Check out this new resort in town! This hidden gem of a place is at Pagahan, Initao, Misamis Oriental called Kawayan Cliff Resort. It’s a 40 minute drive from the city proper and just off the Cagayan de Oro to Iligan City National Highway (Route 9). I was invited by my friend Juevo to take a look at the place and snap a couple photos just when the sun was about to set.
You could say it looks like a small park with a view of the beach. Their lawns have been well kept and area has been landscaped quite well. They’ve got park benches and lights during the evenings. I was told that you can spend the night here with tents.
Best put your aqua shoes on because this place has quite an area to explore. It’s got gnarly rock formations to which can surely cut you if you dare to climb them. There’s also a small cave to which the curious can see where it leads to. The sea has a rocky bottom where a lot of fish and sea creatures live. The waters are very clear and you can easily see the bottom by simply dunking your face. One can go snorkeling here even at a depth of three feet because the creatures are everywhere! Just make sure you don’t step on them and the corals surrounding the area.
As defined by their name, this resort is situated by a cliff with an amazing view of the area. Best of all, it’s a sight to behold when the sun sets. Their cottages also serve as a view deck. This resort is quite secluded but is best enjoyed in groups and company outings. No distractions or any funky noise of the sort. Just the sound of the beach and wildlife all around. I was also told that they also offer massage services too.
Need a resort all to yourself?
I would recommend Kawayan Cliff Resort for group or family outings. You can even reserve the whole resort exclusively for private functions. I was also told that this is a pet-friendly area!
As of now, their restaurant is still under construction so you can’t order any food yet unless you want them to catered. Better bring your own meals for now! The owners are very accommodating so please don’t hesitate to ask for anything.
How to get there:
From Laguindingan Airport or Cagayan de Oro: Travel south along Route 9. After passing through Initao, continue on until you reach Barangay Pagahan. Take a right leading to a narrow stone road when you see a signboard that says “Masterson Reef Beach Resort” . After 100 metres, go left when you see a fork in the road. This will lead you to the green gates of Kawayan Cliff Resort.
From Iligan City: travel north through Naawan. Continue on through Barangay Maputi and up a hill to Barangay Pagahan. Take a right leading to a narrow stone road when you see a signboard that says “Masterson Reef Beach Resort” . After 100 metres, go left when you see a fork in the road. This will lead you to the green gates of Kawayan Cliff Resort.
They have an entrance fee that starts at 40 per person. You may also have to pay for their cottages since they are for rent. The prices differ according to the time of day and the kind if cottage you’ll also be renting. You can check out their prices here. Take note that kids under the age of ten are free!