Jasaan, Misamis Oriental

“Pain makes you stronger, tears makes you braver and heartbreaks makes you wiser, so thank the past for a better future.”

Jasaan is a second-class municipality in the province of Misamis Oriental, Philippines. It is approximately 28 kilometers (17 mi) east of the capital city of Cagayan de Oro. It borders on the municipalities of Villanueva, Claveria and Balingasag, while Macajalar Bay is to the west. Although its land is mostly rocky, it is able to maintain and support its lush vegetation and its main rivers, Cabulig and Mandangisiao.

How to get to Jasaan, Misamis Oriental

From Manila, you will need to ride a plane going to Laguindingan International Airport for about an hour and 45 minutes. When you are arrive in Laguindingan International Airport, there are already vans waiting outside going to Cagayan de Oro or buses from Super 5 and Rural Transit for php120.

From Cagayan de Oro, you will need to go to Agora Bus Terminal to ride another bus going to Jasaan. You can take the Butuan route and inform the bus driver to drop you off to the place for php50. You can also ride a jeep but if you are time conscious, it is better to take the bus.

Sagpulon Falls, Jasaan, Misamis Oriental

The Sagpulon Falls in San Isidro is a tourist attraction. The local tourism office of Jasaan maintains the area to preserve is natural allure. From the national highway, there are already motorcycle “habal-habal” available to take you to the site. It will take 3 more kilometers before you reach the destination.

An entrance fee of php10 for the maintenance of the area is nedeed. The local government of the Misamis Oriental has been working to re-construct the site for the convenience of the tourist.

When I went to the place, there is still an on-going construction and the hanging bridge was re-painted. The  Provincial Office of Misamis Oriental wanted this to be one of the tourist spots of Misamis Oriental. Their goal is to also create jobs to the locals to be self-sustainable.

Though I have been through a lot of waterfalls already but it is nice to note that at least Jasaan, Misamis Oriental has its own tourist destination. Make sure to clean as you go. Even if there is an entrance fee, the visitors are also responsible in maintaining the cleanliness of the area.

Travel Expenses:

  • Cagayan de Oro to Jasaan – Php50 (100 back & forth)
  • Jasaan to Sagpulon  – Php50 (100 back & forth)
  • Sagpulon Falls Entrance Fee – Php10

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