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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Maragusan Adventure Getaway at Haven's Peak Highland Resort

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
Email: info@thehavenspeak.com
Facebook Page:

Booking Office: 

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

Credit to the  Pictures.