Exploring Kapatagan

An hour and a half away from Davao— Well, 26km away from Digos to be exact, is a great adventure spot that I’m sure extreme sports enthusiasts would love.  Apo Highland Adventure is a sports haven located in Kapatagan that’s why this sports resort was intially named Camp@Tagan.  Owned by no other than Mr. Dizon, the man behind Maxima’s giant water slide, Zorb, and Davao Wild River Rafting, to name a few.

The resort is eco-friendly.  You can camp and there is also a designated bonfire area which means, you can safely start a fire without having to risk burning the whole community surrounding the place.  You may rent a room as well if you don’t feel like camping.

Chairs and tables are also readily available, creatively arranged underneath cottages (yes, you read it right, cottages are raised above enought to provide a shaded area –no digging required hehe!) so you can relax without having to go up to your room.  The resort is very calm thus it is also perfect for retreats and other team building events. (Photo by DavaoBase)

The resort has a river beside it and they have cleverly assembled a drum to build a little boat for you to ride if you feel like it.  It also is a romantic activity for partners to enjoy ^.^  Our boatman btw is the extreme sports consultant of the place.  When we visited, the resort is still being constructed, but he talked about hiking and other extreme sports activities that will be available soon.  In fact, Mr. Dizon is currently preparing a soccer field for groups who wants to train in high altitude. Kapatagan, Philippines is located at 7.9003 [latitude in decimal degrees], 123.769 [longitude in decimal degrees] at an elevation/altitude of meters. The average elevation of Kapatagan, Philippines is 21 meters –population.mongabay.com.  (Photo by DavaoBase)

Civet Coffee is being offered as well.  Our group mostly enjoyed cups of it during our  visit…be careful though —it’s kinda strong. (Photo courtesey of Ria Jose)

At another location, still  in kapatagan, is an area being developed to cater to romance where honeymoon cottages overlooking the mountains and forest are available. (Photo courtesey of Ria Jose)

Real life farmville! Kapatagan farms supply most of the produce like chinese pechay and bananas that are of export quality that are being sold in the Davao, Manila, and abroad. (Photo by Floiranne)

A few km away from resort is a Bagobo community that weaves and makes jewelry. (Photo by Leah Valle -DFAT)

And our last stop was a treat!  Kubalai’s Agong house is in Kapatagan as well! (Photo by Floraine)

Statues are impressive  both in quantity and quantity. It is a park of its own! The Agong house has a slide…it starts at the roof weeeh!  Of course moi have to try it ^.^(Photo by DavaoBase)

No! We did not enjoy at all! ^.^
We’ll definitely come back here again! (Photo by DavaoBase)

8 Responses

  1. Raine July 10, 2011 / 7:35 am

    Likewise we didn’t enjoy kay dili overnight hehehe

  2. dan July 10, 2011 / 6:32 pm

    did you stay there overnight? how is it during the nighttime?

    • 13thWiTCH July 11, 2011 / 3:33 am

      nope we weren’t able to :( basig next time mag overnight mi :)

  3. 13thWiTCH July 11, 2011 / 4:03 am

    @rain hahahah ^.^

  4. Bob Crunch July 25, 2011 / 9:19 am

    Great article and a very interesting place. BTW, how many attempts did it take to capture that last photo?

    • 13thWiTCH December 20, 2011 / 4:42 pm

      thanks bob! to answer your question, that would be 3! ^.^

  5. shyn May 29, 2013 / 11:59 pm

    can you post about the rates po?

    • 13thWiTCH July 3, 2013 / 3:06 pm

      hi shyn sorry for the late reply. the price may have changed by now..here is the number to their office —

      Phone: (082) 300-8636, (082) 286-8883
      Mobile: 09298256606, 09228569792

      and their FB page : https://www.facebook.com/mt.apohighlandresort

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