Last Sunday, South Cotabato News together with a travel buddy and three knowledgeable guides who were also from Tampakan explored the hidden beauty of nature in Brgy. Pula-Bato, Tampakan, South Cotabato. The group took a habal-habal ride from Brgy. Poblacion, walked for about 15 minutes to reach Amwek Cave, trudged through the ankle-to-knee deep river, climbed huge boulders, had a long hike before finally enjoying the cold waters of Kawa Falls. Enjoy the photos below.
|You need to climb through these huge boulders, to be able to reach Kawa Falls. The cold waters and the beauty of nature will simply keep you going.|
|River pools and more short waterfalls along the way - all inviting.|
|Caves. There were actually about five caves the group passed through before reaching Kawa-Kawa Falls, the most notable was the first called Amwek Cave, the rest are yet to be named.|
|Rocks after rocks. Get ready to climb and slide through these huge boulders scattered all throughout - exhilarating yet fun!|
|Dip in at the cold waters of Kawa Falls and be amazed.|
How to get there:
The Municipality of Tampakan is located some 30 minutes away from Koronadal City, it can be reached through jeepneys or air-conditioned van. From Brgy. Poblacion, take a habal-habal ride to Brgy. Pula-Bato (Php 30.00/person), from there a hike for about 15-20 minutes will bring you to the river and Amwek Cave where the most exciting part of your river trek will start. Another more or less 1 hour of enjoyable and adventurous trekking passing through huge boulders will lead you to Kawa Falls. For more information about River Trekking to Kawa-Kawa Falls and other possible adventure destinations in Tampakan, contact iDenCaBang Adventures @ 0928-9353-083.