Thursday, September 5, 2013

Explore Maragusan

Maragusan is the summer capital of Mindanao and valley of springs and waterfalls. It's cool climate is like Baguio so enchanting and invigorating. Its beauty is fit for adventure enthusiast like mountain climbing, trekking, hiking, swimming and other outdoor sports. It calls on the traveler's instincts to once again, be one with nature. Its more than 30 waterfalls, over 300 cold springs, 2 hot springs and home to the world's biggest bloom of flower known as awaits the visitors to be in awe. This place has immense priceless treasures waiting to be shared.

The Town

Maragusan (formerly San Mariano) is a 1st class and most progressive municipality in the province of Compostela Valley, in Region XI Davao Region which is a part of the Mindanao group of islands. 

Arrival, information and transport

Transit to Compostela Valley from flights arriving in Francisco Bangoy International Airport (Davao) can then be made by land aboard buses at Ecoland Terminal and/ or air conditioned vans (Php220.00) are also available at Gaisano Mall Van Terminal that travel in transit to Maragusan (almost 4 hours travel time) . For van, the first hour departure is 8am and last hour departure is 3pm from Davao.

Local transport comprises the usual: tricycle, jeepney, non-air bus and air conditioned vans.

An easiest way to see Maragusan by van is to take a package tour through the Haven's Peak Highland Resort, tour packages cost include round-trip transfers, guide and lunch.

Tours at Maragusan Tourist Destination.

*Falls Hopping / Trekking
Marangig Falls, Brgy. Albay
Tagbibinta Falls, Brgy. Coronobe
-700feet high and a series of 7 falls
*Mountain Climbing (3 days- 2 nights) at Mt. Candalaga, 7,880ft. above sea level.
* Swimming at Cold and Hot Springs
* Cultural Enrichments at Mansaka Village
*Rafflesia Watching - the Biggest Bloom in the World
*DOLE Stanfilco Banana Plantation
*PYAGSAWITAN Festival every 3rd week of November


Maragusan's stairways to heaven, is located at the top of Tarago Hills is one of the great icons of the Maragusan. The resort was built with the traveler's trip objectives in mind from leisure to adventure. Its goal is to make that trip hassle free and take off all the pressures as part of the resort's services, the little stuff that matters in a big way.

Eating, drinking and night life

In the resort, you can either karaoke the night away "Sing to the Max" or enjoy a chat under the stars, while dining on appetizing foods. Live band performers on schedule during Saturdays and Acoustic Night every Sunday at Lantaw Grill.

Amenities / Services 

Lantaw Barbeque & Seafood Grill House
Terraza Adela
Bar & Coffee Shop
Camping Grounds
Conference Hall
Function Hall
Billiard & Dart Hall
Parking Area
Swimming Pool (Php 80/pax)

Tribal Huts (for overnight stay of medium capacity)
Mansaka House(2 persons cap)
Bagobo House (3 persons cap with view deck)
Ifugao House (3 persons cap)
T'Boli House (maximum of 5 persons cap)

Php1,400.00 overnight in all tribal huts
with free use of pool and complimentary breakfast for two.

Twin Villa (Dormitory Type)
8 persons per room
32 persons maximum capacity per villa
Php 350 per person
*Extra person/bedding Php150.00
*Special rates available for group reservation

Resort Tour


Bagobo House (3 persons cap with view deck)

Ifugao House (3 persons cap)

Kiddie Pool and Adult Swimming Pools at day

Adult Pool at night

Maragusan abound with a selection of things to do, places to visit and sights to behold. Packaged tours cram activities into a tight schedule limiting one to appreciate the beauty of Maragusan. No rush, no crowds, no worries. Tour at your own pace at your own time. Choose your destination, take all the photos you can. Enjoy all you want. After all you deserve a getaway holiday.

Tagbibinta Falls

Marangig Falls

On the roll of fun in Maragusan together with fellow adventurer were , , , and Sarah Gavile.

This trip is sponsored by The Haven's Peak Resort.

The Haven's Peak Highland Resort
Tarago Hills, Maragusan Compostela Valley Province 
Landline: (082) 295 9251 
Mobile: (0915) 464 3088
Facebook Page:

Booking Office: 

204 2nd floor Doña Segunda Bldg. 
Ponciano Street Davao City, Philippines 8000

Credit to the  Pictures.



i`m from Mindanao, specifically Carmen, Davao del Norte; but i`ve never been to Maragusan (i know, shame of me LOL). Hopefull in my vacation I`ll go there and experience the beauty of nature.

I've never been into that place yet, it look so nice...a good tourist spot to check

Gorgeous water falls. Must be nice to listen to the water while enjoying the view.

I am not a swimming pool person but the sound of 30 waterfalls, ahhh, is like heaven, i would love to be a place with countless waterfalls and pristine river and ocean to play and swim

The resort offers much : reasonable accommodation rate, nice resort amenities and I am so sure hospitable employees. I like to experience the Falls hopping.

Such a beautiful place for a getaway! A friend of mine just visited this place and showed me lots of pictures at Facebook and yes, I so want to visit this place someday! :)

Wow. That's totally a nice place to visit. Love the falls.

You have no idea how much I want to sign up sa event na to ate.. Sayang at di ako nakapag-overnight sa place nato. Hehe Sana may next time pa :)

This is the first time I have heard of this place. I am from Mindanao. I must agree with you - anything from Davao is good. This must be one of them.

It's like heaven! Kudos to the brainful people involved of the designing and landscaping of the area.

I've never been to Mindanao but would love to go there as I've heard so many nice places there. I want to see falls again!

Do they have the cable car already? The last time I'd post Haven's Peak in my blog last 2012, the owner told me by next year they will start their cable car project.

Seems a good place to check in while in Maragusan. Type ko to stay doon sa Bagobo house, very new to me yun.

This is definitely my kind of place, as I'm a fan of waterfalls and hotsprings! :) Oh, and you know Glen pala. :) I was supposed to meet up with him for Kadayawan last month, but an unexpected turn of events just had to happen. Anyhow, this was a great post. I'm definitely visiting Haven's Peak when I travel to Davao. :)

Sometime three years ago, Campostela valley was affected by deadly typhoon. Is my memory served me right? Anyway Maragusan is really awesome place for the tourist to visit. I really like the place.

I want to visit this place when I go back to Davao. The falls is a must see.

Wow, I would love to schedule an adventure at Maragusan pretty soon. =)

i will really consider this place for future visit. marked on my travel list!:)

Wow, ang ganda ng Maragusan. I was in ComVal last year during my Davao Region Tour but unfortunately, I wasn't able to visit Maragusan because of the pending storm... Sayang pala!

80 pesos sa swimming and ganda ng bed. A very beautiful place to relax and have fun.

Ate Sar, how much is the package tour? And how far is this resort from the comval bus terminal? :)

Such an enchanting destination especially the refreshing Marangig Falls... a natural wonder that's worth exploring.

Wow! Never would have thought that there are some places like this in Davao. This is really something that we can be proud of.

Never been in Compostela Valley though I have some relatives there. I've visited once there when I was young and have had no chance to go back again.

Your article is very informative and thanks for sharing these information about Davao. I haven't been to Davao yet but I look forward to see all the majestic attractions that Davao has to offer. I'll note the accommodation too.

I think the best place to relax here is beside the falls. Hearing the waterfalls and the birds in the lush green forest is a grand experience. :)

It's really a must to escape Manila once in a while. Minsan nakakatamad na ngang bumalik :D I would love to go to Davao, and this will def be on my list :)

Wow! your photos inspires me to visit Davao again, and I guess I would consider that resort because they already have it all from nature, amenities and activities which travelers are looking for.

the whole interior and exterior of the resort is beautiful. Love to go in that resort someday together with my family. :)