Digos City | The virgin falls of Davao Del Sur

The Virgin falls is located in the small village of Balatikan in the highland of Kapatagan, Digos City.  It is thread oftentimes by several mountaineers passing throughout the Kapatagan trail since it became one of the jump-off point of the tallest mountain in the Philippines, the Mount Apo. In fact, a portion of Kapatagan is still covered by the protected areas of the Mount Apo Natural Park. 

Digos City is a second class city and the provincial capital of Davao Del Sur; located in between Davao City and General Santos City. Going here is not a problem, it is very accessible to any public Utility vehicles. Agriculture plays an important role in the digiseńos as the main source of their livelihood. Once you get there, try their best sweet variety (carabao) of mango which really known locally and export abroad that put the city in the namesake "City of Sweet mangoes".  

The waterfall is Bounded with an enormous rock formation that could need extra effort and a little experience on hiking. Expect that the thick forest vegetation and wild grass will give you a sort of lifetime souvenir while your feet will be exposed to sharp rocks and hazardous ledge before reaching the base of the waterfall. The Virgin falls is about twenty (20) meters high with a small size pool at its base; flowing with cold spring water and enough to make you chill once you dare to take a dip. 

After the challenging trek,  the natural beauty of the environment is truly a stress reliever. It exposes you to a different level of happiness. The eye-catching designs of wild wet rocks are hilarious, once you shout,  it will respond by surround echo while the awe-inspiring bird chirps and water streaming will be the best music that you’ll be heard. 

There is two (2) major (closest) airport with an available daily flight schedule to reach Digos City: General  Santos City and Davao City International Airport.

From Davao City
Flights schedule is available from Manila, Clark, Cebu, Ilo-Ilo, Puerto Princesa, Siargao, Cagayan de Oro, and Zamboanga City. At the Airport, hire a taxi going to Ecoland integrated Bus Terminal (15kms) for a 30-minute ride. From there, catch up a Bus bound for Digos City, General Santos City or Kidapawan (53 km) then get off at the Digos City Bus Terminal; travel time would be less than two hours.

From General Santos City
Flights schedule is available from Manila, Clark, Cebu –Mactan and Iloilo City. Have a taxi ride from the Airport to reach the Bulaong Grand Terminal. From there, get on to the Bus bound for Davao City; distance would be 89 kilometers or almost a 3-hour commuter ride. Then, get off at the Digos City Bus Terminal

At Digos City Bus Terminal
Hire a tricycle to reach Cogon junction for 30 pesos fare. Then, hire a motorcycle (habal-habal) to reach Sitio Balatikan. One way fare person is 100 pesos. The motorcycle will depart with two passengers; your choice is to pay for two (200 pesos) or wait for another passenger.   

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