Libuacan Cold Spring Of Hinatuan, Surigao Del Sur

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Libuacan cold spring is a spring where its waters flow to form a river. The spring somehow looks like the Enchanted River, only lesser known. The spring also boasts deep blue crystal clear water. The place is not yet fully commercialized. It is a place that could relieve stress and will surely give its visitor a breath of fresh air.

Crystal Blue Waters of Libuacan Cold Spring. Image by owlventurer

What makes it more fascinating is the spot where the spring is actually located. There were concrete stairs leading to the stream and a wooden bridge that connects both sides. Also, there’s a small cave formation, that gives out and stored a very cold and clear water. There are even locals that fetch water from it. There were American divers before who tried to measure the depth of the water source, the underground cave, however, they only managed to explore 95feet depth, according to the caretakers.

Above the cave formation, is a space for those adventure seekers who want to jump in the deepest part of the spring. And just in case you’re still looking for other things to put in your travel bucket list, Enchanted River of Hinatuan is a place you should also not missed, because that the water source of the underground river was connected to the Enchanted River of Hinatuan.

Libuacan Cold Spring. Image by solitarywanderer

How to get there:

From Davao City, there are nonair-conditioned buses in Davao Ecoland Terminal directly bound to Mangagoy in Bislig City. Travel time is more or less 6 hours. From Mangagoy ride a bus going to San Francisco/Butuan City and tell the driver to drop you in crossing Elementary School in Barangay Maglambing in Tagbina- roughly less 2-hour travel.

The second option is you can ride in an aircon bus going to Butuan City, get-off at crossing San Francisco and take a bus or jeepney bound to Tagbina. Ask the driver to drop you in crossing near to elementary school in Barangay Maglambing. From there, hire a habal-habal that will take you to Libuacan Cold Spring.

The place is public and no entrance fee yet. No accommodation nearby, though there are small stores where you can buy some snacks and drinks. Highly suggested to bring your own food.

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