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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.

At the Sapang Dalaga Waterfalls park
At the Sapang Dalaga Waterfalls park

Enticed by Sapang Dalaga Falls

Our last stop is the Sapang Dalaga Falls. It’s one of the most accessible falls I’ve been to. Only a kilometer from the town center, it can be reached by foot or habal-habal. No hiking needed here as I was surprised we were already looking at the falls as we alighted our vehicle. They originally just call it Baga (which locally means falls) but since the municipality want to streamline everything for branding purposes they just want to name it Sapang Dalaga Falls.

The place has already been developed into a park but it was done so well I really don’t mind that there’s a pavilion and a statue of a maiden there. I like the wide open grass ground, the falls is also high with a beautiful cascade and the basin is wide and deep for swimming. At first I just wanted to take a photo but I ended up jumping into the water when I saw my companions already swimming.

I thought our time was quite short in Sapang Dalaga, but I’m still thankful I was able to discover this place. If ever I go back here, I’ll a lot a whole day or two to enjoy these places more.

A local enjoying the natural shower under the falls
A local enjoying the natural shower under the falls
The alluring Sapa Dalaga waterfalls
The alluring Sapa Dalaga waterfalls
Oh yes we wouldn't leave without swimming in this falls
Oh yes we wouldn’t leave without swimming in this falls

Essential Info

Sapang Dalaga is located in the province of Misamis Occidental. It is two to three hours away from Ozamiz City.

For more information and assistance contact the Sapang Dalaga Municipal Tourism Officer Ms Fe Bombeza at 09085076933.

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