Soaking HAGIMIT FALLS

Name: Hagimit Falls Nature’s Park
Location: Piñaplata, Island Garden City of Samal
Activity: Swimming, Falls Hopping

Hagimit falls is popular to locals and even tourists visiting Davao City. The flowing water coming from the lush forest of Samal is a thing of beauty as it drops to the stream. The effect is very inviting and invigorating. The best part is, there is no need to travel for so long to reach this paradise.

The Hagimit Water Falls is quite small, but it all falls naturally. The pool that catches the cool water is all preserved in its natural form giving the visitors a delightful dive spot. Recently the locals’ added some cottages for the visitors comfort and for an income for them as well. Though the locals had set up cottages for the visitors, the place is perfect for campers. Visitors can just pitch in their tents on the tent site for a cold camping night at this waterfall.

How to go there:

Private car

  • You can take a barge at the Sasa Wharf going to IGACOS or Island Garden City of Samal. For a private car, it costs around 270php one way plus 10php per person inside the car. Travel time is only 15 minutes maximum. Once you reach Samal Island, another 15php is asked for environmental fee. Then drive from Babak to Penaplata.

Public Transport

  • Option 1: From Magsaysay Park, wait for a bus going to Penaplata or Kaputian (riding Kaputian is much preferred). The bus will also take the barge but busses are given priority over private cars. Around 40-50php per bus ride.

  • Option 2: Ride a motorboat from Sasa Km. 11 ferryboat wharf going to Babak Wharf. Once you reach Samal Island, you can hire a habal-habal to take you directly to Hagimit Falls.

Entrance Fee:

  • Adult( Day Tour )- Php 40.00
  • Kids ( Day Tour )- Php 20.00

Cottage:

  • Open Cottage – Php 500.00
  • Close Cottage – Php 1000.00
  • Tables with Chair – Php 150.00

Maps:

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