Cabnot Falls – Glan’s Untouched Waterfalls
About an hour away from Poblacion Glan is the quiet Barangay of Pangyan. This secluded place is the focus of our adventure today. Along with tourism officer of Glan Miss Lodar Dagoy Escobillo, we are in route to one of its hidden gem – the Cabnot Falls (Fikong Akil as called by locals).
The coastal views and perfect landscape sceneries along the Sarangani – Davao Del Sur Coastal road provides a perfect distraction, we barely notice the travel time towards Barangay Pangyan.
From Pangyan it will take you another 15 minutes or so to reach Purok Cabnot which is the starting point to the waterfalls. You can hire a local driver to take you there, travel cost would range from 50php to 100php. If you’re up for it, you can also trek to Purok Cabnot for about 45 minutes depending on your speed.
Upon reaching Purok Cabnot, it will only take you 15 minutes to reach the first falls which is Fikong Akil. (Fikong means “falls” in Blaan dialect). Another 15-20 minutes to reach the 2nd falls – Fikong Gumagot. The 3rd one is called Fikong Mlawil and its pretty close from the 2nd.
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Check out this video about our trip:
For more details or trip arrangements, please contact the Municipal Tourism Operations Office.