dito sa samal..... contact nyu lang 2ng number na2....09057394302..druver yan sya dito sa samal..mabait at maaasahan,,,na tour guide...

Anonymous said...

my phone number b hagimit falls????puede malaman...tanx a lot

adventurousfeet said...

hi not sure if there is

Rii said...

This is such a nice place I've been here once and its not expensive, the place is like a mini lagoon with clear and cold water very fascinating.. I do hope they preserve the beauty of Hagimit Falls. Samal is very interesting Island with lots of beautiful beaches along the white shore and very rich in natural corals deep down the sea. Samal island is very popular in Davao City! Highly promotes tourism.

sometimes Kim sometimes Mj said...

Its such a shame that I'm just in Davao but haven't been to Hagimit falls yet, ugh! It looks really pretty, must make an effort to visit soon. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

here's hagimit falls contact number...
enjoy SAMAL at it's best...

adventurousfeet said...

I agree with you :)

adventurousfeet said...

@sometimes kim, sometimes mj
i fell in love with Davao when I visited it

Anonymous said...

samal is very nice! to go back there!

Roger David said...

Such an ideal place to travel and spend quality time on weekends.
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