Sapang Dalaga | Into the Charm of Misamis Occidental
Chances are, Sapang Dalaga isn’t on any traveler’s bucketlist. But if you give this charming li’l town a chance, you’d be delighted to find some of the allures of Misamis Occidental.
Sapang Dalaga is a quiet coastal town in the northern part of Misamis Occidental. The placid waters of Casul Bay hems its shore while Mount Dasa & Pedoluan frames it on land. As the town thrives mainly on agri & aqua cultures, fresh vegetable & seafood meals are guaranteed gastronomic treats.
Top 5 Things to Do in Sapang Dalaga
A daytrip in Sapang Dalaga is all it takes to fill your wanderlust in this town. But it will surely pack your day with fun, from nature adventures to food finds. Here are the top 5 things to do for now. However, more exciting activities are in store soon as they continue to explore & get these destinations ready for us.
1. Dioyo River Cruise
Begin your day with a cruise along Dioyo River. This long winding trip takes you to a maze of lush mangroves, palms & fish cages. Enjoy the chill sail & the panorama of the mountains that surround it.
Fees: P1,300-1,600/boat depending on the size of touring party (negotiable)
2. Caluya Shrine Pilgrimage
One of the best landmarks in Sapang Dalaga is Caluya Shrine. Rising at 45 ft, the statue of Christ the Redeemer stands imposing atop a hill, 120 meters from sea level. It’s a masterpiece of Kublai, a homegrown sculptor from Mindanao.
The shrine is one of the important pilgrimage sites in Region 10. From this highland spot is 360-view of the twin bays of Casul & Murcielagos, Dioyo River & the nearby town of Baliangao. On a clear day, Mount Malindang is also in sight.
Fees: Free of Charge
3. Floating Cottage Lunch
No trip to Sapang Dalaga is ever complete without experiencing lunch on board its floating cottage. Here, lunch means seafood fiesta! Feast on the freshest squid, fish, crabs, shells & lato seaweeds. For bookings & reservations, call 09382958093.
4. Water Activities
Fun water activities such as swimming, kayaking as well as boating are available here too. And for a minimal fee, you can rent gears to enjoy all the activities.
Sapang Dalaga is blessed with lots of waterfalls. Among the most visited is Sapang Dalaga Falls. It is a 60-foot cascade set in a verdant forest. Other interesting falls here are Mañalac, Bitibut, Dalumpinas, Simulay & Upper Guinabut.
Equally interesting to know that this small town is big on its campaign on environmental conservation. In fact, it’s easy to spot how spick & span their town is. Soon, Sapang Dalaga will wow us with more attractions such as farm tours & their IG-perfect Horseshoe Road.
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