Bukidnon known as the watershed of Mindanao is endowed with rivers, lakes and waterfalls. One of the famous waterfalls found in Bukidnon is Dila Falls. It is situated in Brgy. Impalutao, Impasugong, Bukidnon. It is within the protected forest of the Center for Ecological Development and Recreation (CEDAR).
Before reaching Dila Falls, you will pass two other waterfalls which are Natigbasan and Gantungan Falls. These waterfalls are pretty much close to each other. It would take about 10 – 15 minutes to reach Dila Falls from the starting point in CEDAR. Trekking towards the falls is not that hard but you need to be careful as the road is slippery. You would also need to pass a bridge made out of bamboo in order to reach the falls.
Dila Falls is surrounded by lush green vegetation. Big old trees surrounded the place which makes you feel at home with nature. You could also hear the slushing sound of the falls as it reaches the pool on the bottom. Dila Falls is blessed with a breathtaking display of granite rock and boulders which blend in the water and its serene atmosphere. It has also become a destination for swimming and recreation.
Dila Falls is not as majestic as Maria Cristina Falls in Iligan or Katibawasan Falls in Camiguin but it has its own beauty that captures the heart of both local and foreign tourists. Many people actually visit the place for trekking, taking a plunge in the cold water or just by enjoying the beautiful scenery.
Dila Falls is 20 minutes away from the city proper of Malaybalay, Bukidnon. You can take a jeepney that will take you to CEDAR and then from there you can start walking going to the falls. There is no entrance fee inside CEDAR.
Add Dila Falls to your itinerary if you’re planning to visit Bukidnon.