15 Things To Do In Kapatagan, Davao Del Sur
Kapatagan in Davao Del Sur is a highland valley that has just become one of the most known and popular destinations for outdoor adventures because there are a lot of unique delightful and beautiful wonders and sights that you can experience and see. This province is definitely a one of a kind adventure destination that you and your family can enjoy. It is a mixture of a perfect and quiet place and it can be a place where you can escape the busy and noisy city life.
Kapatagan is blessed with nature’s wonders because it is abundant with lush greenery, its entire valley has very rich variety of trees, plants and flowers. The trees of this area are towering and there are even pine trees that makes the landscape even more beautiful. There are also wild grass and different plants and vegetables around the area. This place has the amazing mixture of thick fog and cool mountain breeze and mist especially in the wee hours of the morning and in the late evening.
Kapatagan in Davao Del Sur is one of the barangays in the city of Digos, and it has a population of 8,000 residents whose main livelihood is the cultivation of vegetables, coffee farming, breeding of Tilapia and tourism. It is also the home of the famous Philippine Eagle and it is close to the famous Mount Apo which is the highest mountain peak in the country, this is why mountain climbers and hikers visit this place often.
Here are the amazing things that you can do and places that you can go to in Kapatagan:
1.) Mount Apo
Mount Apo is known as the grandfather of the Philippines mountains, and it is an amazing sight to witness. It is located at the foot of the Mout Apo in Kapatagan that has numerous best places to get the amazing view of the country’s highest summit. The mornings at Kapatagan with the mountain at the background is one of the best things to look forward to in this visit.
2.) Highland breeze of Kapatagan
Photo by: China Mae Abique
The cool climate of Kapatagan is due to it being 1,160 meters above sea level, thus making it one of the best tourist destinations in Davao Del Sur and it is the perfect place to relax and to chill with your family and friends, especially during summer. They call it as the Little Baguio of the Davao Region.
3.) The Amazing rides of Camp Sabros
Camp Sabros mixes the old school camping style and games and extreme sports to keep the visitors and the campers thrilled and occupied. This camp can give you the genuine camping experience while doing a lot of adventures. You will stay in the highlands of Kapatagan and be surrounded by fog as you go through walkways that are lined up with pines. They have a zipline facility that many fans of the place love to ride on because you can see the panoramic view of the luscious, green forest.
4. ) The aroma of Mount Apo coffee
The best coffee is found in the Davao Region, more specifically at the foot of the famous Mount Apo. It has a fertile volcanic soil and so it is the ideal place to grow and to harvet coffee beans. The Altura Coffee and the famous Civet Coffee that comes from the Civet cat and is grown in the Dizon farm are the must tries coffees in the Region.
Photo by: Davao Crocodile Park
5. ) The Art Garden of Kublai Millan
Kublai Millan is a renowned artist in Mindanao and his art was scattered around the different parts of the Region. The Kublai Art Garden has the best art installations of Kublai Millan and it is considered as one of the country’s finest art garden. It is a destination in Kapatagan that you should not miss.
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6. ) The Virgin Falls
One of the must try adventure in Kapatagan is going to the Virgin Falls since the trekking down the steps of the falls is a thrilling journey. This journey is surely an experience to remember, there are thick vegetation that covers the whole trail and there are huge ferns that are abundant. There are tall Cogon grasses that are taller than humans. There are sharp rocks along the cliffs that you need to be careful with but once you reach the Virgin Falls it will all be worth it.
Photo by: Michaela Jamora
7. ) Marawer Cold and Hot Spring
Marawer cold and hot spring is one of the most popular tourist destination in Kapatagan. You can dip into the hot spring that is contained in a man-made pool or you can swim in the cold spring where the waters come from the mountains of Mount Apo. This is the best place for you to uwind and to relax.
8. ) Meeting the Kapatagan Folks
The locals of Kapatagan is known to be very hospitable and friendly. When you walk around the place you will be greeted by the warm smile of the locals. Most of the locals are famers so you can see them selling vegetables on the sidewalks and in the market. You can also freely ask them for directions when you get lost.
9. ) The harvest of Kapatagan
Kapatagan is one of the best places to grow crops and other vegetables because it is 1.160 feet above sea level, it has cool and fresh mountain air that makes the land fertile and makes it perfet to create great and very healthy crops. Flowers also grow healthily here. The harvest are cheap and they are certified fresh.
10. ) Tibolo Bagobo Tribal Village
The Tibolo Cultural Village in Davao Del Sur is the neighbor of Kapatagan Highland. This tribal cultural village is the home of the Bagobo-Tagabawa locals of Davao Del Sur. You can dance, eat the traditional dishes of the place and you can communicate with the people of the village. You can arrange a trip to this village while you are in Kapatagan.
11. ) Mount Apo Highland Resort
The Mount Apo Highland Resort is the best place to stay in Kapatagan. It is a hillside resort that is relaxing and it is also the preferred destination for trekkers and hikers of Mount Apo. This can also be the place where travelers can stay and unwind. There are hillside cabins that can give you the breathtaking and beautiful view of Mount Apo as well as the gorgeous landscape on the sides of the resort.
12. ) Lake Mirror Resort
Nestled at the foot of Mount Apo, the Lake Mirror Resort is one of the most beautiful resorts in Kapatagan. It is named as such because if there is no fog in the area and when the day is clear, Mount Apo is reflected on the lake like a mirror.
13. ) Passig Islet
Passig Islet is a mini sandbar in Sta. Cruz in Davao Del Sur and it stretches for at least an hectare. The island is surrounded by old tires that are packed with cement. You can go there to fish and to swim, there are cottages available that will cost you about 150 pesos to 500 pesos depending on the number of people who will use it and those who wants to stay te night.
Photo by: Biyaheng Davao
14. ) Sibulan River
The Sibulan River runs for at least three kilometers and the ride will last for at least an hour depending on the current of the river at the time that you visit. It sometimes take 10 minutes to cover 1 kilometer of the Sibulan River. If you wish to go on a ride, it will cost you 300 pesos.
15. ) Crocodile Park
The Crocodile Park is one of the most visited places in the Davao Region. You can view the numerous crocodiles that they have in the park, and you can also eat in their restaurant and try their best sellers.