Pinandagatan Falls is untouched, a falls with so many tiers to immerse deep into the forest of barangay Tubigon, Sibagat, Agusan del Sur. Once you get there the sum of adventures becomes your priceless possession the rest of your life because you have seen the most beautiful thing Mother Nature gives to the human race.
Although going to that place is not easy with a 31-kilometer bumpy ride of the uneven and muddy road, still, an adventurer catching for “a never seen before the world” that driving once instinct to move forward. Aj Mordeno, a member of Caraga Backpackers, has the courage to meets his goal touching Pinandagatan Falls by all means with a heart of an adventurer. According to Aj, this could be the best waterfalls he saw in Caraga with so many tiers along the way. With its expanse of different tiers, it could be the longest running waterfalls in Caraga Region. This motivates him to discover more some of the hidden waterfalls in Caraga.
Pinandagatan Falls is located in a far-flung barangay of New Tubigon, in the town of Sibagat, province of Agusan del Sur. Sometimes, you have to say in a sweet word “hidden paradise” because no one could ever go there because of the distance, envelope with different mountains thickening shrubs and trees, passing different rivers and rocks.
LOCATION: Barangay New Tubigon, Sibagat, Agusan del Sur, Caraga Region
HOW TO GET THERE: From Butuan City by bus or van to Bayugan City bus terminal, then from Bayugan City bus terminal go to San Juan terminal to look for habal-habal to ride you to New Tubigon Barangay Hall. Have a log book to a barangay hall for safety, barangay official will give you a tour guide for a walk to Pinandagatan Falls for 31 km. Just enjoy taking an adventure!
DISTANCE: It will take for estimated 1 hours from Butuan City to Bayugan City bus terminal. Then nearer from the terminal, probably a walking distance is the San Juan terminal to look for habal-habal to ride you to New Tubigon Barangay Hall. The from barangay hall, you are given a tour guide to walk with you to Pinandagatan Falls for about 45 minutes to 1 hour.
-Van or Bus from Butuan City to Bayugan City (60 pesos)
-Habal Habal from San Juan Terminal at Bayugan to New Tubigon Barangay Hall (120 pesos)
-Guide Fee (100 pesos)
-Enjoy and Respect the place don’t litter, LEAVE NO TRACE, take your garbage with you let the place stay as natural as it is.
-Bring lots of waters during the trekking.
-Mostly a muddy terrain during trekking especially rainy season.
-Before you reach the roundabout (Rotonda of Bayugan) there’s a Flying V gasoline station that’s the way to Brgy. New Tubigon
-From Brgy. San Juan to Brgy. New Tubigon is not passable by Cars
-From Brgy. San Juan asks the locals where is the juncture to Brgy. New Tubigon you might pass that small road
-Bring food and water also for the guide (Busoga ang guide lol!)
-Wear Shorts/Leggings/Hiking Shoes (roshe lol)
-Ayaw hugaw2wi ang falls!!!!!!