COGON ECO-TOURISM PARK and SUNGKILAW FALLS
Welcome to the Cogon Eco-Tourism Park
(Dipolog City’s premier ecological destination and a
favorite site or visiting local and foreign nature
So named after its entrance location
in the hinterlands of Barangay Cogon. this environmental
rest area park and forest preserve stretches into the
neighboring Municipality of Polanco and covets a total
land area of 344 hectares.
of massive tree-planting activities regularly undertaken
since its establishment as a reforestation area way back
1958. The area now hosts a range of mature planted trees
and other important floral varieties. Within the park's
vast expanse also lies a 40-hectare natural forest that
is home to at least ten documented rare fauna species
such as the Philippine Monkey, the Zebra Dove, the
Philippine Turtle Dove, the Monito Lizard and fruit
bats, among others.
Just a few
meters from the park's entrance is located the Aviary,
where visitors can catch a glimpse of exotic birds
endemic to the area.
ahead is an exact replica of a typical Subanen Village
where reel Subanen tribesmen actually living within the
buffer zone of the project area, on their colorful
native costume and perform traditional Subanen dances
and rituals for the benefit of interested visiting
groups. This is also where visitors can witness Subanen
women as they demonstrate the art of weaving baskets and
other novelty items mainly from Nito vines.
Barangay Diwan, another natural wonder awaits visitors
with the cool, cascading waters of Sungkilaw Falls.
Where nature is at its best, the Cogon
Eco-Tourism Park and Sungkilaw Falls offer such exciting
outdoor sports and adventures as camping, trail
trekking, bush walking, canoeing, rappelling, swimming
and Tyrollean traverse.