Mount Apo is the most prominent and highest mountain in the Philippines with an elevation of 2,954 meters above sea level. It has three peaks with the southwest peak having the highest elevation and is topped by a wide crater containing a small lake. While it is classified as dormant stratovolcano, Mount Apo has actually no known historical eruptions despite the presence of volcanic rocks and volcano craters (solfataras) in the area.
Mount Apo, also called Apo Sandawa, is a national park and a protected area considering the hundreds of species of flora and fauna inhabiting this imposing mountain. It is home to the critically endangered Philippine eagle, the national bird of the Philippines. Over 200 bird species of birds, 111 of those are endemic to the area, also inhabit the mountain.
The mountain has four major lakes, 19 major rivers, 21 creeks, waterfalls, 2 geothermal plants, and 2 hydropower plants. Conquering Mount Apo is probably every mountain climber’s dream but is best explored by experienced mountaineers and hikers only due to its elevation and difficulty. Hiking the mountain takes 3 to 4 days roundtrip.
Cost per Person: $= $1-5 | $$ = $6-10 | $$$ = $11-15 | $$$$ = $15+
This attraction is located on Mindanao Island near Kidapawan City.
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NEED TO KNOW
Consuming alcohol is not allowed at this attraction.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit this attraction to avoid crowds is early in the morning, usually before 10:00 AM.
This attraction is closed from June to August.
Fees require payment in cash. Credit cards are not accepted at this attraction.
Food & Drink
Food and drinks from outside the attraction are allowed at this attraction.
Pets are not allowed at this attraction.
Smoking is not allowed at this attraction.
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TIPS & HACKS
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The following are other points of interest are nearby:
- Eden Nature Park & Resort
- Teril Highlands Adventure
- Jardin de Señorita Mountain Resort
- MonteFrio Garden Resort
- Virgin Falls
READ MORE: Davao City Visitors Guide
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