|Exit Point of Combilan Cave|
Monkayo, Compostela Valley was my best friend's hometown. Since college I've been visiting their place to explore waterfalls and caves. One of the best tourist destinations found in Monkayo is COMBILAN CAVE, in Brgy. Casoon and AWAO FALLS in Brgy. Awao, Monkayo, Compostela Valley which can be explored in a day.
From Davao City Overland Terminal, take a bus or van bound for Monkayo, Compostela Valley. Upon arrival at the terminal "skylabs", a single motorcyle with extended wooden seats that can accommodate up to 14 persons are available to take you to Brgy. Casoon. It is advisable to coordinate with the tourism office of Monkayo or the Barangay Officials before planning to go to Combilan Cave and Awao Falls.
|Natural wonders of Combilan Cave|
|This was the hardest part of the trail but actually we were lost at that time|
Combilan Cave has many chambers inside so be sure to secure a guide before entering the cave to avoid from getting lost. There was also another cave that has a flowing water inside and when you reached the exit way there was a small stream that you would want to dip in the cold water.
|The 2nd cave on the other side which has a flowing water inside|
|Swimming time at the exit of the 2nd cave|
Awao Falls is located in Brgy. Awao. You may hire a single motorcycle from Monkayo Terminal up to the jump off point but since we traveled in group we requested from the tourism office to use their dump truck. There was no signage from the jump off point so be sure to hire a local guide. The trek going down to the waterfalls is only thirty minutes.