Relaxation and Wellness
Hot & Cold: 5 Soothing Springs in Mindanao That Will Ease Your Tired Muscles
Ida Damo | Mar 21, 2016
Spring water, may it be hot or cold, is believed to be beneficial for health as it relieves muscle pains. The land area of Mindanao has springs scattered from north to south, making it accessible for those who want to relax. Here are spots where you can enjoy a relaxing dip:
1. Marawer Hot and Cold Springs, Kapatagan, Davao del Sur
The ride may be long and rough but soaking in the hot spring of Marawer in Kapatagan, Davao del Sur eases out the aches and pains. Lush greenery surrounds the springs and the river making it a relaxing spot for those looking for serenity.
2. Lake Agco in Ilomavis, Kidapawan, Cotabato
Situated at the foot of the highest peak in the Philippines, Mt. Apo, Lake Agco’s mud springs is regarded to be the fountain of youth. Rub the mud all over your face and body and your skin would feel rejuvenated and refreshed.
3. Balite Spring Resort, Kinablangan Highway, Baganga, Davao Oriental
Suffering from sore muscles, arthritis, and rheumatism and over-all body fatigue? Drop by and dip your tired body into Balite Hot Springs’s pool and feel the pain and the suffering slowly ease out.
4. Shyren Bugak Spring Resort in Davao del Sur
Matan-ao in Davao del Sur has a hidden wonder that can give you soothing relief from the summer heat. A big earthen jar serves as the mouth of the spring where the water flows into the pool. Kids can play in its water slide.
5. Marquez Hot and Cold Springs, Esperanza, Sultan Kudarat
The place has hot and cold pools where you can take turns swimming from one to the other whatever soothes and suits you.
Both springs of Marquez have therapeutic effects on the body: promotes blood flow, tightens pores and relaxes muscles.
How to get there:
Mindanao’s capital city is Davao City. Major airlines fly daily from Manila and Cebu to Davao City.
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