For this post, I decided to do something different. I had my dad write a post about one of our favorite places to visit in the Philippines. This is Eriberta Cold Water Springs in the Southern most island of the Philippines, Mindanao.
How to get to Eriberta Cold Water Springs
This cold water spring can be located on the backside of Mount Malingdang (an extinct volcano with no history of it ever erupting). To get there from Ozamiz City, take the National Highway south toward Molave / Pagadian City. This is approximately a 2-hour drive, depending upon how fast you drive. Stop in Molave and get directions from the local Filipino Population that know of this unique cold water spring and where it’s actually located.
My wife and I have traveled to Eriberta / Tuboran Cold Water Spring on two different occasions. Over the years, the owners of this unique cold water springs resort has only made it better than the previous visit. Our first trip to Eriberta was in August 2007. It was kind of hard to get there, with large boulders / rocks blocking our travel up a dirt-packed / filled road. However, now it’s much easier to get to. The road has been paved and cleaned up with the rocks and boulders removed.
NOTE: If I were to drive up there, be sure to have a vehicle that had a high clearance. I personally drive a Toyota Tamaraw FX 2-Wheel Drive Asian Utility Vehicle. We have traveled with others that have used a 4-Wheel Drive Toyota Pickup and a Kia 4-Wheel Drive Vehicle as well, and have no problems traveling up the winding mountainous roads to these cold water springs.
Fast forward to November 2014, and we noticed that the owners have really made this park into a nice place. There is adequate parking and more places to sit down and relax while the grand-kids are having fun. There are man-made waterfalls to sit under and relax. Additionally, there are also slides for the children and young adults to slide down into cold and sometimes deep (10-foot / 3-meter) man-made pools and a man-made lake with a row boat too! They have increased the overall amount of cottages from 5- to as much as 20- or more.
Therefore, if you are looking for a nice place to get away from it all on a warm / hot sunny day, this is truly the place to have a good time, with family members and friends alike.
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