Who says you would need to already be a spirit and dead even before you get to see heaven’s own stairways?
Just like many of nature’s majestic views, this waterfalls—named as Aliwagwag. Set in a region as lived by the Mandaya tribes of Cateel, the waterfalls was said to be a gift to the tribe by the gods which was said to become their source of living, even a fountain of life for them.
Considered to be the tallest of its kind at anywhere in the country by hydraulic engineers for its series of 84 falls (others say 130, depending on the means of measurement), each step of which measuring an average of 69 feet, the Aliwagwag Falls truly stood out for its kind as a towering piece of nature.
The new Aligwagwag Eco Park
Adding more attraction to an already interesting place, the town of Cateel has just recently developed a park that will surely boosts the region’s tourism – the Aliwagwag Falls Ecopark, also known as the Aliwagwag Nature Park.
Ensuring a visit that is appeals to both casual travelers and thrill-seekers, the park features a 680-meter zip line with a height of 55 meters from the ground which overlooks the canopy of the rainforest and the clear waters of Cateel River added by the beauty of Aliwagwag Falls in the background.
Other who likes to work around will find delight crossing the monkey bridge set within the park’s own premises.
As an ideal area for picnicking, visitors of the area have the option to picnic at anywhere in the premises where there are tables and chairs for a fee.
There are also swimming areas for kids and adults with life guard. Just be sure not to got at the falls center especially if the current is very strong.
Traveling on a budget or simply as a means of hanging out with the family is best spent with a budget-friendly destination such as the Aliwagwag Falls Ecopark. For an entrance fee of only 10 pesos for children and 50 pesos for adults per head, getting access to a beautiful park such as Aliwagwag Falls Ecopark has never been as cheap.
Adult – Php 50.00
Children – Php 10
Table and Chair rental – Php 75.00
Monkey Bridge – Php 50.00
Zipline – Php 200
Monkey Bridge and Zipline – Php 225.00
Aminities in a Park
What is a tourist destination such as Aliwagwag Nature Park without its own means to entertain? In fact, it has a few.
Anyone who wants to experience crossing the 45-meter Monkey Bridge which crosses the Aliwagwag Falls can do so at leisure for only 50 pesos per head.
Others who prefer some adrenaline rush as an idea of fun may find the zip line to be a better option for its 680-meter glide across the Cateel River at a fee of 200 pesos per head.
Those who prefer both experiences, however, need not avail of both rides separately when they can just buy both in one go with a discount, totaling only 225 pesos. Now that’s 25 pesos cheaper.