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Misamis Occidental | Wonders of Sapang Dalaga: From Scenic Hills to Alluring Waterfalls

San po tayo papunta? Wala na po tayo sa road sa GPS map ko? Kala ko lake tong nasa kaliwa natin. Dagat na pala! (Where are we going? We’re far off the road from my GPS map. I thought this water on our left side was a lake. It turns out we’re near the sea already!)” I excitedly asked Mam Fe, the tourism officer of Sapang Dalaga in Misamis Occidental. Prior to my trip in this province, I never really did any research on the places to see here and just concerned myself with the lecture I did for the 9th Culinary Congress held in La Salle University in Ozamiz City. Since the event was over, we had a few days free to explore the province. The provincial tourism led by Sir Gain and Mam Pretzel, took us around to discover the attractions of the province. I just kept my mind open to what hidden gems they have and one municipality that clearly made a mark for me in terms of natural wonders is Sapang Dalaga. They got wonderful coastal scenery, breathtaking hills view and a beautiful waterfall that would surely attract nature lovers and adventurers.

Face to face with the Christ the Redeemer
Face to face with the Christ the Redeemer

Awed at the Sapang Dalaga Shrine

There was little left from our lunch which was quickly swept off from our plates. Satiated and full of energy, we were now headed to one the places Sapang Dalaga is developing as their major attraction – the Sapang Dalaga Shrine. From the bay we could easily see the gigantic Christ the Redeemer on top of a hill. It stands 45 feet high. I asked Mayor why they decided to put the statue there. He said his son, who like to hike saw the most scenic spot of the bay from those hills.

It was a very short ride to the jump-off where the 124-steps climb would start. The stairs isn’t complete yet and may add in numbers as the upper stretch isn’t complete yet. The gigantic Christ the Redeemer indeed looks new and the lower part still has some iron sheets covering it. But I definitely agree to the Mayor’s son, the view from this point is fantastic. Casul Bay and Murcielagos Bay on the panoramic view as well as the smaller Naputhao Island inside the bay and the larger Naburos Island near the floating cottage where we had lunch.

Climbing the 100+ steps to the shrine
Climbing the 100+ steps to the shrine
Looking up to the Christ the Redeemer
Looking up to the Christ the Redeemer
Our friends from La Salle Universityalso approves of the view
Our friends from La Salle Universityalso approves of the view
Groupfie with the Christ
Groupfie with the Christ
View of Casul and Murcielagos Bay
View of Casul and Murcielagos Bay

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