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Asia’s longest Zip line in Makilala

The zip line is composed of two lines. The first line measures 1 kilometer and the return line for the second landing is 1.3 kilometers in length.

Situated in Barangay New Israel which lies at the foothills of the Majestic Mt. Apo a large solfataric, potentially-active stratovolcano with an altitude of 2,954 meters (9,692 ft) above sea level, and considered as the highest mountain in the country.

IMG_5607Barangay Israel is the home of the tamed Macaque Monkey, and rests on flat, rolling, hilly areas and on the western side of Mt. Apo Nature Park and declared as the eco- tourism park of Makilala.

The shortest route and jump off point to Mt. Apo for mountaineers who wish to conquer it myrtle beauty and experience its serenity.

The place is still full of beautiful sceneries, rivers with clear waters, abundant towering forest trees, naturally grown flowers, wild life and soothing cool climate, a virtually perfect natural architecture.

IMG_4927The home for the Moncado Alpha and Omega Peace Crusaders Missionaries Inc. a nationalistic-patriotic quasi-religious organization pioneered by Maximino Guibernas who migrated from Cebu in 1950s.

“Papa” Guibernas cultivated a harmonious relationship with the indigenous people – the Bagobos who were the original inhabitant of the place and established various religious stations, including the concrete cross OF Mt.  Zion, considered as a place of prayer for the New Israelenos.

·         Manila to Davao City – 1 hour and 40 minutes by plane

·         Davao City to Makilala – 101 kilometers or 2 hours ride in a bus or van (PUB)

·         Poblacion Makilala to Barangay New Israel is 15 kilometers or 15 minutes ride

·         Barangay New Bulatukan is the entrance to Barangay New Israel on any transport vehicle which would take 10 minute ride.

Sang'ngawan Falls. Photo courtesy of Keith Bacongco /’ngawan Falls is found in the neighboring Barangay of Batasan. It is a collection of cold & hot natural pools, found beside the Malasila river. Its hot sulfuric pools are reputed to have healing effects.

Le Reve Resort.Photo courtesy of Keith Bacongco / Reve Resort is located along National Highway, Makilala, Cotabato. It is an inland resort known for its use of unchlorinated spring water piped from the foothills of Mt. Apo

Don Bosco Youth Camp, also located in Batasan, is a favorite venue for events like seminars, conferences, & weddings.

Camps Cajelo and Aurora are found along the National Highway in Barangay Bulatukan. It is known as the venue for yearly Scouting events in the province.

The foothills of Mt. Apo, especially the area of Mt. Apo National Park which falls within Barangay Batasan, also contain several waterfalls, most of them hidden away in the old-growth forest within the National Park, while two of the tallest falls, Matibago and Padalagi, are visible from the National Highway. As of now there are no tourist-friendly access to these waterfalls, with them being several hours of hard trekking from the Barangays.