Awao Falls is located in Barangay Awao in the town of Monkayo, Compostela Valley Province. It is approximately 30 minutes away from the town proper and is reachable by skylab/habal-habal (motorcycle). The road from the town center to Barangay Awao is rough and rocky.
The Falls had an elegance to it. It had enough scale for a "wow moment," and more remarkably, the water didn't fall i ...
n one single drop. It descended gently over a mildly vegetated sloped wall seemingly forming a beautiful fan-shaped curtain of water.
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Those who have been to Mindanao will agree that the "Land of Promise" is also a land of majestic waterfalls, home to the grandest and most beautiful waterfalls in the country. The Tinuy-An Falls of Bislig, Tinago Falls of Iligan, Asik-Asik Falls of Alamada and Aliwagwag Falls of Cateel are among the most famous ones. But aside from these, there are more hidden in the offbeat places of the island that are equally if not more enchanting. Compostela Valley hides some of it.
There are in fact numerous waterfalls in Compostela Valley, being a landlocked province surrounded with gold-rich mountai ...
Excuse the pun, but Mindanao has been, and always will be, the Philippines' haven for waterfalls!
Many waterfall chasers have been enamored with Mindanao, blessed with more waterfalls you can imagine, and ranges from the simply stunning, to the surreal, almost otherworldly.
Perhaps it's the mountainous regions of Mindanao, dotted with cliffs upon cliffs, that creates the perfect environment for water to fall down and collect, creating a beautiful, almost-curated waterfall. One example of this natural architecture is that of Awao Falls, located in Barangay Awao, Monkayo, Compostela Valley ...
An agricultural town around 120 kilometers away from Davao City, the regional center of Mindanao, Monkayo is known for the gold-rich Mt Diwata. But apart from the rich gold ore deposits in the 1,000-meter high range, there are other aspects of Monkayo that make it worth the trip.
Things to See and Do in Monkayo
Kumbilan Cave ??" also called Casoon, this cave has tunnel-like features as well as wide chambers filed with stalactites, stalagmites and other formations. The cave is also called home by snakes and fruit flies. Despite that, some spelunking activities are done here.
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Compostela Valley Province in Mindanao, spanning 4,479.77 square kilometers, is divided into 11 municipalities, namely: Mawab, Maragusan, New Bataan, Monkayo, Nabunturan, Compostela, Montevista, Maco, Mabini, Pantukan and Laak.
The province is known for its gold, silver and other mineral deposits. Hidden in its vast forests is the largest flower in the world, the rafflesia, and other flora and fauna.
Situated in Monkayo is Awao Waterfall which is a must-visit for backpakers.
To get to the waterfall, one has to endure a long and bumpy habal-habal ride and an ardous trek. T ...
Mindanao never runs out of places for tourists to explore, from white beaches and rivers to caves and coves, from deep diving spots to mountains grand and tall. Some remote and some easily accessible, these wonders of nature are proof of the timeless allure of Mindanao. Raw and wild, Mindanao is truly a nature-lover's paradise.
Sadly though, this beauty is overshadowed by skepticism, even fear, largely to the image being associated with Mindanao as an area of conflict. While it is true to just very few areas here, the peaceful situation in large areas of Mindanao now serves as a magnet for ...