Deeply hidden within the mountains near the Mount Apo National Park in Sitio Tudaya of Barangay Sibulan, at Sta Cruz, Davao Del Sur lies a towering majestic beauty called Tudaya Falls - a thundering drop of mighty gush of waterfalls that cascades into a basin of cool, crystal clear waters.
Considered as one of the highest and beautiful waterfalls in the Philippines, this single tiered waterfalls is definitely a most welcome oasis right in the middle of thick bushes and huge towering ferns and cogons amid a trail of sharp rock formations and stiff climb. Tall in all its regalia is about 150 meters high of cascading waterfalls bordered between huge rock walls on each side and crowned with a lush flora and fauna. The welcoming icy mists of the waterfalls as one enters the area is as soothing as the serenity of the entire wonder with only the rapid rush of waters from high above blended with the musical chirping of wild birds hovering gently around and the swaying sound of the trees can be heard. The colours of the earth amid a perfect weather are all too inviting to ignore the lure of the waterfalls' natural pool of icy cold, crystal clear waters at the basin. It is a heavenly landscape to behold and a moment to be one with Mother Nature.
How to get to Tudaya Falls
The site is about 45 minutes to an hour hike of sharp rock formations and stiff climb from the main road of Sitio Tudaya, Barangay Sibulan, Sta Cruz, Davao Del Sur, about three hours drive from Davao City. But all the strenuous efforts and exhaustion in reaching the waterfalls itself is nothing compared to the fulfillment of seeing this stunning beauty of nature.