Sep 21, 2020

Bataraza eyes Kapangyan Falls development

Kapangyan Falls in Barangay Malihud, Bataraza town. (Photo courtesy of Bataraza Southern Frontier PH)

The Bataraza municipal government plans to develop Kapangyan Falls in Barangay Malihud into a premier  tourist destination in southern Palawan.

Mayor Abraham Ibba said facilities to provide comfort to guests will be constructed soon to complement its natural beauty.

Ibba said the concrete road leading to the waterfalls is nearly finished.

“Pupuntahan talaga ng mga tao ito lalo na ngayong bakasyon dahil sa napaka-unique nito. Ngayon malapit ng matapos ang kalsada doon para mas-accessible sa mga tourists,” the mayor said.

Additional facilities like comfort rooms and cottages will also be put up.

Kapangyan Falls, which has a natural pool that collects cascading crystal clear waters, can be reached through Malpot Road in Malihud.

It is  225 kilometers away from Puerto Princesa City and accessible via the southern Palawan national highway.

It is a 45-minute walk from the entrance of the trail from Malpot Road that winds through lush forest covers.

The main waterfall is around 20 to 25 meters in height with a moderate flow of cold water and two to four meters deep clear pool for those who love to swim.

“Sa ngayon nagpe-prepare na ang munisipyo para sa mga bisita kaya plano na namin na magdagdag ng mga facilities doon mga comfort rooms at cottages,” Ibba added.

Junaide Dawili, acting municipal tourism officer, said interested tourists can coordinate with the municipal tourism office so they will be provided with a guide.

Dawili also said the entrance is free.

What visitors need is transportation and to bring their own food.

Tourists seeking for adventure need to see the place because it is a one-of-a-kind outdoor adventure.

“Sa mga nais bumisita makipag ugnayan lang po sila sa amin sa tourism office sa ngayon po ay wala pang babayarang entrance fee, sagot lang po nila ‘yong transportation nila at food narin po at makakapag provide po kami sa kanila ng guide. Para talaga ito doon sa mga taong mahilig sa adventure dahil may thrill talaga ‘yong papunta doon,” he added.

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