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Cotabato - Land Of The Mightiest Mountain

Mt. Apo is the main sight here in Cotabato. The highest mountain in the country spreads from the Davao region all the way to Cotabato. There are entry point to the ‘grandfather mountain’ from here.

Cotabato also has sights that are worth exploring. These include scenic parks, modern resorts, pristine waterfalls, and unexplored caves. All these and more awaits the visitors of Cotabato.

Demographics

1. Population – 1, 121, 974(as of 2007 Census)
2. Land Area – 9,008.9 sq. km
3. Capital – Kidapawan City
4. Language/Dialect – Hiligaynon, Cebuano, Maguindanao, Chavacano, English, and Filipino
5. Divisions

Cities (1)

  • Kidapawan City

Municipalities (17)

  • Alamada
  • Aleosan
  • Antipas
  • Arakan
  • Banisilan
  • Carmen
  • Kabacan
  • Libungan
  • Magpet
  • Makilala
  • Matalam
  • Midsayap
  • M'lang
  • Pigkawayan
  • Pikit
  • President Roxas
  • Tulunan

Mount Apo
Mt. Apo, the highest mountain in the country, towers at 9,692 feet above sea level. The “Grandfather of Philippine Mountains” is home to over 270 bird species and hundreds of rare, endemic, and threatened flora species.

Batasan-Biangan Hotspring Resort
The site is a favorite picnic area at the locale. With its clear water flowing from mountain falls believed to have healing powers, it has been dubbed as the "Fountain of Youth."

Historical

Pikit Fort
Location: Pikit, Cotabato
It was initially designed as a bastion but was converted into an armament. It is now surrounded with lush vegetation. The bastions are still intact, which can give a good view of the province.

Man-made

Le Re've Swimming Resort
Location: Brgy. Kisante, Makilala, Cotabato
The beautiful scenery from mountain ranges plus cool and clear water coming right from mountain springs at the foot of Mt. Apo and free-flowing into four swimming pools make up the majestic experience that can be had in this inland resort. The inland resort equipped with cottages, and restaurant.

Skyline Heritage Resort
Location: President Roxas, Cotabato
One can enjoy the tranquil, rustic setting and cool water of the pools coming right from the headwater of the mountain streams.

Natural

Mt. Apo
Location: Kidapawan City, Cotabato
This majestic peak is one of the country's most popular climbing destinations. Home to the almost extinct Philippine Eagle, the majestic mountain is surrounded by moss-covered century-old-trees, captivating flora and fauna, sulfur craters, and massive boulders.

New Israel Eco Park
Location: Maalangit, Brgy. New Israel, Makilala, Cotabato
This mountain village is home to a religious sect called the "Moncadista." The place is famous for tamed monkeys. It is situated at about 1,500 meters above sea level which is surrounded by mountain ridges and blessed with natural grown trees and wild animals.

Batasan-Biangan Hotspring Resort
Location: Brgy. Batasan and Brgy. Biangan, Makilala, Cotabato
A major tourist attraction dubbed as the "Fountain of Youth" because it is believed to have healing powers and, thus, has become a medical haven for old folks who have arthritis and rheumatism.

Pisan Cave
Location: Kabacan, Cotabato
The cave is full of bats and snakes. It is recommended for snake and bat hunters.

Lake Venado
Location: Kidapawan City, Cotabato
Hidden among the mountain ranges is Lake Venado at an elevation of 7,200 feet above sea level. Its crystal waters mirror the twin peaks of Mt. Apo.

Lake Agko
Location: Brgy. Ilomavis, Kidapawan City, Cotabato
A steaming blue lake where hot and cold springs converge, Lake Agko is at an elevation of 4,200 feet above sea level.

Marbel Falls
Location: Kidapawan City, Cotabato
This hidden twin falls is about 60 to 70 feet in height and is surrounded by hot springs.

Mt. Apo Geothermal Power Plant
Location: Mt. Apo National Park, Kidapawan City, Cotabato
Established more than a decade ago, the Mt. Apo Geothermal Power Plant of the Philippines National Oil Company-Energy Development Corporation generates a total of 104 Megawatts of electricity that powers industrial plants in Mindanao.

Halad sa Sto. Nino
Place: Midsayap, Cotabato
Date: Third Sunday of January
The annual fiesta celebration is in honor of its patron, Señor Sto. Niño. Highlights are street dancing and the theater parade contest.

Pak'kaat Kal'lo
Place: Magpet, Cotabato
Date: Lenten Season
It is held as a thanksgiving for a bountiful harvest of the Manobo Tribe.

Hinugyaw Festival
Place: Cotabato Province
Date: September 1
The celebration is in lieu of the province’ Foundation Day. It is highlighted by colorful costumes and rhythmic-ethnic street dancing in thanksgiving for a bountiful harvest of fruits and food crops.

Ting'Udo Festival
Place: Makilala, Cotabato
Date: October 10
It is a celebration for a bountiful fruit harvest which coincides with the foundation anniversary of the town. The annual event is highlighted by a fruit festival.

Kidapawan City Foundation Day
Place: Kidapawan City
Date: February 12
Done in observance of its foundation day, diverse, multi-ethnic communities celebrate with parades, beauty contest, and an exciting round of traditional non-lethal horse fights.



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