Among the five provinces in the Davao Region, Davao Oriental clearly is one that stands out. Home to some of the most pristine beaches and wondrous bodies of water in the country, the province has become a haven for travelers seeking culture, nature and some fun.
For many years, the wonders found in Davao Oriental had been kept preserved and untouched by development until the doors of tourism on the east coast of Davao had opened. With this, many roads were paved and cemented to easily access these tourist destinations.
One of the now-easily accessible spots here, thanks to those efforts, is the Campawan Curtain Falls, or just Curtain Falls as it is famously called.
The Campawan Curtain Falls boasts a captivating water curtain similar to Tinuy-an Falls found in Surigao del Sur. They are similar in a lot of ways that photos of these two posted online are frequently mistaken because of their uncanny resemblance.
Aptly called the “Curtain Falls,” its white water curtain is like a backdrop or a background of a show or movie set. It’s just so majestic and so alluring, making it an attraction in itself.
Not as developed as other spots in the region, the Campawan’s beauty remains in its best form. In fact, the whole structure looks raw and untouched with cottages and stores made up of wood and bamboo — free from any development and not needed modernization.
Tourists and travellers can experience that when they visit the place as these cottages can be rented for as low as P150.
What’s more exciting is you can get a free natural massage from its cascading water, or if you like to, you can swim in the water basin.
How to get to Campawan Curtain Falls
Now the question is how to get there. There are two options for you and that is to either take public transportation or rent a private vehicle. I highly recommend you choose the latter.
Let’s say you don’t mind long hours of land travel and endless commute — which means transferring from one vehicle to another — then by all means take the public transportation.
The Curtain Falls is situated at Barangay Campawan, Baganga, Davao Oriental, so travelling there from the city proper isn’t as easy as you’d expect it to be. Travel time may take 6 hours or more depending on which route you’ll choose.
Riding a bus can take you there and you can do that from the Davao City Overland Transport Terminal (DCOTT). Once you’re there, head first to the ticketing booth and ride a bus bound for Baganga. The bus fare ranges from P310 to P700.
Upon arrival at the bus terminal in Baganga, look for a habal-habal or a motorcycle. Prepare your negotiation skills as there is no definite price for the fare to Campawan Curtain Falls. It’s best to discuss the fare first with the driver before taking a habal-habal. Who knows how much that ride can cost you?
You can, of course, skip all of these by choosing the best option: by renting a car. Not only is it convenient to go there without plenty of stopovers, it is also relaxing, hassle-free and definitely safer especially in this time of COVID-19.
Also, you can also save a significant amount of money if you choose to rent a car and cut your travel time to just 4 hours, or even less.
Interested in renting? Car Rental Davao has all the units you can choose from. From sedans, to SUVs, to vans, you can choose which vehicle to rent depending on the number of people accompanying you on this trip.
CRD offers cheap car rental fees and if you opt to rent it longer for this trip or another, they can offer special discounts and arrangements for you.
They can be reached through the following:
- Booking Page
- By Call/SMS: +63906-059-1323
- Email: email@example.com
Fees to keep in mind
The parking fee ranges from P20 to P50.
The entrance fee is P10 per person.
How to contact Campawan
Mobile No.: 0945 662 6598
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