Sunday, August 4, 2013

Discover Davao : Panas Waterfalls in New Corella

I departed Davao City early in the morning as I planned of exploring some parts of Davao del Norte I've never been too. I am resident of Davao del Norte but I have not really explored the province yet. So, I decided to have a Davao Region series for my new blog - I Love Davao and the first province to experience is my home province of course.


I took a bachelor express bus to Tagum City. From Tagum City. I took a jeepney going to New Corella. The town of New Coreela is dubbed as the Davao del Norte's basin as it is home to a number of waterfalls and caves. From the town center, I took a habal-habal going to Panas Waterfalls. I actually do not have any idea how to go to the waterfalls so I asked a passerby how to get there. 

The Panas Waterfalls
The Panas Waterfalls is a multi-tiered falls located about 30 minutes from the town proper. It is one of the most visited eco-tourism sites in the province of Davao del Norte. It is really nice to see and dip into its turquoise basin. The water is cold and clear.




The Davao del Norte Milk Processing Plant
After visiting the waterfalls, I also visited the Davao del Norte Milk Processing plant. I got a chance to talk to the plant manager and he discussed how it was conceptualized. It was indeed a great way to help the locals earn a living. It's good to have this kind of healthy drink in the province. The plant is open everyday from 7AM - 5PM. They sell fresh milk in different flavors and two sizes : 350ML for P25 and 1 Liter for P60. 




How to get to Panas Waterfalls?
Panas Waterfalls is located in Barangay Carcor which is about 30 minutes away from the town proper. Half of the road going to Panas waterfalls is cemented while the other half is a little rough. The site is accessible to any two or four-wheel vehicles.

Fare for the habal-habal ride is P30 one way if you are alone. Should be cheaper per person if you have a companion.

If you are coming from Davao City or Tagum City please read here for the instructions how to go to New Corella : How to get to New Corella?

Itinerary & Expenses
6:00 AM - Departed Davao City (P120, bus fare aircon)
7:30 AM - Arrival in Tagum City
7:41 AM - Jeep Departed Tagum to New Corella  (P30 Jeepney fare)
8:15 AM - Jeep arrived in New Corella
8:20 AM - Visited the Municipal Hall
8:27 AM - Departed town to Panas Waterfalls (P60, habal-habal fare two-way)
8:53 AM - Arrived in Panas Waterfalls
8:55 AM - Photo Ops
9:30 AM - Left Panas Waterfalls
9:50 AM - Visited the Davao del Norte Milk Processing Plant (P25, 350mL fresh milk )
10:10 AM - Departed New Corella to Tagum then Talaingod. (P30 bus fare to Tagum)


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