One and a half hours away from the Metropolitan City of Davao is the Municipality of New Corella, touted as the Water Basin of the Province of Davao Del Norte. This quiet rural town boasts of teeming eco-adventure sites, from breathtaking waterfalls to cavernous caves, making it popular not only in the province of Davao Del Norte but the whole Davao Region. This is recent “eco-adventours” of The Travel Teller.
New Corella is one of the 8 municipalities and 3 cities that comprise the Province of Davao Del Norte. It is bounded by the Municipality of Nabunturan in the north; the City of Tagum in the South; Municipality of Mawab in the east; and Municipality of Asuncion in the west. From the City of Tagum, the provincial capital, New Corella can be reached in just 30 minutes.
Being dubbed as the Water Basin of the Province of Davao Del Norte, the Municipality of New Corella is gradually developed as the next Eco-Tourism destination not just in the entire province but the whole Davao Region. Dotted with unexploited pristine waterfalls and cascades and untapped unexplored caves, New Corella promises an exceptional eco-adventure experience where romancing the beauty of nature is at its best and communing with Mother Nature is at its finest.
With the assistance of the Municipal Tourism Office of New Corella headed by the Municipal Budget and Tourism Officer Mr. Joel Quinanahan with the company of the Yond Adventure Mountain-caving Outdoor Group (YAMOG), I traveled my way from my home in Davao City heading straight to the rustic and peaceful town of New Corella to see and experience for myself the now renowned Eco-Adventours of New Corella.
JOIN The Travel Teller as he chronicles his eco-adventure tour in this new eco-tourism destination in Davao Region.
CHASING WATERFALLS. Being the Water Basin of the Province of Davao Del Norte, New Corella is blessed with so many springs and waterfalls hidden the vast vegetation and forested portion of the town. The two newly discovered waterfalls are Bonduc Falls and Kasilac Falls. These two waterfalls are now included in the list of the must-see eco-tourism spots of the town.
SPELUNKING. There are more than 100 caves identified in the whole town of New Corella. Out of these 100 caves, only 70 were explored and 6 of those are part of the show caves – namely Bonduc Cave, Tibyon Cave, Paradise Cave, Bongsit Cave, Tinagong Busay Cave and Borja Cave. Out of the 6, it was only the Bonduc Cave that I explored.
RIVER TREKKING. Among the best thing that one must try while in New Corella is the river trekking at multiple cascades of Panas. River trekking starts from the base of Panas Spring Resort up to the very source of the cascades. It is about an hour river trek passing along the crystal clear waters of Panas that features multi tiered cascades and natural pools.
From the cascading waters of Bondoc Falls to the untouched allure of Kasilac Falls, from the rugged bumpy roads of Barangay New Cortez to the cavernous cave of Bonduc, from the gates of Marlix Spring Resort to the magnificent Panas Falls – these are among the many things The Travel Teller experience while spending a weekend at New Corella. Another must read Travel Series only here at The Travel Teller!
This is the ECO-ADVENTOURS OF NEW CORELLA: The Travel Series.
FOR ASSISTANCE, you may call:
MR. JOEL QUINANAHAN
Municipal Budget and Tourism Officer
Municipality of New Corella, Davao Del Norte
(0921) 265 6668