A Guide to Visiting Asik-Asik Falls in Alamada, North Cotabato
Asik-Asik Falls is a stunning waterfall in Sitio Dulao of Barangay Upper Dado in Alamada, North Cotabato. Nestled in the lower slope of Mount Ragang, also known as Mount Piapayungan or Blue Mountain, Asik-Asik Falls is an active stratovolcano in the boundary of Lanao del Sur and North Cotabato. The falls is a natural wonder that has become a popular destination for tourists and locals alike.
Asik-asik is a Hiligaynon term that literally translates to “to sprinkle.” And indeed, Asik-Asik Waterfalls in Alamada, Northern Cotabato, has been sprinkling its magical waters well enough to be known as “Northern Cotabato’s Pride.”
Like most natural formations in the Philippines, Asik-Asik waterfalls is believed to be the house of local enchanted beings… but this is no longer a myth. When you get there, you’ll be literally enchanted!
Asik-Asik is like the setting of a fictional movie (picture the secret facility hidden in the jungle in Disney’s The Incredibles. That’s the closest comparison). Its cliffs are covered with thick, green vegetation, and its magical ‘curtain-like’ falls look like they are falling from the skies. Like running tap water, the water is cold but refreshing and crystal clear. The place is also very secluded: it’s in the middle of a forest!
Asik-Asik waterfalls were discovered in 2012. Of course, being a very new attraction, getting to Asik-Asik waterfalls won’t be too easy like most destinations. Getting to Alamada won’t be a problem (the shortest public road route is via a jeepney from Midsayap.
This would take only 45 minutes at most), but getting to Asik-Asik might be. As mentioned earlier, it’s secluded, and total travel/walking time may reach up to an hour. But all of this would be worth it once you reach the waterfalls.
Location of Asik-Asik Falls
Asik-Asik Falls, also known as Dulao Falls, is a natural wonder located in the remote barangay of Upper Dado in Alamada, North Cotabato, on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines. The falls is situated at the lower slope of Mount Ragang, also known as Mount Piapayungan or Blue Mountain, an active strato-volcano that sits on the boundary of Lanao del Sur and North Cotabato.
To reach the falls, visitors must first travel to Alamada,…