Name: EPOL SPRING RESORT formerly Green Valley Waterfalls
Location: Brgy. Baganihan, Marilog District, Davao City
Activity: Swimming, Falls Hopping
EPOL FALLS formerly know as “Green Valley Falls” one of the natural wonders of mountainous area in Davao.
“EPOL”,is an acronym which stands for “Everlasting Power of Love”. The waterfalls is located in Brgy. Baganihan, Marilog District Davao City, 300 meter trek from the national highway.
The falls is surrounded by tropical plants and trees that provide a habitat for the wildlife.
OLD WIVES’ TALES
According to the Matigsalug tribe ancestor, long time ago the falls has been the witness of forbidden relationship of a lover. It was a rendezvous for their secret affair. One day the father of the girl found out their relationship and took her away to a faraway place. From then on, nobody knows what happen to the girl. Every day the man visited the falls, hopelessly hoping that the girl will come back.
One day when he was very old, he noticed an old woman sitting beside the falls. It was his long lost girlfriend. They both cried and hug each other and hold on to the Everlasting power of love.
From ancestor to ancestors, this legend had been passed down. One day, a tourist visited the place which was formerly called “Green Valley” – a name after the green background of the falls. After he heard the love story from one of the native guide he exclaimed: “Oh! this place is not a green valley, it is a place of Everlasting power of love. From then on, they called the place Epol.
To reach the Epol waterfalls, there is a hike of 30 minutes on a forest trail. The trail going down to the falls is interesting due to the huge forest trees, rare plants, wild flowers and colourful butterflies and insects. The trail is usually slippery due to the cold weather condition of the place and it is recommended to wear hiking shoes.
Epol waterfall is maintained and managed by Marilog locals who collect an entrance fee. Marilog locals belong to the Matigsalug tribe.
HOW TO GET THERE:
From Malaybalay, take a bus bound for Davao (preferably non-aircon). Not long after passing through Bukidnon-Davao boundary, drop off at EPOL in Brgy. Baganihan. A 300 meter trek is required to reach the falls.
From Davao, take a CDO bound bus (non-aircon) and drop off at EPOL in Brgy, Baganihan. A 500-meter trek is required to reach the falls.
P7.00 – Entrance Fee
P7.00 – Small house near on falls
OTHER FEES: For Overnight Stay
Tent Pitching: P10.00
Unused Hut Rent: Big=50/head minimum of 10 pax
mall=50/head minimum of 6 pax
FOR TOUR GUIDE:
Poting Fernandez – 09462996058
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