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.
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.
Ferdz Decena is an award-winning travel photographer, writer and blogger. His works has found print in publications such as Singapore Airlines’s Silver Kris, Philippine Airlines’ Mabuhay, Cebu Pacific’s Smile and Seair InFlight. He has also lent his expertise to various organizations like the Oceana Philippines, Lopez Group Foundation, Save the Children and World Vision, contributing quality images for their marketing materials.