Majestic Asik-Asik Spring Falls (North Cotabato)
Asik-Asik Spring Falls is located at Sitio Dulao, Upper Dado, Alamada, North Cotabato in the island of Mindanao. This spring falls is one-of-a-kind and is majestic in every corner because there is no stream above the hill where the water comes. It is believed that the water is springing from the rocks. And this is was the highlight of my recent weekend getaway.
How to Reach Asik-Asik Falls
From Manila, we opted to take the Cotabato City (airport) route since its is the nearest and most convenient. Flight from Manila to Awang Airport in Cotabato is around 1 hour and 30 minutes.
From Awang, ride a jeepney going to the city proper and ask the driver to drop you off at Don Rufino Alonzo St. (Magallanes) where the Weena Express Terminal bound for Davao City is found. One can either be dropped off at the town of Libungan, which is around 30-40 minutes from Cotabato City or at the town of Midsayap, around 1 hour trip. Take a “double tire” jeep to Alamada, Cotabato (around 45 minutes). From there, hire a habal-habal that would bring you to the waterfalls.
***While the vista is eye-gasmic, the habal-habal ride could be one of the most tiresome, butt muscle cramping ride you will ever experience, so make sure you are physically ready for it. Nonetheless, once you reach Asik-Asik, all that weary feeling will be washed away.
It is best to drop by Alamada’s tourism office for registration and proper assistance.
In case you arrive a little late in Cotabato City, you may opt to stay overnight in Midsayap. One can choose from the following cheap and safe accommodation: Rudy’s tavern, Hilltop Inn, Pioneer Lodge, White Hut Inn and Resort, Hotel Angelo, Ju-Eds Lodging House and Twin Cubs Haven Hotel and Coffee Shop. The following day, early in the morning, take a “double tire” jeep going to Alamada. From Alamada, hire a habal-habal to the waterfalls.
For further information, please contact Alamada Municipal Tourism Officer RJ Neville Repollo at +639496898858.